Some testimonial examples. More can be found on our Tuition, Services and Parties pages
"We had an absolutely fabulous time and Mel was amazing as always. Loved the performance with the shamadan. Highly recommend it. There were loads of referrals and you will get more requests from last nights party for sure. Thnx so much".
N.R, Birthday Surprise, Sep 2018
"Thank you so much [Esther] for your performance! You was amazing!! Everyone is still complementing the party today!! You outdid our expectations! & we will definitely be seeing you again soon!!! Once again thank you so much for the performance yesterday! It was a pleasure having you"
S.S Bridal Mehendi Party July 2018
"Melanie was great and we had a fab time. A big thank you to her- a lot of the guests were asking about you"
Z.B, Surprise 18th Birthday performance, July 2018
"You were amazing!!! Shirl and Becks [Bride & Groom] loved it."
Via Instagram, 'Surprise' wedding performance by Esther & Mel, June 2018
"Thank you so much [Esther] everyone had a really good time and really enjoyed it. Thanks once again"
A.J, Birthday Party, June 2018
"Mel’s performance was great and it definitely became the talking point of the night’s activities. Everyone absolutely loved it and Mel got lots of audience to participate too which went down really well including children. Mel was such a nice and friendly person to deal with and she arrived on time and managed to deliver the surprise exactly how we wanted. Overall experience of booking to performance with SAED is 10 out of 10. Great job. We will definitely use you again will recommend others to do it too"
N. Dordogne, Birthday Party Surprise, Nov 2016
"Really enjoyed my first experience of bellydancing. The class was great, enjoyed meeting new mums going through the same experience. Esther was a great teacher and made the course fun! Looking forward to participating in more BellyBabes classes!"
M Tu, BellyBabes student, Nov 2016
"Learnt to laugh again, to let go and have fun. Enjoyed laughing with others, feeling good and to move my body. Never again will you sigh at the thought of exercising when you have given belly dancing a try".
Wellbeing Organisation Workshop (with Rosie), June 2015
"Just wanted to give a huge thank you to Caroline [Thorpe] for her wonderful class on Saturday! It was great to see how passionate she is about the dancing she does, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! I'm aching a bit today, but it was well worth it. Thanks again" Janet, 2014
"[Melanie] I Just want to say a massive thankyou for yesterday, you made Sarah's bridal shower so special, its a day she
will never forget, thank you xxx"
L Baxter, June, 2014
"I would just like to say a big thank you to Rosie who came to our social hub Endeavour for the older generation on the 14th May 2013. The talk and demo was interesting, fun and enjoyable and all the clients had a great time. Thanks again!"
P Collins, Endeavour Social Hub, 2013
via Taste of Cairo Bellydance Agency
"I hope you can pass on my gratitude to Esther for a fantastic performance at my wedding on Saturday. She was amazing. The music was great too. Not only was she an excellent dancer but she was kind enoughto let my 3 year old niece share the limelight! Everyone else enjoyed joining in too. I was also impressed she brought alternative outfits in case anyone my be sensitive about a 2 piece outfit. That shows amazing thoughtfulness. Thanks again for the great service".
S.G, Chester 2011
"I find Caroline to be an excellent, understanding and gifted teacher. She is not afraid to work closely with her students to ensure the learning is tailored to their needs and she is guaranteed to get the best out of her dancers. She is skilled in various areas of dance (not just middle eastern) which demonstrates her passion for the arts and she continually strives for self improvement, which she can then pass on to her students. She is a barrel of laughs and a genuine pleasure to learn from."
"I loved that there was input about the different styles/props and their history, context etc and the drilling. Lovely mix of teachers/styles and venue too."
"Rosie Sedgwick rocked with her belly dancing masterclass @getupandgo this week. Love what you guys do"
L Newman, Tuesday Club Womens Networking Group, 2014
"Caroline is a wonderful knowledgeable teacher who's teaching style promotes techinical authenticity and passion for the dance. Whether a student is looking to perform or have fun & keep fit, her classes are warm, supportive and make dancers of us all...."
"Caroline Thorpe is an excellent teacher and highly knowledgeable in different styles of Egyptian dance. She teaches both beginners and intermediates and has excellent communication across the two levels. She is focused, helpful, understanding and above all else she makes her classes a joy to attend."
"I enjoyed the variety of lessons and it allowed us to learn more from the experience and interests of the different teachers"
"All the teachers have their own style which makes for a good mix. I learnt something from all of them. Their enthusiasm for the different areas really shone through and its been really good to learn from people with a lot of experience in the particular areas".
"The teaching was at the right pace and handouts useful"
" Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Caroline (Afifi) - she was great! We all had fantastic fun, got some great pictures and just thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening! Caroline is a beautiful talented dancer and made everyone so comfortable that we all had a go. She even managed to get the (very shy) bride to dress up and dance with us for her....Brilliant night cannot recommend you highly enough (already passed on your website onto two of the party)".
L.Walker Feb 2013
"I've loved the course and will be back next time!"
"The SAED course enables students to expand on a basic knowledge of the dance in a fun environment with experienced teachers."
"Loved the mix, everyone's different."
"Esther ran a bellydance session at my hen do and it was absolutely brilliant! She had us all in stitches and wobbling in all directions. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a good laugh and a bit of exercise at a party and I cant wait to do it again!"
H. Graham, 2012
"Thank you for a wonderful evening" (Birthday Party)
T, Burrows, March 2013
"I just wanted to say a Massive thank you to Caroline [Thorpe] for putting on a wonderful hen party for us on Saturday. Everyone had so much fun and Caroline was a great teacher. We've all got the bug and going to look for classes near us now!"
M, Brunsdon, March 2013
"My friend hired you for a party in the Wirral and it was so much fun, even the boys joined in after a while."
via Twitter Jan 2014