REBECCA WARD - Principal of Rebekah's Dance School and Martin's Heron School of Dance
BA Hons Dance, ISTD, IDTA, Acrobatics Arts
DANCE has always played a major role in my life. From the minute my feet touched the ground, I was always keen to move to music and my parents quickly enrolled me in my local dance school to take ballet lessons.
My passion for dance and the arts made me a dedicated student. Along with ballet, I signed up for tap, modern, jazz and disco classes, competing in numerous festivals and taking on lead roles in shows at my dance school while also performing in charity productions on the West End stage. Evenings were always packed with dance classes and weekends spent rehearsing for shows but I relished the chance to spend my spare time dancing.
At University College Chichester I graduated with a BA Hons in Dance, having learnt all aspects of choreography and dance.
After graduating I started to build my teaching career across Surrey, inspiring young ballerinas as they started their journey into the world of dance. Adding to my dance CV I later completed my teacher training in the ISTD Syllabus at the Italia Conti Arts Centre.
Opening up my own school and acquiring Martin’s Heron School of Dance have both been major milestones for me in my teaching career. I now look forward to expanding the schools as I watch the pupil’s progress and further their dance education.
For me, dance teaches young people so many skills that are vital for their futures and these young dancers are the building blocks for these successful schools. While they will have fun in their classes, they will also improve their ability to work in a team and individually as their confidence grows and they succeed. I look forward to watching my pupils excel in a happy and friendly dance school.
Shani has trained extensively for many years in various styles of dance, including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She studied Musical Theatre at The Brit School of Performing Arts for two years and then continued her studies at Chichester University graduating with a BA Hons in Dance.
Currently just taken her DDI teaching qualifications in ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap, Shani is excited to work with young dancers to achieve the best they can in dance exams. Shani has also taken her Level One and Two in the Estill Voice Training Programme and plans on continuing her work with the Estill Voice Training.
She prides herself in her keen eye for detail, her high expectations and passion for the Arts, Shani loves working with young performers to see what they can achieve in the Arts,
Krystal has been dancing since the age of two and is a former and current student of Martins Heron School of Dance which she takes part in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern and Performance class. She has performed in a variety of London theatres including Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s theatre and the Adelphi. She has taken part in dance competitions; solo’s, duet and group entries. Krystal went to Bracknell and Wokingham College and gained a double distinction merit BTEC diploma in performing arts. Her passion is to become a dance teacher in modern and tap and is working towards her Tap Diploma in Dance Instruction with the ISTD.
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