Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Fifty years of dance excellence

Fifty years of dance excellence

JG DANCE has been established in the Thames Valley for over 50 years, with many thousands of children passing through the doors.

Many enrol for a few years, but others are enjoying very successful careers in the West End, on television, with the Royal Ballet Company, Royal Shakespeare Company, and annually in pantomime. A former pupil was nominated for a prestigious BAFTA award.

We hold classes in nine venues, introducing girls and boys between the ages of two and a half and 18 years to ballet, modern jazz, tap, national dance and acrobatics.

We also offer drama, singing and street jazz in some venues. We have a theatre college for those children who show outstanding potential, where the training is more specialised. It is held all day on Saturday and entry is by twice-yearly audition.

At our weekly classes we welcome beginners, who are taught in friendly groups by qualified, experienced and very caring teachers — many of whom are former pupils — who give individual attention to each child.

Shy children develop confidence, and extroverts have their energies channelled into a disciplined art. Above all, our classes are fun! We concentrate on giving children a happy and memorable childhood hobby, that will give them poise and confidence which will stay with them for life.

Should they develop any potential talent, it is noted immediately, and within our academies they can be given professional training in Royal Academy of Dance ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing modern and tap — up to and including the Advanced 2 examinations — giving them the option of moving on to a professional dance career.

All prospective pupils are offered a free trial lesson before committing themselves to enrol.

For more information, call (01491) 572000, email, or visit

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