Reddiford Studio School
 
Our ethos is to encourage the children’s love of movement using the syllabi of the ISTD for Modern, Jazz and Tap exams and the RAD for ballet exams. The youngest children are prepared for Internal examinations (where their teacher is in the Studio with them) to gradually introduce them to the discipline and formality of a ballet exam.  Exams are optional, and Assessments are another route which offer a certificate and medal but not a Pass or Fail mark.

Classes take place in a purpose built studio with a sprung floor and fitted bars and mirrors.

Children can begin ballet with us from the age of 3.  We then offer extra subjects of tap and modern from the age of 5.

Creativity is so important in the development of children and we hold a Choreographic Competition every 2 years where every entrant receives a certificate and excellence is nurtured with the award of medals.

Every child attending is invited to take part in a show held at a local theatre every 2 years.  The younger ones in just 1 matinee show .....the middle age group in 2 evening performances and the older girls in all 3 shows.  Many older children help with the choreography within the show.

Many of our pupils stay with us until they are 18 years old when we have to say Goodbye to them as they leave the area to attend University.

We often arrange trips to the theatre in the West End, to Sadlers Wells and locally.  Our staff will always advise on the suitability of various dance productions.

Trial lessons are available in all forms of dance.  Please call us to arrange.
All staff receive regular training, including Safeguarding and Health and Safety.  All ballet staff are First Aid qualified.
 
Ballet

We use the syllabus of the RAD which has recently been changed and  Paula Hunt, member of the creative panel and Chair of the Board of Examiners, explained that” content was arranged to develop secure technique including core stability, weight placement, turn out and line, while continuing to nurture the students’ awareness of artistry, musicality and dynamics.”  It is an exciting and modern syllabus with music played by the Orchestra of the English National Ballet.
 
Tap Dance

Tap is a fun, high energy form of percussive dance. It helps develop a strong sense of rhythm. Many say that its origins may have derived from African dance, Irish dancing and Clog dancing. Tap shoes specifically have metal on the toe and heel of the shoes, this gives its distinctive percussive tone that allows the dancer to experiment with a variety of rhythms and tonal qualities. A chance to follow in the footsteps of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
 
 
Modern Theatre Dance

Modern Dance is popularly seen in West End Shows.  This style has become hugely popular across the world showcasing many steps including: high kicks, leaps and turns.   It can be upbeat and energetic and also lyrical.  It encompasses an introduction to hip hop, contemporary, street dance and jazz. The music is current incorporating pop, rock, jazz and music from the shows.
 
OUR STAFF

Reddiford School is committed to Safeguarding Regulatory Compliance.  All employees are checked under current Safeguarding compliance requirements and also hold a current DBS.  All staff are recruited under Safer Recruitment legislation.  All staff are compliant as regard current Safeguarding and Health and Safety requirements.
 
ALISON FRANCIS

. RAD RTS, A.I.S.T.D,  Dip LCDD


Alison ran her own dancing school in Eastcote, Middx for 16 years.  She is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Alison started teaching at The Studio in 1990 and continued when Reddiford School took it over from Miss Hudson and Miss Jones and  26 years later is still teaching ballet, modern and tap.  Alison is a life member of the RAD.  Alison shares her wealth of experience with two younger teachers.

 
KATERINA SAVVA

. Dip ISTD (Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap Dance, Modern Theatre) . DIP Performance

Katerina started her dance training at The Christine Burtt School of Dance from the age of 4. She also studied Pointe work at Reddiford Studio School and passed her Grade 8 RAD with Distinction under the guidance of Alison Francis.  Her dance training continued at Margaret Howard Theatre College where she gained her Advanced 2  ISTD, her Performance Diploma and DDI and DDE Teaching Qualifications in Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap Dance and Modern Theatre. Her performance credits include dancing at ‘Move It’ 2012 and 2013 and singing with the English National Opera at the London Coliseum. Whilst at College, she performed as the Bakers Wife in Into The Woods, Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel and Jemima in Cats the Musical.  She has taken part in Master Classes with  Daria Klimentova (ENB), Anne-Marie Speed and Matt Wesley

Katerina has a passion for the Arts and aims to produce strong, skilled performers. 
 
CHRISTINA SAVVA

. Dip ISTD )Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap Dance, Modern Theatre) . Dip Performance


Christina trained at Christine Burtt School of Dance from the age of 4 gaining qualifications in RAD and ISTD. Christina completed her three year dance training at Margaret Howard Theatre College, where she graduated from the Teacher Training and Performance Course gaining ISTD DDI and DDE teaching qualification in Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap Dance and Modern Theatre and Vocational Examinations up to Advanced 2. Whilst at dance college, Christina’s performing credits included Tantomile in Cats the Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma, Aunt Em in The Wiz, Lord Mayor (Hertsmere) Gala at Elstree Studios and dance showcases at the Watford Palace Theatre. Masterclasses from leading Industry Professionals include Anne-Marie Speed, Matt Jones, Kyle Seeley, Julie Armstrong and Jamie Neale.

Christina enjoys working with all age groups and aims to produce skilled dancers.

 

 

Contact Details for the School of Dance

Alison Francis:        020 8428 4990

Email: alisonfrancis@ymail.com

 

For enrollment to classes:

Katerina Savva: 07557 443816

Email: katerinasavva91@hotmail.com

 

January 2018 Newsletter

Prices of classes on application

TERM DATES - 2018

Spring Term 2018

Term Begins Monday 8th January

Half Term Monday 12th February - Saturday 17th February inc.

Term Ends Saturday 24th March 

Summer Term 2018 

Term Begins Monday 23rd April 

Show  Performances Friday 1st June & Saturday 2nd June

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 

WILL BE LESSONS

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 

NO LESSONS

Show Week Tuesday 29th May -

Saturday 2nd June

at the Compass Theatre

Half Term Monday 4th June - Saturday 9th June inc.

Term Ends Saturday 14th July 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 



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