January 22nd 2022 marks a very special day.
45 years ago today Jackie and her mum opened the doors to the Ipswich branch of the school. In that time, it has grown immensely, with many of our pupils now mums, and briging their own children to the school.
Jackie is immensely proud of all that the school continues to achieve, with some of our pupils going on to stage school, teaching, and profsional careers in dance.
Alongside our Ipswich school, we also run a branch in Felixstowe, which we took over from Mrs Riley some 25 years ago. It was with Mrs Riley, that Jackie trained and she still holds those emories dear to her heart.
Jackie has the same love for dancing today, as she di all those years ago when she started.
A big thank you to all of our families, for your continued support. Here's to many more yearas of happy dancing. Jackie.
It's wonderful being back to dancing and it’s lovely to see so much enjoyment from the children!
Now we are settled back, we are delighted to be able to open up classes to new pupils from age 3-93, no matter what your ability, we would love to welcome you.
The first lesson is FREE so why not come along and give it a try.
We offer Ballet, Tap and Modern in both Ipswich and Felixstowe, and also Acro in Ipswich.
Please get in touch to book your free taster session.
We look forward to welcoming some new faces.
Please note timetable changes at Felixstowe for January 2022 !!
New Preschool Ballet at Ipswich on Saturdays at 9.00 - first lesson free
We are a small friendly dancing school, founded in 1946 and now with branches in both Ipswich and Felixstowe.
The School's Principal is Jacqualine Bloomfield UTD Diploma, who is assisted by her teachers, Michelle Leeson MUTD, Tanya Verow, Harriet Bacon and Tricia Bewers MBBO. The School offers dancing lessons in Ballet and Tap at both schools, and also Acrobatic Dance and Modern Dance at Ipswich.
Pupils are prepared for examinations in the syllabus of United Teachers of Dance in Ballet and Tap from the age of 3, and in Modern from the age of 5. Examinations are held twice yearly and although pupils are taught to the examination standard, it is not compulsory to take them.
The School also works towards an annual show, most recently performed at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. The show has alternated between the Ipswich and Felixstowe schools each year, though this may change to a combined show. Here, pupils have the opportunity to demonstrate their work in public, and the School raises money for local charities. Some months after the show, pupils are invited to take part in Medal Tests, which give them a chance to perform their show dances in front of a UTD adjudicator. They are awarded marks and are rewarded with individual medals and certificates.
Classes are held both at our studio in Bath Road, Felixstowe, and at Foxhall Road, Ipswich, both of which have a sprung floor. We also use a pianist for some classes. Classes are held after school hours on Tuesdays to Fridays in Felixstowe, and Tuesdays to Saturdays at Ipswich. Pupils are required to wear the correct, regulation uniform as well as have their hair tied back. Uniform can be purchased through the School at competitive prices (see Uniform section of this website).
For further information about the School, please contact our Principal Jackie Bloomfield on 01394 272851 or through the contact page of this site.