Choosing Hilton Hall Dance Academy as a dance school for our girls is probably the best decision we have ever made. From day one, as our 3 year old was led into the studio hand in hand with one of the senior girls, we have been impressed by the caring yet professional atmosphere at the school. Several years down
the line, now having 2 daughters enrolled, we have witnessed the way relationships grow between the students across age gaps, providing young children with countless positive role models. Senior dancers work closely with the youngest dancers, helping to form good habits from the very start and enabling very young children to have the confidence to step out and perform, and most importantly to enjoy it. This ethos of the dancers supporting each other works all the way through and parents are also encouraged to get involved; helping with costumes and backstage during performances. Everybody gets to know each other so well that your child always knows there is someone they can turn to.
The quality of dancing produced by the Academy is clearly exceptional. At each Open Day, we are amazed by both the progress our girls and their friends have made, and the magical atmosphere where the girls and boys encourage each other and celebrate each other’s successes. The highlight of every year is the outstanding Annual
Show at the Hazlitt Theatre, where a breathtaking, seamless display of dance is performed by 2 year olds through to 22+ year olds. Each dancer is given their opportunity to shine but none are pushed beyond their limit. Testament to the enthusiasm for dance fostered during their time at Hilton Hall is the numbers who choose to carry on dancing either at Further Education or as a hobby whilst working. We know if our girls want a future
in dance, they are getting the best foundation here. The students, across the ages, love going to the studios; such dedication doesn’t happen without shared respect between student and teacher.
Joanna Roberts doesn’t just teach our children to dance; she nurtures them and cares for them and their well-being, always wanting the best for each individual child. In Hilton Hall we feel we have truly extended our family; the girls have definitely made friendships for life at HH, and so have I.