...a wonderful place to dance, learn and have fun
Tel: 01733 601349
Mobile: 07702 211004
The school is designed to encourage children to enjoy dancing and music and improve co-ordination and rythmical experience.
There is always a friendly, happy atmosphere at the school and the children all enjoy their classes.
Through dance they gain confidence and self discipline whilst working towards examinations and performances.
I am proud to say that I am the principal of Encore Dance Academy. It is now in its 17th year! I absolutely love teaching dance and strive to see my pupils progress and improve. My job is so rewarding and although sometimes challenging I wouldn't want to do anything else!
I started dancing quite late ( about 10yrs) after a few years of intensive gymnastic training. The dance bug soon took off and I was thoroughly hooked! Dance was definitely my passion and I haven't looked back since.
After leaving school at 16 I went to a further education college to study dance & drama. I gained my dance GCSE & A Level and then moved to London to study at London Studio Centre performing arts school. After graduating, I worked abroad on various dance contracts and had some amazing experiences and visited some beautiful countries. When my dance contracts came to a natural break I decided to work towards my dance teacher qualifications. This took some time. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey! It was very interesting, especially the inspiring courses I took. I studied both IDTA & ISTD dance syllabi and qualified 2 years later. This now takes me to Encore Dance Academy present day where pupils regularly take ISTD dance examinations and the results are of a very high standard. The Encore pupils work extremely hard in their dance classes and we all thoroughly enjoy the big productions they dance in annually. We are a brilliant team! Go Encore!!!
As a child, I loved my dance classes. I would race home from school on a 'dancing night' (most nights of the week!) and pirouetted round the house on a regular basis. As a teacher I hope to pass on my love and passion for dance. I started studying at Encore Dance Academy at the age of six (previously known as Deeping St James School of Ballet, Tap & Modern). I returned to Encore after leaving at the age of 16 to attend CPA Studios, a Performing Arts College in Essex, where I studied Musical Theatre. When I returned to assist Sally with classes at Encore I quickly realised my love and passion for teaching. I went on to study for my teaching qualifications at The Dance College, Royston,...
...where I graduated with teaching qualifications (DDI & DDE) in Modern, Tap & Imperial Ballet.
I am also a Teaching Assistant at The King's School, Peterborough which I thoroughly enjoy and keeps me busy during the day... although I have been known to Step Ball Change around the classroom!
I teach at Encore every night of the week and am loving being part of a wonderful school with such enthusiastic pupils!