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We are registered with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and are a dance school based in Staffordshire.

We have a number of IDTA trained dance teachers who teach a variety of different dance styles including: tap dance, ballet, lyrical contemporary, street dance, commercial jazz, body conditioning and stretch and tone. 

Our teachers work with local primary schools to support schools with their primary PE offer through teaching dance, but also teach kids how to dance in local communities through our dance school which is called The Dance Academy.

We are always on the look out for new schools to work with, so that we can support them to upskill their teachers to deliver engaging dance classes, or to provide schools with dance clubs for before, during or after school. 

We are also always looking to hire school facilities in the evening or on weekends so that we can set up more dance schools and get more people dancing. So if you are a teacher, head teacher governor or even parent that would love to have ballet, tap, or another dance style at your school then get in touch.

The Dance Academy

The Dance Academy is the name of our dance schools. We currently have classes in Stafford where we provide a variety of classes for keen children to enjoy.

We currently offer classes for children aged 4 years old up to adults. The dance classes on offer include:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Street/Hiphop
  • Lyrical Contemporary
  • Acro Dance (mix of gymnastics/dance)
  • Commercial/Lyrical Jazz
  • Advanced Ballet/Pointe work

 

We have 2 performance groups for students who want to develop their dancing skills, who will compete in friendly competitions and perform in various events and shows. 

 

  • Junior Competition Squad 7+
  • Senior Competition Squad 13+
  • (Students will be selected for these classes by the teachers)

 

The Dance Academy currently operates in Stafford. 
Locations are: 

 

  • Parkside Primary School
  • Tillington Manor Primary School
  • St John's Academy
  • Oakridge Primary School
  • Topline Studio (Stafford Town Centre)

 

Classes are taught by qualified and experienced teachers.

Dance styles explained

Maybe you're new to dance and don't quite know the difference between different dance styles and more specifically the dance styles that we teach. The link below will take you through to another page explaining the various different dance classes that we teach, which include:

 

  • BALLET
  • POINTE WORK 

  • STREET DANCE / HIP HOP

  • TAP DANCE 
  • COMMERCIAL JAZZ 

  • LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY 

  • ACRO DANCE 

Stage Stars Holiday Camps

In addition to the dance classes we run through The Dance Academy, we also run performing arts school holiday camps. Stage Stars school holiday camps give children the opportunity to not only dance, but also sing and act. The musical theatre themed school holiday camps are fantastic for children who are new to performing arts or those who love to sing, dance or act. 

Meet the team

Felicity Finch

Felicity Finch

Head of Performing Arts

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Performing Arts (2.1 class ),
  • BA (hons) Performing Arts (2.1 Class),
  • Higher National Diploma in Musical Theatre (Merit),
  • BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Distinction).

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Hannah Cresswell

Hannah Cresswell

Dance Teacher

Qualifications

  • Member of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA),
  • IDTA Intermediate Ballet Grade,
  • IDTA Pre-Associate Teacher Award,
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Dance,
  • Foundation Degree in Dance and Theatre Arts,
  • British Gymnastics Primary Gymnastics Teacher Award,
  • Working towards IDTA Associate Teacher Award.

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April Bourke

April Bourke

Dance Teacher

Qualifications

  • BPA Hons Northern School of Contemporary Dance (1st Class)
  • Access to higher Education in Contemporary Dance (Distinction),
  • BTEC National Diploma in Dance (Distinction).

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Eleanor Duignan

Eleanor Duignan

Dance Teacher

Qualifications

  • BA Professional Practice in the Arts (Performing Arts),
  • IDTA Advanced 1 and Intermediate Ballet (Distinction)
  • RAD Advanced Foundation and Intermediate Ballet (Distinction),
  • ISTD Intermediate Tap and Modern
  • Trinity College London Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance at The Hammond Chester,
  • Royal Ballet School Associate aged 7-15
  • Micheal King Pilates Qualification
  • Early years Performing Arts Training

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