The one who put the 'M' in EmJay School of Dance!
One of the founders of this dance school, who sadly left us in 2008 along with her mum Beryl in a tragic accident.
An inspiration to hundreds of children, she gave you a sense of belonging and made you feel that nothing was impossible. If you wanted it - you worked your heart out and you'd get it.
Many former pupils who are now adults payed tribute to Maureen on the Southampton Echo's Website, including Suzie Sheard:
"Maureen was the most amazing woman. If it were not for her I would not be a professional. She was a brilliant teacher and there was no snobbery. She encouraged everybody and everyone."
City Life Church
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