Inspiring the most talented performers of tomorrow...
DREAMERS DANCE ACADEMY
Because to dance is to dream...
Who we are...
How We Got Started
Principal Elise Packard L.I.D.T.A launched her dance school, EliseMay Danceworks in September 2015. During the first 3 years, students of EMD were able to perform in Shows, Presentations and Festivals as well as take their IDTA dance exams. In the Summer of 2018, EliseMay Danceworks rebranded to take on a new identity that captured exactly what dancing is to its students, and so Dreamers Dance Academy was born.
Here at Dreamers Dance Academy, the focus is on inspiring young people to dance, perform, work hard, make life long friendships and gain confidence, all whilst developing the strength and technique to become talented young dancers.
Dreamers Dance Academy is dedicated to providing quality training to its students in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Street and Musical Theatre. Elise is a fully qualified, DBS Checked and First Aid trained teacher.
Classes We Offer
Find the right one for your child!
Our classes are designed for very specific age groups to ensure that our students progress into great performers.
Tippy Toes is the most perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of dance! These classes are for children aged 2 to 4 (reception year age )
Our Mini Stars classes are for children in schools years 1 and 2 and they focus on developing not only the skills required to be a fabulous dancer, but also confidence and discipline.
Lower junior to upper senior
Whether you've danced before or not, we have classes for all children from year 3 and above. We work hard to strengthen our technique and performance ability so that we can tackle amazing choreography, examinations and perform with lots of confidence!
Please note that your child will be put into the class that is most suitable for them based on their dance experience, ability and age combined. Even if your child is the correct age for a class, it may not be the best class for them! If you let me know their age and dance experience, I will advise which class is best.
THE DREAM TEAM!
Think you've got what it takes? This class is for those dancers who want to take it to the next level! Strength, flexibility, stamina and complex choreography is our focus in this class. This class compete at local festivals and events!
Audition Preparation class is an excellent choice for any dancer looking to audition for further dance training such as courses at BOA or Stratford College. Strengthen your understanding of the core dance subjects that are vital for success in auditions and in the dance industry. Class will focus on Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
Open Commercial class for dancers aged 15 and above. Learn challenging and current choreography! Whether you used to dance and would like to get back into it or would like to improve your commercial style, you are welcome to this class! Please note that commercial choreography can often feature a more mature theme of song and dance style.
HOW DO I PAY FOR THE CLASSES?
All classes are paid for by standing order. When a child is ready to commit to a class following their introductory period, the parent will be required to set up a standing order which will result in a regular monthly payment. If the child decides to stop attending a class, the standing order should simply be cancelled once they have stopped attending. You will be sent a fees list when you enquire via email!
Do you offer trial classes?
New students can attend for 4 weeks on a pay per lesson basis. This means that your child can attend 4 lessons before you make your decision as to whether they would like to continue with us! Simply bring the money for the class with you each week until the first 4 weeks are over, at which point you will begin paying monthly by standing order.
Do I have to stay with my child in the class?
No! You do not need to stay with your child while they take part in their class. No parents are permitted into any of our classes, including Tippy Toes. There is a small waiting area where you can wait if you wish however parents of children in year 1 and above are encouraged to leave the studio to minimise disruption to classes
Is there a uniform?
Yes there is a uniform. No new student is expected to purchase the uniform until they have attended for 4 weeks and every effort is made to keep it as affordable as possible. There are also optional items such as leggings, t- shirts and hoodies which are all personalised! All uniform (excluding personalised items) is ordered by yourself via our online shop. Please visit the uniform page for the link!
When can I bring my child?
We enrol new students throughout the year. The only time we don't take new students is in the last few weeks leading up to a show, so to make sure that you can come along, drop us a quick message before hand. There could also be a waiting list for some classes, so always message before to avoid disapointment!
What should my child wear for their first few lessons?
Aim to put your child in comfortable, flexible clothing such as leggings, tracksuit bottoms etc Footwear should also be worn as children are not allowed to dance in socks/tights. They can dance barefoot if you wish.