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Our dear friend Margaret Waite passed away unexpectedly in October last year. Margaret was a talented dancer who trained at the Royal Ballet School in London. When she returned to the North East she created the Margaret Waite School of Dancing and became an inspiring dance teacher for over 40 years. To many of her students she was more than just a dance teacher, she was a lifetime friend and mentor, who helped guide young individuals to identify and realise their dreams. Margaret was someone we all admired and looked up to. She played a pivotal part in helping to shape our lives today and we will be forever grateful for her support.
Margaret dedicated her life to dance and was well recognised in supporting local events and theatre groups. She was always very grateful of the overwhelming support she received throughout her life from her parents, brother and sister in law to be given the opportunity to fulfil her dreams to dance with the RAD and run an established dance school.
Her second passion was animals - she literally wouldn't hurt a fly! She loved her dogs greatly and after retiring from dance she spent much of her time walking her 2 pugs along the Whitley Bay coastline. She was often accompanied by ex dance pupils or new friends met through her love for animals.
In fitting memory of such an outstanding lady we are raising funds to place a memorial bench on Whitley Bay seafront. Any additional funds raised will be donated to her favourite animal charity.
Please help us remember this special lady who did so much for us all.
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Jul 11, 2018
Miss Waite was a truly remarkable lady, who was such an inspiration to everyone. She gave me my love of ballet which I still practice today x
Whitley Bay Pantomime Society
Jul 10, 2018
Donation in memory of Margaret, long standing honorary life member and choreographer of the society for many years.
Jun 30, 2018
So many happy memories of dancing at Margaret’s school for myself, my sister Carole and then our daughters Helen and Emma. Lots of displays and pantomimes too! She will always be fondly remembered xx
Sarah Reilly (Frain)
Jun 30, 2018
I danced at Margaret Waites from the age of 2 until 18, and now sitting outside my daughter's dress rehearsal for her first show with the memories flooding back it seems only right to make a donation
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 9, 2018
A generous donation from her loving family and friends.Margaret & TrevorBronwyn PearceChristine & MikeJinty Brownxxx
Jun 8, 2018
An inspiration to me and thousands of other girls she taught over the years.
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