Boys & Girls of all ages and abilities welcome... The emphasis is on FUN!
Our well established classes operated in Moseley, Birmingham from 2011, and moved to our own studios in Kings Heath March 2019. We cater for pupils of all abilities, needs & backgrounds, from toddlers & pre-school aged dancers upwards. Check out our Facebook Page for all the latest news & photos.
2017 & 2018 we set about acquiring our own studios for the dance school, & other associated, complimentary classes/services. A fantastic facility has been secured in a prominent position on Kings Heath High Street, above Poundland & Clarks. The 10 year rolling lease completed 21/12/18 & following substantial internal alterations and full fit out, we launched classes 2nd March 2019. The venue has 3 dance studios, with a folding wall between 2 of them to allow a more flexible space. The site has a kitchen and tuck shop, mirrored walls and free standing mirrors, wall mounted & freestanding ballet barres, Le Mark dance flooring, big screen projection equipment, Bose wifi sound system, dimmable LED lighting, wifi broadband, video security entry system, and much more besides!
During their time with us, children learn skills in Freestyle, Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Contemporary Jazz (IDTA syllabus); Acrobatics (Acrobatic Arts); Contemporary and Street (iD-Company), as well as developing social skills and confidence. All pupil's achievements are recognised & we take great pride in awarding a Star of the Week trophy in each Tiddlers, Infants & Juniors session. The skills learnt in class work towards Association examinations; as well as displays at local events and charity fundraising performances for family & friends. Our last big charity showcase in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital was held at The Rep Theatre on 14/7/18. We were due to hold our biggest ever show ICONIC at Town Hall in 2020, however unfortunately Covid-19 prevented us.
In addition to the mainstream classes for children, where all the fore mentioned disciplines are taught, we have stand alone Contemporary & Street sessions; Acrobatic Arts sessions for all ages & abilities; and the Shut Up and Dance... SQUAD! Teams of dancers who are being fast tracked, perform more frequently & compete.
Although we work to progress and event schedules, the focus is on FUN! ...We want every child, every week, to have a great time & look forward to their next classes. If you fancy having a go, please register your interest using our Contact page... all your first week's classes are absolutely FREE and we offer fantastic sibling discounts including 3rd child taught for FREE!
Claire Humpidge AIDTA AAC2 B.Sc (Hons)
Principal Dance Teacher
An Associate / Level 4 member of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA); an ACC2 certified Acrobatic Arts & AcroDance Preschool teacher; a certified iD-Company Contemporary & Street teacher; accredited CanDo Hub SEND dance teacher; Zumba & STRONG Nation accredited; member of UDO Street Dance; licensed Street Fit® instructor. Claire holds an enhanced DBS disclosure certificate, dance specific Emergency First Aid certificate, a Music Licence (PPL & PRS), & appropriate insurance, as well as owner of registered Trade Marks for DanceFitMoms® and Little Wigglers™
All staff are enhanced DBS cleared & trained in First Aid, Safeguarding & Covid Safe Practices. We continually improve their skills base in our Career Development classes, to gain iD-Company Apprentice Teacher/Teacher qualifications for Contemporary & Street; Zumba licence; IDTA/OfQual recognised qualifications including Anatomy & Physiology Diploma, Dance Exercise Diploma, Gymnastic Dance Diploma, Level 3 and 4 Ballet, Tap, and Associate & Level 4 Freestyle (including Street) (The Pre Associate & Associate qualifications have been replaced with Level 3 & 4 Diplomas in Dance Teaching, as a result of the IDTA's OfQual Accreditation, as of 1st April 2016)
Claire's Dance Co Does Disney for Birmingham Children's Hospital ICU
Our last charity showcase was a runaway success! We all had an absolute ball raising a massive £1,590 from ticket & raffle tickets sales, & online donations!!!
The performance received rave reviews from our audience & performers alike - check out the DVD trailer opposite.
You can still donate via my Just Giving page...
Zoe's Place Charity Showcase
Our huge charity showcase in aid of Zoe's Place Baby Hospice at Redditch Palace Theatre on Saturday 15th February 2014 was a massive success!
We raised £1,680 from ticket & raffle tickets sales, & online donations!!!
If you've not yet made your donation, & want to support the cause, you can donate to the charity directly via their website: www.zoes-place.org.uk/coventry/donate/