Reviews from our students, friends & social dancers
From Damon & Rebecca Sugden
Principal Dancers - "Burn The Floor" Dance Company.
Multiple Australian and International Ballroom Champions.
"It is without doubt that we would not be where we are today should we not have sought tuition from Glen Tierney and Len Humphreys at Humphreys Dance Studio. They provided the inspiration and information for us to achieve competitive results beyond our perception of our capabilities. The transition from a couple who struggled to achieve a State Championship final to becoming Australian Champions on numerous occasions is credited to learning and developing our beloved artform at Humphreys Dance Studio. This also gave us the platform to obtain further success on an international level, again exceeding our dreams. With this love of dance instilled in us the opportunity to be Principal Dancers in the "Burn The Floor" dance company has roots from our competitive beginnings at Humphreys.
The life of a traveling dancer is always a tough one, but to return to our mentors and friends at Humphreys is always a pleasure. Rekindling fond memories of the smiling faces that greet you on every visit."
Tim & Yulia Mallayanova
We have just watched the last year's NZ Nationals and so amazed on how much you have tought us and improved our dancing in only one year! You have no idea how grateful we are to Colleen for inviting you last March to teach in our studio and thank you for accepting that invitation!!!
Glen you are an amazing teacher and we are so proud to be your students!
We LOVE timing, it is our favorite now (along with everything else of course :))) ). We hope you will be pleased to see it at the Nationals. Anyway we are working really hard on everything you gave us and so looking forward to your feedback when we see you after the competition.
Tim and Yulia
Some very kind words from one of our Saturday Class Mums:
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Humphreys Dance Studio for the opportunity given to my daughter Misty to take part in your Scholarship programme. It has been such a joy to watch not only her, but all the other children progress and gain so much confidence within themselves week after week. To all the Scholarship teachers, you guys Rock!! Your dedication, patients, love and passion for what you do is incredibly inspiring. In fact so much so that after losing my accounts job at the beginning of June I decided to finally follow my passion and have enrolled to do a Diploma in Youth Support/Mental Health, if I can do it with the same amount of passion you guys have for dance, I will be well on my way to having a fulfilling career. Thanks once again and look forward to watching Misty continue her dance journey.
Kind Regards Kim Sansom
From Daniela De Pretis
I first came to Humphreys Studio less than 2years ago to learn Salsa. I was new to WA and needed an excuse to meet people and get some exercise. Other than a few years of ballet as a child I had no previous dance experience and was more than a little hesitant to come and give it a go on my own. Luckily, Jacky talked me into it and now I practically live in the studio! In less than 2 years I have gone onto enrol in Modern, Latin, Argentine Tango and of course Salsa classes. I am enrolled in medal classes, performed in a Salsa floorshow and have just started competing in ballroom competitions! What can I say, it becomes addictive! More than that, I have met some amazing people. The teachers are fantastic and I have improved so much more than I would have thought possible. I recommend everybody interested in dancing to give Humprhey’s a go, you never know what you can go on to achieve!
I started attending Jacky's salsa classes last year. I had never salsa'd in my life so it was going to be something new and totally different for me.
I am now attending the advanced course, which tells you somthing - I love it!
It is a great way to unwind from a busy week plus it is really social ( I have met some really amazing and wonderful people through the class)
Jacky is a wonderful teacher. She explains the movements and steps in a step by step manner which means that everyone can understand.
The thing that keeps me going back - it is fun, relaxed and entaining. Dancing needs to be fun so take it from me.. it is!
From Sandee Banks - Social Dancer
"I started dancing at Humphreys Dance Studio late 2007 when my singing classes changed to the same evening as my scheduled dance classes at another studio.
Glen made me feel very welcome and at home from the moment I walked in. He uses a relaxed and open teaching style which is both warm and professional at the same time.
Glen takes time to explain steps and routines clearly and where appropriate adds flavour to the class with a well-timed tip on how to improve posture or technique. He also has a delightful sense of humour.
There's always a strong sense of feeling welcome and I feel part of a community of people who simply love to dance. I always leave Humphreys feeling relaxed and happy.
From Larisa Locke
South Pacific Professional Ballroom Champion.
World Championship- Australian Representative, Ballroom and Latin.
"I was 10 the first time I went along with a friend to a beginner children's class at Humphreys Dance Studio. As luck would have it, I had managed by pure chance to walk into the top studio in Perth.
Debbie-Anne Tierney (Co-Principal) has an amazing gift with children and is the reason why I fell in love with dance. It did not matter whether you were naturally gifted or had two left feet, Debbie-Anne brought out the best in everyone just the same.
She made a massive impact on me as someone who I could aspire towards as a dancer and also as a person. Along with her husband Glen and Mr & Mrs Humphreys, there has always been first class teaching, support and opportunities.
This is what makes the studio so special I think, everyone is welcome and there is always an inviting atmosphere. I've been to studios all over the world, but nothing compares to the magical feeling at Humphreys."
From Siu Ng
"I have recently commenced private lessons with Glen Tierney at Humphreys Dance Studio. I feel that Glen communicates extremely well with his students. He is able to diagnose faults and offer the exact remedy.
Glen has taught me movements and steps in a simple way, where in the past they all seemed so complex.
