IDTA Level 3 & 4 Dance Teaching Diploma’s for Age 15 - 21 Yrs Starting Septmber 2022

IDTA LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DANCE TEACHING ASSISTANTS AGES 15 - 21 YRS

The Academy is now offering dancers aged 15 – 21 the opportunity to take the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Level 3 Diploma in Dance Teaching Assistant qualifications (equivalent to ‘A’ Level, BTEC National Diploma ) This qualification will allow you to work as an assistant, safely in classes alongside a fully qualified dance teacher. This can also lead to gaining extra UCAS points for university .

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ELITE PREMIER ASSOCIATES PROGRAMME AGE 8 - 11 YRS

For Extra Elite Young Ballet Student, wishing to peruse a career as a ballet dancer or preparing for full-time vocational training with institutions such as The Royal Ballet School , Elmhurst Ballet School and Tring Park . Professional Guest Ballet Dancers will be teaching this course alongside Principal Miss Natalie who will be training to become an affiliated teacher of The Royal Ballet School in order to offer the best training to the pupils on this course. Miss Natalie is already professionally qualified as a dance teacher under the IDTA, ISTD, BBO and CDMT .

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STRICTLY COME DANCING DAYS WITH US SUMMER CAMP AGES 6 - 11 YRS

Learn Different Styles of Ballroom & Latin over 1, 2 or all 3 days Monday 25th, 26th & 27th July 2022 9.00 am - 12.00 every day with a fun competition and prizes !

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IDTA LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN DANCE TEACHING

The Academy is now offering dancers aged 18yrs and above the opportunity to take the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching qualifications (equivalent to a first year undergraduate programme) The qualification provides a basis for learners to progress into dance teaching, either through running their own dance school or working as a teacher in a private dance school.

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WLDA Brand New Dance Studio

In September 2020 we moved into our very own, brand new fully equipped dance studio . A separate Annex on Sutton Court Road W44NL . This large premises underwent a total refurbishment in order to house all of our dance classes with a brand new dance floor, mirrors and barres and a comfortable reception, waiting, changing area and garden for all of our pupils and parents. we have put all COVID-SAFE measurements in place to adhere with all government, dance organisations, and health and safety guidelines. Our studio is available to hire by arrangement and has been used by ITV Celebrities, Professional Ballet Dancers, Choreographers and Photographers and all have commented on how perfectly private it is along with being in a very convenient location. please click on pink button below to take a look inside . You can also visit our direct new website www.dancestudio4hire.com and it will have all of the information of fees and availability.

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West London Dance Academy, is based in Chiswick  and has been established for 15 years.
We have recently moved into our own detached Dance Annex, Fully equipped and Covid Safe. Located within Chiswick Methodist Church grounds , Sutton Court Road, Chiswick .W4 4NL .
We have our own private drop off car bay and there is restricted parking in Barrow gate Road. There is a bus stop right outside that serves most local districts. Chiswick Park and Gunnersbury underground stations are very close. the studio is within 5 minutes walk of Chiswick Town Centre for all amenities and close to the A4 for easy commute.
Along with a fully equipped Dance studio, there is a cosy waiting area, cloakroom, toilets, kitchen, office and homework hub with garden space.

You can book a 4 week trial to start week before you sign up to a full term.

Our Fully Equipped Dance Studio is available for hire by arrangement

We offer Classes and Private Lessons  in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary Modern Jazz, PBT alongside Professional Performing Arts &  Intensive Dance Teacher Training Courses For Children and Adults of all Ages and Abilities 
(Please see our new time table)

We have limited spaces available!  BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment !

What makes us different from other little dance classes?  all of our WLDA pupils begin as babies, as young as 2.5 years old, and continue through our academy to adulthood. Growing physically and mentally, whilst developing technique, confidence, agility, discipline, social kindness and performance quality and making wonderful friendships that last a lifetime.

