The Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts

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These are a few comments we've had from pupils and their parents. We’ve hidden names because of data protection and safeguarding rules.

“I love the SADPA family”

“Growing up with SADPA has definitely played a huge part in helping me become the person I am today.”

“Loving being at SADPA. It's like one big family.”

“Our daughter has built some beautiful friendships with some lovely girls. The positivity and encouragement she gets from her dance classes from the teachers is so valuable, thank you so much.”

“I'm so proud that my daughters have the pleasure of belonging to SADPA.”

“My daughter loves SADPA. You make her very happy."

Talking about ’The Big Show’ that we staged at the Ipswich Regent Theatre in June 2022

"Great dancing & support & care for the children back stage and throughout the years”

"Absolutely amazing shows today!! Everyone danced their hearts out! You all did a fantastic job! My daughter loved every minute just as she did three years ago!”

"My daughter loved taking part in the show. Thank you so much to everyone that took part today and all the people behind the scenes too - you're 100% amazing”

"Congratulations! Such a fabulous show this evening.”

"Fabulous show yesterday and well done to everyone! It was xxxx's last SADPA show last night. Was an emotional evening and it's lovely to see her grow from that mousling in Angelina Ballerina as a Pom Pom 10 years ago at the Regent, to dancing as a Senior. Hopefully other young dancers are inspired by the Seniors as both my girls have been and will grow through the SADPA family to be the new Seniors. Thank you SADPA for the performances over the years.”

"Well done all on a fantastic show! My son had an amazing time dancing and is still buzzing!”

"The smiles and excitement on and off stage were fantastic, as was the atmosphere. We had the most amazing team working together backstage to make the show run incredibly smoothly. Thank you so much to everyone that was involved with making yesterday so special”

"Well done to everyone yesterday; dancers, teachers, chaperones, those who helped with costumes and everyone else that made the day possible! Last night was the first time many of this lot had performed on a stage! Well done every single one of you"

Talking about classes during Covid-19

"The amount of work you have put in to keep these kids dancing throughout this time is remarkable. I am so grateful that my girls have you and sadpa in their lives. Both left class last night buzzing with excitement to be back with friends and dancing again. Thank you again for all your Herculean efforts to get to this point x We truly are grateful xxx”

“My daughter adores musical thatre online and her teacher is fabulous! We highly recommend this class”

"You're doing amazing! Thanks so much”

"You have done a fabulous job at keeping the kids dancing! Thank you! “

“It has been great to have 'some routine & normality' during this unprecedented times”

"We are proud to be part of SADPA, the online classes have made such a difference for our daughter, she's really enjoying them x”

Talking about ‘25th Anniversary Big Show’ that we staged at the Ipswich Regent Theatre in 2019

“I just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks to all involved for the magical show you all put on on Saturday. I was truly blown away one way or another by each and every dance. The determination and commitment from everyone really came through, and the sense of unity and inclusivity was totally moving - I was close to tears for most of it! A brilliant opportunity for all our kids to be a part of something so special, and I especially love seeing all the kids looking up to and after one another. Thank you so much.”

"Thank you so much for arranging this incredible experience. My two childrenI had an amazing time, and one of them took the programme in to show and tell at school today.”

"Being new to SADPA with my little girl, I was very anxious about how she would cope with such a long day, however, not only did she thoroughly enjoy herself, the show was amazing and she was looked after brilliantly! So, from one very relieved mummy, I want to thank you all for your amazing care and hard work! Well done!”

“It was fabulous! Thank you for all your hard work in organising and for your team for teaching and inspiring my daughter.".

"The show was absolutely brilliant, everyone done so well, you've all worked so hard. I can't wait to come back and see it again at 7! I'm one proud mum”

“Wow! What an absolutely amazing day. Both shows were just incredible and it's clear to see how much hard work and effort every single student has put in. Well done to everyone who took part today. Thank you SADPA."

"Wow our first show and it was absolutely amazing, girls gave their all and were buzzing, big well done everyone”


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