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Contemporary dance lessons in Waterlooville

Express yourself through the fluidity of movement. Join our contemporary dance lessons to dance, express and impress. Contact Classique School Of Dance today to find out more about our classes and term timetables
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Qualified dance faculty

Have you been thinking of joining dance classes to get back in shape? Do you wish to express yourself through dance? 

For more than 13 years, Classique School Of Dance have been helping you express yourself through a variety of dance forms and styles. Our dance teachers are highly qualified, experienced and professional.

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Gemma Siamantas LISTD MA PGCE
Principal- Gemma Siamantas LISTD MA PGCE
My training began at the age of three at a local dance school in Luton and then onto The Southsea School of Dance with Audrey and Nina Brown. It is thanks to the wonderful teachers that taught me that I decided to train to become a teacher as soon as I left school. After gaining my teachers qualifications (Associate in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National) I was offered the opportunity the dance as part of a professional company; which lead me into the world of performing.

As a professional dancer I have performed in a range of venues across the world from Pantomimes to Hotels in Madeira and finally on cruise ships around the world. My experiences in performing have enabled me to travel whilst performing in a job I love. The experience has helped me become the teacher I am today.
 Following my degree and MA in Dance in 2003, I decided to open the doors to the Classique School of Dance. Teaching was always a dream for me and starting up my own school with the support of my husband and family offered me the opportunity to start my full time teaching career. Whilst opening my own school and teaching at South Downs College I gained my PGCE teachers qualification to support the renewed C.D.E certificate in teaching with the Imperial Society of Dancing (I.S.T.D). Whilst teaching I have continually renewed and refined my teaching skills and techniques to ensure I am fully up to date with the teaching requirements and gaining my Licentiate and becoming an approved Tutor for the ISTD has been a highlight in my teaching career. 

Vice- Principal- Kirsten Locke

Teaching the adults and supporting the running of the school has been my responsibility and I thoroughly love working with the children and parents to ensure the best possible opportunity is available for all students. I take full control of the festivals and supporting paperwork to ensure all exams and shows run smoothly but love teaching and being part of the school.
Kirsten Locke

Ellis Bryant
Head of Tap Faculty- Ellis Bryant

I have been teaching at Classique for three years and in that time I have gained my DDE in Modern and Tap. In addition to working at Classique I also teach part time at Fareham College whilst working towards my Certificate in Education. Teaching has been my passion since studying dance at college and I am thrilled to be teaching with the team at Classique. I love choreography and enjoy teaching solos and duets for festival competitions and I am happy that my students gain high results for all ISTD exams and festivals.

Member of the teaching faculty – Poppy Wright

I have been working at Classique since leaving college, teaching a variety of disciplines and age groups. I love teaching the baby and junior classes in ballet and flex but my specialism is with lyrical and contemporary. I am currently working towards my DDE in Tap and Modern and hope to be achieving my DDI in ballet soon.
Poppy Wright

Kelly Marie Aldridge
Head of Singing- Kelly Marie Aldridge

I have been teaching singing and entering Classique student successfully for over three years for all singing exams from grade 1-6. I am a fully qualified singing teacher who is currently still performing in the industry and I love teaching the Classique students both the syllabus classes and the support classes for their festival work and audition technique. I am proud to announce that Classique students have a success of 100% for their singing exams with all students achieving high grades at either a high distinction or a distinction. The students are great to work with and I am happy to be part of the Classique family.

Miss Anita (right)

I have been teaching the street, hip hop and the boys only classes at Classique for over 2 years now and I love it. The friendly environment is a great place to work and a fun place for the students to learn. In my classes student learn tricks and a wide variety of styles from popping, locking and waacking to encompass all styles of Urban artistry. We explore choreography and freestyle to support the students wishing to pursue dance in the industry. I am always looking forward to welcoming new members of the team and hope to see some new faces as well as the current troupe.
Miss Anita

Kelly Marie Aldridge
Kat Brown

My acrobatics career started at 4 years old, rapidly progressing to an international level at 10 years, and in the British National Squad by 11 years old, competing at national championships from 9-17 years. I started coaching at 15, and began running my own acrobatics club at 18, having completed my Level 2 Acrobatics and Tumbling qualification. I am now very proud to teach advanced stretching, flexibility, tumbling and acrobatics skills, for company and festival dances, at Classique.

Zoe Marshall

Zoe has been dancing since the age of three and is a Classique Graduate. She has successfully gained her teaching qualification with the ISTD in 2017 and is thrilled to be part of the teaching team at Classique.
Miss Anita

Audrey Hersey
Derek Hersey
Classique dance shop - Audrey Hersey and Derek Hersey

We are here for your every need; dance clothing, shoes galore and information on the school… just ask!
Offering bespoke service to our individual customers we stock all the ISTD regular wear plus a huge array of bags and dance accessories. We are the sole stockist for the Classique Dance range and offer our students the chance to personalise their purchases. We are also here to welcome all parents and students at the Classique Dance Centre and enjoy getting to know the new members of our extended family. All students receive a 10% discount on all purchases as we hope to make all of our customers and the parents, students and family members feel valued.
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