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About Us

The Leamington and Warwickshire Academy of Dance continues to grow in the number of dance techniques taught and diversity of students enrolled. We have an established and recognised method of teaching that awakens the spirit of passion for movement, rhythm and dance. There is no question, when you are in the right class, you will build long standing lasting relationships in our friendly and approachable academy. We inspire so you can dance.

Some students having fun with a dance at Dancing at Lillington Festival August 30th 2014

Miss Vivienne and co. show the locals how to dance, at Lillington Festival August 30th 2014

Our Ethics

  1. Despite the size of the academy, we practice a very personal approach to you or your child's tuition needs. Teaching and support staff are always on hand, or can be contacted by telephone or email to discuss issues and provide practical professional advice and solutions.
  2. The school actively seeks the progression of students through RAD, ISTD and IDTA examination grades. LWAD uses stage performances every two years to enable students to demonstrate their abilities to a wider audience. We collaborate with the Warwickshire Youth Orchestra, being an excellent opportunity for our students to appreciate working with live musicians.
  3. The school will support children/adults on income support, by agreement, either through staged fee payments or agreed reductions (ask for details).
  4. All teachers of children's classes have been CRB checked.
  5. We have a hands-on policy to enable our staff to correct the posture where appropriate.
  6. We have an inclusive policy towards children/adults with special needs and can usually accommodate your requirements.
  7. We enter and partake in national festivals and you are free to choose whether to come.
 
 

Our Principals

  • Vivienne Kibble
    Vivienne Kibble

    Vivienne trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dancing.

  • Katherine Knight
    Katherine Knight

    Katherine trained at the Linden School of Dancing which Kathleen Thorpe...

our vision

  • 1 Matching tuition to ability

    We practice a very personal approach to you or your child's tuition needs.

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  • 2 Nurturing students self confidence

    The school actively seeks to progress of students through RAD, ISTD and IDTA examination grades.

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  • 3 Inclusivity

    The student profile of the academy demonstrates just how inclusive LWAD is: The academy has a zero tolerance towards any form of bullying.

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our Team

  • Belinda Stephen
    Belinda Stephen

    Belinda teaches at our centres in Warwick Gates on Saturdays and the Polish Centre on Tuesdays.

  • Fiona Piper
    Fiona Piper

    Having trained at The Royal Ballet, Fiona has completed her RAD teaching qualification.

  • Barbara O'Rourke
    Barbara O'Rourke

    Barbara was trained by Alwyn Probert at the Oakley School of Dance eventually taking over and running the school for 25 years.

  • Julia Parra
    Julia Parra

    Julia trained at the Arts Educational School in London; one of the best UK vocational schools.

  • Ashleigh Quigley
    Ashleigh Quigley

    Ashleigh trained at LWAD from a young age and we are delighted that she has now joined our teaching faculty. 

  • Victoria Marr
    Victoria Marr

    Victoria trained at Elmhurst School for Dance and the Royal Ballet School before being asked by Birmingham Royal Ballet Director David Bintley to join the company in 1996. 

  • Helena Mitchell
    Helena Mitchell

    Miss Helena Mitchell is joining the LWAD team this September
    Having trained in Milton Keynes she went on to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadlers’ Wells, The Royal Albert Hall and Disneyland Paris.

  • Faye Hadley
    Faye Hadley

    Faye has been dancing since a young age, firstly with ballet and tap and later on to freestyle and rock and roll.

  • Sarah Chislett
    Sarah Chislett
    Sarah trained at The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London and gained her Licentiate and teaching certificate in Ballet and other dance related subjects.