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Avril Earl Dance & Theatre Arts Centre Ltd
  • St Andrews Community Centre
    Rue de la Boullerie
    St Andrews
    Guernsey
    GY6 8XD
The Avril Earl Dance and Theatre Arts Centre Ltd in Guernsey provides all genres of dance, drama & musical theatre tuition from 18 months. The school also offers a number of adult dance & fitness classes. Please contact us for full details.

We pride ourselves on being a dance and drama centre of excellence where a high technical standard is our goal whilst ensuring everyone has lots of fun. We have a team of qualified teachers who, between them, have attained many years of dance and drama teaching and performing experience.


Guernsey's Largest Dance And Theatre School In The Centre Of The Island


Studio

The Centre has three fully equipped dance studios with Harlequin dance floors, barres, mirrors and state of the art sound systems plus private teaching rooms for solo tuition.

It is based at St Andrew's Community Centre and is the only Guernsey dance school to boast their own in-house theatre where recent productions of  the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ and musical play ‘The Worst Witch’ have been staged, as well as recitals and Theatre School Shows.  

There is also a comfortable waiting and reception area, changing rooms and a newly expanded dance shop, selling a comprehensive selection of ballet and jazz leotards, dance wear, shoes, uniform, gifts and accessories.

These excellent bespoke facilities offer The Centre's students even more opportunities to grow as dancers and performers whilst maintaining the nurturing and family atmosphere we are known for.


Programme

The Centre is a well established theatre arts and dance school offering a busy and exciting programme in dance through the syllabi of the ISTD, and LAMDA for drama and musical theatre. Our success in dance exams is second to none with pupils of all ages achieving a full pass rate, and 95% of students gaining merit or distinction in the last 15 years.

Our busy timetable has more than 100 classes per week in all genres of dance and is based on the foundation subject of classical ballet. Students are encouraged to work on technique, strength, skill and artistry through graded classes with the option of additional coaching and various body conditioning classes.


Performances

We offer regular stage performing opportunities in our own theatre and through the Guernsey Eisteddfod, dance festivals, charity and corporate performances, summer school showcases, one act plays and musicals. We have a programme of summer and holiday courses, and host a very popular full time Summer School in August each year for both Guernsey and visiting students where West End performers and Commercial dance experts provide a week's course for our budding young stars.

The school auditions keen students for the opportunity to join their ‘Elite Squad’ competition team. The squad actively competes off island in carefully selected suitable UK festivals and CI competitions where the students gain feedback to develop and fulfil their potential, and offer valuable experience for possible future dance careers.


Classes

Our available dance & drama classes include:


Children & Students Classes

  • Introduction to Dance & Music - For accompanied children 2-3 years

  • Pre School Ballet Dance Class - Boys & girls from 3 years

  • Ballet Dance Class - Pre-primary to Advanced levels

  • Modern Dance Class - Primary to Advanced levels - Boys only class available

  • Tap Dance Class - Primary to Advanced levels

  • Classical Greek - Junior & Senior classes

  • Theatre School - Acting/Singing/Musical Theatre - 5-18 years

  • Jazz - Non-syllabus classes

  • Ballet Coaching - all levels

  • Body Conditioning

  • Pilates


Adult Classes

  • Pilates - Exercise Classes, individual tuition or group classes available

  • Tap - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced levels

  • Ballet - Beginner & Intermediate

  • Dance Fit

  • S.O.S - "Strictly Over Sixties" Fun Dance & Exercise class


Other Classes

  • Ballet & Contemporary Workshops with visiting professional dancers

  • Commercial, Street Jazz & Hip Hop Workshops

  • Summer School, and Summer Workshops


About Avril Earl

Avril Earl A.I.S.T.D. took over as Principal in January 2006 from Lesley Blondel, and has since taken the school into a new era of what has already been a great history. She is a keen director and choreographer and has worked on many shows, pantomimes and productions.


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