PAD has classes that run in Petersfield, Sheet & Steep.
We have classes to suit all abilities & we take pupils from 3 years through to adults.
Our students that have wished to pursue a career in dance have been accepted at top Ballet/Stage Schools such as the Royal Ballet's White Lodge, Laine Theatre Arts, Performers, Rambert, Tring, Urdang, The Place, Wilkes Academy & Masters to name but a few.
We also have students that have represented England & won medals at the Dance World Cup & the Tap World Championships.
All students have the opportunity to take ISTD examinations if they wish & all are invited to take part in our school show that takes place biennially at the Festival Hall, Petersfield. The show is so much fun & everyone has their chance to shine.........
We offer some of our talented students the opportunity to perform & compete at competitions around the country. We belong to the All England Dance Association which organises local dance festivals where students compete in a variety of dance genres. Marks are awarded & students achieving high marks are invited to enter the Regional Finals & from there some get to compete at National level in London for the finals. We also enter the Marjorie Davies Tap Awards, a very prestigious competition held in London & the ISTD Ballet Awards. We have had finalists at both & awards won.
The teachers at the school are:
Donna Claffey (Principal) - Tap/Modern/Jazz/Choreography
Teresa Butcher - Ballet
Debra Knights - Ballet
Rosie Nash - Modern
Bethany Town - Tap/Modern
Laura Bristow - Modern/Stretch/Jazz/Acro/Choreography
Twain Brighton - Contemporary
Hayley Mayfield - Ballet
Chancey Gregory - Modern/Tap/Stretch/Jazz/Ballet
Jasmine Pearce - Tap/Modern/Choreography
Amanda Gardner - Tap/Modern
Jo Durow - Assistant Teacher
Guest teachers we have are:
Sarah Louise Jones