Elliot School of Theatre Dance

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The Elliot School of Theatre Dance has been nurturing and developing the potential of young people for many years. We not only deliver quality in performance, but enure that each of our students gets the most out of their experience by building life skills and confidence, whilst having a lot of fun and meeting new friends through dance lessons and our regular shows and performances. Many of our students go on to fulfil their dance dreams and aspirations, we have many success stories to share and I am sure we will have many more in the future.

Some of our students see dance simply as an enhancement of their lives, others have pursued careers in performance arts and progressed to become professional dancers. The aim of the school is to build confidence, to have fun and learn in a positive environment whatever our students' ambitions or abilities, always striving to teach to professional standards.

All of our staff are fully qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and are highly skilled in their dance discipline.

We offer training for all ages and levels and would love to hear from you if you or your child want to know more about what we offer so please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible for a chat.

We hope you enjoy looking around our website and look forward to meeting you. We will make sure you enjoy your time with us and fulfill all of your dance aspirations and dreams.

The Elliot School of Theatre Dance offers all of the following styles of dance, with the option for students to take exams with the IDTA:

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and helps the dancer to achieve excellent posture, balance, strength and grace.

Tap is a great way to improve a dancer's rythm and musicality as well as being a whole lot of fun.

Modern Jazz is fun. One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style.

Contemporary dance is one of the dominating performance genres for formally-trained dancers throughout the world.

Street dance is a funky, modern style of dance where attitude and individuality are embraced to produce dynamic routines.

Cheerleading is energetic and focused on team work, using a range of dance steps, lifts, tricks and stunts.

Tamla Gray
I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and have always loved dancing. I trained at Dorothy Stevens School of Dance where I found my love for ballet and all forms of dance.

My dream was always to teach and have my own dance school, and with the help of Dorothy Stevens, Jennifer McCrow, Vanessa Hooper and Linda Wallis, I was able to achieve my teaching qualifications and open my school.

I have been teaching for over 20 years and my enthusiasm for dance continues to grow.

Many of my students have gone on to perform at professional level.

Emma Devlin
I have always had a passion for dance, which resulted in studying at Newcastle College then going on to achieve a Contemporary Arts Degree at York St John University, graduating in 2012.


Our next show will be performed at the end of March 2015 so look out for plenty of photographs soon afterwards.

We have lots of news and even more success stories to tell you about so look out for these soon too.

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