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Testimonials.....

Blackpool Tower Dance – October 2016.....
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for such a fabulous evening last night. It was our first trip to the Blackpool Tower and your event was absolutely fabulous. Great venue, great music, great compere, great dancing and great company – what more could we have asked for?
      Thank you so much for all your hard work, we will definitely see you again next year. Hope you managed to take a breather today.
Tracey Farquharson

Blackpool Tower Dance – February 2015.....
Thank you sooo much for a fabulous evening on Saturday. It was the first time we had been to the Tower Ballroom and my excited expectations were met in spades!! The quickstep class was huge fun too.
     We live in the The Netherlands so unfortunately not very local, but hope we can make it over again for another evening. Love what you are doing. And all the very best to you both for the new arrival.
      Wishing you fun and happiness.
Lisa & Andy

Valentine's Dance – February 2015.....
Just wanted to say we really enjoyed Saturday night's Valentine's Dance. Yesterday's 5.5 hour drive back to Cambridge in the rain wasn't so much fun thought – the rain chased us all the way home! The music was very good, some nice trendy modern music mixed with some old-time classics. I thought you did a great job as host too.
All the Best
Robert Haylock

 

Southport – February 2014.....
Just to say what a great weekend we had – from the red rose on arrival, the manicure to the last dance – everything was great.
Thanks again.
Ruth


Harrogate – November 2013.....
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Kathryn and your mum and dad for a wonderful weekend.
      We really appreciate all your hard work – must have taken a lot of planning and organising to cater for everybody. We had a great time and met some wonderful people Lesley, Shirley & Steve x 2 in particular.
      The break was really good value and the demo was amazing and a lovely surprise.
      The music and sound system was fantastic and the lighting created a really good ambiance. Would be impossible not to dance!
      The venue was also good and we felt that it had improved food and service since our last visit.
      We are 100% satisfied so felt we should let you know!
      Well done!
Carol-Ann & Glenn Kelly


September 2013.....
Just wanted to say a really big thank you for all your very hard work you put into the dance weekend. Dave and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute – we can't thank you enough and are looking forward to Harrogate.
David and Susan Grimshaw


June 2013.....
Thanks for a marvellous holiday. The lessons and dances were great. As for Saturday night, there was a real buzz and the demonstration dancers were both magical and inspiring. We are both looking forward to the Harrogate event.
Kind regards,
David & Evans 

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This was a special weekend. Phil and Kathryn make you part of their family. Their attention to detail and the enjoyment they bring to the event is infectious. The surprise on my wife's face being presented with a birthday cake on her 65th birthday from Kyle and Pauline, ballroom dancing champions, and everyone singing happy birthday, I am sure she will remember always. Phil, what you do to make people happy must be hard work but, rest assured, it is very much appreciated. Thank you once again.
Keep dancing,
Cliff & Ellen Bleakley

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Fabulous weekend and met some great people on table 8.
Linda Hollis 


April 2013.....
Just to say what a great night Saturday 27th April was. We only returned from holiday at 1-30 on Saturday, but your personality and the energy and enjoyment you give ,we could not miss the night and what a success it was. The dancers were excellent. Just thought we would let you know, as it is not easy organising these events, but it is very much appreciated.
Thankyou.
Cliff & Ellen Bleakley

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Just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our tables for last Saturday night. Without exception, every one of the 23 of us thoroughly enjoyed the night, we loved the music and the dancing and the whole ambience in the ballroom. Kay was thrilled that you came down from the stage to give her a kiss for her birthday, that was really kind of you and thank you for announcing her birthday too. The demo was wonderful, especially the Waltz show dance.
      We had a bit of fun in the ballroom on Sunday with Sam and Nicky, they may have told you about it! Assuming that you will continue with your four dances a year in the Tower, it's possible that we may be back as a group for next year's Spring Dance - in the meantime, Edward and myself will be doing our best to travel over for your dance in October so may see you then.
      Again, many thanks,
Rosemary

Photo of Chloe & AJ with Phil HurstFebruary 2013.....
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night, myself and AJ hope that your audience and yourself enjoyed the night as much as we did! The event and the venue was fabulous and very well run. We cannot wait for our next meeting. Thank you once again. 
Chloe & AJ X