I am confident of achieving my dancing goals with Glen's excellent teaching and the beautiful facilities at Humphreys Dance Studio.
From Angela McNally - Social and Medal Dancer
"I chose Humphreys because I wanted to improve the techical quality of my dancing. The standard of teaching is excellent and there is the opportunity to do medal exams if that is what you are interested in. But even if you just want to learn the basics Humphrey's provides a fun, relaxed envirnonment and the classes are just the right size."
From Suzie Q - "The Dinner Club"
"I had been looking for somewhere for private dance lessons and social dancing for a while as I had many requests from members of my club. Humphreys ticked all the boxes. Great sized private room, lovely dance-floor, fantastic variety of dances and music. Add this to a fabulous floor-show and THE best instructor (thanks Jacky) and you have one fun-filled night out. I can't recommend it enough."
From Jacqui - Social Dancer
"After attending classes at several other Ballroom & Latin Dance Studios in Perth and being very disappointed both with the level of teaching skills and the flexibility of courses offered, I visited Humphreys and discovered a lovely relaxed, friendly and social dance studio offering not only a high level of teaching but a very fair and flexible curriculum. I have never looked back and would always recommend the great staff at Humphreys to all of my friends. If you want to learn to dance socially in a fun atmosphere without any pressure but with very skilled teachers or if you want to move on to medals, then Humphreys is the place for you!"From Jacqui - Social Dancer
From Judy for whom we hosted a work Christmas function 2009
A heart felt thank you to the staff at Humphrey's Dance Studio for making our work function so memorable.
The studio was decorated beautifully and the tables set so very nice. We had the whole place to ourselves for our xmas dinner dance.
There was two amazing floorshows. And then after dinner Mitch (our most excellent DJ) took us through some simple and fun dances
to get everyone up. The atmosphere was relaxed, people could talk and mingle and the music set the scene.
Special thank you to Jacky Shue for facilitating the whole event. And thanks to Mitch and Craig for getting up some of the girls for a dance.
They made the non dancers feel comfortable and everyone had a wonderful time. Regards Judy Boer.
From Renee Irvine - Social Dancer
"Humphrey's is the perfect place to start dancing. After years of thinking about dancing one day I finally did it and I picked the perfect place! Humphrey's staff are all so helpful and direct myself, my partner and his sister into the perfect beginners class where they took us through the steps nice and slow. After the first session we were all hooked! We have now gone on to complete a year of dancing and got our Bronze medals in Latin. Next year we hope to get another few medals under our belt! We don't like breaks between our dancing because we enjoy it so much but all the staff and class mates have become our friends. We intend to be at Humphrey's as long as we can I think we'd only stop coming is we moved countries."
Sandee Banks, Dancer
I am enjoying Craig Denham’s Gold Latin Medal classes. Craig is an inspiring Dance Teacher, his passion for dancing is infectious, he always choreographs interesting routines and has a clear and open style when communicating about technique. Jacky (who organised and teaches the popular Salsa classes) assists Craig and brings an air of fun and friendship to the group and she’s always willing to re-explain some intricate step. Now and then we are very lucky to have Rosa Filippello to work with us on movement and technique. Rosa and her dance partner Arkady were ranked 11th at the Blackpool Dance Festival in May 2010, which is open to the World, and she is generous in sharing quick tips to improve our technique and our sense of style. Thank you for a fabulous class.
A lovely note from one of our Mums:
Just writing to express a huge thanks to you all at Humphreys Dance studio!
My daughter Lily was lucky enough to be a part of your children's scholarship classes in the second half of 2012 and is very excited to have just gone for her Bronze Latin medal. I cannot thank you enough for the scholarship and for the wonderful introduction we have had to dancing at Humphreys. Lily has enjoyed the Saturday classes immensely and the fun had by all the teachers and children is just amazing. It has been a joy to watch, for myself and for all the grannies and rellies we have brought along (Gran'ma is now keen to join a beginners class herself!!).
The young Saturday teachers are just fabulous and they pass on their enthusiasm, humour and obvious love of dance to all the kids that attend. The recent exams were a case in point - what might have been a competitive or stressful exam environment was far from it - rather it was a wonderful chance for the children to show off what they had learnt and applaud each other's achievements. Congratulations on creating such an amazing culture at Humphreys and for giving so many children a chance to dance... We will certainly be back next year.
Kim and Lily Hamilton
From Richard Mittra
"HUMPHREYS! The place I sashay to on Wednesday nights to be entertained and educated by the Maestro himself...Mr Glen Tierney!! It is the home of good music, good moves, highly qualified and friendly teaching staff whose patience is infinite. Confidence building? Get yours at HUMPHREYS!! I did."
That was an enjoyable and entertaining evening with a talented DJ, Mitchell playing our favourite varieties of music/songs which we could easily apply the dance we have learnt on the dance floor. As much as enjoying out of dancing on the night, it is entertaining and insipiring just watching the bunch of teenagers whom i believe are competitors dancing graciously and able to bring out the dances, being it cheeky, sexy, classic, funky,etc
Well done again, Humphreys.
Thank you very much.
From Natalie Stoksik
"My son has been dancing at Humphreys for the past 4 years, and has had, not only high quality teachers, but most importantly has been mentored,supported and befriended by their unique community.We only hope we can find a studio half as good when we relocate to Germany."