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Whenever I am choreographing a new routine or thinking of new ways to make repetitious routines more fun I always think about the range of abilities the children have and work out the best way to make them shine or look good in a medal test, show or a competition.

I would love to walk into a studio full of ‘stars’, but this is reality and if it does happen then it is simply a by-product of our work. The joy of teaching for me is to see my pupils improve and I believe that success comes only 10% from talent -

90% is commitment, dedication and respect and I am proof of this”.

By teaching and nurturing the children I am giving them a doorway into a love of dance and I strive to continue inspiring them for a very long time.

Amanda Hughes, Principal


Comments from parents

My daughter has been with Dance-Beat since she was 6. I've watched her changed from a good dancer to a confident and fabulous dancer.  

On Sunday, I watched her dance in the National Dance Finals, were she came 5th in the Set Line. I know that's down to the hard work Amanda has put in, the encouragement and commitment she puts into the dance school shows every time the girls and boys dance to represent Dance-Beat.

They’re amazing, and so is she.

Quote supplied by Sophia Cable, mother of a Dance-Beat pupil

Amanda has given the girls such a wonderful opportunity to develop potential - both individually and as part of a team. They have learnt valuable skills and gained great confidence that will stay with them throughout their life. It has been great fun too!

Quote supplied by Jackie Thorne, mother of Dance-Beat students

Amanda has worked really hard at unsocial times to help my two children progress in dancing. They have particularly enjoyed the shows and team-work, which take dedication and time to organise.

Quote supplied by Barbara Terziysla, mother of Dance-Beat students

I would just like to say that Amanda is a wonderful dance teacher, who makes it fun and enjoyable to dance. She teaches a wide range of dances and gives the children the guidance and support they need. It's a pleasure for my daughter to dance at Amanda's school. Thank you very much for all you do.

Quote supplied by Caroline, mother of a Dance-Beat pupil

Just wanted to say a big thank you for Sabrine's birthday - it was a great success. My friend’s eldest son has started to say he didn't want to go to girls' parties, but had not wanted Sabrine's party to end!

I don't know where you get your energy from! Thanks again.  

Julianne Bensissi

Thank-you so much for hosting Madeline's party on Saturday. She did a fantastic job and the children had a great time!   

Victoria Wells

Comments from pupils

I love my dance school because we have fun lessons. I love my teacher because she makes it fun and enjoyable.

Quote supplied by Amy, Dance-Beat pupil, aged 9

I like dancing because it is fun to dance. I like Amanda because she will always help you and she always smiles while she’s helping you.

Quote supplied by Megan, Dance-Beat pupil, aged 8

Comments from staff and colleagues

I have known Amanda for 16 years and through this time I have been a pupil of Dance-Beat and have also trained to become a teacher within the school.

During this time Amanda has inspired and supported me to take a number of exams and take part in competitions. Her encouragement and enthusiasm has been fantastic while training and setting up my own dance classes. Amanda continues to pass on her knowledge and experience to support the development of all the pupils and staff of Dance-Beat.

Amanda is always keen to listen and to try new ideas and supports these ideas with new resources. I look forward to working with Amanda for many years to come.

Testimonial supplied by Laura Wenham, a Dance-Beat teacher

Congratulations to you and all involved in the success of the DFR Grand Finals on Sunday. It was impressive to see such talent on display and the meticulous planning meant that a very full programme was delivered to a very high standard.

Quote supplied by Julian Amey, Chief Executive ISTD

I have known Amanda for many years, working along side her as a Committee Member of the DFR Faculty of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

She is well organised, efficient, hardworking and forward thinking and alongside running a very busy, thriving school of dance she still finds time to attend busy meetings and to operate as an Examiner and Area Organiser for the ISTD.

Testimonial supplied by Paul Streatfield, Vice-Chairman, DFR Faculty, Fellow, Examiner ISTD

My dancing career started at the age of 5. Unfortunately it ended at the age of 5 as I didn’t even achieve my first baby ballet exam. After a gap of 8 years I discovered Dance-Beat run by Amanda Tapp and my dancing career began again!

Amanda has been the inspiration to many young dancers like me and through her patience, hard work and encouragement I went on to train professionally. After 4 years of performing abroad I returned to the UK and I have been working with her ever since.

Amanda is so professional and patient with all her pupils and staff and makes every dance class as rewarding as the last. She treats everyone equally. Whatever their age or ability, everyone is made to feel welcome at Dance-Beat.

Amanda is the perfect role model. She inspires us as pupils and teachers to reach our goals, and we have the medals to prove it.

It is thanks to Amanda, that I have re-kindled my desire and passion to dance and teach and I look forward to working with her for many years to come.

Testimonial supplied by Emerald Lutkin, a Dance-Beat teacher

A message from the Principal