Testimonials & Reviews for Dance Days

Please take a look at the testimonials and reviews that we have received from various schools that have used Dance Days as part of their curriculum or school projects.

Dance Days Reviews & Testimonials

Oakdale Infant School

The children and staff loved it.
The instructors were energetic and passionate which grabbed the children's attention straight away.

I was amazed that by the end of the session 4 year olds were actually flamenco dancing.

It was wonderful to see.
(June 2017)

Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School

We were looking for something special to celebrate the end of our Traditional Tales topic.

I found Dance Days who were perfect from start to finish. The booking process was easy, which is remarkable as we are a 7 form infant school and timetables can be tricky.

They were flexible, approachable and professional. The event itself was more of an experience than a workshop. The Strictly Dance experience was unique, fun and well-suited to the children's needs and the team adapted their program to fit with our topic.

The dancers themselves were fantastic; great with children and extremely talented - we were even treated to an amazing singing performance which left both staff and pupils speechless.
(June 2017)

Blackmore Primary

We have been using Dance Days for several years now - the children always enjoy the workshops enormously.

The instructors are always extremely professional and willing to adapt the programme to suit our requirements. Their positive attitude and high expectations inspire the children to work hard and get the most from the experience.

I would not hesitate to recommend Dance Days to other schools.
(June 2017)

Hawkesdown House School

We booked the international dance workshops for our Cultural Awareness Week at school.

We had Darren teach the boys different styles of dance and it was amazing. The best workshops we have ever had.

We will book again next year. It is an outstanding experience and so much fun.

The boys are still dancing at every given opportunity! and staff were blown away at how brilliantly professional and lovely Darren is.

A must have workshop.
(June 2017)

Langho St Leonards CE Primary School

Jordan was a great professional dance teacher, she worked very hard with all year groups.
(May 2017)

Benhurst Primary

The children had a great time learning to Flamenco dance.

Darren was excellent with the children and they have been inspired to continue dancing in class, asking for Flamenco music to be put on. We have heard lots of 'Ole' being shouted!!

It was lovely to see the boys and the girls equally engaged and enthused.

I would definitely recommend to other schools.
(May 2017)

Orley Farm School

Darren instructed the children with calm, clear instructions and within 40 minutes the children performed an amazing dragon dance.

They also learnt more about Chinese new year and why dragons are important symbols in China.

Highly recommend, we will certainly be booking again.
Thank you Darren.
(May 2017)

St Josephs Catholic Primary School

Fantastic dance workshops. Age appropriate from the youngest to the oldest (4-11).

Every child engaged enthusiastically in the workshops.

Highly recommend.
(May 2017)

St. Mary's CE Primary

Our Indian Dance Workshop was fantastic from start to finish.

Engaging, enjoyable and professional (and a great workout) I can't say how good this was enough!

Every school needs to do this. A great thing to learn and show off to the rest of the school in a class assembly.

We will def have you in our school again!!
(March 2017)

Broomfield House School

I highly recommend Dance Days - we had a Chinese Dance Workshop for Nursery to Year 2 and the teach adapted his approach and the dances for each age group superbly.

He has natural authority and a great presence, and the children really enjoyed the workshops. I was very impressed by what he achieved in the time available and we all loved watching the children shine.

Will definitely be booking Dance Days again.
(March 2017)

Grange Academy

The teacher was a natural with the children.

He was able to engage them in putting together a routine. He was able to adapt to suit the needs of the children.

It was a fun day that really captured their imaginations.
(March 2017)

Birchwood Avenue Primary School

Absolutely brilliant kick off to our World Book Celebrations.

Every child - from the tinies to the too-cool-for-school Year 6s - had an absolute ball, and they want to know when you are coming back!
(March 2017)

La Fontaine Academy

We booked a dance workshop for Year 1-4 to celebrate World Book Day.
I sent Dance Days each year groups current topic and they planned dances around that. The teacher was great and the children had a fab time.

We will definitely be booking again.
(March 2017)

Horton Kirby Primary School

Thank you very much for our dance workshop yesterday. The teacher was great and the whole school have said how much they enjoyed it. 

We had an amazing day. 