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Just a thank you for Saturday Night – what a fabulous dance you provided, immaculately organized, superbly presented with a first class choice of music and dances. We’ll see you again!
Colin and Barbara Smith

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Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the dance last night at the Tower. It was a great night. We also thought that the lesson with Vicky and Daniel was absolutely brilliant. We learnt so much and it was so exciting watching and learning from top dancers. Looking forward to next week at the Monaco.
Thanks again,
Best wishes,
Beverley and Alex Heinze

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Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing evening at New Year. We had a fantastic time and it was a pefect way for us to spend New Years Eve. We look forward to coming to more of your events in the future, hopefully accompanied by our dancing friends from Derby!
Thanks again and happy new year !
Nick and Heather

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Just wanted you to know that we really enjoyed the Christmas dance....a superb night as ever. Looking forward to joining you for the Valentine's dance at the tower. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. 
Kind regards 
Karen and Nigel

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Thank you for a great night at your Autumn Dance. Could you let me know when your tickets are available for your autumn dance next year. All my group had a great time and are looking forward to next year.
Regards 
Marian McDonnell

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We attended your event at Blackpool Tower on Saturday night and, on behalf of my party, I wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening which exceeded our expectations. We will definitely come to the Tower again, in the dance weekend you are putting on in November 2013 and wondered what availability you have.
Once again thanks for a great evening.
Best wishes
Jane Myring

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Just a note to thank you again (we spoke at the end of the evening) for a cracking evening. We travelled from Worcestershire for the event, a long way but are already planning to book up for an event next year. Your choice of music has even sparked an interest in sequence dancing, a thought quite improbable previously! Congrats on a successful evening, already looking forward to the next time.
Regards
Pete

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Just wanted to say how much Glenn & I enjoyed the weekend in Harrogate! We realise that you and Kathryn must have put in a lot of effort to achieve such a magnificent event. This was our first experience of 'Phil Hurst Dance' and we will definitely be coming back for more! The music was great as was the sound and the ambience created by the lighting etc. Atmosphere was great, tuition great and the demo was amazing. Was also incredibly good value! Can't fault a thing! Even the weather was good. Thank you both so much for your enthusiasm. You deserve to do well.
Look forward to joining you again soon.
Many thanks
Regards
Carol & Glenn Kelly

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We really enjoyed our first Hurst Dance at Hindley last Saturday, 29th September. We have regular dancing lessons but haven't really been able to practise. This was a wonderful opportunity and we didn't feel as if we were being scrutinised by everyone else because they knew which steps we were supposed to be doing!
Please keep us informed of any future events
Regards,
Bill & Sandra Woodcock

 

May 2012.....
This is just to say thank you for Sat evening. We always enjoy your evenings as you have such a good selection of dances and music and the demonstration was fantastic Once again, many thanks.
Regards
Joan and Mike Wisdom

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"Wigan is seeing the popularity of social dance increase thanks to dance teacher Philip Hurst adding more Pizzazz and Excitement to Wednesday nights. If you visit Wigan why not check it out."
The Dancing Channels.com

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Thanks for two superb weekends both at Blackpool and the Monaco. Special thanks Phil to your Mum and Dad who worked their socks off making sure we were all seated in the right places at both venues. You and your team work incredibly hard to ensure that all of us have a safe and enjoyable time at all of the events you organise.
Thank you also Phil for helping Clare achieve such fantastic marks in her recent dancing exam at college.
Best wishes
Paul, Sandra and Clare

 

April 2012 – Blackpool Tower
Thanks for hosting a great evening in Blackpool – if there are any tickets left for 21st please may we reserve them.
Janet and Bernard Mayor

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Thanks for a great night in blackpool.
Sandra and Paul Swift

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Thanks for a fab night – hope you enjoyed your birthday.
Sandro and Marg

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Just a quick thank you for a superb time we had at the Tower – what an achievement to fill the Tower with so many people; you should be so very proud of yourselves.
Thank you once again.
Regards
Pauline Avery, Lytham

