Our Reputation & Testimonials

Many students of the Pat Eakets School of Dance and Drama have progressed into vocational training, higher education in Dance Studies, Theatre and Dance Teaching professions.
“A number of our students have successfully auditioned as Associates of the Royal Ballet School and the Northern Ballet School at Junior and Senior levels.”


“When I became a member of the Pat Eakets school of Dancing it immediately became my second home and a love affair with dance began. As well as the necessity of syllabus work incorporating ballet, tap, modern and others, I was also involved in festival competitions, professional and amateur pantomimes, an annual school performance, numerous group presentations, summer dance school and my personal favourite a residential ballet course in London.
My appetite whetted and under the loving guidance of my mentor Pat Eakets dancing eventually became my profession. Successfully auditioning for the Northern Ballet School I then went on to have professional contracts with Northern Ballet Theatre, a soloist contract with the Isreal Ballet and a dance captain contract for the Norwegian and Cunard cruise lines. When I joined Pat Eakets School of Dancing all those years ago I had a dream – happily for me my dreams came true.”
Jo Thompson
My love of dance was nurtured and developed under the guidance and care of Miss Eakets. I always rememebr happy times, exciting performances and the value of learning strong technique. So many wonderful dance experiences have followed, none the least my time at the Royal Ballet School. In my exciting career, I have danced the lead role in Spirit of the Dance and later travelled extensively as a dancer on cruise liners. I now live and work in the USA, dance is still my life and I am grateful for such excellent training and happy ballet school days.
Claire Holding-Williams
Miss Becky has been teaching my two girls for over ten years and as well as learning lots of new dancing skills they have also gained many life skillsin the process. They now study Ballet, Street dance and musical theatre and love every minute. A wonderful dance school!
Rob Brown