We are both, kind, dedicated, hard-working, fun-loving, and energetic and it is our aim to motivate, encourage and inspire your child, to ensure that, as well as concentrating on technique, your child is here to enjoy learning to dance whilst continuing to grow in self–confidence and to achieve high levels of success.
Children of all ages and abilities are nurtured to progress and to achieve their own personal best and it is during our annual show in the spring, which is the pinnacle of our school year, that parents, family, and friends can see for themselves just how much each child has learnt and LOVES to dance and perform with S4D!
We are a dance school that is quite literally never standing still and so if you want your child to enjoy learning the love of dance in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment, then please bring them along to join ‘STUDIO4DANCE’ - we promise they will be made to feel very welcome and a valued member of our wonderful dance family!
Our school, previously named ‘The Susan Holman School of Dance’ has been established for over 45 years and was founded in 1971 by Miss Holman. Miss Sharon was a pupil of Miss Holman’s since 1975 and had been teaching alongside her since 1995 and Miss Ellie joined the school as pupil in 1994 and joined the teaching staff in 2010. After many years of success, Miss Holman retired from teaching in July 2016 and we were both honoured to be offered the opportunity to take over the school and our own personal mission since that time, has been to further its potential and growth with a careful and considered approach.
Our very first step (if you pardon the pun!) was to give the school a new vibe and identity, so that is how the name change came about and so in August 2016, ‘STUDIO4DANCE’ was formed. Since that time, we are extremely proud that we have succeeded in our aim to grow the school carefully thereby ensuring that we can stay true to our aim and that we continue to do so and this continued growth has enabled us to recruit two team members who we chose very carefully to ensure that they matched our schools’ ethos:
September 2017, we appointed Miss Hollie Dawson who joined us to teach all our Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Ballet and Pointe Ballet classes and Acrobatic Arts.
September 2020, we welcomed Miss Juliet Richards who joined us to teach Modern Jazz, Tap (B.T.D.A.) and Contemporary dance and the latest addition to our timetable ‘Hip Hop Heels’.
By having other teachers working alongside us, has enabled us to add more classes to our already varied timetable across a wide spectrum of dance genres i.e., Musical Theatre, BalletBums, Tumbling and not one, but five Street Dance Classes!
We are a progressive school however, we do identify that your child's happiness and their physical and emotional wellbeing should be considered above all else and recognise that ‘glitzy costumes and tricks’ will never be as important as your child’s wellbeing, so rest assured that they (and their feet!) will be safe in our hands…!
'S4D' is the place to be!
My daughter has danced with S4D since she was 3 years old and absolutely loves it.
The rapport she has with the teachers is great and they encourage each pupil to do their best, but in a fun environment.
She particularly loves performing in their annual dance show which is always amazing.
The teachers are so encouraging and have done an amazing job putting on zoom classes and West End workshops throughout the lockdown,
Amanda C, April 2021
My daughter absolutely loves it here! Even the zoom classes are really fun and engaging.
My daughter can't wait to go back in the studio in April.
Samantha P, March 2021
We signed our daughter up just before she turned 3 and in the crazy year of Covid!! Shes loves it and became completely obsessed with ballet from there!
Miss Sharon is amazing! Keeping control of all those pre-schoolers while making it fun!
Amy D, Feb 2021
All the teachers without exception are professional, caring and provide an excellent, all round experience for their young learners
Striving to achieve the best of each childs ability in a caring environment. The range of classes is excellent.
The adults classes are also great fun, especially the BalletBums.
Kirsty F-H, January 2021
Studio4Dance - YOU ROCK!
What amazing dance school! My little girl loves her dance lessons and is forever practising around the house. Can't wait for her sister to join too!
Miss Sharon and Miss Ellie are clearly passionate about what they do. I would recommend to anyone!
Very friendly and fantastic teachers with a lot of experience
My girls love dancing at Studio4Dance.
Over the years they've done Mime, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Ballet and they enjoy showing off their skills in exams.
Fabulous shows for the whole family to watch and be proud of. I highly recommend Studio4Dance.
FEES & UNIFORM
STUDIO4DANCE generally runs alongside the local school authority’s timetable and we invoice six times per annum i.e. every half term via email.
The parents/guardians enter into a full terms' commitment and all lessons must be paid for irrespective of attendance.
Any payments not received by the payment due date, which is always the 28th day of each month, will incur a late payment fee of £5 - no exceptions.
We believe that the appearance of our students should reflect the standards of ‘STUDIO4DANCE’
and for this reason, we have a strict uniform code
Girls 3-5yrs are required to wear: - 'studio4dance t-shirt, a black leotard and a black circular skirt with either pink ballet tights or white ankle socks
Girls 6yrs plus are required to wear: - 'studio4dance' t-shirt, a black leotard and black tights/leggings OR a black leotard with pink ballet tights.
Boys are required to wear: - ‘studio4dance’ t-shirt with black jazz pants OR black cycling shorts.
Only ‘studio4dance’ t-shirts are permitted.
Only ‘studio4dance’ hoodies may be worn, which students are allowed to keep on for the warm-up and then they must be removed when asked.
All hair should be tied back, well off the face prior to commencement of the lesson in preferably a slicked back bun or french/dutch plaits.
All jewellery should be removed however, stud earrings and watches may be worn.
No crop tops or branded sportswear is allowed.
Students must wear appropriate shoes for the relevant lesson and all RAD students from Grade One upwards must have their own character skirt (girls) and their own character shoes.