So... here's a little story set back in 2014:
Both Lynne and Clare were on one of the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance)'s many CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses and happened to get chatting. Sitting in a park in London, they soon realised that they had both travelled from the very same town in order to attend this course (and there were attendees from all over Europe!). It was as though fate had intervened.
Many cups of coffee and a year later, Lynne invited Clare to join her in her venture of setting up a dance school in Rochester, seeing as they were practically neighbours and working as a team would be so much more fun than going solo.
And so in June 2015, the Bridge Academy of Performing Arts was born.
Both hold Registered Teacher Status (RTS) with the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) and Lynne also with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers' Association). Lynne and Clare are providing top quality ballet, jazz and tap classes at the Vines Church Hall in Rochester, and more recently at the Peninsula Methodist Church in Strood.
We plan our classes with care, aiming to ensure fun and progression, developing skills for later life such as coordination, strength, agility, confidence and teamwork.
New Venue opens soon!!
We are spreading across the bridge. Yes... on the 5th June our first classes start at our Strood branch.
At the Peninsula Methodist Church Hall in Cliffe Road, Strood, just a short walk from the town centre.
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And more exam Success!
Congratuiations to our ballet students who passed the Summer RAD exam sessions. Merit and Distinction... very good news indeed!
Woo! The results are in for our two jazz and tap girlies. Both got distinction for their tap exams and we had one distinction and a merit for their jazz. #hardworkpaysoff
what a huge success!
On the 2nd December we held our Ballerina Workshop.
This was based on the movie released last year and now available on DVD.
We had two age groups, and each group watched a segment from the movie, as well as learning some actual ballet repertoiwre. Great fun was had by all, and our collection of boys and girls left beaming.
Five Boys On Board!!
For the last year we have had one boy in our team, however this Autumn we have had a few new additions, meaning we now have five boys on board! In quite a small school, we think that is fantastic.