NEW MONTHLY INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Workshops will feature a variety of dance and theatre styles with performance and theatre specialists from the UK and overseas.

Open to all keen young dancers!

...for the dancer in everyone...

Home to Michelle Cooper School of Dancing - est. 1982

Genres

BALLET

Ballet is the technical basis of all dance form, working to develop muscular strength, a strong core, and flexibility; using bodily expression to tell stories on stage.

FITNESS

We offer a wide range of Fitness classes covering Cardio, Toning and Strength & Conditioning in a fun dance environment!

PILATES

A perfect way to work on conditioning and tone, Pilates focuses on core strength and is offered to Adults and Children to help develop and improve fitness.

BALLROOM

Traditional partner dancing for children and adults using techniques and rhythms of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep & Viennese Waltz

LATIN

Traditional partner dancing for children and adults using techniques and rhythms of Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and more.

POINTE

The ultimate aim for the training ballerina, it relies on strength in the feet and ankles and solid ballet technique to support the body. An extremely demanding area of ballet, not suitable for every dancer.

CHEER

An American art form created to champion and encourage sports teams. An emphasis on teamwork using visual shapes and formations to create a powerful effect and catch the eye.

MODERN JAZZ

The technical basis for modern dance with a focus on turns, leaps, spins, body strength and flexibility. Supported by a foundation in ballet technique, the aim is to maximise musicality.

STREET

Derived from hip hop culture, a grounded expressive dance form based on rhythmical interpretation, isolation and strength. In class, pupils work on both improvisation and impressive routines.  

FREESTYLE

Fast paced, rhythmical dance form incorporating energetic routines full of kicks, leaps and turns to modern music. Originating in  the 1970's it continues to develop with a wide musical spectrum.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Dancing, singing and acting for the musical stage. With emphasis on character, speech and vocal technique, pupils work on musical performances as well as musical theatre and drama exams.

TAP

Based on creating rhythms through fast leg and ankle work, but with an effortless finish, tap dance belongs to the classical musical stage and to the realm of contemporary percussive instruments.

Meet the Team

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Michelle

Principal

UKA Fellow & Examiner

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Harriet

Assistant Principal

UKA Associate

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Dani

School Administrator

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Jade

Studio Manager

UKA Associate

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Amy

Teacher

UKA Associate

IDTA

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Ann

Teacher

UKA Associate

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Rachael

Teacher

UKA Associate

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Oliver

Teacher

UKA Associate

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Kim

Teacher

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Gemma

Teacher

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Phoebe

Teacher

UKA Associate

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Teacher

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Teacher

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Aimee

Receptionist