Foxdale Dance is a contemporary and ballet dance training school based in Lewes. Whatever your experience, classes respond to the needs of individual students to prepare them to achieve their best. We offer classes for children in Ballet, Contemporary and the hugely popular sensation of Zumba.
Ballet examination classes are available covering the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance exam board syllabus. This allows for students to study programmes that are one of the most recognised exam boards in the world. Dance colleges accept certain levels of this qualifications if your students chooses to follow the career path of a dancer. These classes offer a sound training board for technique development. Gaining high technique at the style lends itself to many other dance forms.
Ballet develops student’s strength and posture and allows for musicality and grace whilst dancing. Nursery and baby ballet involve lots of creative imagination whilst learning the fundamentals of the ballet technique and of course having lots of fun!
Contemporary Classes involve learning the key principles of dance in relaxed and informative classes. Movement vocabulary, coordination and confidence will be developed.
Contemporary classes involve warm up sequences, centre work, floor work and travelling combinations culminating in a challenging dance sequence. The Dance company classes will then have creative sessions to develop their choreographic skills. This is where students get to learn from one another and create their own vocabulary within structured tasks, lots of fun is had here!
Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health. It’s perfect for both children and adults and is a fun way to keep fit.
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Lauren has been attending the class with Beth for just over a year. I found out about Beth from a friend who's daughter was attending.
Beth is extremely positive with children of all abilities. I've seen great improvement and the class love her! Beth is very likable and a great teacher. I honestly can't see any room for improvement.
Matilda has been attending Beth's classes for about 18 months now. She gets the train to Lewes once a week and her classes are about an hour and a half. Matilda is studying dance at sixth form so Beth's classes complement her studies brilliantly. Matilda wanted to find a class which was more modern/contemporary, rather than classically led, although Beth does everything from Zumba to Swan Lake!. Beth's classes explore elements of choreography, combined with technical practice. As an ex-dancer myself, I can see that Beth is an extremely talented and creative dancer and teacher. Matilda has formed a lovely relationship with her as she really listens to what they have to say. She is also very vigilant and cares about her pupils. Matilda always looks forward to her classes which is fantastic for a teenager!
The dance lessons are always great fun. Beth gives you the opportunity to be creative and imaginative with your body rather than just teaching you and telling you what to do. I've been there nearly 2 years now and I still enjoy her dance as much as I did when I first joined! Anyone is welcome.
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Beth has been a Dance in Education specialist since 2005. Beth has taught in secondary schools on the GCSE and A Level Dance programmes whilst teaching ages 11-14years dance training in schools since 2005. She taught BTEC Performing Arts courses at Level 2 and 3. Beth is a GCSE AQA Dance Examiner. Beth will be taking on a Subject Leader of Dance (Temporary Maternity) post at Imberhorne Secondary School from January 2013.
Beth became freelance in 2012 to continue her passion for teaching launching Foxdale Dance Company. Beth teaches freelance around Sussex in many different styles of dance for all ages form pre-school – adult.
Beth started her training at the age of 3 at Redhurst School of Dance in East Grinstead, West Sussex. She went on to study GCSE and A Level Dance then onto a BA Hons Dance Degree programme at Liverpool John Moores University. Beth continued her studies at University of Brighton to complete her PGCE. Beth has embarked on her Master’s in Education where 30 credits have been awarded to date (A Grade). In 2012, Beth was selected by the University of Bedfordshire to research the implementation of Rudolph Laban principles and methodologies into Dance in Education within schools. This work has lent itself to the creative aspects of her contemporary creative classes.
In 2012, Beth became a Zumba® and Zumbatomic® teacher and loves the enjoyment of dancing to the Latin flavoured music whilst giving a fitness class at the same time!
Beth is registerd and licensed to teach with the; Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dance (Imperial Ballet), British Arts Dance Federation (Contemporary main and other disciplines) and is a Licensed Melody Bear® teacher.
Vincent started performing at the age of 5 and graduated from one of the top accredited theatre schools in the United Kingdom; The Urdang Academy. By graduating with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Professional Dance and Musical theatre (Hons), he gained intense vocational training in all three disciplines of musical theatre including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance, as well as developing singing techniques using the Estill method and acting skills using the Stanislavsky method.
Whilst in training Vincent received outstanding reviews and was shown much interest by top theatre and modelling agencies for lead roles, such as: Bobby (Company – Musical Review), Adam/Noah (Children of Eden – Musical), Principle Dancer (Elements – Dance Show), Jack (Into the Woods – Musical Review), Harold (Assassins – Musical), Angelo (Measure for Measure – Play). He has now signed with APM Associate Agency (London) and is currently auditioning for musicals in the West End, UK Tour, European Tours and Cruise Ships.
Between Vincent’s commitment to his teaching and performance career, he is the founder and director of a non-profit theatre company called Facade Productions where he produces, directs and choreographs community theatre based around Performance in Education (P.I.E). His company has now been touring in the South East with musical productions (staged by Vincent Martin) to raises funds for various charities and has successfully raised approximately £7,000 in the past few years.
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