Thank you.
(February 2017)

Shinewater Primary School

This was a fantastic and thoroughly worthwhile experience for the children and staff. The teacher engaged the children throughout the sessions and enabled them all to learn and have fun. He encouraged many of them to shine and come out of their shells. In school we are still talking about the dance days and many children are asking if Dance Days could come into school every week!! 

We are already looking forward to his next visit.
(January 2017)

Priory Infant School

All the children really enjoyed using the hands-on Chinese new Year resources.

The parasols, streamers and dragon costumes really brought the workshop to life.
(January 2017)

Limes Farm Infant School

The Dance Day was superb. It was perfectly pitched at the age range of our children, from the nursery through to year 2.
The children had a wonderful and enjoyable time and have not stopped talking about it. The staff enjoyed themselves too.
Thank you for such a great day.
(January 2017)

Barnes Farm Infants School

The whole day was a wonderful for all the children. Every child could access the workshop. The resources were amazing and provided our children with an unforgettable experience.
Thank you very much.
(January 2017)

Dance Days 2016 Reviews & Testimonials

Southbank International School

Dance Days provided a fantastic dance experience. He personalised it to our school's specific needs. The students were all challenged and engaged. 
(November 2016)

St Pauls Catholic Primary

It was incredible to see the children getting truly immersed in the African dance and allowing their creativity to flow. The teacher was super and well prepared. Thank you do much! 
(November 2016)

Our Lady of Grace Junior School

All the children really enjoyed their workshop with the Dance days leader. Teachers also commented on how impressed they were with the workshop and how much the class enjoyed taking part. 
(October 2016)

Springfield Community Primary

The whole school love it! From year 1 to year 6. They asked to have it every Friday from now on! (October 2016)

The Edith Borthwick School

I just wanted to say a big thank you from staff, children and parents for the brilliant workshop Rosie ran yesterday. 
We all had an amazing time and real positive comments from everyone at how great the sessions was, how smoothly it ran and how Rosie adapted the session to meet the needs of the children.
Thank you (July 2016)

Little Kingshill Combined School

Thank you so much for coming to to inspire all the children and the adults. 
A truly amazing day! (July 2016)

Earlsfield Primary School

We were really happy with Nerine's teaching. It was great to gather the children together for some background information and learning the dance moves step by step.
Nerine's instructions and explanation were really clear for the children to understand and therefore they didn't find it too hard to begin their dancing.
The modelling ensured the whole class, including less confident individuals, could join in and the music was very fun. Overall, Year 2 thought it was a fantastic session and went home that day talking to their families about it.
Thank you so much! (July 2016)

The Edith Borthwick School

The dance workshops were very well organised and run. The instructor was very motivating and adapted the session to meet all the needs of the children and fully included both pupils, staff and parents. Everybody had a fun filled day and fully enjoyed being part of the Olympic dance workshop. (July 2016)

Chalkwell Hall Juniors

The dance teacher was energetic, friendly and enthusiastic.
The pupils were given routines that were fun and challenging.
At the end of the day when all the classes came together there was a real feeling of a 'Rio' carnival.
Thank you for a fun-packed dance day. (July 2016)

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We update this section as the reviews come in from schools.

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

The experience of using Dance Days was professional and easy. 

They were clear in what they could offer and how they could work with our school and all additional requests were met. All teachers who worked with the dance teacher said he was very professional and adjusted his delivery depending on the age and ability of the children. (June 2016)

Brooklands Primary School

Dance days was exactly what I expected and more! 
All children were engaged, enthusiastic and had tons of fun. 
The instructions were clear and behaviour management was brilliant. 
A very well organised run day. 
I would definitely recommend.  (June 2016)

Marden Lodge Primary School & Nursery with Caterham Children's Centre

From the first point of booking Dance Days, took our ideas for the Funday into consideration and made suggestions to enhance our theme. I mentioned that I was also hoping to book a drum workshop and was able to book this through Dance Days.The response to our     e-mails was always prompt and they adapted well when we changed our plans for the day at short notice.

The children loved learning the routines and the teaching staff & parents thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the workshops. Both workshops were fun, energetic and the children were still doing the dances on the way home from school on the day.                                 The teacher's personality enthused everyone - all in all an excellent service. (June 2016)

How Wood School

Thank you so much to Sophie, the day ran so smoothly from start to finish - each and every child left the hall with a big smile on their face and a wiggle in their hips! Even those reluctant boys were up and showing their 'strong' faces during the Spanish dance. 

