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Evening dance classes at GSA

We have currently suspended our classes due to the current restrictions.

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Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded locations for delivering musical theatre training. As member of GSA Evening Dance Classes you will be inspired by industry-leading professionals and be a part of the vibrant community of performers. We offer evening classes in Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Tap, Pilates, Contemporary and Tumbling.

Our classes aim to introduce and develop a secure and consistent technique in dance and physical skills, and expand existing knowledge and ability. All of our classes are led by industry experts who have danced professionally and bring a wealth of experience to the Evening Dance Classes.

Class details

GSA offers evening dance classes to anyone over the age of 18 with some dance experience, and adults that also have some knowledge in dance or movement. These classes run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 to 21:40. All evening dance classes are 1hour 20 mins long and take place at the GSA main building on the Stag Hill campus at the University of Surrey, where there is free parking located next to the main GSA building.

Safety and Security

The main doors to the GSA building are swipe only after 7pm, after this time the front desk is only staffed from 8pm until 8:30pm for members taking the second class.

Example Timetable

DAY

MONDAY

 

 

TUESDAY

 

 

THURSDAY

 

7PM

Beginners Ballet

Inter Jazz

Pilates

Inter Tap

Advanced Tap

Beginners Contemporary

Advanced Ballet

Commercial

Studio

 

Simon

 

McGrath

 

Founders

 

Simon

 

McGrath

 

Hargraves

 

Hargraves

 

McGrath

 

8.20PM

Intermediate Ballet

Acro

Stretching and Body Conditioning

Advanced Jazz

Beginners Tap

 

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Beginners Jazz

Studio

Simon

Ball

Founders

Simon

McGrath

 

Hargraves

McGrath

 

Fees

 

 

Student/staff

External

Trial class

 

 

One class

 

 

Multi-class pass

(up to 6 classes a week)

 

 

Acro

 

 

 

   

 

  

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Tutors

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Tania trained at Laine Theatre Arts, studying all aspects of Musical Theatre.  Her theatre work includes, Sunset Boulevard (Frankfurt) playing a Beautician, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing Narrator, Barnum as cover Jenny Lind, Great Expectations playing Clara, Robin – Prince of Sherwood playing Maid Marion, and Patsy Cline – The Musical playing Loretta Lynn. Tania’s television appearances include, Happy Birthday Peter Pan, playing Mrs Darling.  Die Another Day, Holby City, Home and Away, The Bill, Little Britain, One Chance and various appearances in Law & Order and Midsomer Murders. Pantomime appearances include Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, the title role of Aladdin, Cinderella and Dick Whittington at the theatre. Royal Bath, and again at the Anvil, Basingstoke. This year she appeared in an Ident for Lorraine GMTV advertising Dove and appears regularly in Murder Mysteries. Tania now teaches L.A.M.D.A/Musical Theatre in schools and Pilates at Health Clubs.

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Sarita, firstly established as a performance artist with a heavy credit list; 7 years performing nationally and internationally with leading British contemporary dance companies and still ongoing since 2008, freelancing for commercial productions in TV, film, theatre and large scale events. She has worked with an eclectic mix of productions and dance styles, which is evident in her varied work as a choreographer. Sarita has also delivered extensive amounts of dance education world wide both as an independent teacher and for institutions/companies such as Urdang Academy, Middlesex University, Italia Conti, Ballet Boyz Dancers Course, UDO Academy, Union Dance, National Dance company of Wales, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Random Dance Company (Wayne McGregor) and in 2017 became an Associate at Surrey University, teaching Contemporary Dance to the BA Dance Degree students. Because she is so passionately driven to inspire others in her teaching and mentoring she is often requested to share her knowledge and experience in teaching for many differing establishments. Her classes are heavily influenced by her Cunningham, Graham and Release technique training whilst also fusing other forms experienced throughout her years as a dancer

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Emma has been dancing and performing from a young age. After leaving secondary school she went onto do her A-Levels at Hurtwood House before continuing her vocational training at Italia Conti Arts Centre. Whilst at Italia Conti, Emma studied to complete her ISTD DDE Teaching Qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern. In the midst of this Emma joined a Tap Dancing company called Tap Attack and was fortunate enough to represent England with them at the World Tap Dancing Championships and after winning the formation team event, came away with a World Champion title. Since graduating from Italia Conti, Emma has performed in touring pantomimes, was a dancer for Warner Leisure Hotels and most recently has just returned from Mallorca where she was Entertainment manager and performer at a 5* Hotel. Emma has now decided to take a break from performing and pursue her teaching and cannot wait to teach at GSA.

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Robert trained at the Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Centre. Where he trained in all pieces of Apparatus but specialised in Tumbling. He competed and won at the British Tumbling Championships in 1989 and then began training for the Olympic team in 1991 at age 17. Robert toured international during that time and was also trained by members of the Russian Gymnastics team. In 1992 Robert decided to concentrate on Power Tumbling and competed in National and European Championships. In 1995 Robert's career changed direction as he decided to go to GSA where he obtained a BA in Musical Theatre.

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Jo is from Liverpool and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She has been part of the teaching faculty at GSA since 2009. In her professional career she has worked in Musicals such as Cats, Blood Brothers, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Legally Blonde, Chicago, Sister Act, Grease, Singing in the Rain, Chess and South Pacific. She has recently been a finalist for Best Choreographer at the Off West End Awards, for her work on Bad Girls the Musical and Soho Cinders both at Union Theatre. She has recently choreographed Salad Days the Musical which will be going on a UK tour in the New Year. She is passionate about teaching here at GSA and is dedicated to helping students grow and achieve.

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Alice Walker has been dancing professionally for over 10 years.  She has performed all over the world doing everything from cruise ships to bollywood movies.  Her credits include Rita Ora Tour, London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony- Jessie J, One Direction, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah and The Petshop Boys. She has choreographed for The Vamps, been dance captain for the Adidas Fashion show and featured in TV commercials such as the Health Lottery and DNRC. Alice loves teaching and seeing pupils progress, she specialises in Commercial/Street Dance styles as well as Jazz and Contemporary.