Our studio is safe 
The New  WDLA Dance Annex Next to Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Road,  Chiswick W44LN, has now been refurbished and completed to a high standard with sprung floor, mirrors, ballet barres, waiting area, cloakroom, homework hub and out door area. 
It is cleaned thoroughly in between classes and intensively at the end of day.
Our teachers have undergone the Covid -19 Health and Safety , First Aid, and Prevention of Virus Spreading Courses. We have new Risk Assessments in place and have updated our safe guarding policies .
All of our classes are small with quality teaching . We stand by our commitment to keep all pupils, safely dancing and will continue to upgrade or ease our safety regulations, in-line with Government Guidelines.

The Pandemic has had a significant impact on all children and adults.

We are so pleased to offer classes for everyone and will continue to support all pupils and their parents health and general well being.






Our Mission
At West London Dance academy we focus on nurturing little ones to grow into confident dancers. Our main objective is to conduct small classes with unmatched expertise and affordable tuition. We want to inspire good technique and progression in a safe, lively and fun environment. In every class, we make sure all students understand the enjoyment, passion and fitness that all forms of dance can bring.


Babies and Pre School classes are designed to introduce little ones to the magic of dance with the basics of ballet , standing in positions, skipping, jumping, pointing toes, walking on tip toes, balancing including lots of fun and musical mime.




Prep & Primary Ballet & Tap classes for ages 4 to 8 years are for the beginners that may want to take dance a little more seriously but still with the fun and imagination element . Pupils are given the opportunity to take their first ever ballet & tap examinations under the IDTA like our big boys and girls . For Junior and senior school classes  We offer a Full Timetable of Ballet, Tap & Contemporary Modern Jazz, Progressing Ballet Technique, Pointe Practice & Perfecting Pointe and will soon be offering Students - A Performing Arts Dance Associate Course for Elite Dancers, alongside  Level 3 and 4 Dance Teaching Diploma Courses . We are an IDTA, ISTD, BBO and CDMT Accredited Dance School .                                                    




Many of our past pupils are  dancing professionally or training at full-time professional dance schools such as The Royal Ballet School, Arts Education and Tring Park . Others are fully qualified dance teachers having trained on our WLDA Intensive Dance Teachers Programme (please see our Dance Teacher Training Programme pageand are now running dance schools of their own.

Our Latest Alumni



Liv Walker Singer/Song Writer (Olivia Walker ) known to us all,  was a member of West London Dance Academy since the age of 4 years old . She completed all of her Ballet Exams and took part in our annual dance school shows, she left us in 2021 to pursue a career in music and has since written 4 singles which have done amazingly well on Spotify . We are so proud of Olivia and can’t wait to watch her future in music unfold.



 Charlotte - after joining the Academy at the age of 11 years , achieving IDTA qualifications and playing lead roles in WLDA performances is currently studying Dance in London and teaching and choreographing for various musical theatre companies.
Isak - Currently attending Philadelphia University in USA for Football, Dance and business . Isak has played semi professionally in the UK and for QPR Football Academy whilst attending Ballet @ WLDA since he was 6 years old We can't wait to follow Isak's football career and love that ballet has always contributed to his amazing football talents.
Tallulah - attended Tap at the Academy from the age of 4 yrs and became the face of the NatWest Advert on ITV T.V she has starred in many films, TV drama’s and voice overs and is now playing a lead TV role ‘Princess Mirror-Belle’ on CBBC and BBC iPlayer. We are so proud of Tallulah and her achievements at such a young age.







Annie -  Trained with the Academy since the age of 3 years. After completing all of her  Grades in Ballet and Contemporary Modern Jazz and being nominated 3 times for the International Dance Awards along with achieving 3rd place in the South East and London Classical Ballet Awards in 2017 . Annie Trained alongside Miss Natalie assisting in Saturday Classes whilst attended School full-time and continuing her Ballet and PBT training, she took the highest IDTA Professional Vocational Ballet Exam Advanced 2 and achieved 98% Distinction. Annie is one of the Youngest to have taken this grade under the IDTA at just 16 years old Annie is now attending university full-time.

