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Established since 1980

Welcome to Sandra Taylor School of Dance.

We offer a variety of affordable dance classes held in the community rooms at the West Bridgford Methodist Church, Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham.

Principal Sandra J. Taylor AIDTA, BA Hons. Cert. Ed.

COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE 31.10.20

Dear dancers, parents, families, It is with great regret that I have to inform you that our classes at STSD cannot continue as hoped after the current half term holiday.

As Nottingham and RUSHCLIFFE moved to Tier 3 on 30th October, new measures came into force tailored specifically for our area, see: rushcliffe.gov.uk « Corona virus public information »

Council leaders agreed additional local restrictions which include:

‘’PUBLIC BUILDINGS SHOULD NOT HOST DANCE CLASSES FOR ALL ADULTS AND CHILDREN’’ ( 31.10.20) On Friday 30th October the wording was ‘’Dance classes for all adults and children should not take place‘’ « Government and local partners will closely monitor the impact of these new restrictions, which will be in place from Fri Oct 30th and will be kept under review »

Therefore, together with the church committee, we have agreed that our classes at STSD cannot continue during the above period of time. We will of course monitor the situation closely and keep you all updated on any changes. We will be ready to restart as soon as it is permissible and safe to do so.

At this point we would like to pass on to you all CONGRATULATIONS to everyone in the dance school for helping us get through a very difficult half term MASSIVE THANKS to all the marshalls who volunteered to operate the ‘arrivals desk’ , oversee safe exit, and help everything run smoothly. The church Covid committee has passed on the highest of compliments on our management of the situation.

In the following weeks we aim to put on as many online classes as possible as we did during Lockdown. Even in a small space at home, technique and fitness can be maintained, and we will try to make online sessions as engaging as possible for all,

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR INFORMATION ON ONLINE CLASSES IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

Closing our face to face classes for the second time has been a painful step to take, but as the virus continues to surge, our priority is the health, safety and security of all.

Very best wishes, and see you soon as possible, Sandra Taylor and team STSD

ONLINE CLASSES - NOVEMBER 2020

Our team of teachers at STSD are able to offer the following formats of online classes. Class fees will be paid directly to the teacher delivering the class, contact details for each teacher can be found below.

Preparatory - Grade 2 = £5 per class

Grade 3 and above = £6 per class

One to one lessons may be available by arrangement.

SANDRA

Sandra will start by running ZOOM Ballet classes at the usual scheduled lesson time on Saturdays, for grades 3,4, and 5 Ballet.

9.15- 10.00 Grade5 Ballet : we will aim this half term to consolidate grade work and add detail. Pointe work will be included.

10.15-11.00 Grade 4 Ballet : We will learn the variation forward of the grade 4 exam, and work on technique and unset work.

11.15 - 12.00 Grade3 Ballet : When restrictions are lifted, we will aim to be fully ready to take the grade 3 exam, and will spend this term on perfecting and performing.

Monday Intermediate Ballet & Saturday Advanced 1 Ballet - Sandra will contact students.

Adult Tap and Ballet classes will continue on Zoom, Fri (Ballet) 11am and Wed (Tap) 7 pm.

TO REGISTER FOR THE ABOVE CLASSES please contact Sandra on: sandrataylorschoolofdance@yahoo.com

OLIVIA

Olivia is unable to teach via Zoom this time but is offering pre- recorded classes for students who wish to participate. These are:

Graded Ballet: Primary, Grade 1 and Grade 2

Junior Jazz

Drama

The videos will be a great support for students and will aid their learning throughout Lockdown.

Olivia will be in contact with parents, however if you would like to register interest please contact: oliviapaige754@gmail.com

LAUREN

Lauren is unable to conduct Zoom classes but will be offering support to students wishing to participate and further their technical understanding of syllabus work by creating pre recorded class work for Tap and exercise based work for Contemporary.

The videos will act as a supportive aid to at home learning, beneficial to students working towards exams in the future.

Lauren will be contacting parents over the following days but if you would like to register an interest for your child sooner please contact: lauren_parker@live.co.uk

BROOKE

Brooke is returning from maternity leave - welcome back! Brooke is currently unable to conduct live Zoom classes but will be offering pre recorded videos.

Students can access these at any time to aid their technique and exam work.

There may be an option for live Zoom classes going forward, if interest is shown, Brooke will be contacting classes in the near future.

To register your interest in either format please contact: brookeelizabethsmith@hotmail.co.uk

ELLIE

GRADE 5 Tap classes will be available as pre recorded videos. Ellie will be in touch with more information via text to students.

SUE

SUE will contact students if she is able to facilitate online classes and will let you all know details as soon as possible.

Any general enquiries or questions should be addressed immediately to the Principal at sandrataylorschoolofdance@yahoo.com

We hope that between us our team can keep everyone dancing till we meet again!

Sandra , Sue, Lauren, Brooke, Olivia, Ellie


TIMETABLES - Due to various issues, please note updated timetables

Our new timetables are in PDF format for you to read online or download onto your device.

To view the password protected class list page click here. Please email us if you do not yet have the login details.

Monday Timetable

Thursday Timetable

Friday Timetable

Saturday Timetable

CALL FOR MARSHALLS! WE NEED MORE MARSHALLS TO GUIDE CHILDREN IN AND OUT ON SATURDAYS IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT US URGENTLY ON OUR DANCE SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS !!

PLEASE NOTE

ALL CHILDREN AGE 11 OR OVER AND ALL ADULTS MUST WEAR FACE MASKS WHEN MOVING AROUND COMMUNAL AREAS OF THE BUILDING, AND IN ENTERING AND EXITING.

We offer full training in:

Classical Ballet

Tap

Theatrecraft

Modern Jazz

Commercial Jazz

Contemporary

Lyrical

Under 5's Fun Ballet

Under 5's Funky Freestyle

Adult Tap

Adult Ballet

Ballet - over 55s


Training for examinations is conducted by the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) a leading dance qualifications awarding body and membership association for professional dance teachers.

An Excellent Place to Learn

With nearly 40 years of experience we have taken our skills to develop a fun and friendly environment for you and your children to learn and enjoy performing arts. We offer classes for all ages & abilities, and there is something for the whole family. 

Our teachers are passionate about the arts and are dedicated to passing on their skill and knowledge following years of training and performing. Dance is extremely beneficial for children and adults alike. Dance is perfect for improving fitness and developing confidence. We teach discipline and develop talent in rewarding and enjoyable lessons.

Whether you want to dance for fun or have a life long career in the entertainment business our broad skill set and effective teaching approach are ideal for your performing arts education.

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Call us now on: 0115 9816 738