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About Us

The dance schools are family run for over 60 years. All staff are qualified to the highest levels.

The school Principal, Gillian Quinn, has been honoured with an MBE for her services to dance. She has retired from examining internationally for the Royal Academy of Dance and has a B.Phil (Honours) in Ballet and Contextual Studies as well as holding the advanced teachers diploma from the RAD

The principal teacher at Gosforth is Hilary Anderson who also holds a B.Phil (Honours) in Ballet and Contextual Studies and has an RAD Teachers Diploma. Licentiate Diploma ISTD, Diploma from the London College of Dance and Drama, Associate ISTD in Ballet Modern, Greek and National and is a member of the IDTA Tap Modern and Ballet branches.

Miss Anderson is also a qualified singing teacher, currently studying towards a ABRSM diploma in performance, and provides lessons by arrangement. Lessons can follow the ABRSM syllabus and exams arranged to suit the pupils ability.

We operate two schools, one in Gosforth and one in Whitley Bay. Both offer training to the highest standard in accordance with the RAD and IDTA syllabus.

Throughout the year the schools provide the opportunity for pupils to take part in a number of shows both locally and nationally, and give pupils the opportunity to dance with their very own dance company, Dance Kaleidoscope. The dance company tours internationally during the summer.

Dancers are also provided to other local arts organisations and are encouraged to take part in local shows. This increased the individuals capability as a performer as well as increasing confidence.


For details of classes at Whitley Bay please visit

Singing Lessons can be arranged privately at a convenient time. Other guitar, music and music theory lessons can be arranged by appointment. Please click here for details.

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