We organise at least 2 -3 exam sessions a year and have a History of 100 % pass rates in IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association )  Examinations always achieving Distinctions and Merits with pupils achieving as high as 98% in professional vocational exams. Many of our pupils have been nominated by examiners for the International Awards in Manchester. Only 500 pupils are nominated each year out of 7500 in the UK and Abroad .




The Academy has put on two successfully acclaimed large scale performances (please see our show page and our short video clip on the home page ) The Nutcracker and Alice in The Greatest Wonderland , each received a standing ovation from the audience and outstanding comments from professional dancing and acting critics.

Our Principal Miss Natalie has been dancing professionally, running dance schools and training dance teachers all over England and abroad for 30 years and still teaches at all of our branches. Miss Natalie started Teaching at the  academy in 2011 and took over as Principal in 2016.
 Miss Natalie says " after 10 years with the Academy I have seen many cygnets grow into swans!  along with watching wonderful friendships  develop amongst my dancers , from babies to adulthood, and feel privileged to be part of their amazing journey in life” . (see Meet the Principal page) 



What Parents, Pupils and Teachers are saying about our Academy:

“Really impressed and pleased with the baby ballet class - Lana spent most of the afternoon dancing a real pleasure to see her so happy. I think this will be invaluable for a toddler that is very introverted “ Taj - Lana’s mum. (Babies Ballet)

“This class is worth every penny Edith loves her ballet “ Claire - Edith’s mum (Babies Ballet)

After Leila’s first show experience at 4 years old - Thank you for such an amazing show ! ..we are immensely proud that Leila is part of such a brilliant dance school.  Amanda - Leila‘s proud mum (Preparatory Ballet)

so impressed with the dedication and high quality of the dancers. We had to keep reminding ourselves this wasn‘t professionals dancing ! Simply outstanding ! “ Helen Hayley’s mum - (Grade 1 ballet).

Congrats on a FAB show, it was amazing from start to finish and I loved every dance and all of the costumes . They were so colourful and imaginative and the storyline was brilliant . Flora loved being part of it as did we all love watching it ! “ Imelda Flora’s mum -( Tiny Tapper )  

“I’d like to feedback to you that we think the class is lovely - well structured with a lot of useful content to develop strength, balance and coordination. In just 4 weeks Babies Ballet has helped Margot learn to jump with both feet lifted from the floor (something we’ve been working on for a long time) and tiptoe. She has also picked up some of the sequences, initiating practicing them at home“. Ruth Margot’s Mum - (Babies Ballet ) 

Please visit our Google Page to read our 5 Star Reviews ....

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All of our classes are unique and taught by fully qualified and DBS checked teachers.

Latest News from the Academy
Yet Another very successful IDTA exam Session on March 20th 2022 .
With marks ranging from 79% to 90% and all achieving Merits and Distinctions. Some pupils as young as 4 years old took their first exams, with the rest of the session going right through all of the grades. 7 students took their Professional Vocational Ballet exams , 5 of whom will now be put forward to enter the IDTA classical awards in October and one of our youngest Intermediates at just 14 years old achieved the highest score of 90% Distinction. Our next exam session for others in the Academy will be in July.
ITV Ant & Dec Visit Our Studio 
On Tuesday 8th February 2022 ITV icons Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly came to WLDA Studio in order to rehearse for their ITV Saturday Night Takeaway ‘End of the Show Show’ The famous duo Ant & Dec tottered around in high heels as they learnt to walk and dance with the famous Drag Queen Artist James Lee Williams known as ‘The Vivienne‘ from BBC‘s RuPaul Drag Race. Principal Miss Natalie had to keep it very quiet until it was aired on ITV .
It was great fun, with clips played on instagram, and the pair were kind enough to pose for a photo with Miss Natalie in the studio . ITV have promised to revisit deciding that the dance studio is in a perfect private location being close to ITV studios and local for quite a few celebrities.






WLDA 15th Birthday Celebrations
West London Dance Academy celebrated its 15th year on Saturday 17th July 2021 .
Having been established since 2006 and achieved many successions to become “one of the most prestigious dance schools in the heart of West London”, they celebrated with a small scale recorded performance telling their story through Dance. All 100 pupils received balloons, cake and a special present from their Principal Miss Natalie for their outstanding commitment to the Academy.
Many tears were also shed as the Academy and Principal said Goodbye to some of their longest standing senior pupils as they left to head off to university . Miss Natalie said "It was a lovely day, although a sad one too. We are so proud of all of our Senior Students as they start their new journeys, some of whom have attended the academy since the age of 4 years and are now 18 and have qualified as Professional Vocational Dance students with Distinctions we will miss them all .. but our door will always be open for them to revisit their WLDA family...
see our Gallery page here or visit our show pages 'Alice in The Greatest Wonderland and The Nutcracker .

So Proud Of Another Successful Exam Session
On May 23rd 2021 all pupils took their IDTA Ballet and Tap exams in a 10 hour long session.
Having trained mostly on-line in the months beforehand, they still managed to achieve all Merits and Distinctions along with all 4 Senior Intermediate Students achieving Distinctions in their Professional Vocational Ballet exams.
Miss Natalie commented "Every pupil came out of the studio exhausted having danced their absolute best all were polite to the examiner , well behaved in the waiting area and an absolute credit to the Academy, after everything they had been through I could not have asked for anything more as their Principal".


Outstanding Commitment from the Academy 
With every Government lock down we have quickly reverted to on-line classes. We have had so much fun, learnt lots of new technical skills to enhance our dancing and have been committed to keeping ourselves physically and mentally active through Dance.

Our On-line Zoom classes have included: Ballet, Tap , Contemporary Modern jazz , Lyrical Dance, Boogie Imagination Skills , Story Time , Colouring, Competitions and Fun free Friday Stretch & Street Classes and Teacher Training . We have performed an On-line performance for parents along with a family competition.


We will continue to offer on-line classes when needed
Considering how popular our On-Line classes have been, we have now decided to keep the option available for pupils who are unable to attend face-to-face classes, to have the opportunity to join their class from their home by using a simple link.

One of our students who has been with the Academy since the age of 4 years, moved to Switzerland in 2021. She now remains attending her Intermediate Vocational Ballet class with us, every Saturday, Via Zoom, and sometimes comes to take part in a live class when she is visiting London.

We will continue to have our Teacher Training Courses available for busy dancers to attend on-line. Some of our Teachers in Training are living abroad and may not be able to travel until restrictions ease so this is a great way to continue training.
(please see our Dance Teacher Training Programme page)

Our on-line classes have received a great deal of positive feed back from pupils, parents and teachers it has been completely overwhelming:

"On this occasion I just wanted to cordially thank you once more for all the fantastic dedication and work you are doing during these hard times. Zoom classes and Friday Fun Free dance classes are something Katherine is very much looking forward, they are giving her joy and purpose that is so needed now!
I am a bit lost for words to express my gratefulness fully (and words are my work tools usually...), but just wanted to say - we are very very lucky to have you as a Teacher (with a capital T)." Kristina (Katherines Mum )

“Thank you so much for enabling your pupils to keep dancing“  Alison
(Helens mum )

“You have been amazing as always and doing a brilliant job of keeping everything going and the girls and boys occupied!”
All the best. Hema (Iyla's Mum)


“Pleased to hear about the classes continuing on zoom.Thanks for all your hard work, and flexibility to make things happen. Can’t imagine how much work it takes to re-arrange everything We appreciate you! “ Alex (Stella's Mum)

“Thank you for being so supportive! I don’t know where you take all the strength and positivity from ... Sylvia“  (Tola's mum)
 
