"Hi Amy, Gemma and Academy teachers
I just wanted to congratulate you all on last nights performance, and the standard of all the children. We all thought every single one of the students were excellent not only in their energy levels but all so the confidence they had on stage in front of so many people; I am sure there would not be many people last night that could have done it.
You should all be very proud at what was achieved especially for the first show, I am sure of many.
Steve and Trina"
"Good morning Miss Gemma and Miss Amy!
Words really cannot describe how proud I am of Niamh after last night. I wanted to burst with pride, they were all amazing, and you two, excuse my language, were bloody awesome! Twenty one years ago, quite possibly to the week, I performed in my final dance show as a young teenager, after dancing from the age of 3, just like Niamh. I never thought that one day I would be sat in the audience watching my own daughter on stage. Back then, I had absolutely no concept of all the planning, preparation, patience, hard work, headaches, tears and tantrums, love and laughter and everything else that goes into putting on an exceptional show with some highly talented performers. I'm sure you will have been overwhelmed by all the praise an positive comments from so many proud parents, and I would like to add that. It really was an outstanding evening, I wish you were doing it again tonight, I would be there in a heart beat, beaming with pride and in complete awe of the talent of all your students, who are an absolute credit to The Academy and their fantastic teachers.
Have a fantastic and well deserved break, and thank you again for creating the most precious memory, which we will cherish forever.
Julia Fulford x"
"Miss Gemma and Miss Amy
Just want to let you know that we thought that the show was absolutely amazing!!
It was so slick. It was an organizational masterpiece that you could get so many dancers in the right place at the right time!! Not bumping into each other or treading on toes! As my mum said, there wasn't even time to whisper a comment between dances.
We really enjoyed watching you two dancing. It made us feel very privileged to think that you were teaching our girls.
We really liked the photo that we paid for and will look on line at the group photos
We loved the program and thank you so much that you asked Rose and Daisy to comment.
Having been to see Matilda in London, at Christmas, we thought that your set was as good!!! The singing in when I grow up was wonderful and Sammy was excellent in Revolting children !!
I think that we all consider ourselves judges nowadays, with watching Strictly so much We have such high expectations! but I think that you met them!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication
Gill and Steven Mellor"
"Hi Gemma & Amy
I would just like to say a massive congratulations for last nights performance it was brilliant. You can clearly see how much hard work and effort has gone in to the show from all, not forgetting yourselves. Everyone was brilliant and the costumes too looked amazing. Very professional.
I can honestly say that I am proud to have Holly at your Academy and it has definately given her a flavour of what she wants to do. Holly has said to me she definately wants to do more dance, so I think its clear to say she has found her niche.
Once again thank you for all the opportunites you have provided so far and we look forward to what the future holds at TAFPA.
"Good morning,hope you are all back down to earth after the show️,what a fantastic event this turned out to be,we thoroughly enjoyed it,was so proud of Lydia,can't believe how much you have bought her on,both on a personal level and with her performing,thank you,will see you soon,hope you take a well deserved rest , cheers,Andrea xx"
"Just a thank you for last nights performance - the show was fantastic and all the children were superstars!!
The hard work certainly paid off for you both - now enjoy some well deserved rest.
I would like to congratulate you on an absolutely fabulous show !!! All the children were fantastic! The choreography, variety of dances and the costumes were stunning - we thoroughly enjoyed it and Jasmine had an amazing experience which she loved (she says it was epic!!!!)
Thank you for all your hard work
Sam and Jasmine"
"Good Morning Ladies,
WOW, FANTASTIC, SUPER DUPER, AMAZING, PROUD,
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH.
Just a few words we would like to say to you both along with a big old hug!
Last night was utterly amazing. I have woken up this morning and still cannot believe what Arabella and us are part of! What you created will be etched in our memories and hearts forever, a truly magical experience for any parent and of course for the performers. Thank you.
As we sat there, each waiting for our child, the whispers could be heard, "here he/she is", followed by tissues being dabbed around eyes, but all framed with a smile so wide it was infectious! This is just a tiny snapshot of what you have given us as parents. The interval was alive, the bar buzzing along with people waxing lyrical about the show. I have never seen so many people in such a high concentrate smiling!
I think you have well and truly put TAFPA and your students on the map. What a showcase of talented children we have in our community. We look forward to the next show!
Finally, I have to say, Up Town Funk.......loved it! Fabulous. What super cool Mums! Miss Amy, I still cannot believe you gave birth 3 months ago! I am calling you the Iron Lady of Betley.
You are both very inspirational, talented women and I am extremely proud to say that my daughter is a student at your dance school.
Thanks a million for my most favourite 40th birthday gift!
Enjoy your rest and see you in a few weeks.
Louise, Jan and Arabella. xxx"
The Hardy family send you this e-mail, as we all wanted to say what a fantastic night we had, last night! It was really enjoyable, and Martha was on a lovely ‘high’ when we collected her from the stage door, following the show. Her first words were…..”When can I do another?”
It was obvious how much effort and organisation was required, which was a credit to all those involved.
The Hardy’s. (Martha)."
What a show!! Thoroughly enjoyed it ... what a wonderful achievement to get all that off the ground! Well done both!
Last thing I said to Alex was that she may well be in it next year to which she replied 'I hope so'! It was fabulous and you two danced brilliantly! Jenny recognised some of her old Brownies and we all had a fantastic time - thank you!
"Hi Gemma & Amy,
Sam & I never got the chance to thank you both last night but just wanted to let you both know how much we appreciate the time you have put into last nights performance.
It was a fantastic evening and the standard & professionalism of the show was a credit to the efforts you both put into developing your students! Please also pass on our thanks to Miss Sam and all the other helpers/teachers too.
Hope you both had a deserved glass of Vino last night!
On another note, would either the 18th or 19th of April suit for Macy's birthday party?
Once again thank you and well done,
"Hi Gemma and Amy
The show was stunning and you two were amazing. Congratulations for all your hard work and putting together such an imaginative event.
Liz Middleton, Holly O’Neill’s nana"