What our parents say about us

My daughter has been dancing with DTA for the last 7 years, since she was 5.

She started off with just tap and ballet but now does everything apart from singing!!

DTA is a family run friendly dance school that provides encouragement to succeed.  There is no undue pressure to “be the best” and as a result has a relaxed and supportive environment.  My daughter is happy, performs well, and has achieved either a merit or distinction in all her gradings.

The annual show is a favourite of all the children and such a joy to watch from the pre-schoolers to the seniors.  It is a lovely opportunity each year to see how the children have progressed.

Great staff, lovely school, would recommend.



My daughter has been attending DTA Academy since she was 8. She's now going into year 9 and really looks forward to her lessons in tap, ballet, modern, jazz and musical theatre every week. She even goes in early to help out with the younger students rather than enjoy a weekend lie-in!


The classes are professional yet fun and inclusive and my daughter has made a wonderful group of friends. She has improved in both technique and ability under DTA's tuition and passed all exams with merit or distinction. The overall atmosphere of the dance school is welcoming and friendly. 


My daughter has had so many great experiences at DTA. The annual show is a highlight, plus there are opportunities to get involved in competitions if desired. I firmly believe the sense of self-confidence and self-belief she has gained from performing on stage will reap rewards in all aspects of her current and future life.  


My daughter started here a couple of years ago, lacking confidence and nervous for the first few weeks. Wow, how far she has come with the support of all staff!  Even during the last few months the online classes have kept all of the girls involved and active! Definitely one of the best decisions we made! Can’t wait for the classes to start up again!


Lovey class and staff. My daughter thoroughly enjoys it. 


Thank you for the Zoom sessions, my daughter took a while to get used to them but she has really enjoyed them and they have helped to put some normality into this strange time for her.



Thank you again for your ongoing support and providing some fun and familiarity for the children during these difficult times, it has been so important to us.  DTA has been wonderful in continuing to reach out to students in a variety of ways and keep them connected both to dance and to their peers and we are incredibly grateful for that.  We will always support DTA and you have done a fantastic job during what has been an awful time for small businesses and the arts industry.  Thank you.



My daughters have been students at DTA since the school began in 2009.  Miss Charlotte has really nurtured and guided them both on their dance journeys and all the teachers at DTA have shown excellent teaching skills and pushed my daughters to be the best dancers they can be.  The dedication and kindness show by Miss Charlotte over the years to all the children has been lovely to see and is what I believe makes DTA the unique school it is today.  I would recommend DTA to any parent looking for a dance and/or musical theatre school for their child, not only will they enjoy the numerous benefits of dance and performance but will no doubt make new friendships along the way as well.