A fabulous day had by all.      (June 2016)

Sacred Heart Primary School

I would highly recommend Dance Days. The dance teacher has inspired our children and gave them such a memorable experience. Thank you. (June 2016)

Temple Ewell CEPS

The children thoroughly enjoyed their dance workshops and were engaged and motivated throughout. It was great that they got an opportunity to perform their dance at the end of the day. The theme of the dances (Olympics 2016) fitted well with the school curriculum, enrichment work and British Values. (June 2016)

Nelmes Primary School

All staff and children had a brilliant time joining in with the dance workshop. A great variation of dances to choose from which worked really well during our Olympic week. (June 2016)

Speldhurst Primary School

The children loved the opportunity to experience dance with an enthusiastic and professional dancer. It was engaging, fun and lovely to have you with us. Thank you! (June 2016)

Kents Hill Junior School

Our Indian dance day was fantastic! The children were split into three groups where they each learnt a different dance. The instructor was fun, engaging and worked brilliantly with the children. The children came together to perform their dance at the end of the day. 
It was very accessible for boys and girls. We all had a great day.

Our children (and adults) absolutely loved their dance workshop! 
They were all engaged and keen to learn. (May 2016)

Haberdashers Askes Crayford

Great workshop. The children had a lot of fun learning their Spanish dance! They shimmied their way back to our classroom with smiles on their faces. (May 2016)

Heyhouses Endowed C. E. Primary School

Just wanted to say Sophie was an absolutely amazing dancer and we
had a brilliant week with her in school. She was wonderful with the children and made sure they all both learnt a lot and had fun. The atmosphere in school was great and she certainly inspired the children, they even practiced their dances at playtime.
Thank you Sophie, it was such a happy experience, we wish you all the best in the future. (May 2016)

Dorset House

Our students had a really fun and enjoyable afternoon of dance...and the parents had a giggle watching the performance! (May 2016)

Ivel Valley

Thank you for an amazing morning, all the groups really enjoyed the sessions and it made our carnival theme day really special. (May 2016)

Rydon Community College

One of the best ways to learn, have fun and no stress for anyone involved. Great variety of dances; engaging tutor and someone who cares about all pupils. The pupils beamed, the staff beamed and everyone was happy. Thank you. Come again. We will definitely want you to. (May 2016)

Hampton Pre Prep and Prep

The workshops that the teacher provided were excellent and well tailored to each individual year group.
He was friendly and full of enthusiasm which rubbed of on the children. The workshops moved along at a good pace and the opportunity to watch what other groups had achieved was great.
I would really recommend using Dance Days, I know that we will book again. (April 2016)

Woodlands Hutton Manor

Every single child was engaged throughout the whole day! Fabulous! I was amazed at how much the children achieved in the time. Thank you!
(April 2016)

Elmhurst School for Boys

Pupils told me, "I loved getting to be a pirate and dancing to my favourite movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. Thank you Dance Days for the exciting music and dance moves. I had fun dancing with my friends to World Book day themed music" (March 2016)

Ark Conway Primary Academy

Thank you to both of our wonderful dance teachers! They worked brilliantly with all age groups and the dances were just the right amount of fun and challenging! (March 2016)

Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School

Wow. Two breath-taking days from Bollywood to Cossack. Children were in awe and joined in enthusiastically. The dance teacher was outstanding and her passion shone through and inspired pupils and staff to participate.
We would highly recommend the company to others. (February 2016)

Messing Primary

The children thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills and techniques while having the time of their lives. (March 2016)

Rodings Primary School

I Introduced Dance Days to my new school and the children absolutely loved it, so did the staff. It inspired them and they were amazed at what could be achieved in a 30 minute session. Will definitely use again. Just keep on doing what you are doing. The children loved it! (February 2016)

Shinewater Primary School and Nursery

We had a brilliant day and the feedback from the staff and children has been really positive, so a huge thank you.
(February 2016)

Our Lady of Rosary Staines

All our teaching staff were impressed by the very professional approach of the dance leader. He planned different workshops for the  7 classes in the school which all really engaged the children from Reception class to the boys in Year 6. As a finale to the day he managed a fantastic assembly showcasing the talents of all the children. Highly recommended. (February 2016)

