The school was founded 50 years ago by Christine Sharpe in 1965.
Tap, Modern and Ballet classes were the original classes taught, and these have now been expanded to introduce new styles of dance and performing arts. We continue to focus on the original styles as the base of our dance technique but also highlight the new styles in lessons. Our belief is that it is important to move with the pace of the dance and performing arts industry. Therefore we would like to think the students recieve a mixture of old and new technique training, and this allows them to achieve the best results.
Students have the opportunity to perform in shows, festivals, exhibitions and exams. Each performance allows their confidence to grow as individuals and performers. The students enjoy moments like this very much and the school ensures that there are always new and exciting opportunites for the students to work towards.
A number of students have gone on to perform professionally and teach dance. Whether they go on to pursue performing careers or decide to bring their own children to the school to learn, we are fully supportive of all students. We hope to create great and ever-lasting relationships with them all.
Michelle King took over the school in 2003. She has continued to teach to a high level, achieving great results in exams and competitions. Students have most recently competed in the Dance World Cup and won achieveing Gold Medals for England; this has been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen.