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Our Story

The Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance is based in Richmond, North Yorkshire offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz to children and adults from aged three. Students have the opportunity to be examined in their work by both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). For children aged 2-3 the school offers ballet based Little Footsteps classes.

Charlotte Porter grew up in the rural community of Reeth and began dancing at an early age. She opened the Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance as a way of providing other children in rural settings the same chance she had to experience dance and theatre arts. As a local person to Richmond and the Dales Charlotte has a strong community ethic which she extends to the school and students.

Charlotte studied at Preston Dance College gaining her teaching qualifications in both Tap Dance and Modern Theatre; whilst studying she was awarded the Faye-Knowles Chapman Award for Choreography and selected to dance as a northern associate for the UK Tap Dance team, Tap Attack. Following college, whilst working as a professional dancer and choreographer, Charlotte continued her studies with the Royal Academy of Dance gaining a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies qualifying her to teach the RAD’s world renowned ballet syllabus.

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Charlotte has danced professionally in the UK and France, and was later head-hunted for a position in Geneva, Switzerland to teach contemporary dance having been trained by Donald Edwards, teacher at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and founding member of Phoenix Dance Theatre.

 

Charlotte has been teaching and performing professionally for the last nine years and currently maintains a 100% success rate in examinations.

Our Teachers

Miss Charlotte rad rts

Principal - Dance Teacher

  • Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (Royal Academy of Dance) 

  • Level 4 Diplima in Dance Education - Modern Theatre (ISTD) 

  • Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education - Tap Dance (ISTD) 

  • First Aid Qualified

  • Safeguarding Assured 

  • Enhanced DBS

  • NYCC Registered Chaperone

Miss Sophie

Vocal Coach

  • Distinction Grade 8 - Voice 

  • NODA Junior Performance Winner - North 2018

  • Scottish Opera Young Company Member 

  • First Aid Qualified

  • Safeguarding Assured 

  • Enhanced DBS

  • NYCC Registered Chaperone

Brent & Sam

Salsa Instructors

Brent has being dancing since the age of 7, progressing through all his award in Modern, Latin, Old Tyme and Ballroom. 

Him and has wife Sam now share a love of Salsa and Bachata and love to pass on their knowledge and skills through group classes and 1to1 tuition! 

Together they run Basically Salsa which is proudly rated 5 star on Facebook! 

Basically Salsa

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Class Assistants

Miss Alice

Fridays

  • First Aid Qualified

​Studies: 

  • Ballet

  • Tap Dance

  • Modern Theatre

  • Contemporary / Jazz

  • GCSE Dance

Miss Freya

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • First Aid Qualified

​Studies: 

  • Ballet

  • Modern Theatre

  • Contemporary / Jazz

  • GCSE Dance