Dance Days 2015 Reviews & Testimonials

Ryelands Academy

Our facilitator was excellent: she had prepared dances from countries chosen very well and responded well to the children's needs and abilities. The kids loved the workshops! (November 2015)

Harris Junior Academy

All the children at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton had a fantastic time! Our Hindu children were particularly excited to see that we were all taking part in a celebration close to them. The buzz around the school was pleasant to see and we would love to use dance days again.
A big thank you from all the children and staff.
(November 2015)

Honeywell Infants School

A fantastic workshop with an inspiring and engaging Teacher.
All of the children were enthralled and inspired. (November 2015)

Birchanger Primary School

Thank you so much for a fantastic day. The teacher worked with each class from Reception to Year 6 and inspired all the children to create and perform pieces inspired by countries around the world. (November 2015)

Cranmere Primary school

Some fantastic workshops which were well organised and fully engaged the children. The staff and the children said they were very enjoyable. Just what we were looking for for a music and dance week based on different styles and genres. (October 2015)

St Thomas Becket

The workshops for our Year 1 and 2 children were the best dance workshops we have experienced. The facilitator was so well prepared, and tailored the workshops specifically to our needs. The children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed learning the dances and had great fun.
I would thoroughly recommend a Dance Days workshop. (October 2015)

Stambridge Primary

The children had a great day and feedback from staff, children and parents was outstanding. 
I wouldn't hesitate to use Dance Days again or to recommend them to every one. The performance they produced in limited time was fantastic. I cannot thank them enough for making our Round the World day such a success. (September 2015)

Brunswick House Primary School

Thank you so much to Dance Days, with year groups Reception - Yr3.  You were amazing and the children absolutely loved the experience!  Not only did they have a brilliant session where they learnt a dance, each covering a style of dance from different countries, but they then performed this to their parents later that day. A really fantastic opportunity for them! I am currently thinking of ways to get you back in... Thanks again!  Everyone at Brunswick House. (July 2015)

Trinity Road Primary

What a brilliant day and a half Dance days provided. The children had an opportunity to experience dances that they may not have participated in before. (July 2015)

Benthal Primary School

What an excellent workshop. We would recommend it to any school and we were particularly impressed with the facilitator who was accomplished and professional. We would definitely have them back.
(July 2015)

Nash Mills C of E Primary School

Thank you for such a fantastic two days Dance Days! All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed our workshops and it was great to see dances being shared and achievement celebrated in our whole school assembly.  The dances were well choreographed and all children were encouraged to take part and try their best.  We would definitely recommend a dance day with Dance Days! (July 2015)

Hawridge & Cholesbury C of E School

The Dance Days teacher arrived at the beginning of our 'Fit for fun' week and got it off to an amazing start. They kindly agreed to do a warm-up on the playground as children arrived, which they loved. They then delivered six sessions to children aged from 4 to 11, each one focussing on a different decade. They had an immediate rapport with the children and identified those who needed some encouragement. The children were all engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. We would definitely like 'Dance Days' to come back and deliver one of their themed days. (June 2015)

London Fields Primary School

Our KS2 classes had a brilliant time at their flamenco workshop. It was fantastic to see their initial uncertainty transform into enjoyment and achievement - even the teachers tried out some moves! We all had a fantastic time; thank you! (June 2015)

Gresham Primary

I was planning our schools annual 'Multicultural Week', which I have done for the past 8 years. I wanted to do something slightly different, and searched the internet for a Dance Workshop. I stumbled upon Dance Days and sent them a quick message. Within a short time I got a response from the Dance Days team, who were very helpful and accommodating. I was quite sceptical at first as I didn't know anything about this company and didn't know what to expect. After communicating through e mails, telephonic conversations and looking at their website, I decided to take the plunge and book Dance Days.
The Dance Days teacher was punctual, prompt, well organised, well prepared and ready to start the day.

After the first class had their workshop, I was very eager to find out how it went. The huge 'smiles ' I got from staff and children said it all!
'that was amazing!'
'that was brilliant!'
'it was pitched at just the right level!’
''the children really enjoyed that'
'How did they do that in 30 minutes?’ were some of the positive comments I got.

