During my 14 years at this dance school I have loved every second to the classes, teachers and students. The dance halls where spacious, clean and great to dance in. The teachers were always fun and helpful, always approachable and could always help you no matter what your ability in different dance styles. They helped build your confidence and helped you hone your dance skills in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, street dance and show dances. I have taken many exams to build my skills in these which has become invaluable in my future studies as I now attend the university of Chichester studying musical theatre which a key aspect of that is dance. Thanks to the lessons it has put me in good stead for the future putting me in higher and intermediate dance classes which can help with my future career of becoming a performer. I always found the lessons lovely and fun, I was always pushed to try new things and found lessons never to be too difficult or too easy. I was pushed at my level through my many years there and was never expected to do anything dangerous or that I wasn’t ready to do. For example, I had excellent training with getting my feet ready to go on pointe and learning about it, so I didn’t hurt myself. The students who attend are lovely and welcome all new people in, I never feel unwelcome or like I didn’t have friends there. The atmosphere is so relaxed and happy everyone gets on well with each other and I feel that made my experience all the better. The friends I have made at this dance school will forever be some of my best friends. The school gave me a great chance to build my confidence with performing as we had an annual dance show at Harlow play house which was always the highlight of my year. This gives the students a chance to not only dance but also explore different styles with going for that, and gives every child there a chance to perform on a professional stage with proper lighting and sound. This time of year, was always well organised and fun, costumes are supplied and always look amazing every year. The rooms at the play house are well lit and spacious coping for any number of students. They are also always plenty of teachers and assistant teachers ready to help with any problems throughout the 3 nights, so I never felt stressed or worried about anything and could just enjoy my time at the dance show. I got to dance a lot of exams at my time through dancing spanning from Class all the way to intermediate which has really helped me into getting into uni as they are all UCAS registered. From then on, I went into assistant teaching in classes, ages ranging from 3 to 16. I learnt and developed many new skills which I can now take with me when applying for certain jobs. I then took teaching qualification in both tap and modern which means I have a qualification proving I can teach the NATD syllabus which is an amazing thing not only to put on my CV but also when looking for universities. This has been invaluable to me. Overall my time at Higham’s school of dancing has been amazing and I have no faults with the school at all. I would highly recommend this dance school to any child/adult willing to try new things in a relaxed atmosphere and have fun whilst doing so! I have learnt so many things and had a chance to discover my passion which is performing. Ever since I set foot on the stage at Harlow I knew this, and I owe it to going to this dance school. Never have I felt more welcome or enjoyed my time more than here! All the way through the years, from being a small 4-year-old dancing a few small dances to a 19-year-old being a lead in the show, getting her teachers qualifications and getting distinction grade in a lot of exams.