The Emily Redding Dance Academy offers high quality dance tuition in modern and jazz, tap, ballet and freestyle dance styles. Following the ISTD accredited syllabus, lessons allow for quick progression and development of strong dance technique. In addition there are performance and creative opportunities in order to give children and adults a wide range of experience.
Emily Redding DDE & DDI (ISTD) BSc
Principal and Teacher
Emily began dancing at the age of 3 with Spirals Dance Academy and later The Maureen Williams School of Dance where she took part in local productions, shows and competitions. At the age of 13 she began to assist her own dance teacher and eventually led the classes herself, part time.
Whilst studying for a degree at Loughborough University, Emily trained to be an ISTD teacher with Imperial Academy. In addition, Emily helped to lead Loughborough's student union dance club and taught weekly for them. She performed for the BBC and took part in the annual dance club inter-university competitions. Emily has also completed her ballet teacher training with The Penny Meekings Dance College, later taking the next level and achieving a distinction mark with Pirouette Academy of Dance.
Since training as a dance teacher, Emily has taught at two different dance schools and run dance workshops across the UK. In 2012, she taught dance at Catmose College in addition to working as a primary school teacher. The Emily Redding Dance Academy was set up in 2013 and has already run 3 successful shows and several examination sessions.
Contact Emily to choose the right dance class for you today!
Modern and Tap Teacher
Jess started teaching for the Emily Redding Dance Academy in 2016. She trained at Imperial Academy and she is very passionate about teaching tap. Jess spends the rest of her week teaching gymnastics and dance in primary schools and runs her own branch of a performing arts company.
Louise studied dance in both Peterborough and London before working abroad as a dancer for entertainment companies. She has since been involved in the organisation of musical productions and coached at a theatre school in Cambridge. She obtained her IDTA freestyle teaching qualifications at college; and now teaches Freestyle classes for The Emily Redding Dance Academy.
Alison began dancing at the age of 4 and continued to devote lots of time to it ever since! She completed her teacher and performance training in the IDTA syllabus in a variety of genres in 2003. In 2009 she set up abDance and by 2014 Alison was able to devote all of her time to dance, having taken additional qualifications in Zumba, FitSteps, Ballestics and Kimble’s Music and Movement. She is currently keeping busy with various projects…
IDOLS Choreographer and Pantomime Choreographer; Kimble’s and Funky Feet classes in schools and nurseries; Curriculum, After School Clubs and PPA sessions in schools; Baby Disco’s at Leicester University’s Attenborough Arts Centre; Zumba at Champneys Springs.
Alison joined the Emily Redding Dance Academy in 2018 to help accommodate our growing ballet class numbers!
“I’ve had such a lovely, warm welcome from everybody and am really looking forward to sharing my love for dance with you all xx”