“Our daughter enjoys both ballet and modern classes. She has gained confidence and increased self esteem. She has learnt discipline and dedication. Her overall fitness and body tone has given her better physical strength. The extra activities available are varied. The shows are always very professional. Thank you to Miss Amelia for all her hard work and commitment to the children.”
Sarina Wickens, Parent

“I have to say that RSOPA is such a friendly and fun environment to be in. It has a huge range of positive impacts on the local community, because it has given Worthing such a different dance school compared to other. It offers dance lessons to toddlers all the way up to adults which is excellent, but it’s another place where children can pursue a hobby or even realistically a career. The school provides fun days, workshops, film nights you name it, we are always involved in something. I mean speaking from my point of view the school has excelled in many ways; I travel from Rustington because I know RSOPA is a safe and inspiring dance school. I could go to a dance school in Littlehampton, but I don’t because I have always felt welcomed from the start and I have never enjoyed such a hobby like this. RSOPA has given me so much confidence and focus; I used to really hate school and was suspended three times. My mum was on a low paid job and Amelia helped so much to make it possible for me to afford it. I’m not very technical at my dancing, I’m pretty rubbish but RSOPA doesn’t care about that. RSOPA has encouraged me for 5 years now and without it I may have been expelled from school because the teachers related to me and treated me like a grown up and encouraged me to expect more from myself. I have seen so many kids like me change and I hope to go on giving to my community and that’s because Amelia has inspired me.”
Pippa Hickey, Aged 16, Pupil

“As a parent who attended dance lessons from the age of 2 I was very keen to get my 2 year old daughter involved in dancing classes.  I researched all the dance schools in Worthing and contacted several who offered classes on a Saturday and Miss Amelia was quick to respond. I was impressed with the information booklet and very excited about Niamh having a trial session, as was she. Niamh went along on to the Tots Bots for her trial and we were made to feel very welcome by Miss Amelia, Miss Georgia and all the parents there.
Niamh joined in the lesson with enthusiasm which pleased me no end, but what impressed me most was that it was child friendly music and the lesson was pitched at just the right level and that every child was made to feel special.  As a Nursery Teacher I have plenty of experience with the under 5’s and Miss Georgia is a natural.  Niamh idolises her and gets very excited about her ballet classes and she especially likes her noisy shoes (tap shoes).  After every lesson she shows us what ‘Miss Georgia says we do this’ and quite often does heel, toe, heel, toe around Tescos! I am so pleased that I found RSOPA and as a family we have been very impressed with the family feeling we get when we go.  We are still quite new to the school but are very excited about the future classes and shows. I would and have been recommending RSOPA to friends; quite simply it’s the best.”
Rachel Hardy (Mum to Niamh age 2)

“Sammie started Musical Theatre at RSOPA in October 2007 and quickly fell in love with the friendly, fun, safe and caring environment. The group is like an extendened family and has given Sammie the confidence to try other forms of dance and singing. It has provided invaluable, enjoyable and rewarding opportunites such as festivals, exams and real life theatre productions none of which I could have imagined were possible. I highly recommend RSOPA.”
Kathy Minchell, Parent, (Daughter Sammie Minchell aged 9)

“Since my son has joined RSOPA he has developed with the guidance and care of a passionate team of teachers who genuinely want him to achieve his personal successes. I will always be thankful for the tools the team are giving him as he becomes a man.”
Marnie Service, Parent

“The attendance at RSOPA and A4T have given my son a sense of purpose and belonging, he has developed and maintained positive relationships both within the groups and outside with other members, he has also started to excel at school.  In the last month he won a festival medal for his singing at the Brighton and Hove Youth music festival. The above groups operate within a culture of celebrating diversity, building on the strengths of individuals thus helping to shape young people into responsible caring adults. The other benefit of the groups is the low cost, as a single parent (widowed) it’s not easy to access this type of experience for your child without paying large amounts of money for it.”
Carol McHugh, Parent

“My daughter is age 10 and presently attends ballet and tap. She absolutely loves it at RSOPA… before she started there nearly 4 years ago she had tried many other things including other dance schools, but this was different. There are opportunities to do so much but you are never pushed into anything, you can do as little or as much as you like and my daughter particularly loves doing the shows! She has made some wonderful friends of all ages, and they never seem pretentious or competitive, just really supportive of one another.”

Tracey Lodge, Parent