ABOUT STARDUST DANCE ACADEMY
The Dance School & Our Teachers
Stardust Dance Academy was founded in 2010 with one weekly Saturday morning class, now we have over 40 weekly dance classes for children & adults in many venues around the Cambridge area supporting over 300 pupils.
We offer a wide variety of classes following the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) syllabus, the Acrobatic Arts syllabus, the Fairytale Ballet syllabus created by our very own Miss Hannah and additional non-syllabus classes.
We do our best to build a sense of community within our dance school by offering lots of opportunities for our students to perform at community events such as summer fetes, Christmas lights switch ons and social events such as Christmas parties, shows and movie nights for our students. Our main aim is for our classes to be fun and inclusive and we hope you and your child enjoy their time with Stardust!
Hi, I’m Hannah and I am lucky enough to teach most of the classes here at Stardust!
I love to teach all ages and do my best to ensure that every student feels welcome and included in all my classes. It gives me great pleasure to welcome new students into our dance family and watch as their confidence grows and they make new friends. I have had many pre-school students come to their 1st class nervous and clinging to parents, however, it gives me immense pleasure to see them run into class the next week with a big smile on their face! I love how much dance classes can improve a child's confidence which not only helps with our classes but also when they start school.
I have danced from a young age and gained a diploma in Musical theatre in Northumberland before moving to Cambridge to train as a professional dancer at Bodywork Cambridge Performing Arts. I then went onto become a dance teacher with the Imperial Society of teachers of dancing (ISTD) studying Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre Jazz. My love of dance and passion to be the best teacher I can has also lead me to become a cheerleading coach with UKCA and an Acro Gymnastics teacher with Acrobatic arts.
I started Stardust Dance Academy in 2010 with one Saturday class and I feel very privileged that I still teach some of my very 1st students now! I believe that dancing is something that everyone should be able to enjoy and hope to inspire lots of children and adults with my love of dance for many years to come.
I have competed in dance competitions from an early age and my greatest acheivment is bringing home the title World Street Dance Champions in 2018 when completing with my adult team! I have also been very lucky to perform in numerous shows at amazing venues including The Royal Albert Hall and Disneyland Paris. After years of performing and competing, I then took the next step and became a qualified street dance teacher with UDO giving me the ability to enter children for street dance exams.
I love teaching as I find it very rewarding and I enjoy working with children of all ages and seeing their confidence grow.
I started dancing at the age of 2 at a local dance school where I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to start teaching and choreographing from the age of 13. I have studied various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, contemporary, lyrical and acro. I have performed in many dance shows and musicals and I was in the curtain raiser company for Motion House and have been an assistant teacher at Move It.
At 16 I auditioned and was accepted into a specialised dance school in Birmingham where I gained a BTEC Level 3 in Dance. My greatest achievement so far is that I am now lucky enough to be studying at Bodywork Dance Company Cambridge where I will gain a Level 6 Diploma in Performing arts.
In 2020 I also achieved my teaching qualification in Acro Dance.
I love teaching and passing on everything I have learnt to students and see it as a big part of my future.
I have been dancing since the age of 3 and it’s a passion I have carried throughout my life from joining BOA, a Performing Arts College, in 2017 to joining BodyWork Dance Company Cambridge in 2021.
I have been able to be a part of many musicals in a youth group back in Coventry (where I was born) such as- “Joseph and the amazing technicolour Dream-coat”, ‘Starlight Express” and “Happy Days the Musical”. These experiences have helped me to evolve as a dancer and performer.
I love being able to help out my students and teach them all the fun that comes along with dancing.
You will often find me outside the studio ready to greet parents and students 😊I have been involved with Stardust since the beginning and have enjoyed making all the costumes and running back-stage for the end of year shows.
Having relocated to Cambridge in 2017, I am delighted to be more involved with weekly Stardust classes and getting to know our students and families better.
I have a wealth of experience working with children of all ages as I trained as a secondary school teacher where I taught food and textiles technology. I also worked for a Children’s Charity where among other positions, I managed a Sure Start Children’s Centre.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children by welcoming you to classes and will try to answer any questions you have.
Arbury Community Centre
The Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge,
Northstowe Secondary College Stirling Rd, Northstowe, Cambridge
Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre
Queen Anne Terrace,
Orchard Park Community Centre
Stardust Dance Academy Office
38 Ring Fort Rd, Cambridge,