Welcome to the Louise Parkes School of Dance. We offer ballet, contemporary, tap, modern and jazz classes for children and adults of all ages from tiny tots to the over 60s.
We are all aware of the benefits of exercise no matter what age. And there is no better way to develop healthy muscles and bones, improve balance, posture and flexibility, than learning how to dance. Whether you or your children want to learn to dance for fun, or train to a high standard, it can provide a lifetime of artistic and physical pleasure.
My aim as a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance is to inspire all my students to experience and enjoy an art form that nurtures classical technique, musicality, individual expression and artistry. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by a like-minded team of outstanding teachers and our mutual focus is to provide high quality teaching in a caring, supportive and joyful environment.
Louise is also a licensed Silver Swans teacher, opening up opportunities for anyone who wishes to dance in their later years. It's never too late!
Passion, Poison & Power
Here's a link to the video from our recent show. https://vimeo.com/305022881
You can order your DVD direct from nexuspictures.co.uk, and photographs are available from our wonderful photographer Claire Greenway at https://clairegreenway.photoshelter.com/gallery-list
Autumn Term 2020
Subject to confirmation about the opening of our venues, term starts Monday 7th September to Saturday 5th December 2020. Half term w/c 26th October. Full Term Dates listed here.
All our classes will be hosted online from Monday 20th April - Click here to view the online timetables.
Diary Notes 2020/2021:
Sadly our Summer Workshop in August has been cancelled due to Covid-19 and our bi-annual Show has been re-scheduled for November 2021
Contact Louise for more information.
In addition to our daily & evening classes, why not try a new Silver Swans beginners' ballet class on Thursdays at 9.45 am at the Sea Cadets Hall. We also have adult Tap on Wednesdays at 9.30 am, or Jazz at 10.30 am. Contact Louise for more information.