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What people say

Testimonials from some of our parents...


“Having moved to Walthamstow 5 months ago I was thrilled to find Vestry. My 4 year old daughter adores her ballet teacher and the classes are so affordable. A real find, and run by Lyndsey who clearly loves her job”


“We have been coming to Vestry School of Dance for nearly 10 years and it is like a second home to my children. As well as a place to learn ballet, tap, drama etc. (the list is endless!) it is also a place to build confidence and make new friends.  The teachers are brilliant encouraging children to be individuals, making the lessons magical for the young and empowering for the teens. From weekly lessons, summer schools and opportunities to perform on stage there really is something for every child (and adults lessons too!) Thank you Lyndsey!”


“Vestry School of Dance – what an amazing place to have fun and dance!!
My daughter has been attending classes since 2001 and I have seen the school grow and expand over the years. As well as making friends and having fun, her confidence has grown and she has blossomed into a fine dancer. She couldn’t have done this without the wonderful, supportive teachers who have made dancing fun and encouraged her to achieve her goals.

With excellent shows and top exam grades Lyndsey Ward and her team are a credit to their profession!!”


“The Vestry drama classes give our daughter much needed confidence, plus she has a lot of fun, in fact I’d go so far as to say she loves them! Lyndsey and her team of dedicated professionals are an asset to Walthamstow.”


“In the the 6 years that our daughter has spent at Vestry she has blossomed from a shy primary school child lacking in confidence to an irrepressible teenager, who performed at recent Hackney Empire Panto thanks to the creative nurturing from Lyndsey and the Teachers at Vestry - Many Thanks"

Dee & Rob on behalf of Adanna

“My son loves Vestry! Lyndsey and her team have nurtured, inspired and supported him throughout his time at the school. Always on hand to offer honest, no-nonsense advice about the industry, Lyndsey leads in an open, inclusive, holistic way that brings out the very best in all the children. Whether he's acting, dancing or singing my son knows that the advice he gets comes from trained professionals who care about him. He looks forward to every lesson, summer school or show and enjoys the company of a diverse group of children. Long may it continue!”


"Vestry School Of Dance is a shining jewel in Walthamstow's pearly crown. My daughter has attended the school for seven years and during that time, with the help of Lyndsey and her staff, has grown in confidence and discovered a love of dancing, acting and singing.  As a parent, I can relax, knowing she is safe and well cared for.  As a professional (20 years a West End actor's agent) I know how lucky we are to have such a wonderful school as Vestry on our doorstep. The classes offered are varied and professionally taught by current or past working professionals in the industry.  This provides the children with a unique, added dimension to their education.

The tutors know what is important and what is required in the professional performance world. From my point of view the children are never pushed into something but given the room to flourish at their own pace. This gentle encouragement provides a perfect environment for the children's love and passion for the arts to grow at the same time as their technique is perfected. It is so easy to see why this is the most successful school in the area, we are very proud to be associated with it."

Tanya Greep

"I began my ISTD modern teacher training with the vestry school of dance and performing arts in 2010 when I first moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dance  the welcoming atmosphere, ethos of the school, high standard of training through graded syllabi and understanding of how different children learn at the school resulting in me asking the RAD if I could also undertake my Ballet teaching placements at Vestry with Lyndsey as my mentor.

I had a choice of all the dance schools in London - but I felt that this school would provide me with the best possible training and experience due to fantastic teachers and a range of dance styles available. It truly is a wonderful school that became a big part of my life and made me the teacher I am today." 

Libby Hanley BA(hons) RAD RTS DDI

"The boys had a great time and I really enjoyed the show. They are already talking about next year. Thank you Lyndsey and team!"

"Thank you so much Lyndsey. We truly believe that it's the people like you that shape our kids into the young adults they become as they both listen to and respect you because you are cool and us as parents are most definitely not."
Thanks again


"Thanks for the wonderful show (our tenth year now - always wonderful).
Thanks too for all you very impressive hard work with my daughters over
the years, and for the very caring environment you provide. See you next Summer!"


Thank you very much for the effort and guidance you gave our girls over the past 5 years, it will be forever in our memories.  You are a truly dedicated teacher of everything you are passionate about and I admire you.

Warmest regards


Hi Lyndsey,

Thank you to you and all your team for a fantastic show today. Isis loved it and had a great time. The costumes as always were out of this world. Thanks so much Claire To Lyndsey, Lizzy, Karen and all I just wanted to say thank you for allowing Harry to be involved with the show. I think the responsibility is very good for him and seems to have renewed his interest in performing. Hope all went well and you are now having a well-deserved rest

:Love Tania X


Hi Lyndsey, Thank you to you and all your team for a fantastic show today. Isis loved it and had a great time. The costumes as always were out of this world. Thanks so much