Our 7-year-old son has grown tremendously in both ability and confidence since starting at IDTC two years ago. He has passed exams in ballet, tap, freestyle and gymnastics, and performed in two annual shows on the Island and on a London West End stage. He works hard but enjoys the dancing very much too, as the teachers not only make it fun but make him, and every child, feel valued and special.
Evie has come on so much since starting at your dance school!! She has improved her confidence and physically she has developed so much, she could not skip at all when she started and now she can do such a lot more. Dance with a difference really improved her attention and participation in the class, we love the opportunities given to us by yourselves and your commitment to every student. xx
My 4-year old daughter joined the school in September. Since then he gained enormous confidence and absolutely loves going to ballet and tap classes. This is due, to a great extent, to the professionalism, the patience and the dedication of Miss Linda and Miss Charlotte. Anna cannot stop dancing and dressing up at home constantly. She relives the experience of dance classes and the wonderful show she took part in, over and over again, through role plays when she is Miss Linda and I am the student.
Following my 4-year old daughter’s example, I decided to join ballet classes at the age of 35. I love every minute of if. Dance is not just enjoyable, it is also a great way of stress release for me after a long day at work. I always go home with a smile on my face. Getting an award for ballet at the show gave me even more confidence and a boost to dance more and more…
I’m so proud of my daughter Amber, and love you all at dance, you have helped a once shy little girl become a happy outgoing singing dancing beautiful princess and at the age of 3 I’m so happy we joined your group.. I just hope you can help this not so confident and very shy mummy dance her bum off on Tuesdays… :)) me and amber love dance and will continue to come as long as you and miss Charlotte are there xxxx
My 6 year old daughter was born with selective mutism (very shy) she wouldn’t speak to any adults I put her into the island dance for dance lessons when she was 4 to get her to try new things after about a year she started to do more lessons she now does musical theatre at the age of 6 and has now started to talk more she loves the lessons she does and because miss Linda and miss Charlotte have been so fantastic with her and supported her she is doing brilliant. She has to sisters who have struggled with dyslexia after taking musical theatre lessons this has helped them not only with their confidence but also with their school work I have had the school teacher saying musical theatre has helped with their literacy work and my 11 year old daughter has now gained an award in writing which has been published in the monster poetry book I want to say thank you to miss Linda and miss Charlotte for being such fantastic teachers and helping my three girls with their confidence in everything
My daughter was made to wear split sole trainers in her previous dance school they were the worse things I could of brought. She started Cheerleading at the age of 6 and her feet started to role in all her shoes. The doctors sent her to the hospital, the reason for this was, she was wearing split soled trainers, the doctors told me that a child should not wear split soles until their feet are fully grown as there is no support for the arch of the foot and the arch grows straight enabling the child’s foot to pointe or walk properly in normal shoes, and so the feet roll when walking. After talking to miss Linda and miss Charlotte her new dance teachers, I got her some full soled jazz shoes ever since then, her foot arch has got better but still continues to struggle with pointing her foot she now has to work harder to be able to work her foot arch to get the arch back so split soles for kids is a definite no no