Testimonials

Our aim at Dance Arena Ballet and Stage School is to provide excellent teaching in a fun and safe environment for our pupils - the following are just a few of the testimonials we have received over the years (full testimonials below).

If you have any particular concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact me direct and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


  • Thanks to Gail for being such an experienced, patient and kind dance teacher...
  • ...made new friends and enjoyed taking part in the local pantomime.
  • I would highly recommend dance arena to any parents...
    Cath Avis  
  • ...good fun and good exercise for children and a good opportunity to meet new people.
  • ...friendly atmosphere and Gail communicates well with the children.
    Mrs Bowers  
  • I would highly recommend Dance Arena...
  • ...my daughter is developing skills which can be transferred to other areas of her life.
    Louise Keller-Jackson  
  • ...tried Dance Arena and never looked back...achieved excellent exam grades.
  • ...grown in confidence within this friendly environment.
  • I would definitely recommend Gail Marsden's Dance Arena to anyone...
    Christine Bouckley  
  • ...excellent teaching and fun classes...
  • We make a 25 mile round trip - so it must be good!
    David Barlow  



      Full Testimonials


      My daughter joined Dance Arena at the age of nine when it opened two years ago. She had no experience of dance and initially joined tap classes. After only a few weeks she was enjoying it so much she decided she would like to join in ballet and modern classes. Thanks to Gail for being such an experienced, patient and kind dance teacher my daughter has already taken several exams and passed with distinction and honours. She has also made new friends and enjoyed taking part in the local pantomime. I would highly recommend dance arena to any parents wishing to enrol their child at a dance school.

      Cath Avis


      I would recommend Dance Arena as its good fun and good exercise for children and a good opportunity to meet new people. My daughter enjoys learning the new dances in a friendly atmosphere and Gail communicates well with the children. The end of year pantomimes are great fun for everyone involved and also a good opportunity for children to dance on stage in front of an audience and feel they have achieved something good.

      Mrs Bowers


      I would highly recommend Dance Arena as my daughter really enjoys all the forms of dance she studies with Gail, Ballet, Modern and Tap. Her confidence has grown markedly; She has completed several exams already and due to the enthusiasm that Gail shows in the lessons my daughter practices at home, without prompting. My daughter has very long legs and has hyper extensive knees but Gail has an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology and so my daughter can progress safely. Gail has also given her exercises to do to strengthen her legs which has also helped with her growing pains. My daughter has greatly enjoyed the two pantomimes that the dance school has been involved in and loves being on stage. This added confidence performing in public has been noted at school. I therefore believe that my daughter is developing skills which can be transferred to other areas of her life.

      Louise Keller-Jackson


      My daughter has been to ballet classes from an early age and by the age of eight was becoming bored and disillusioned. We then tried Dance Arena and never looked back - she now enjoys not only ballet, but tap and modern (jazz) as well, and has achieved excellent exam grades. The opportunity to take part in pantomime, and national events has enriched her experience and she has grown in confidence within this friendly environment. I would definitely recommend Gail Marsden's Dance Arena to anyone - Gail gives excellent attention to detail, expects quality and discipline and has a very pleasant manner with the children and parents alike!

      Christine Bouckley


      When my daughter first came she had little confidence in dancing and was thinking of giving up. She never thought she would enter for an exam. With excellent teaching and fun classes she is now really looking forward to her first exam.

      We make a 25 mile round trip - so it must be good!

      David Barlow