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Brennan School of Dance was established in 1999 and has always enjoyed a reputation for first class teaching, along with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Rebecca Tredray studied at London College of Dance for 3 years gaining her teaching qualifications with the ISTD. After leaving college she danced professionally in Europe and aboard cruise ships for many years. Rebecca started the school from it small beginnings of 22 children at Bromham Lower School in 1999. Two years later the school expanded to Wootton where Rebecca started herself at 3 years old with Diana Williams. In January 2017 classes have been added on a Saturday morning in Great Denham. Brennan School of dance (BSD) has now grown into one of the largest schools in Bedfordshire with approximately 250 students attending classes each week and growing!
The aim of the school is to provide a safe and enjoyable home for budding
dancers to enjoy. Whilst following the ethos of dancers in discipline,
technique and an extremely high standard of dancing, we also look to nurture
and positively develop an over all love of dance, both creatively and
emotionally. We positively impact on a child’s physical, social and
mental wellbeing whilst supporting them on their dance journey, no matter how
many classes they may take with us.
We pride ourselves in providing a happy and friendly environment that often serves as a lifeline in our children’s busy and sometimes stressful lives. Past students often visit the school and in several cases have returned to help us with our dance productions. Some of our students are currently studying at professional dance colleges hoping to dance professionally or teach in the dance world.
Our passionate teaching team conforms to the high standards set by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), the premier international examining body for dance. This has and will always inspire us to provide Brennan School of Dance pupils with fun, professional and inspirational classes.
Modern Dance Modern dance falls somewhere between Ballet and Jazz. Whilst technical exercises are followed, it's a freer style of dance which encourages strong use of the body, travel and use of space. It also encourages the dancer to use various emotions according to the style of music. Modern Dance Ages 5+. Following the I.S.T.D Modern syllabus with optional examinations through the grades.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that encourages a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of quick footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz is usually done to upbeat, modern music and is a highly energetic class. Jazz Medals Ages 10+. Following the I.S.T.D Jazz Syllabus with optional medal tests.
Our Flexibility class focuses on stretching and increasing flexibility because dancing requires you to move your body in new and unusual ways. Repeat stretching will gradually lead to greater flexibility in all the dance genre. Age 12+
Commercial Hip Hop Dance
Ages 10+ Street Dance is an informal style of dancing that is energetic and strong. Classes are creative and blend original hip hop styles with modern commercial moves to the latest hip hop music.
Musical theatre Is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. A fun class where students from 9 years can perform all the greatest musical numbers.
Associate Member of ISTD
Deborah Capon Diploma
Head of Dance at Bedford Modern School
Advanced First Aid
Associate Member of ISTD
Member of UK Cheerleading Association
DDI and DDE Member of ISTDBA
(Hons) in Dance Education (Royal Academy of Dance)
Lead coach at Premier Performing Arts
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