• Aaron Campbell

    Aaron attended Starcast classes for five years and was the Starcast Dance Company Captain. Here’s what Aaron had to say about his time with us:

    “Starcast has made me into the person I am today! When I joined at aged 11, I never thought I would be where I am today, training at such a prestigious dance school to make a career out of performing and I have Starcast to thank for that.

    The commitment, love and support from every single teacher is unbelievable, it’s such an amazing place. Not only have I learned performing skills I’ve learnt many life skills and has made me happier and more confident in myself as a person which is so crucial for life, whatever career you choose!

    It’s over a year since I’ve left and I still miss the Starcast family so much and feel so grateful that I can come back to teach and see everyone.

    I will be forever grateful for what Starcast has given me throughout the years, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

    Aaron Campbell, 2018

  • Emma Dearden

    Emma Dearden was chosen to perform in a professional pantomime last year at Wilkes and this year she successfully auditioned for the P & O Cruise Ship “Azura”. We wish her so much love and luck on her first job as a featured aerialist and dancer on this fabulous Cruise Ship. Here is what Emma has to say about her time at Starcast:

    “Starcast has a special place in my heart and is the main reason I am where I am today! It was a place I loved to be. Not just because it was where I learnt to dance but because it was where I learnt to love it.

    It’s where my childhood dreams began to come to life and was where I learnt that you can get to anywhere in life if you have the right mindset and work hard enough for it!

    Starcast teachers are the most amazing teachers you could ever wish to have. They would do anything for anyone and always goes above and beyond.

    It was their belief in me which lead me to take the leap and go to a full time further education dance school.

    I now have the job of my dreams on board the incredible P&O Azura as a dancer and an Aerialist, and have already at 19 done jobs that I wouldn’t have even believed before Starcast.

    In conclusion, it’s not just the dancing, the steps or the notes that make the classes at Starcast priceless, it’s the energy the teachers put in, the life lessons it teaches and confidence it gives everyone to succeed.

    It was my inspiration and I would recommend it to anyone”.

    I can’t thank them enough!”

    Emma Dearden, 2018

  • Senan Richmond

    “Ever since I joined Starcast nearly 7 years ago, I’ve never felt so comfortable and safe in an educational environment, from playing drama games to wearing a wizards cloak on stage, I have loved every single second of it.

    Not only do I feel as though I’ve learned so many skills and techniques that I use in my practices today at university but I also feel as though Starcast has helped me to become a better person.

    The staff there are actually incredible, they were always there for me. They weren’t just my teachers but they were my friends.

    I just want to thank Starcast for everything that it’s offered me to help me get to this stage – every show we’ve put on has been a blast. I was extremely sad to leave but it was time for me to spread my wings and move on into the big city to pursue what I love. So thank you Starcast, for everything.”

    Senan Richmond, 2018


  • Starcast I want to thank you for all your support of Livi, whilst she may often seem this ball of confidence, she really isn’t, so the way you bring her out of herself and give her belief will give her skills for her whole life, how special and precious that is.

    - Sue, Starcast Parent
  • There are so many wonderful things about Stracast, however my favourite part is definitely Dancing!! I just love that it allows you to express your emotions and never fail to entertain others. All the Starcast teachers and pupils are so friendly, you will soon make many friends. You don’t have to be an outgoing person to enjoy dancing, singing and acting.

    - Morvah, Age 18 - Starcast Student
  • Harriet who has been obsessed with musicals and watching talented acting from a young age absolutely loves coming to Starcast . You are all so loving and kind and Harriet is so lucky to have this on her doorstep. As a parent it's lovely for your child to belong to something and keep them on the straight and narrow. Harriet was quite anxious up to the age of three, seeing her perform on Saturday made me burst with pride in her confidence.

    - Lindsey - Starcast Parent