A collection of kind words from some of our students and parents, past and present

My daughter has had ballet lessons with Karen for
5 years and has loved every minute of it. The whole experience has been so positive.
There is such a warm and friendly atmosphere and she really enjoys every lesson. We are so glad we chose maple academy! Thank you Karen.


Our daughter (7) and son (5) have danced with Miss Karen since they were three years old. Miss Karen is a wonderful, nurturing and patient teacher and makes the classes lots of fun. The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar and it’s been lovely to see the children progressing and enjoying themselves.


We have had the pleasure of dancing with The Maple Academy of Performing Arts for nearly four years and have had such a wonderful experience. My daughters (aged nearly seven and four) absolutely love their ballet lessons and look forward to them every week. Class sizes are small and personal and just what you would imagine children’s ballet classes to be like. Miss Karen is dedicated and lovely and teaches with patience and enthusiasm. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough.


Miss Karen has been teaching my daughter since she was 3 years old. She is now about to turn 12. This is the only class of many that we have stuck with over the years, and this is without a doubt because of this exceptional teacher. Not only is she qualified, experienced and proficient, but she is also incredibly kind, encouraging and dedicated to what she does. Over Covid times I have feared she may just give up because it has been so difficult, but she has kept it going all the way, with Zoom during lockdowns – sometimes it was a lifeline for us. I can’t commend her more!


My three year old absolutely loves her nursery ballet lessons with the Maple Academy of Performing Arts. She looks forward to them every week and always gives us excited demonstrations afterwards, it is very sweet! The classes are just lovely, a very idyllic village scene!

Claire Hilliard

My daughter Naomi has been attending the Maple Dance Academy for just short of two years, within that time her love for dance has grown and she feels really at home there. This is down to the passion and friendly atmosphere that the teachers, Miss Karen, Miss Amy and Lena have created. Since joining Naomi has performed in two Christmas celebrations and she has also been fortunate enough to perform at the Junction in Cambridge! Thanks to the hard work of Miss Karen, all those that performed at the Junction, got to feel like a star. Thank you Maple Dance Academy.

Sarah Warrington