Class Assistant - Wednesdays
Chloe has been dancing at Starlight for over 9 years. She loves all types of dancing but her favourite is Hip Hop and Freestyle because they are sassy and stylish. Chloe's favourite thing about Starlight are the memories and friendships you make and learning new skills. She is looking forward to seeing younger dancers grow and help them improve.
Chloe has passed numerous exams in Tap, Modern, Freestyle and Cheer, has taken part in countless shows and is also a member of our Senior Street class.
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Class Assistant - Tuesday & Wednesday
Abbey has been dancing with Starlight for 5 years and her favourite type of dance is Street because it's energetic and fast. Abbey's favourite thing about Starlight are the people and how nice everyone is! She likes to pass down all the dancing skills she's learned to the younger kids and would love to be a dance teacher in the future! We hope to help her achieve her goals.
Abbey has passed numerous exams in Tap, Modern, Freestyle and Cheer, has taken part in many shows and is also a member of our Senior Street class.
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Principal Teacher and Director M.B.A.T.D.
Jennifer has over 15 years experience in teaching dance and created Starlight to share her passion of dance with others. Jennifer is fully qualified to Member level via the B.A.T.D. in Stage (Tap & Modern), Freestyle and Dance Cheer Pom and has achieved exceptionally high pass marks in all her professional qualifications. Jennifer has also attended the B.A.T.D. professional development day in Street Dance.
Having danced since the age of 3, Jennifer's heart has always been in dance and to be able to teach others the joy of this hobby is her dream come true!
Jennifer believes that every dancer who comes through the Starlight doors has the ability to make themselves a great dancer and achieve goals through exams, shows and performances. "When you start dancing at Starlight you become a Starlighter! Part of the Starlight family. You will gain confidence, make new friends and learn a great sport that you can carry through your life. Not every hobby offers you this chance!"
In her spare time Jennifer likes spending time with family and friends, eating out, going for walks with her dog and cooking!
Class Assistant - Saturdays
Neve has been dancing at Starlight for 10 years and her favourite type of dance is Modern because it's very delicate and expressive, and she likes the music that goes with it. Neve's favourite thing about Starlight are the shows because they are fun, especially the rehearsals. Also the friends you make at class. Neve looks forward to helping dancers with exam and show work and to help them be the best dancer they can be. Most importantly she wants everyone to have fun and keep fit!
Neve has passed numerous exams in Tap, Modern, Freestyle and Cheer, has taken part in countless shows and is also a member of our Senior Street class.
Assistant Teacher and Street Dance Teacher A.B.A.T.D
Joanne has danced since the age of 3. Another Starlighter who has danced all their lives! Having originally joined Starlight as part of the adult classes, Joanne quickly became part of the Starlight team and started assisting in the children's classes in 2012. Since then, Joanne has gone on to gain her professional Associate qualification with the B.A.T.D. in Rock and Roll and attended the B.A.T.D. professional development day in Street Dance.
Joanne says she loves dance because "You can have fun whilst keeping fit, make new friends, learn new styles of dance and be part of the Starlight family where everyone supports each other." On teaching she says, "seeing young people develop self confidence and improving their dance technique are just a couple of things I love about teaching." Joanne believes that through attending Starlight and participating in exams and shows, dancers gain a real sense of personal achievement and in turn this increases confidence.
Joanne would like to continue to learn new dance styles & take further professional qualifications. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, has conducted voluntary work with young people since 2009, enjoys going to the gym and as a treat, a wee spa day!
Class Assistant - Wednesdays
Meghan has been dancing at Starlight for 15 years. Her favourite type of dance is Tap because there are so many different combinations and sounds you make with your taps. Meghan's favourite thing about Starlight are all the shows we put on and being around everyone at class each week. She loves seeing all the wee ones and helping them to learn a new dance or step.
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The benefits of dance have been proven for a long time. Not only do you learn the moves but each dancer gains social skills, confidence, concentration skills, learns to work as a team, how to look after themselves and gains the ability to create beautiful movement through dance. Not to mention the important mental health benefits that dance brings to all.
At Starlight we couldn't be more passionate about how great dancing is for everyone!
Miss Jennifer, Director and Principal Teacher at Starlight Dance says "I believe everyone has it in them to dance, to feel free and to make their hearts happy through dance. It's hard work but great fun too. Our classes are designed to bring out the best in each individual dancer and create a friendly, encouraging environment to do it in."
Having danced since she was 3, with over 15 years of teaching experience and full qualified through the B.A.T.D. you are in safe hands with Miss Jennifer and her team of teachers.
Starlight Dance offers classes in Tap, Modern, Freestyle, Dance Cheer Pom and Street for girls and boys aged 2.5+ and also for adults. We take part in B.A.T.D exams and also produce shows at The Village Theatre. Starlight Dance tirelessly fundraises not just for the school but for charity too. The nominated charities of the school are Children In Need, EK Dementia Carers Group, CHAS and others that we nominate throughout the year.