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The Dancing School began in March 1972 by sisters Veronica & Susan Tweedale. Their studio was in Market Street Longton and stayed there for many years. Susan married and started a family so Veronica carried on teaching at various different halls. We were both pupils of Tweedales and took our teaching qualifications with Veronica. Unfortunately Veronica was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and asked us to continue the dancing school with the same values.
We have now been running the dancing school for 12 years and moved to St Albans around 9 years ago. We were very excited to be part of the regeneration of St Albans into the fantastic centre it is now. During the week we share the building with other users but on Saturday’s it is run as a Dancing Studio we are very fortunate that the centre laid specialist dance flooring throughout the building, we then raised funds to purchase our own Mirrors and ballet barres. We have three separate studios running on a Saturdays where lessons for all ages are taught in Ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Street, Musical Theatre (singing & Drama), Theatrecraft and Contemporary dance.
We are affiliated to the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) and offer examinations with this board to our pupils. We perform our dance shows alternate years to our exams at The Rep Theatre, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent we also perform in various charity events throughout the city.
We have expanded our teaching staff over the last 2 years and now we have recently qualified freestyle teachers Gabrielle Faulkner, Aimee Birks & Laura Buxton. Hazel Ernest is an experienced freestyle teacher and also takes our contemporary classes. All our teachers are AIDTA Associates of the IDTA.
Working together we can and do make a difference
If you are interested in joining our Dance school please feel free to contact us.
Emma Morris on 07801237240
Julie Wood on 07712815162.
Visit our website tweedaledance.co.uk
Facebook page Tweedale Academy
Follow us on twitter @tweedales
Visit our page on the IDTA website.