I was so relieved that it was a huge success and looked forward to the rest of the day! The positive comments and smiles kept coming all day. Our Multicultural dances culminated in the most amazing 'Performance assembly' at the end of the day that staff, children and parents are still talking about! Some comments were 'It was the best we have ever seen and done at Gresham!'' 'It was an absolute dance extravaganza to perfection!!!! Dance Days will definitely become a regular feature at our school and we will highly recommend them to all other schools!! (March 2015)

Reception/Y2/Y5 Teachers – Gresham Primary

The Dance Day teacher was excellent at bringing the children 'out of their shells'. They spotted the children who needed some special encouragement to let themselves go.

They was so wonderful with our youngest, they gave them the confidence to perform to the whole school. It was Great!! 

Had the whole class engaged from the beginning.They were all part of a fantastic African dance taught in only 30 minutes! A great experience to add to our Multicultural Week. (March 2015)

Gresham Primary

It was superb to see all of our children letting go of any inhibitions, having a go and more importantly having fun! As a key part of our School Improvement Plan “is to see children expressing themselves, reflecting on learning,commenting on learning”, every part of the day fulfilled these aspects. The smiles on the children's faces as they danced and performed at the assembly at the end of the day, will live long in the memories of them all. (March 2015)

Gresham Primary

A fantastic experience for pupils and teachers alike. Engaging, interactive and thoroughly enjoyable. So much covered in just an half hour session, and finished off with a spectacular performance to the whole school! (March 2015)

Oakington Manor Primary School

The Dance Days workshop was incredibly energetic and I was so impressed with how engaged every child was. The smiles on all of the children’s faces made it clear that they enjoyed learning and performing the choreography. I particularly liked how the choreography was broken down into simple steps, which meant that all children could access the routine and feel like they had achieved something by the end of the session- there was a sense of celebration in the room. The dance teacher conveyed great enthusiasm, which in turn excited both students and teachers. All in all, it was a brilliant session that had a positive impact on the kids and left them wanting to dance for the remainder of the day! (January 2015) 

Imran – Yr 5 – Oakington Manor Primary School

I really liked the dance session because the dances were easy to learn and the teacher made it fun. The music was loud and everyone was moving at the same time. I wish the session could have been longer! (January 2015)

Dance Days 2014 Reviews & Testimonials

Woodmansterne Primary School & Children's Centre

We have used Dance Days to deliver two different Dance Workshops at Woodmansterne Primary School. The dance teacher worked with our year 3 classes on a Bollywood/Indian dance and with the year 4 classes  on a Tudor dance performance.His warm personality and professional approach as dance tutor has made a positive impact on pupils and teachers as well. His dance lessons over a 4 week period were well planned and adapted to the pupils abilities and knowledge. 
On the 4th final week, the pupils performed their dance routine in front of their families and parents. It was a great success and we have already booked Dance Days in summer term where they will deliver a dance workshop focusing on the African theme link to our curriculum topics. Dance Days work with our school will also stand out as outstanding evidence for the school applying for the Art's Mark. It was a pleasure to work with them from the planning stage to final delivery. (November 2014)

Bure Valley School

We have been privileged to work with Dance Days for three consecutive years, during which time we have explored African, Indian and Carnival dance. Dance programmes are tailored to suit the needs of the school and are always made more fascinating by the in-depth knowledge of the history of that element of dance.The choreographer brings dance to life for our children and their skills as an educator, as well as an inspiring dancer, ensure that every child gets the most out of their dance opportunity. The teacher also has the ability to make even the most self-conscious of school staff feel happy to dance along with their classes. In a relatively short space of time the dance teacher is able to give 260 children the knowledge and the confidence to perform in front of the whole school.Dance days are probably the most eagerly awaited element of our school timetable. Roll on next year! (June 2014)

Grove Park Primary School

It was a fantastic day and all the children enjoyed the day.We have nothing but praise for the dance teacher who visited our school. (June 2014)

Brady Primary School

Dance Days classes are creative, positive and extremely helpful to both the students and the teachers. All the choreography is broken down so well and made easy to learn. They created and choreographed eight dances during the course of a single day that all the children enjoyed learning and performing. The organization, help and creative skills are invaluable. (May 2014)

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