”Thank you for your continued dedication and the Zoom  classes Anna loves them and loves seeing Miss Natalie and her friends every week . This is so good for all of the children physically and psychologically and we applaud you for creating a way for this to continue in these difficult times” ! Rachel (Anna’s  Mum)

I don’t know how to say thank to you for keeping them going through these difficult times.
Looking forward to getting back to normal life!  Poopak (Kiana's Mum)


Thank you so much for everything you have been doing and keeping the girls going.
Karen (Emma"s Mum)

 
We're so grateful that you are continuing to do classes. Miya looks forward to them and can't wait to show off her 2 teeth that she lost to her friends ..(Sarah Miya's Mum)


Some of our  On-line Memories                               
                                                                    
                                                                            Imagination 

                                                             Story time with the Principa
                                                                       Ballet Technique 

                                                           Senior Zoom Classes 

                                           Family On-Line Dance Competition

                                           On-line Performance for Parents











New Summer Term Time Table 2022

Commencing week of Tuesday 19th April  2022 and Ending Sunday 17th July 2022 

Closed Half term Monday 30th May - Sunday 4th June 2022

New members can book  a 4 week trial in any of our classes.

MONDAY

14.00  - 14.30    Babies Ballet  age 2.5  to 4 years 

16.00  - 16.30    Preparatory  Ballet  age 4 to 6 years 

16.30  - 17.00    Primary Ballet age 6 to 8 yrs 

17.00  - 17.45    Junior Grade 4 Tap

17.45  - 18.30    Junior Grade 3 Contemporary Modern Jazz 

18.30  - 19.30    Junior Grade 4 Ballet

19.30  - 20.30   Adult Beginners Progressing Ballet  Techniques, Stretch Tone and Fitness Class

TUESDAY 

10.00 - 15.00     Studio Available for Private Hire By Arrangement

16.00 - 16.45    Junior Contemporary Modern Jazz age 6 to 11 yrs

16.45 - 17.30     Junior Primary & Grade 1 Tap 6 to 11 yrs

17.30 - 18.15      Junior Grade 1 & 2 Ballet 7 to 11yrs

18.15 - 19.45      Senior Advanced 1 Ballet, Pointe & PBT, Professional Vocational Training                                                                           

19.45 - 20.45    Senior Adult Intermediate Contemporary Modern Jazz Professional Vocational Training

WEDNESDAY

13.00  - 15.30    Studio Available for Private Hire By Arrangement

15.30 - 16.00     New Babies Ballet  age 2.5  to 4 years 

16.00  -  16.30   Preparatory  Ballet  age 4 to 6 years

16.30 - 17.15      Private lesson  

17.15 - 18.00      Junior Grade 3 Ballet Beginners age 11 to 15yrs

18.00 - 19.00    Senior Grade 5 ballet with Pointe and PBT Practice. 

19.00 - 20.00   Senior Scholarship BBO Ballet Class

THURSDAY & FRIDAY 

10.00 - 17.00    Studio Currently available for private hire by arrangement (please enquire ) Visit  

New Exciting Professional For all Enquiries Courses Coming Soon!  Please see our course page info 

NEW - Level 3 Diploma in Dance Teaching Assistants (coming in September 2022 for students 15yrs - 21 yrs  who have passed intermediate in Ballet. 

NEW - Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching (coming September 2022 ) for students 18yrs and above who have passed intermediate in Ballet, Tap or Contemporary Modern Jazz along with a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent or have completed 2 years at a vocational dance college 

NEW - Elite Premiere  Associate Programme (coming September 2022 )for students age 8 yrs - 11 yrs , wishing to peruse a career as a ballet dancer or preparing for full-time vocational training with institutions such as The Royal Ballet School , Elmhurst Ballet School and Tring Park .

