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Gem's Dance Academy

Up to 4 years, 2 - 7 years + other ages

We have dance classes for all ages. We also run Stay and Play and Dinky Divas sessions that are pay as you go. We host family friendly events and community days (such as fairs, day trips etc)

Known for…

Music, Dance & Drama

Baby & Toddler Groups

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3 - 7 years

Music & Singing

Gem's Dance Academy

Alexander Stadium

Tuesdays

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45 minute Class

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4:15pm
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8 - 16 years

Drama

Gem's Dance Academy

Alexander Stadium

Tuesdays

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60 minute Class

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7:15pm
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Up to 4 years

Stay & Play

Gem's Dance Academy

Alexander Stadium

Wednesdays & Fridays

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2.5 hour Class

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9:00am
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5 - 16 years

Dance

Gem's Dance Academy

Alexander Stadium

Saturdays

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60 minute Class

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11:15am
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7 - 12 years

Street Dance

Gem's Dance Academy

Alexander Stadium

Mondays

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60 minute Class

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Instant Book

5:00pm
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Ratings & reviews

4.7
15 ratings

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Highly rated for…
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Value for Money
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Age Appropriate
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Good Class Size

What families are saying

Laheela1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3
May 2019

Good

Emma Barnaby
January 2019

Wonderful stay an play group clean tidy room and toys, friendly polite parents. Added bonus they have a small kitchen on site so I can grab a bite to eat while the little one plays 😊

Emma Barnaby
January 2019

Fabulous dance school, my daughter and myself dance here. Had so many wonderful opportunities through the dance school and made memories that will last a life time ☺️

Meet the Team

Emily Harris
Latin and Ballroom Teacher

Emily is a very enthusiastic teacher with the IDTA. Although also qualified in Freestyle Dancing, her passion is Ballroom and Latin dancing. She also works as a TA in a local school so is very experienced with children. She is extremely patient and always willing to help dancers learn new moves/ master dances.

Emma Barnaby
Stay and Play Supervisor

Emma is a busy mum of 2 and frequently cares for her nieces and nephews too but she enjoys volunteering her time with us to give something back to the community. She's a very sociable lady who loves to talk to other parents and play with the children who visit us.

Gemma Welch
Principal

Gemma is a qualified dance and English teacher, frequently working supply in local Primary and Secondary schools. She has a strong community spirit and believes that our Stay and Play is one way to give back to the community and bring families together. As a Fellow with the IDTA, she enjoys planning and organising Dinky Divas as a great way to introduce children to music and action. Of course, all children are welcome into our main classes from the age of 3. DBS checked and First Aid trained. BA (Hons), QTS, Fellow with IDTA, Trainer for Girlguiding UK

Jayne Harris
Catering CoOrdinator

Jayne Harris is used to a busy lifestyle thanks to her large family of 5 kids! She has qualifications in childcare and health and social care as well as her food hygiene certificates. She enjoys cooking meals for everybody at our events but will also read stories and sing nursery rhymes when she has chance. Trained with 'Disco Duck' and a member of the GDA adult team dance. DBS checked and First Aid trained

Lynsey Parkes
Stay and Play Manager

Lynsey is a family orientated lady with 2 small children of her own. She enjoys organising crafts and messy Play to see the happy faces of our children. She is also a dinner lady at a local primary school and loves sitting down to read to our children or lead some nursery rhymes. 'Disco Duck' trained. DBS checked and First Aid trained.

Miss Gemma Scott
Ballet, Tap and Gymnastic Dance Teacher

Gemma is a very enthusiastic teacher who is keen to pass her passion of dance on to the children in her classes. She is qualified with the IDTA in ballet, tap, gymnastic dance and freestyle as well as holding UK cheer qualifications. She also has her Anatomy and Physiology diploma. Like all of our teachers, she has a DBS check and is First Aid qualified.

Miss Georgia Clifford
Gymnastic Instructor

Georgia is an experienced Gymnast and Freestyle dancer. She has taught gymnastics for several years and specialises in preschool gymnastics. Having 2 young daughters of her own is s great asset to her skills. She is fully qualified with the British Gymnastics Association and holds up to date First Aid qualifications and a DBS check.

Miss Katie Harris
Teacher

Katie has dancing experience from a young age and has worked at GDA in various roles for over 5 years. Qualified with a degree in social care, she also keeps her First Aid training and DBS checks up to date.

Miss Laura Matthews
Gymnastic and Dance Teacher

Laura is a professional dance teacher with the IDTA. She is also qualified in cheer and tumbling. Having a young child herself enables her to understand the needs of the children in her classes.

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