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J ust wanted to say what a good time our table had last night and thanks for the great table position. We could get dancing easily and see the amazing Gregor and Rachel dance...a fab performance. loved the workshop too altho' our performance left a lot to be desired! The Tower Ballroom makes for a special venue too. No doubt we will book again for future events – especially in the Tower. Some good music to dance to as well, we enjoyed your teaching too...
Thanks again for a great evening.
Lindsay and Geoff Seed and friends

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The dance was a really good night and we all
particularly enjoyed your choice of music – so good to dance to some up to date stuff.
A very, very good dance. Thank you.
Regards
Caroline 

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I just wanted to send a note to congratulate you on organising and hosting a wonderful event on Saturday evening at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We all had a fantastic time, so much so that I struggled to get my dancers on the coach for our return journey back to Bowdon!!! 
     We would love to join your next Blackpool event in October, and hopefully will have mastered some more sequence dances so that we can join in confidently with those dances. 
Kind regards, 
Zoé

March 2012 – 2nd Annual Spring Dance Weekend – The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Just a note to thank you for what was a superb weekend at the Celtic Royal Hotel.
The food was good, the tango and cha cha cha lessons were excellent, we enjoyed the dancing, and the latin dances and jive by the two champions were brilliant. Thanks to you and Kathryn and your helpers for a memorable weekend away at a very reasonable price.
Ken and Christine Procter

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Thanks for a fabulous weekend. We appreciate all your hard work. We both enjoyed it very much.
Joan and Mike

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Hope you all had a safe journey home. Just a quick line to thank you so much for another fantastic weekend break in Caernarfon. Just a pity it went over so fast. It was a great opportunity to meet up with some of our Hurstdance friends we have not seen for a while and a wonderful opportunity to make new friends along the way. Both nights entertainments were great including the Cabaret and I don't mean the dancing exhibition (although that was exceptional) but the sight of Ysobella charging around the ballroom at top speed chuckling past herself closely followed by Kathryn trying to catch her!!
Best wishes
Paul and Sandra

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I just wanted to say a great big thank you to you, Kathryn (& your family) for an amazing weekend @ the Celtic. We thoroughly enjoyed it and were made to feel very welcome being the "newbys" on the block. The other dancers helped us a great deal & we were impressed with how friendly every one was. The masterclasses were out of this world and have given us new hope to go onwards & upwards!! 
     I would appreciate being kept in the loop re any events etc and am very disappointed that we don't live nearer to attend your classes. I would like to book the weekend away in Harrogate so will send you a cheque with our deposits if that's ok.
     Thank you once again.
Regards,
Trish Lea-O'Mahoney

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Just a quick note to say thanks once again to you and the family for a great weekend, well beyond expectations!
Kind Regards
Keith & Steph, Preston

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Barbara Thurston
Valentine's Ball - February 2012. What an amazing evening at the Rose Club on Saturday. You and your team had gone to a lot of trouble to create the lovely atmosphere for us dancers. The demo couple were also great to watch. You kept the energy levels up throughout from the stage. We look forward to the Spring Weekend.

Paul & Sandra
Happy New Year! Many thanks for a superb dance last night at the New Year's Eve Dance. Sandra, Clare and I had a wonderful time. Thanks for all your hard work throughout 2011. Looking forward to events and socials in 2012.

Winston of St Anne's and his Maid Marion!
Phil, just to wish you and your family all the very best for the New Year. Let us hope it is successful for you as I am sure it will be. Also, thank you for a magnificent evening – we thoroughly enjoyed it and it was good to meet with your other dancers. It was the first New Year's Eve I've not run a dance for many years so it was an added pleasure. Keep up the good work and music.

Patricia Rigby
Phil, your dances are the best in the area and, what a teacher! There is no-one in Wigan to beat you. Emma hasn't been with you a year yet but her dancing has improved beyond belief, your attitude towards children and adults alike is great. Emma always says she can talk to you, have a laugh with you. She loves her lessons and can't wait to compete with this lovely school you have. Keep up the good work.

Laura Fisher
Phil is a fantastic teacher who is patient as I struggle to grasp the routines straight away. His dancing events are so professional and well organised. Would definitely recommend Phil as a dance teacher.

Eileen Whitehead
Tony and I really enjoyed your classes. We found you a very very patient teacher who we could also converse and have a laugh with. Your events are something not to be missed.