Please enquire : Email 


SATURDAY 

9.00 - 10.30    Senior Intermediate Ballet, Pointe & PBT Professional Vocational Training 

10.30 - 11.00    Primary Ballet  age  6 to 8 years

11.00 - 11.30     Preparatory  Ballet  age 4 to 6 years 

11.30 - 12.00    Babies Ballet age 2.5 to 4 years

12.00 - 12.45   Senior advanced Grade 5 Tap 

12.45 - 13.30   Junior Grade 3 Ballet 

13.30 - 14.30   Senior Grade 5 Ballet, Pointe and PBT Practice

14.30 - 15.15   Junior Grade 2 Ballet

15.15 - 16.00   Junior Grade 1 Ballet     


WLDA FEES

Our fees are paid termly in advanced  and are calculated on a duration and grade level basis . For example Our 30 minute Babies, Preparatory and Primary classes are as little as £8.00 a class . 

We do not refund any classes,  you may make up any missed classe, in the same week by attending a class of the same grade and genre on a different day.

If it is your child’s first time at the Academy you may book a 4 week trial and only pay for the first 4 weeks, as it can take some younger pupils a little time to settle in . If your child settles into the class and you wish to sign up for the rest of the term we will then invoice you for the remaining  weeks of the term .  Payment can be made via Bank Transfer only . 

We are already incredibly busy with enquires for Summer  term and due to our classes being  kept small it means limited spaces available. 

Please contact us ASAP! We want to make sure all children will have the opportunity to continue to dance safely and physically  , to encourage and maintain their wellbeing. 

BOOK NOW !

If you are interested in our NEW Professional Courses coming soon! Or hiring our studio please contact us asap to enquire . 

For All Enquires

Meet the principalMeet the principalMeet the principal
Miss Natalie
Principal & Teacher

Miss Natalie Parnell is an FIDTA, FISTD, BBO, DDE & MBATD recognised Dance Principal and Teacher.
Natalie gained her teaching qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in Ballet, Tap and Contemporary Modern Jazz after graduating from Dance College.

Miss Natalie then went on to perform with various dance companies and choreographers, including Wayne Sleep and The late Roy Castle, while teaching part-time at Pineapple Studios.

Miss Natalie ran her own dance school in Kent for 15 years where she trained many students in England and Europe to teacher status all achieving 95% distinctions in ballet, tap and modern jazz.
As a British and International Federation adjudicator Miss Natalie was lucky enough to adjudicate alongside Len Goodman she also spent 2010 teaching for a Hungarian Ballet company training performers and Teachers and became a Fellow of the IDTA and ISTD qualifying with distinctions.

In 2011, Miss Natalie joined the West London Dance Academy as a teacher in both Chiswick and Ealing locations. By 2016, she had been given the exciting opportunity of taking over the role of Principal from Judith Townsend.

The Academy celebrated its 15th year in 2021 with another large scale performance and will prepare for its next large scale performance in 2023. Miss Natalie will also be offering a new Teacher Training Course for ages 15 years and above In September 2022. (See our new courses page)

Miss Natalie has since qualified as an ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance ) DDE (Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education) and is a Registered Teacher of BBO (British Ballet Organisation) 
The Academy is a Recognised CDMT  (Council for Dance Drama and Musical Theatre ) Dance School. Miss Natalie has also applied to be an Affiliate Teacher of the Royal Ballet School and hopes to complete the course next year.

Miss Natalie continues to teach all classes from 2.5yrs - Adults and manages to find time to run Teacher Training Courses and Elite Performing Arts Courses (see our new courses page) whilst being solely in charge of Westlondondanceacademy.com
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At West London Dance Academy we offer Bespoke Teacher Training Courses along with Progressing Ballet Technique Courses and will soon be offering Dance Performing Arts course to Students , Adults and Teachers.

All courses are adapted to work around your busy schedule and can be attended intensively to qualify quickly or at a steady pace .

We also offer on-line training to help pupils who may live further afield and may not be able to attend our regular sessions or for those training abroad .

The courses include all units of International Dance Teachers Association Level 4 Diploma or Association qualifications in Dance Teaching for Ballet or Contemporary Modern Jazz.

