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When my daughters started at Mandy Ellen Performing Arts, they were quiet, shy, introverted girls. They have blossomed into self-confident, talented young ladies who love to dance and perform. This is all down to the teachers and their personal touch with the children. You are more than a number at MEPA! My daughters' had the opportunity to join the performing teams where they have flourished - competing and performing in solo, duos, and group routines.

You couldn't ask for a better place for your child to grow, learn and develop a love for singing, dance and performing! MEPA truly is a family... supporting the children in all things.

Jennifer Casey

My boys have attended MEPA for the last few years and have never looked back. They tried football and other sports but just wanted to dance. Being boys they were nervous about 'dancing' but they started in an hour street class once a week to give it a try! they came out that first week so enthusiastic upon seeing how amazing the other students were, they were inspired to join the performer classes which compete in lots of fun competitions and win lots of awards whilst enjoying themselves.

This has given them so much confidence with performing as well as learning about the importance of team work and supporting one another on and off stage.

Lisa Minnis

My daughter has been dancing at Mandy Ellen Performing arts for five years now, I’ve watched her grow up from a shy timid 4 year old to a beautiful confident 9 year old dancer. Mandy and all staff at MEPA have shown amazing support and have always supported her every step of the way. Her journey has been amazing with so many opportunities and to see my daughter living her dream is priceless. There are so many dance schools around my local area but we chose to go a little further due to Mandy Ellen’s high reputation as a dance school and I’m pleased to say I’ve never looked back with any regrets.

Mandy Ellen has always put her students best interests first and as a parent this is a quality that’s hard to find its comforting knowing that when I leave her at the studios she is always in safe hands. My daughter has also gained the knowledge and importance of healthy eating and exercise and how to work as part of a team.

Natasha Lee

Mandy Ellen Performing Arts provides excellent opportunities for young people from industry professionals. The family-friendly feel provides a welcoming haven for dancers to refine skills in a nurturing way. Our son began dancing at the school three years ago and in this time he has made astounding progress. It's inspiring to watch him perform on stage and see the innovative dance routines choreographed by the extremely talented teachers.

Expectations are high and teachers enforce a strong drive to succeed. We are incredibly grateful to Mandy and the team for the amazing opportunities our son has had. We look forward to seeing him grow and develop.

Leila Winter

My son started at Mandy Ellen Performing Arts in October 2015. The school came highly recommended by a friend and has a fantastic reputation in the Maidstone area. My son was going through a very hard time. The transition from primary school to secondary school was having a negative effect on him, so I wanted to give him something positive to focus on. His new peer group were making him feel abnormal and teased him because of his love of dance, drama and singing. He was becoming increasingly down and stressed with the school environment and even said he felt “abnormal”. As a parent, this was heartbreaking. I got in touch with Mandy, via her Facebook page. Mandy responded straight away and I immediately felt at ease. She came across as friendly and very approachable...

Steve McCoy

I have been dancing at Mandy Ellen performing arts for over four years and throughout that time I have improved greatly and made excellent friends. I cannot thank Mandy Ellen performing arts enough for the incredible opportunities they have provided me with, such as competing in dance competitions nationwide and even the chance to dance in competitions abroad.

I have loved every minute of my journey with Mandy Ellen performing arts and cannot wait for the next four years!

Emily Lloyd

I’m not exaggerating when I say that MEPA has changed my daughter’s life. It’s not just the fantastic teaching or the great variety of classes; it’s about the hard work and dedication of Mandy Ellen and her team who all have that certain something that sets them apart from the rest.

They have inspired and motivated my daughter and given her the skills and confidence to achieve things she never thought possible. So thank you Mandy – MEPA is the best!

Linda Moreau

My daughter has attended Mandy Ellen studios for nearly 6 years, and in them 6 years she has grown not only in confidence but in talent. When we first started there we heard other students talk about “Mandy Ellen family” or “MEPA family” we never knew what that meant or how this could be! But over the years being here we are now proud to say that we are part of the MEPA family!

Mandy is a passionate teacher, who puts 110% into everything and gets amazing results from all students whether it’s their dance exam results or competition awards. Children love her, parents believe in her, other dance teachers look up to her.

Every year we have been with MEPA gets better and better, the passion and hard work Mandy and her students put in is shown at many competitions and dance shows.

Donna Garratt

Two years ago, my daughter Eden was considering her GCSE options. She had enjoyed dance at school but was struggling with technique, fitness and hip/knee pain: it was recommended she started ballet. Eden attended a taster session at MEPA and loved it. She has not looked back. Dance is now, undoubtedly, the biggest part of her life. Her technique and strength is evident whenever she dances and she has loved the belonging she has felt amongst the teachers and dancers at MEPA.

She has been inspired by the students of the MEPA College and the successes of her peers at the dance school. The facilities and teaching at MEPA are clearly outstanding and we are grateful that this school has been so welcoming and beneficial to Eden.

Bex Moody

Mandy Ellen has been like a second family to Katie since the age of 3 years old when she started baby ballet. She was very shy when she started and with the nurturing from the lovely teachers at Mandy Ellen she has learned to be brave and overcome her shyness. Musical theatre has particularly helped her with this. Katie has had so many wonderful opportunities which Mandy has provided and I have proudly watched her shine with her team at a wide variety of competitions which the performers groups have won. Let’s face it dancing on a London stage in front of a panel of judges is amazing experience for anyone!

Being part of the Mandy Ellen family is the best thing and I know because of Mandy and her team and all she has learned not just with dancing, acting and (thankfully) singing she will flourish to become a lovely adult guided by her. Thanks Mandy and the team.

Claire Ross

I would highly recommend MEPA to all children and adults with the desire to pursue a career in dance or who just enjoy dancing. They will not be disappointed. My daughter joined the MEPA family at the age of 6. The MEPA school has a very friendly atmosphere and performs at many local community centres including an annual show every year also they compete at many places. The professionalism and commitment of the teachers drives their pupils to achieve their personal goals within the dance school.

My daughter has grown into a confident and enthusiastic dancer. Mandy and all the staff at MEPA have shown amazing support and have always supported my daughter every step of the way. Her journey has been amazing with so many opportunities. Mandy Ellen has always put her students best interests first. MEPA inspires and motivates children to bring out and show their amazing talent. So happy to be apart of the MEPA family. Thank you to Mandy Ellen and all the staff at MEPA.

Munevver Savell