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Why we teach… Performing Arts

Teaching is at times one of the most frustrating challenges known to man, however it is all worth it for that one shining moment!

My dance roots

From a very young age, I dreamed of my own dance school and to be a teacher. Inspired by my teacher back then, Mr Gordon Fletcher, I wanted nothing more than to be just like him. I believed this for many years until reality kicked in and I had to get a job… and then life kicked in and 3 kids came along. Now, second marriage later, suddenly I find myself closer to my original dream than ever!

We’ve helped put on several productions (doing sound and backstage tech); hitting the ground running. We have written and created one day showcase productions that blend seamlessly between routines; this piece involved every student from aged 5 to 65! We have even created our first formation production featuring both adults and children. We are now working hard towards this year’s pantomime and even starting a new formation team!

Why do I love to teach?

So in answer to my initial question as to why do we teach? The answer is simple….. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the look on your students’ faces when they have just performed in their biggest production to date. They were all beaming with pride; and quite rightly so. It fills you with such a joyful feeling, that every time you shout in class or think why do I bother suddenly seems so worthwhile. Teaching is worth every hour of effort we put in to make our students proud. For every hour we teach, there’s hours of behind-the-scenes work so our student’s dance lives are filled with great opportunities. So whether we are attending national and international teaching seminars, creating lesson plans, or fixing that last minute glitch; we know it will all be worth it in the end.

We are proud of each and every single student we have.

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