Dance studio concerns mount


questionsPort Isabel residents are crying foul, claiming they were victims of a scam out of Brownsville.

Leo Villareal said he was interested in taking dance classes with his family but could not find a studio that was convenient for him. He said he was referred by a friend to a dance instructor that would soon be opening in Port Isabel.

Villareal said he was solicited to pay a registration fee and dues for a month in September with the notion that the dance studio would be operational in October. He said the dance instructor pushed the date of the opening for the studio four times into the month of February and has several aliases he discovered the so-called instructor goes by.

A refund was requested, Villareal said. The dance instructor told him classes were available out of her Brownsville studio so no refunds were available for him, Villarreal further remarked.

“I accepted the terms because the classes were supposed to be offered in Port Isabel,” Villareal said, stating that he is not interested in taking his issue to a small claims court because the costs involved would equal the amount he would retrieve. He said he didn’t want anyone to fall for what he believes is a scam.

“I have never dealt with anything like this before and she is continuing to tell the same lie,” Villareal said.

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