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, Hampshire and Surrey. 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 opportunities to take part in dance holiday camps and workshops ran by our teachers and 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 – PRINICPAL
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.
Miss Kali has over 10 years experience working with children, therefore gaining an excellent 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 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 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.
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 RAD RTS
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.
BA Hons (Urban Dance) ISTD
Miss Lauren is thrilled to join the teaching team at Elibah School of Dance. She started dancing at the age of 7 and from what began as just an after school activity, very soon became her passion.
She found her love for street dance when she attended Guildford College. She then went on to study Urban Dance at the University of East London where she achieved a BA (Hons) degree and she is also now a qualified ISTD Street Dance teacher.
Her biggest achievement so far in her teaching career was winning the Regional Heats and becoming Junior Regional Champions at The Great Big Dance Off 2020. It was a moment she will never forget!
Being a teacher is extremely rewarding; to be able to share her experience and love for dance brings nothing but joy to her.
Miss Beth started dancing when she was 8 years old in her home town of Salisbury. She specialised in Modern and Acro. At 12, she also started cheerleading and competed for a couple of years until she decided to start teaching alongside her competing. Whist teaching cheerleading, Miss Beth focused on the dance and acro elements, which included flexibility.
At the age of 16, Miss Beth began studying for her Childcare NVQ and which sadly meant she had to leave cheerleading to focus on her new career. Miss Beth worked within Nurseries and Pre-Schools for nearly 5 years and during this time learnt a lot about child development and how important it is to have fun and enjoy learning, which she hopes to bring into her dance teaching.
Miss Beth looks forward to start teaching again and further her knowledge and skills while doing so.