We have had many pupils qualify though are intensive courses all with over 90% Distinction. Here are some of our latest successful students who trained under our Bespoke Teacher Training Schemes .

We have a NEW Level 3 and Level 4 Dance Teaching Diploma course coming soon! which can work alongside our NEW Associate Performing Arts Course for Elite Dancers . This gives students who wish to train as professional dancers and performers a chance to qualify as Dance Teachers too . Please Enquire !
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Natalie Dungan achieved 95% Distinction in her IDTA level 4 Diploma in Ballet after attending one of our Intensive Dance Teacher Training Courses in 2018. Natalie now has a dance school of her own and has just opened a brand new studio called ND Studios in West Yorkshire.


Francesca Di Bella attended a Teacher Training Course under a 1 Year Scholarship with the Academy in 2019. Francesca completed her Scholarship in October 2020 with 93% Distinction in IDTA Level 4 Diploma in Ballet, she has since gone on to train in ISTD and is working as Teacher in various Dance Schools around London. Francesca is originally from Italy . Our Scholarship course allows pupils to train and qualify with the Academy for a year at no cost to themselves and gain first had Teaching Experience whilst assisting within the Academy.



Annie Tran Trained with the Academy since the age of 3 years. After completing all of her  Grades in Ballet and Contemporary Modern Jazz and being nominated 3 times for the International Dance Awards along with achieving 3rd place in the South East and London Classical Ballet Awards in 2017 . Annie Trained alongside Miss Natalie assisting in Saturday Classes whilst attended School full-time and continuing her Ballet and PBT training, she took the highest IDTA Professional Vocational Ballet Exam Advanced 2 and achieved 98% Distinction. Annie is one of the Youngest to have taken this grade under the IDTA at just 16 years old and is now taking a well deserved break in order to prepare for A levels and university .

Jennifer Callie lives in France and trained with the Academy in on an on-line Intensive Teacher Training Course she took her Associate Ballet and her Associate Contemporary Modern Jazz exam via recording in March and achieved 95% Distinction in both . Associate is equivalent to Level 4 Diploma for oversees students.

All 4 students are a credit to the Academy and here's what they have to say about their time spent with us:

“I cannot thank Miss Natalie enough for all of the hard work and belief she put into me throughout my training, I have had the most wonderful experience when training for my first dance teaching qualifications and as a result of my training with Miss Natalie, I was able to achieve 95% Distinction for the IDTA Level 4 Diploma in Professional Dance Teaching Qualification. I now feel I have the Confidence and all of the tools I need to continue my career as a Dance Teacher ."

"I feel a grew so much as a Teacher whilst completing my Scholarship at the Academy and the support and encouragement given to me throughout my training from Miss Natalie meant so much to me,  enabling  me to feel confident enough to take my teaching qualification after just 1 year. Some of my training was spent on-line due to Covid Lock-down restrictions but this still enabled me to receive 1-1 expertise tuition from Miss Natalie and she constantly marked theory and practical work via live video calls and advised via email and text all the way through my training whilst on-line and face to face. Having been given the chance to work at the Academy and guided by  Miss Natalie  and watching her teach gave me the experience and confidence to see myself as a better teacher and I developed some lovely relationships with the students."

 "I live in France and trained in ballet I decided to become a Teacher and would like to eventually do some teaching in England. I feel happy to have found Miss.Natalie on a visit to her home in France, having met her once I could not wait to start my training as a teacher with her. Miss Natalie has challenged  me throughout my training on-line .  I have been lucky to teach some her  on-line children's classes for experience and although all of my training  has been On-line from England to France  she has motivated me, and given me so much experience, knowledge and confidence . I am overwhelmed with my results and I am forever Grateful"  

"I have loved all of my years at the Academy and really enjoyed starring in many performances . I really miss my training with Miss Natalie and assisting in the classes . I miss all of the little ones and can't wait to see them all again soon."

If you are interested in training to be a Professional Dance Teacher or  dancer please contact Miss Natalie here via email.