Testimonials

Since her early days of learning to dance on her own via YouTube, my daughter Issy has grown so much in terms of confidence and ability!

The teachers are kind and helpful, and the learning environment is one that is fun, safe, and secure. The Christmas shows were thoroughly enjoyable, and I've loved seeing my daughter grow in self-assurance and—gasp—even consider switching from football boots to ballet shoes—even if only once a week!

Many thanks to all the crew for all your hard work.

Totally recommend La Tragna Dance Academy, my daughter Ella absolutely loves it here and enjoys every minute of it!

Her confidence has come on so much since starting dance here and all the dance teacher’s are wonderful and so friendly.

Such an amazing place to come if u want to learn to dance and ballet Xx

This is an fantastic dance school; it’s professional, friendly, there’s always a good atmosphere, and you can tell that all the students are enjoying what they’re learning and doing.

Melanie and the other teachers are encouraging and instil so much confidence in the students. Two of my daughters currently do ballet and tap here. They are totally different characters yet the La Tragna team have, and continue to, nurture and teach in a way that has made them both thrive; they really enjoy their weekly classes and have achieved so much already. Everyone is treated as an individual.

Thoroughly recommend!

My daughter really enjoys her dance sessions in ballet, tap, musical theatre and drama. The school is very friendly and fun whilst supporting children to build confidence as well as work towards grades.

The school principle, Melanie, is lovely and goes above and beyond to help in any way she can.

Melaine and her team are amazing! My daughter Olivia is doing tap and ballet, they support her and give her the confidence to push further.
I would highly recommend them to start yours or your child's dancing dreams.

As a new term begins I have to write to let you know just how much joy the La Tragna Academy has brought our granddaughter.  She was part of the preliminary classes last year and her pride when she achieved her ballet award was awesome.

Her confidence has grown so much and we look forward to her blooming in this new year

We totally recommend LaTragna Dance Academy.

Our daughter Emily, has enjoyed dance lessons here for many years - in a number of styles including Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance.
She has loved taking part in performances and shows and is now completing her Dance Teacher Training with Melanie.

Emily’s love of dance has grown and grown and she has now been offered a place at a Dance School to continue to live her dream!

We could not be more thankful to Melanie and all at LaTragna Dance Academy for all their lessons, inspiration, opportunities and support.

My daughter’s technique and performance skills have developed and improved leaps and bounds in the kind and highly skilled environment of La Tragna Dance Academy.

The teachers have shown her understanding, compassion and fun during her dance classes whilst gently advising and steering her each step of the way. We look forward to seeing how far she will go with her dance as La Tragna encourage her to reach her full potential.

Thank you so much to all the dance instructors at La Tragna Dance Academy.

Two of my daughters originally had Melanie as their Dance Teacher when members of Star Train. One continued into young adulthood as a pupil of LDA and achieved amazing results as a performer and in her dance exams.

Melanie instilled a love of performing in my daughter, who gained so much confidence and skill that she went on to study Performing Arts at Petroc and then gained a place at Arts Ed in London where she achieved a degree in Musical Theatre.

Melanie continues to take a genuine interest in all her students when they move on and even travelled to watch Heidi in her final show before graduating. Many of Melanie's older pupils return to their roots to take part in LDA's local shows.

True examples of mutual respect and thanks for what they have achieved.

I was a student of Melanie’s from the age of 4 until leaving for university at 18. As well as the high quality dance training I received, La Tragna Dance Academy also helped me to gain confidence.

In my final years I had the opportunity to train for my ballet teaching qualification. I have continued to dance and teach whilst at university and beyond. I am thankful for my opportunities and experiences with LDA and would highly recommend to anyone.

I have been dancing with Melanie for 14 years and have been part of LDA since it began. There’s a wide range of classes available to anyone, whether you want to be a professional or just dance for fun. All the staff and students are very friendly. I would highly recommend.

I started dancing under the tuition of Melanie when I was around 4 years old all the way up until I was 16 and gained a scholarship at Drama school.

Not only did I learn lots of different dance styles, I gained confidence and most importantly had lots of fun making memories! The La Tragna Dance academy is friendly, exciting and supportive and you couldn't wish for better.

Bailey Edwards

I attended La Tragna dance academy for many years gaining a great confidence and understand across many forms of dance through training, examinations and performances.

There were many genres of dance offered, even choreography, which allowed me to explore my creativity. Melaine was an amazing teacher whose help and guidance helped me gain a place on the foundation course at Bodywork performing arts in Cambridge. From there I then went on to gain a degree in Theatre Dance from London Studio Centre.

All which would not have been possible without the knowledge and confidence I gained at La Tragna Dance Academy.

As a young performer looking for somewhere to develop your skills, there really isn’t a better place than La Tragna Dance Academy.

Melanie and her team are professional and nurturing in their approach, and you are made to feel safe and free to express yourself which is so important.

There is a wide choice of styles and disciplines to learn as well as plenty of performance opportunities and exams to take part in, so you really feel you are achieving and progressing. They also help you prepare for auditions for Dance and Drama schools, which many of us went on to audition for successfully.

Most importantly La Tragna Dance Academy is a family - you will make friends for life, as everyone is brought together by their love of performing.

I started dancing with Melanie from the age of 4 until the age of 18, the school welcomes a wide range of training for all ages and abilities with great teachers. The experiences has given me great confidence and I would highly recommend La Tragna Dance academy to anyone.

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