Bramhall School of Dancing first opened its doors at Bramhall Village Club in September 1983, with a class of 4 babies. One of them – Karen VanRoss – you can read about later.
Originally specialising in classical ballet, the school now offers ballet, tap, national folk dance, modern, jazz and Spanish dance, and has established itself as a centre of excellence in all subjects.
The school also offers Pre-School
classes for children from 3: it
is possible to enter the school at the age of 3 and stay, happily and
successfully dancing, until leaving school at 18. (As many pupils
The BSD DANCE COLLEGE offers GCSE and A Level Dance and A level Performing Arts
All aspects of dancing and stagework are incorporated into the classes, which are aimed at all girls and boys, whether for a career – in either teaching or performing – or as a hobby. Vocational training for serious students takes place throughout the week.
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and at the 1st Bramhall
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Mrs Helen Gray
She is an Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance and travels extensively, examining in Britain and worldwide. She is also a Mentor of the Royal Academy of Dance, involved in training young teachers on the Academy's CBTS programme, and an active member of the RAD Northern Regional Committee.
For several years Mrs Gray was a member of the National Dance Committee of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.) and, in 1999, was awarded the Haxell Cup – an international award – for her services to national dance.
She is also a member of the Spanish Dance Society and travels to Spain to further her study as often as she can.
Vice Principal :
Mrs Jennifer Murray
Miss Laura Carnaby
Miss Emma Farrelly
Saturday jobs are available for any girls who think they may like to have a career in dance. They are carefully selected and form a strong part of our team.
Our present helpers are:
Ellissa Roberts - Saturday Pre-School ballet/National/Spanish
Applications invited from anyone interested (12+)
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Parents are requested not to attempt to discuss issues or ask questions of teachers in between or during classes, as timetables do have to be adhered to and this can cause a safety issue.
Mrs Sue Kane is always happy to help with any questions about school policies/uniform/issues - she can be found in the school shop on Saturdays at the main school and can normally answer anything - if she can't, she'll find out!
Pupils are welcomed back into the school at any time, and many keep in touch long after they have left. Here are just some of them;