Miss Gemma's love for dance started at an early www.*** ;She started attending regular dance classes from the age of 2 and before long was taking classes 5 nights a week and all day Saturdays. She became an assistant teacher at 14 and gained her first teaching qualification aged www.*** ;
She became fully qualified at 18 whilst she was studying for her A-levels. She continued to further her dance teaching qualifications and studied at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama gaining qualifications with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) alongside completing her degree in 'Sports Studies and Physical Education' at the University of Worcester. During her time at university Miss Gemma was the founder and Chairperson of the 'Dance Society'
for three years. Throughout her degree it became more apparent that her true passion was to teach and she specifically enjoyed combining the knowledge of her degree into her dance teaching www.*** ;
After opening the Academy and teaching for several years Miss Gemma continued her studies with the Royal Academy of Dance and gained RAD RTS (Registered Teachers Status). Miss Gemma is a fully qualified teacher with the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance), I. D. T. A (International dance Teachers Association) and is able to enter students for exams in all dance genres offered at the www.*** ;The Academy has a 100% pass rate and Miss Gemma also trains students/teachers for professional level teaching examinations with fantastic results. She is also a teaching member of many other dance organisations including the N. A. T. D (National Association of Teachers of Dancing) and I. S. T. D (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Gemma is also qualified to enter students for examinations with these associations.
Throughout her dance life Miss Gemma has performed in many shows, festivals and competitions. She has enjoyed regular appearances at Malvern Theatres including roles in 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Memory Lane', 'Snow White' and many more. She has also performed lead dance roles at the 'Swan Theatre', 'Roses Theatre' and 'Hippodrome' in pantomimes including 'Dick Whittington', 'Cinderella' and 'Peter Pan'. After taking a break from competing whilst at university, Gemma still had the desire to perform. More recently she has competed at the Nationals (Telford, 2013), Southern Class (Eastborne, 2014), Bring it On (Paris, 2015), Spring Sensation (Worcester, 2016). She also regularly appeared on the pitch at Sixways performing with her 'Cheer Elite' team who provided pre-match and half time entertainment for Worcester Warriors Matches. Miss Gemma also enjoys performing in the Magical Disneyland Parade in Paris with her students annually and she performed in Los Angeles in 2017 with her senior students on the Main Stage in Disneyland www.*** ;
Miss Gemma's experience of teaching is wide ranging, she has taught BTEC Level 2 and 3 at Hanley Castle High School, The Chase School, Pershore High School and John Masefield High www.*** ;She has also taught in many educational establishments including primary, middle and secondary schools, colleges and local universities. Miss Gemma has also worked with a wide range of young people within the community from teaching after school clubs to providing tuition at local groups which include children and adults with special needs and disabilities.
In 2010 Miss Gemma opened the 'Dance in Motion Academy' allowing her to provide professional facilities for all of her students. Since this time Miss Gemma she has trained many students to complete examinations, perform in shows and compete in National and International competitions. More recently she is very privileged to have trained students to represent 'TEAM ENGLAND' in Vienna at the ECU Championships. In 2017/2018 Miss Gemma was very honoured to have been selected as the Head Dance Technique Coach for Team England Pom who competed at the ICU championships in Florida.
Miss Gemma is very thankful to all who have helped her achieve her dreams including her family, teachers, students and parents. She wants every student to enjoy dancing and will strive to provide a safe, friendly and professional environment for all.
Miss Gemma believes every student is a true star!
Dance Teaching Qualifications
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
RAD RTS Registered Teacher Status
International Dance Teachers Association(IDTA)
IDTA Associate Classical Ballet
IDTA Associate Freestyle
IDTA Associate Cheerleading
IDTA Associate Street Dance
IDTA Licentiate Cheerleading
IDTA Licentiate Freestyle
IDTA Dance and Exercise Diploma
IDTA Anatomy Diploma
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
Affiliate Teaching Member
The British Association of Teachers of Dancing(BATD)
Classical Ballet Diploma
National Association Teachers Dancing (NATD)
NATD Contemporary Diploma
NATD Gymnastic Dance Diploma
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Junior, Senior and Advanced Programme Teaching Certificate
Acrobatic Arts (AA)
Acrobatic Arts Level 1 Certified
Aerial and Back Handspring
Building From The Ground Up
BGU Pom and Jazz
BGU Hip Hop
Dance Exercise Certifications
Barre Fitness Certification (Group X Fitness)
Barre Floor Certification (Emma Newman Fitness)
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education
Sports Leaders UK (SLUK) - Trained Tutor/ Assessor
I have been teaching since 2006 across Yorkshire and Staffordshire, to a variety of age groups and abilities and in a variety of settings; from community groups to sixth-form colleges. Now I have returned to my roots in Doncaster, where I began performing at the age of 7 years and founded DN4 Dance & Theatre in 2019. In addition to a BA Hons in Dance and PGCE (PCET), I have a background in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre and is a registered teacher with BBOdance (British Ballet Organisation). When I'm not teaching, I work closely with local Theatre groups and on a professional basis, acting, singing and providing choreography for events/productions. Over my experience in working in FE, I have successfully supported many of my students in their application process to Higher Education and Drama school; selecting and rehearsing monologues for audition and preparing UCAS application. Some of my former students are currently studying at ALRA and UCLAN and I have also successfully helped students gain entry to Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.
While my recent formal experience has been with FE students and above, I have taught students from the age of 5 through to university level on a wide range of topics. Areas of study include; Physical Theatre (from Dance-based to Commedia dell'Arte), Shakespeare, Contemporary Theatre, Prose.
A general lesson will include a short warm-up (either skills or focus based) prior to the main content; breaking down a script/choreography, rehearsal, feedback and discussion based on learning taken place and next steps. I try to make lessons as practical as I can, dependent on the material that we are working with and the end result required.
Lucie Talbot is a trained dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artist well known throughout the UK, Whilst directing her 12-year strong hip hop academy, Training dancers who, have become accomplished artists themselves. Lucie first started her career as a Jazz dancer after training in 1998, at the Prestigious Italia Conti Performing Arts College in London. Whilst at her classic studies Lucie Trained at others studios across London for Street Dance Styles. After her extensive training in classic styles Lucie went on to train worldwide with the masters of Street Dance gaining knowledge and skills in the many styles of the Street Dance technique. Becoming a very versatile dancer and teacher and Choreographer.
At Present Lucie is the Resident Street Dance Styles Teacher at the Birmingham Hippodrome and danceXchange, Jill Clews, And also has residencies in other colleges across the midlands. as well as running her own school and Youth company.
KLW Dance as been providing dance to schools for 10 years, designing bespoke packages taylored to meet learners need and fit in with learning topics.
Our sessions are highly engaging and are designed to inspire creativity in learners. We have experience with EYFS through to KS4.
We also provide after school clubs and breakfast clubs
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