'Ballerina Dreams'

 

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE REGISTERED


PRE-SCHOOL CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES


RAD CHILDREN'S CLASSES


RAD VOCATIONAL CLASSES


RAD GRADE AND VOCATIONAL EXAMS

 

ADULT BALLET CLASSES

 


CLASSES HELD AT;


GREAT CHEVERELL

WESTBURY

CHERHILL

MARLBOROUGH

 

'NO MATTER OUR AGE, IT TAKES SMALL STEPS TO MAKE

BIG CHANGES - THE GREATEST REWARDS ARE FROM TINY STEPS'

 

WE WELCOME ALL AGES AND ABILITIES!

Photos of pupils of Dance4Life

by Barbara Leatham Photography

www.barbaraleatham.co.uk

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

Welcome

 

WELCOME TO DANCE4LIFE!

 

INTRODUCING OUR DANCE TEACHERS AT DANCE4LIFE.........

 

 

MISS EMMA TOWNLEY RAD RTS

DANCE4LIFE PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER

NEW PRINCIPAL OF JOANNE SIMMONS ACADEMY OF DANCE

FROM SEPTEMBER 2014


Emma presently has her own successful school in Calne and

Marlborough called 'Dance4Life' and it is perceived that the

Joanne Simmons Academy of Dance (JSAD) will eventually also

become known as 'Dance4Life' in the future.

 

Information on Dance4Life;


Dance4Life's principles - Dance4Life loves to share and inspire

enjoyment of dance and dancing to music. The school currently

holds a range of classes in Marlborough and Calne and works in

an open and co-operative manner with its students, fostering

and respecting their independence. It is one of Dance4Life’s

main priorities to always try to recognise and respect the

uniqueness, dignity and potential of every student. It is also seen

as very important to always try to encourage each student to

achieve the best of their ability in a positive, supportive and

structured way. (www.Dance4Life.org.uk)

Emma Townley RAD RTS is an experienced, enthusiastic teacher

who is dedicated to motivating her students to the best of their

ability. Emma has a good understanding of dance as she has

loved dancing since starting ballet aged three. Emma then went

on to study Jazz and Modern dance and achieved advanced

levels in all of these dance subjects.After completing her A levels

(including dance) Emma auditioned for several dance schools

and accepted an offer into the Northern Ballet School. Emma

started their three year performer’s course (which consisted of

studying Jazz dance, Modern dance, Contemporary dance,

Ballet, Singing, Body Conditioning and Tap dance) after

travelling Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for

four months.After realising that she truly wanted to pass on her

passion and skills to others by teaching dance, she enrolled on

the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Course at the Royal

Academy of Dance in London and graduated in November

2010.To offer a fully comprehensive service, especially for those

who simply want to gain good health and fitness through their

hobby, Emma qualified as a Zumba Fitness instructor in

December 2012.During her career Emma has benefited from

experiencing many teaching styles and methods enabling her to

recognise what works well with different students.

 


JOANNE SIMMONS RAD RTS AISTD

(FORMER PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER OF THE JOANNE

SIMMONS ACADEMY OF DANCE)

 

Joanne Simmons founded the Joanne Simmons Academy of

Dance in 2012 with branches at Great Cheverell, Lydeway,

Shrewton and Westbury.  In August 2014 Joanne decided to

retire from teaching full-time and will remain as ballet teacher at

the Westbury branch of Dance4Life from September 2014.Joanne started dancing at aged three years at the Mary Archbutt School in Manchester.  Joanne went onto train full-time at the Laban Conservatoire, London and under renowned teacher, Bridget

Espinosa, on the professional dance course at the Guildford

School of Acting and Dance.  Joanne studied classical ballet

(RAD, ISTD, Cecchetti), modern/jazz dance, contemporary dance,

tap dance, national dance, singing, classical ballet repertoire,

choreography and Benesh notation. After successfully

completing the course, Joanne danced went on to dance

professionally, performances included the Broadway original hit musical 'A Chorus Line' and Prokoviev's ballet  'Peter and the Wolf' to name a few, before joining a dance company based in Milan for a number of years. Joanne discovered her passion for teaching dance whilst in Italy and joined the school of the former prima  ballerina of the La Scala Ballet Company, Luciana Novaro, assisting with the teaching of the vocational students.

On returning to the UK, Joanne enrolled on the Royal Academy of Dance's three year teaching certificate course which she successfully completed.

Over her twenty five years of teaching experience, Joanne has taught at all levels, run her own schools and choreographed dance performances.


'I am so pleased that Emma is taking over as principal of the

Joanne Simmons Academy of Dance and I am sure that she will

successfully develop and build the school towards becoming

a centre of excellence in dance training in the future...............'