NEXT exam sESSIONIDTA exams will be taking place in January 2017 - please check the noticeboard for details.
NEW MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS
Does your child love to sing, act and dance? New class for children aged 5+ Tuesdays 4pm - get in touch to book a place.
NEXT HOLIDAY DATESSunday 12th February 2017 to Sunday 19th February 2017.
DEFIB installedOur May 2015 production of The Snow Queen raised enough funds for us to buy a heart defibrillator for the studio - thank you to everyone who supported us, and huge congratulations to all of the performers for such a wonderful show! For more details of the defibrillator now available at the studio click here.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Throughout April, a group of 28 dancers were busy rehearsing several times a week to prepare for ‘One Night Only’.
A last minute opportunity to perform on stage at the fabulous Bradford Alhambra Theatre was too good to be missed - within just a few weeks our dancers were prepared, costumed and ready to go! Our two dance numbers - Gypsy & Pirates - were a huge hit with the audience, and all of our cast members enjoyed the experience.
The dancers were a huge credit to Ribble Valley Dance and we hope to be invited back again soon, with the possibility of a performance on a London stage in the pipeline!
Ribble Valley Dance is based in the centre of Clitheroe, offering training in theatre dance in a professional and friendly environment.
Principal Lindsay Pollard is a Fellow and Examiner with the IDTA, with a PGCE qualification and over 15 years teaching experience. She leads a team of dedicated and well qualified staff, who are all experienced and passionate dancers.
We offer lessons from beginner through to pre-professional level in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatrecraft and Musical Theatre, training with the IDTA syllabus, which offers fun and enjoyment alongside solid technical training. We also offer a number of fitness classes that compliment dance - Booty Barre, Zumba, Yoga and Pilates.
As a dance school, we aim to make sure every student enjoys learning to dance. Our dedicated, talented and friendly team of teachers look forward to sharing their love of dance with you!
BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS, Fellow & Examiner IDTA
What is so special about dancing? Well, those of you who have ever done it will know:
• It can enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams!
• It is an excellent way to improve your strength, coordination, stamina and flexibility.
• It is cardiovascular exercise: dance regularly and it will help keep your heart fit and keep you trim.
• Dance is an expression of your personality and a way of exploring who you are.
• It is an excellent introduction into many other creative activities, such as drama and music.
• You will meet new people and make new friends.
• You will work closely with your teacher and other students; this will help develop communication and leadership skills.
• It is a social skill that stays with you for life.
• Most important of all, it is great fun!
Miss Lindsay - School Principal
We are located in the centre of Clitheroe, at the Memorial Hall, United Reformed Church, Lowergate.
Our main entrance is off Strang Stee (the cobbled street), turn right inside and you'll find us through the big blue doors.
Our main studio has a Le Mark sprung floor, floor to ceiling mirrors and professional ballet barres. Our second studio, slightly larger, has a Harlequin dance floor suitable for all dance types, with one full wall of mirrors and ballet barres. Both studios have high quality audio equipment. On our first floor we have a comfortable changing room, toilet and small shop.
Parking is readily available either on the street or at the Pay & Display Short Stay Car Park on Lowergate.
Many of our students have excelled in dance and musical theatre - with many having gone on to further training at vocational schools.
Our students have performed at the IDTA Theatre Awards, trained at the Royal Ballet School, Northern Ballet, Wilkes Academy, Manchester College, Sylvia Young Theatre School and Theatreworks, performed in plays and musicals, and worked professionally as dancers, actors and choreographers.
We provide individual support to each dancer, working closely with those who wish to pursue dance as a career or in further training. If you or your child would like specialist advice or one-to-one training, contact us.
Our holiday dates are:
- • February Half Term: Sun 12th - Sun 19th February
• Easter: Tues 11th April - Mon 17th April
- • May Day: Mon 1st May
• May Half Term: Fri 26th May - Fri 2nd June
- • Summer closure: To be confirmed
Our classes follow the local school term and holiday dates.
Fees are charged per 10 week session (four bills per year, with fees due at the beginning of each term).
We are happy to discuss a monthly payment system if required - please contact us for more details.
Wearing clothes that allow you to perform is essential in dance. Personal presentation is also part of training in any dance style, and we expect a high level of appearance to be maintained.
We recommend that parents buy uniform directly from us to ensure that you have the correct items - whilst other suppliers are available, we often find that colours or styles do not match.
Students wear pink, lavender or navy blue uniform according to their level and age.
Items of uniform include:
Ballet, tap, jazz and theatre shoes
Ribble Valley Dance Hoodies
Ribble Valley Dance Musical Theatre T-Shirts
A full uniform price list is available upon request by email or at the studio.
If you wish to buy items of uniform, please call in on Saturday mornings during term time before 12.45pm.