Since 1981 - Celebrating 41 years

I have 2 girls aged 23 and 19 who have both attended The Anthea King School of Dancing since they were 2½ years old. Anthea has not only taught them all aspects of Ballet, Tap, Modern Contemporary Dance but also the importance of commitment to the Dancing School. Anthea King School of Dancing have provided our chidren with wonderful opportunities. My girls have not only danced twice a year in a Pantomime and Summer Show at The Memorial Hall in Barry but also in London at The Palladium, Sadlers Wells, Her Majesty's Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall and the Fantasy Theatre in Disneyland Paris. Anthea King is respected and loved by all her pupils and parents alike. She will always make time to offer good advice or have a chat and my girls are very lucky to have her as a lifelong friend.


I am writing to you today to show my appreciation for all of the years you have helped Madison with her dreams. Madison started at just 3 years old and it was a scary time, leaving her at a class for an hour. That didn't last long. She has always come out skipping with happiness from every class in 7 years. Without the help of your dance school, we would never have had the opportunity to see Madison dance in those amazing shows. You all show great commitment and dedication to all of the children and the hard work can be seen when the families sit down and watch it all come together in a performance. Good luck for all of your plans for this year. And thank you very much for everything you have done.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone in the Dance School for your hard work. Elin started dance when she was 2 years old and I remember the first day like it was yesterday, albeit 4 years ago now. She was young lacked confidence and shy and I was a first time anxious mum leaving her in your hands. I was relieved she not only got through the session but enjoyed it and wanted to go back. Having looked back over the years I realised that on many occasions Saturday has never come round quick enough for her - she doesn't want to miss a day, and whilst there has been other social groups that have come and gone she has stayed with you all with such passion and motivation. At 6 years old, she still maintains that excitement, motivation and determination, she dances around the kitchen, talks of becoming a ballerina and remains passionate about her dancing. I commend you all on your patience and hard work and commitment to the children. Even now I shed a tear when I see her at medal tests and dance shows for parents. She is so looking forward to her London appearance and has her own little followers, she would not be the confident, dance diva she is today, and that is down to the hard work you all put in. So thank you all.


My 4 year old twins have been attending Anthea King School of Dancing for the last 18 months and have completely fallen in love with dancing. Mrs King's classes are engaging, structured and full of fun! Mrs King is wonderful with the children and her hard work is evident for all to see.


Anthea King started teaching me from a young age, Ballet, Tap and Demi Character work. I always strived to do my best & learnt so much from my years at this school under her eye. I always loved attending class, it was my favourite thing to do, and now as a mother to a 10 year old I have learnt that through the joy of wanting to attend an activity lies an incredible mentor, teacher & friend. I am now 36 & yet still to this day look up to this inspiring teacher & consider Anthea King to be my all time idol. Anthea's way of teaching is like no other I have ever known, you only have to attend one single class to know that her ultimate passion & zest for life is passing on the "art" of dance to young & big children alike. The glow in children's eyes as they attend their classe & the joy of seeing their mentor, role model, idol ... Teacher, for the first time that week, well this speak a thousand words. As I say, I am now 36 years old. A dance school doesn't survive this long in business unless it's going "something right"? Right? As I became older, and more advanced technically, I was fortunate enough to assist Anthea King with her younger classes, and those moments I treasure in my heart the most. I have many special memories, but for me it was the love of dance that I had in my heart, that was nurtured by my role model, my teacher. Do I feel this school should be recognised as "Dance School Of The Year" well ... In my eyes it is already recognised as this, and has done in my heart for many many years. I would love nothing more though, but for this school to be recognised officially as such.