We follow the structured examination syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance and pupils are entered for examinations from Pre Primary to Advanced 2 level. However exams are not compulsory, importance is placed on enjoyment and appreciation of dance as a physical and expressive activity and art form. Body conditioning is incorporated into all classes from Grade 1 to Advanced 2 level.
Contemporary Dance is also offered and considered an important part of the training of a classical dancer.
Pupils are accepted into the school from 3 years of age and all are invited to take part in the school’s own production which is held approximately every two years at the Nottingham Playhouse.
Dawn King Dip. London College of Dance & Drama. Registered Teacher Royal Academy of Dance, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.
Susie King Former pupil of Gedling Ballet School, performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet in a number of productions notably as young Morgan le Fay in the Ballet 'Arthur' . A Royal Ballet Associate student Susie at age 14 accepted a scholarship place at Elmhurst Assoc. School of Birmingham Royal Ballet, and then completed her training at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, BA (Hons) followed by MA. Professional work includes Ballet Theatre UK, Ampersandance, Royal Shakespeare Company and Medea with English National Opera at the London Coliseum. Former ballet coach at the National Ice Arena and dance teacher at NCN, Susie now also teaches for dance schools based in London and Watford.
British Ballet Organisation qualified and registered teacher.
Jeremy King Trained London School of Contemporary Dance. Ex member of Lynx Dance Company and English Bach Festival Company.
Susie King - see above
Stage (Jazz & Tap)
Lauren Parker Freelance Dance Teacher, former pupil Gedling Ballet School. BA Hon Coventry University (Dance), MA Birmingham University (Arts Administration).
Brooke Smith Freelance Dance Teacher.