Throughout each year we are given wonderful feedback on our classes and all the various outcomes we produce. Below are some examples of the rewarding comments we gratefully receive.
Mrs Jenkins, Walkington
My 2 daughters have attended Platform for 5 and 7 years now. They started as very shy, under confident, reluctant performers. They still absolutely love attending, however, which I attribute to the excellent standard of care & support of the teaching which has always been highly professional but fun, friendly, nurturing & encouraging.
Each term the students focus on different dance styles, singing techniques & drama genres. They’ve participated in dance festivals, Shakespeare plays, village show days & full blown musicals to name a few, as well as being given the experience to devise or choreograph their own pieces, individually or as part of a group.
I’ve seen a great deal of progression in both my daughters’ (plus many other students’) confidence & ability levels. Each child is challenged correctly according to their talents & experience & every student gets their chance to shine. The older students are given the opportunity to help the younger ones if they so wish which contributes to the ‘family feel’ of the Platform environment.
The performances are always extremely professional. The last 4 summer musicals – Footloose, Beauty & the Beast, Wizard of Oz & Annie have been amazing, somehow combining all age ranges from 3 to 15 in top class productions with fantastic scenery, costumes, dancing & music. The smaller Christmas plays, pantomimes & showcases are just as enjoyable & creative.
As well as being incredibly good value for money compared to other local theatre/ drama schools I’ve come across, I don’t feel my daughters could have enjoyed themselves more, or developed their skills as strongly, as from their experiences gained from Platform.
Mrs MacKinnon, Beverley
My daughter has grown in confidence in all areas which has helped her in social surroundings as well as educational situations. She loves the shows and they get better and better every year.
Mrs Pay, Cottingham
Anna has been going to Platform for several years now and she absolutely loves every aspect of it. We were reluctant at first as she didn’t know anybody else there and it seemed quite a lot of money. However she has made lots of new friends and as a parent it has been so amazing to see how much her confidence has grown. She has developed so much in her acting, singing and dance and has wowed us at every performance particularly in this years brilliant production of Annie. All the teachers are very supportive and make the sessions really enjoyable and I love the fact that all ages and abilities are fully involved in all the performances. Platform has made a big difference to Anna’s overall confidence and we are grateful for all the hard work and commitment of all the teachers to make it what it is.
Miss Nicholls, Willerby
Wow!!! Platform has been the most amazing experience for my kids! All the teachers are outstanding and unique people who thoroughly enjoy what they do, and this brings out the best in all kids. Everyone is given an opportunity to shine at platform. It’s fun, full of energy, builds kid’s confidence and increases their friendship circles. My kids absolutely love going!
Mrs Percy, Cottingham
Thank you so much! Whether pass or fail Abigail walked out of the test room today an inch taller!
Up until a year ago when Abigail joined Platform, she had never really sang or danced at all and despite all of the preparation, didn’t really understand what to expect from these tests – thanks to all involved who helped to make today (and last weeks dance festival) happen.
Mrs O’Sullivan, Beverley
Thanks for all the work toward Lydia’s LCME David. Also, thanks for last Saturday’s performance at YSDF. I loved the dance and even better Lydia loved participating. Her dance has really improved and is so much more expressive. Thanks to all 😀