The ‘Elaine Pygall School of Dancing’ was established in 2005 as a friendly children's dance school in the heart of Prudhoe. We provide opportunities for each and every child to grow their confidence and dance skills. Although fully inclusive of all our students, we do also encourage those with potential, to realise their dreams. Many of our students have successfully auditioned for parts in local theatre productions; some of our students are also training on the Advanced Training Program at Dance City; while some of our senior students have gone onto train full time at college; and other senior students have trained with Elaine to become teachers themselves. We pride ourselves on the quality tuition we deliver which is evident in our consistently high exam results.
We are part of the International Dance Teachers Association and all our teaching staff hold qualifications with the board. Whether you are looking for an extra curricular activity to enhance your child's social skills, a physical activity to keep your child healthy, or looking for the skills which could later develop into a career for your child, our school can offer all this. Our staff strive to get the best from our students & do so in a friendly, approachable manner. Dance exams are taken with the International Dance Teachers Association & can be taken from 4 years up to a professional level or to a teaching level depending on the route the student takes. Graded exams are recognised by Ofqual & have a credit value on University applications.
To encourage confidence and performance skills, full theatre shows are held bi-annually at local theatres, and the years in between a smaller scale show is held in a local school for classes not working towards exams. We also have Junior and Senior Company Dancers who perform at external events as well as some competitions. Dancers who are invited to join these teams usually train with us in all styles of dance and are very committed to their dancing. To enrol your child, or to find out more information, please phone me on 01670 637513 or email me. Please note it is advisable to phone in advance of your child turning 3 years old as the school has large waiting lists for these classes.
All new starters are welcome to pay weekly for three weeks to decide if they want to continue. Thereafter, term fees are payable on a termly basis. Fees can also be paid via a monthly standing order to break down the cost. Uniform items are only compulsory for exams and shows. All costumes are provided for theatre shows by the dance school as we regularly fund raise. You may be asked to provide items which either the children already have or could be worn again.
30 minute class = £3
45 minute class = £4
1 hour class = £5