Lamberhurst School of Dance and Theatre
Starting with a handful of girls in 1977 the school now has 300 pupils drawn from Lamberhurst and surrounding villages.
Katherine Mansi is now principal of the school with teachers Margaret Mansi, Kirsty Cooper, Holly Sturman & Becky Sperring.
I attended Lamberhurst School of Dance from a really young age doing Tap, Modern and Ballet. Dance was always a highlight of the week growing up and had an amazing social side too- I made many great friends there as well as many fun memories. Dancing itself is also something for life and is something all abilities and ages can do, I have even continued it at uni.. it’s a refreshing break from work! Lamberhurst dance school became like a family- that I was very sad to leave at Uni! A big thank you to Katherine Mansi and Maggie Mansi for making it so memorable.
‘I honestly do not know where to begin when talking about Lamberhurst Dance School. I have so many happy memories of my time spent there and wish I could travel back from university each week to carry on with the classes. I gained so much from my time at the school, all the teachers are so encouraging and inspiring, and am so thankful for everything they have taught me. I also made some amazing friends, gained confidence and loved the friendly, family atmosphere. From exams, to shows, to trips I have so many amazing experiences relating to the school and cannot put into words how grateful I am for everything I’ve gained whilst being there in addition to gaining high-class tuition and grades.’
Joining Lamberhurst dance school at a young age was one of the best things I could have possibly done, the entire school is one big family and has boosted my confidence enormously. I was so sad to leave and I will be forever grateful for the many opportunities to dance outside of the usual weekly classes, from exams to fetes and the unique experience of dancing in numerous shows. Even after leaving the school I am continuing to dance at Liverpool University, and hope to create even more happy memories and good friends here than I have gained from Lamberhurst. The classes are challenging and enjoyable and I would like to thank Maggie and Katherine so much for sharing their love of dance with me, and making it such a big part of my life.