Nicky Acton
Sam and I have only recently got back into dancing after quite a break and it was important to find a teacher that we could work with at either a social or competitive level. Phil has been brilliant, he is inspirational and motivational but, best of all, he laughs along with you. We really appreciate the ways he works 'with' us and, as such, enables and encourages us to get the best from each routine. We also really love the social events that Phil puts on, the atmosphere is always fantastic and the music second to none.

Sandro Melkuhn
Since we started learning ballroom dancing, we've been to a few teachers – all enjoyable. When we started with Phil, though, we reached a different level. Not only have we learned much more than we expected, but the ability to put what we'd learned into practice at Phil's regular socials and specials means that we get to enjoy the fruits of our labour as well. Phil, is a "Proper Nice Guy", and attracts similarly pleasant people to him and his classes and events. Do not miss Phil's events at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom! And if you are serious about dancing, Phil's Weekend Breaks are just great.

Christine A Holland
We all enjoy Phil's social dances which are always well organised, playing a great variety of music.

Jean Westby
Phil is a lovely friendly guy, everyone is welcomed, great social events, great people, and the music is pretty good too, come and join in! John and I really enjoy your dances, and your classes, that we attended, were educational and fun-filled. Good on you Phil, you're a great person to know and we love you.

Bryan Mottram
I was taught by Phil for about 5 years and prior to being taught by him I didn't win a single thing. I moved to be taught under Phil and, ever since, have won the North-West Medallist Of The Year 6 times and The British Championships twice. Phil is an incredible teacher full of enthusiasm and passion for dance and quite frankly, if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be where I am now. Thank you.

Lorraine & Tony
Just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you for a great night out. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned the ballroom looked spot on. It was a real credit to your hard work.

Bob from Southport
Just to thank you for the great night of dance that you put on at the Tower on Saturday and also many thanks for the great seating. The Workshop and Demonstration were very much enjoyed and appreciated by our group. We look forward to your next event at the Tower and could possibly bring a lot more pupils.

David & Sheena
Had a great night at the Tower. Good choice of music. Looking forward to your next Tower dance night.

Lyn 
Thanks for arranging last Saturday night at the Tower. Paris and I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. Please e-mail me to let us know of any plans for future events at Blackpool – if we can come we will.

Lynda
Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the time and trouble you and the team took to make sure the Blackpool event was a huge success – we had a brilliant time, as did Kath, Mike, Kath and Eddie – an amazing venue and a fantastic night. Thanks again.

Anne & Derek Kershaw
I just want to say a big thank you for the dance event you organised at Blackpool Tower last Saturday. My wife and I really enjoyed it and I am sure it was a great success. Everybody seemed to enjoy the dancing etc. Look forward to the next one.

Just wanted to say what a great night we had on Saturday. The music was just right and the evening flew by. Look forward to the next one.

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We are looking for people to join our team at our very busy dance school.

Teachers and class assistants wanted for Ballroom, Latin, Argentine, Tango, Ballet, Tap, Street, Cheer, Drama, Music, Singing and more.

Contact Phil for information on
07872 146896

 

Dr Adam Bajkowski
well known Northwest GP and former President of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society is all in favour of the benefits which Hurst Dance can bring to both individuals and the community.

"I would fully endorse the work which Phil is doing in trying to involve as many people as possible in Ballroom and Sequence dancing. As a GP with a special interest in Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, I can think of no better exercise to improve the strength and mobility of joints in people with Arthritis. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that aerobic exercise, muscle toning and strengthening should form a central core treatment for arthritis. Ballroom Dancing provides all these things and is great fun as well!"

Best wishes,
Dr Adam Bajkowski

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Darren and Lilia
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It is a real pleasure to perform again at such professionally run events as Phil's. The evening was full of laughter and dancing with a great crowd from all over the north west. We look forward to returning very soon.

 

Ian and Camilla
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We really enjoy working with Phil at his events, so nice to see so many people of all ages brought together and enjoying a lovely evening of dance. We are delighted to be a part of them.

 

Vincent and Flavia
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Great room, great people, great host – what more can we say. Two shows in one day both packed out and both run smoothly without interruption. Many thanks to Phil for having us back again and we look forward to the next one.

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