“I joined DAPA at the age of 13 with no previous formal dance training. I studied ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, Irish and street dance and quickly realised that performing was the career for me. With expert training, and fantastic support and encouragement from Sarah, just four years later I got full scholarship to Performer's College in Essex. I was named graduate of the year in 2014 and on leaving college I joined the cast of the UK tour of 'Top Hat', realising my dream of performing on stage every day.”
Thomas Inge - Cast Member – “Top Hat” UK National Tour 2014
"I started Ballet at DAPA when I was four years old and immediately wanted to join the Tap, Modern, Street, Irish, Musical Theatre, Singing classes. I thrived on all the variety of dances and challenges these lessons all gave me. Throughout my 12 years at DAPA I was provided with continued support and encouragement from Sarah and her team which helped me to audition for Dance College feeling positive and confident. Now I start my new journey at Millennium Performing Arts College to follow my dreams, something I could never of done without DAPA."
"As a young girl I danced at DAPA enjoying many different classes and making some great friends. The dance school has always had a great atmosphere and has had many successful students going on to be professional performers. There are many choices of classes and opportunities for progression. I chose DAPA for my daughter as I want her to have fun and enjoy performing, to make new friends and feel supported by teachers and other students. The encouragement these children and young adults give each other during shows is amazing, the shows are fantastic and the standard of teaching is proven in the great results. My daughter has been going since she was two and is now five she is so happy at DAPA I'm sure she will continue to go for many more years."
Micha Brandy - Mum to Lulu
"We're new to the area but found DAPA a great way to introduce our son to the local community. The ladies who teach are always loving and patient; which is my requirement and fun for my son, which is his requirement. Well done DAPA."
Rachael & Gabriel
Feedback for July 2016 Graduation Show:
Just wanted to say thanks to you for all your hard work with Carrie and organising the show. I thought it was great and the girls all did you proud. Carrie was delighted with her trophy and thoroughly enjoyed herself on stage.
Hi Sarah just to say what a fabulous show last night was! The dancers were all superb and the arrangements were all really well put together. You made sure there was time and opportunity for everyone to have their moment, which was just fantastic. I know Vivien was thrilled to be part of it and was inspired by all of it. Also I thought Warwick Davies a perfect role model to inspire and prove you don't have to conform to a particular body shape in order to succeed. Thank you!
To Sarah Thank you so much for a truly wonderful show. The girls had such a wonderful experience. We are so grateful for all the extremely hard work that you have put into DAPA and the graduation show. It's truly a joy so see so many talented children inspired by you. What a delight to see Warwick so kind of him to make an appearance and a real testament to your immense talents. Thank you again Sarah.
Feedback for January 2016 Production of Snow White:
Hi Sarah...just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic show yesterday, dancing, music and costumes all amazing, Molly enjoyed every minute of being involved, great job.
.....the show was amazing you and the team did a fab job. The kids had a great time. It's so nice to see how well they are both coming on.
Thank you for such an opportunity she was absolutely buzzing still when she got home.
Well-done, Sarah and all your team on an excellent panto! Our first but not our last! We had a really great time as, of course did Georgia!
Fab show Sarah! Well done to you and your lovely team - and brilliant students!
Hi Sarah, Congratulations, Great show, great producer and director, fantastic costumes.
Hi Sarah panto was fab yest kids loved it very proud thought they were all amazing, Thanks.
Dear Sarah. Congratulations on a fabulous Snow White' production, it really show cased the quality of teaching and talent at DAPA!
Wonderful show Sarah! Felicity is inspired once again and would like to join musical theatre, ballet and street crew.