Elibah School of Dance specialises in teaching a variety of dance to children who not only attend our evening and weekend classes but also within independent and state schools, nurseries and pre-schools around Berkshire and Hampshire. Our dance styles include RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz and Modern Theatre, Acrobatic Arts, Street Dance, Conditioning, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and MUCH MORE...
Our aim is to encourage the best out of every child we teach. We help our students build confidence and develop their co-ordination and rhythm in dance. Our students get to experience many performance opportunities and work towards taking graded examinations. Throughout the year, they will also have the opportunities to take part in dance holiday camps and workshops ran by professional performers.
With our highly trained and experienced staff, we offer the best service available. We have 100% examination success!
Teachers at Elibah School of Dance are DBS checked, attend first aid training every 3 years and hold Public Liability Insurance.
Miss Kali RAD RTS ISTD DDE ACROBATIC ARTS - Principal
Miss Kali is a qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Acrobatic Arts. She has many years of experience teaching and entering students for exams in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, pointework and street dance. She started dancing from a young age at two local dance schools, Allenova School of Dancing and Jayne Coleman Academy of Dance, where she quickly progressed and aspired to teach dance full time. She went on to train professionally in Musical Theatre, on a scholarship, at Millennium Performing Arts and then completed her teaching qualifications through the RAD, Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training Centre and Vanessa Atkins Clarivette.
Alongside her teaching, Miss Kali has worked as a Nanny and Childminder. With over 10 years of experience, she therefore has a very good understanding of child development and can incorporate this into her teaching.
Miss Kali adopts an energetic and fun approach whilst ensuring an encouraging and stimulating environment. This is achieved through letting the children have the freedom to share ideas and be creative.
Miss Laura S ACROBATIC ARTS
Miss Laura started her dance journey when she was 4 years old at Allied. She later moved to Limelight when she was 9 and this was when she realised she wanted to teach. She started assisting at Limelight from the age of 12 to 18 years, whilst also continuing with her own training, which lead her to perform on stages such as Sadler’s Wells and Her Majesty’s Theatre. After this she went to Creative Academy where she got a Foundation Degree in dance and also gained more teaching experience by going into a primary school to teach dance classes for 10 weeks.
She is now working towards her ISTD DDE qualifications in both Modern, Tap and hopefully Contemporary as well, whilst teaching alongside it.
Miss Louisa has been training from the age of 5, she has taken exams in Tap, Ballet and Modern with I.S.T.D and R.A.D. She has performed with Pasha Kovalev in his UK tour 'A Life Through Dance' and has performed with Anna Williamson in the pantomime, Wizard of Oz. She has also worked abroad in Greece, performing in venues and hotels.
Miss Louisa went on to higher education and successfully completed her BA Hons in Dance, at Creative Academy. Where she studied Gymnastics, Bollywood, Ariel Skills, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary and Commercial. She has also been successfully accepted onto a masters course furthering her studies in dance at Creative Academy.
Miss Abby has been dancing since she was 2 and a half years old. She started her dance training with Limelight until it then became NVSDD. She has trained in ballet & tap for 16 years and street dance, modern & contemporary for the past 10 years. Abby has assisted with classes since she was 13 and has always known she would like to be teaching classes too. As well as doing this, she has performed in many shows for her dance schools alongside completing ballet, tap & modern exams.
Abby has just completed her A-Levels and she is looking forward to focusing on her teaching career. She has recently started teaching street dance at primary schools and is aiming to complete her RAD and ISTD teaching qualifications so she can teach ballet, tap and modern at graded levels.
Miss Annelies BA Hons (Dance and Performance)
Annelies is a performer and teacher from Reading, who has danced from the age of 3. Annelies trained at Redroofs Theatre School at a young age and continued at Dance Sensation.
Annelies trained professionally for 3 years at The Creative Academy gaining a passion for performance in Tap and Commercial dance. Annelies graduated with a BA First Class honours in Dance and Performance.
Annelies travelled to Kos, Greece for her first dance contract with Palmera Entertainment. She then worked for BM entertainment in India working with many Bollywood stars in music videos and films. Annelies did this for a year and completed her last contract in Egypt working for TMC. Annelies completed her final 2 months as Dance Captain, choreographing for the Christmas and New Year show in 2019. Annelies has a strong passion for Tap dance, loves creating fun choreography, exploring with movement and showing her creative side.
Annelies now runs her own Adult classes, performs for Ben and The Showgirls and continues her passion for dance and performance.
Miss Catherine is a qualified teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. She started dancing when she was 3 years old at two local dance schools, where she found her passion for dance. At the age of 8, Miss Catherine started training, part-time, at Tring Park’s Academy for the Performing Arts’ Classical Ballet Academy and attended for many years. Alongside this training, Miss Catherine has taken many exams in ballet, modern and tap. Before Miss Catherine started her teacher training, she explored the world of performance by dancing with the English Youth Ballet Company performing Swan Lake and competing in many local competitions.
Furthermore, she is continuing to develop her teaching qualifications and starts her Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance in 2022.
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