IDENTITY SCHOOL OF DANCE
ABOUT IDENTITY SCHOOL OF DANCE
Inclusive Dance School
Identity school of dance offers weekly dance and musical theatre classes for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities. Our highly trained and certified teachers have experience in teaching and performing various styles of dance including; Contemporary, Ballet, Street dance and Commercial as well Musical Theatre. All teachers are also Makaton and First aid trained.
Here at Identity school of dance, we have a passion for the art of dance and ensuring each individual here feels safe and included at all times while discovering their inner self as a dancer. Our mission at Identity school of dance is to provide students of all levels with more than just classes, but a unique experience in an enjoyable, inclusive setting without any barriers of learning, helping them strive towards their aspirations.
Are you ready to get up and move? Contact us today to learn more about our dance school.
Your quest for an inclusive Dance School can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance, musical theatre and competition teams. These include:
Kids sign and dance
Young Adults street dance
Contemporary open classes
Contemporary competition team
Adult street dance open classes
I.D street dance crew
Kids Musical Theatre classes
Senior Musical Theatre classes
Limitless Mega Crew
CHILDREN'S SIGN AND DANCE
Our children’s sing, sign and dance is very popular and age ranges from 4-12 years. In our classes students learn a range of performance skills and set choreography while developing skills in team work, turn taking as well as communication. Teachers provide a safe, inclusive and fun learning environment for students to develop their Makaton signed song routines. Students have the chance of being awarded star of the week, as well as other incentives to promote engagement and positive behaviours.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this class - simply contact us today.
YOUNG ADULTS STREET DANCE (14+)
Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or have developed a passion from TIKTOK. Here in our young adults class, students learn set choreography each week in the style of street dance. Students also get to develop their communication and social skills through meeting new friends, signing and playing a range of drama and dance games. Students will have the opportunity to perform at our end of term parties to their peers in other classes and parents/carers. This popular class continues to grow, with teachers committed to giving each individual a stimulating and engaging dance environment.
CONTEMPORARY OPEN CLASS (14+)
Contemporary dance classes are from the age of 14 years and are suitable for beginners/ intermediate level. Students will learn technique, choreography and develop a range of performance skills while developing social skills through meeting new students. Students will learn set choreography in which they will showcase at local events such as our annual summer show. There is no pressure to take part of competitions and this is an open weekly class.
ADULT STREET DANCE OPEN CLASS (16+)
Led by a dedicated team of trained street dance teachers, this class will have you on your feet in no time. Many of our dancers love taking this class, as it gives them the opportunity to learn new street dance movements/ choreography to upbeat pop songs and learn current, challenging choreography which students are able to showcase in local events, shows if they wish.
I.D STREET DANCE CREW
This class is a favourite among many of our students. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore a brand new street dance set each term in the styles of street dance. Students that access this session are treated as professional performers, and expectations are set from the start by our experienced dance directors. Our directors within this session offer bespoke training for each individual, as well as the promotion of effective group work. I.D have already had great success in their recent dance competitions including;
1st place - over 18 street dance crew Nov 21
1st place- over 18 street dance crew Dec 21
Qualifying for championships in May 22.
1st place Audacity competition May 2022
1st place Winter Audacity competition December 2022
ID are getting ready with new dance sets to compete in a range of competitions this year 2023.
LIMITLESS MEGA CREW
Limitless mega crew is our newest crew to Identity which was created in September 2022.
Limitless train every week at an advanced level learning lots of new street styles to create a brand new set.
Limitless have already had great success including:
- 1ST place over 18 advance street crew
- Performing at Birmingham new street for #purplelightup charity organisation
Limitless are looking forward to competing in a range of competitions this year to showcase their amazing talent.
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
We have both kids and senior musical classes which are every Thursday evenings.
Students learn a range of performance skills including; singing, dancing and acting. Students will work towards musicals and pantomines throughout the year including our first show which is in March 2023 'This is the greatest show'. If you would like to be part of our shows in the future and love being on stage then this class is for you.
Interested in learning more about our classes? Get in touch today.
Evenings and Weekends
We have a range of classes for all ages and abilities. Take a look at our current timetable.
We understand that each dancer is unique and looking for something different, so we’ve included a collection of testimonials from current students and parents/carers. Browse through their stories below, and feel free to come by to check out our studio, meet our instructors and learn more about our classes.
Andrea & Tim- Parents
We discovered Identity just as Opal was opening her doors as a dance school. We had a great chat with Opal about Eve and felt really confident in Opal's ability, approach and values. We have watched Eve grow under Opals teaching and guidance, including taking on Eve as a class assistant! Opal expects great things from her students and her style, and attitude ensures that potential is recognised, supported, developed and then that greatness emerges! Identity successes since opening have been amazing! especially at Audacity street dance competitions, which have been breathtaking and inspiring. All the sessions are inclusive and we would highly recommend to anyone who may be of interest.
Claire - Parent
My daughter loves going to Identity school of dance. She attends the kids class and she looks forward to this every week, without fail. Opal provides an excellent service and clearly the children love her and thrive in her care. I love that my daughter has the opportunity in an inclusive dance class and would recommend this school to anyone.
Being part of Identity is important to me! I love the dancing, competitions and making new friends weekly.
Opal pushes me to be the best version of myself, as a dancer and a teacher, I love her!
I help Opal in two classes, and one day hope to become a teacher.
I love my classes, Opal works us hard but also we do have lots of fun and laughter. I love to perform and Opal is always looking for new opportunities for us to be able to do this and full-fill our dreams and get recognised through our amazing talents.
Mike and Judy - Parents
Opal runs some amazing dance classes and is inspirational in her energy and drive, motivating and inspiring young people.
My adult daughter attends both contemporary and street dance classes and gains loads through them.
Opal is timely and relevant in her communication, always ensuring everyone is aware and onboard with what’s happening.
Organising trips to dance competitions, usually coming back with loads of medals and trophies.
Can’t recommend Identity Dance enough – give them a go !!
Amy R- Student
I love Identity, I get to see my friends and learn new dances each week. I love being part of I.D as we get to go to competitions and its lots of fun.
Identity is the sort of dance school that is truly one of a kind. Offering a range of different dance styles per class highhly inclusive to everyone of all ages and ability. Identity is a chance to develop performance skills by training each week and also getting to take part in dance competitions. The school is handled by an amazing, exceptionally exterienced teacher who knows whats best for each student. For all dancers either new or pro looking for dance classes I would truly recommend trying out Identity. As a current member of the troupe, I couldnt ask for a better environment of my biggest passion.
Want to learn more about how other dancers experience our Dance School? Contact us today.
MEET THE TEAM
Meet our talented team of instructors at Identity school of dance. Focused on teaching industry standard techniques and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Read through our instructors’ biographies below.
Owner and Teacher at Identity
Hello, my name is Opal. I am the owner and dance teacher at Identity. I have been a performing arts/ dance teacher for over 4 years and have trained in the following dance styles:
Before pursuing my career as a teacher, I previously studied GCSE Dance, BTEC Performing Arts and Dance, which developed on to completing BA Honours Degree in Dance. After graduating I begun my teaching journey, gaining experience in primary, secondary and FE College in both mainstream and SEND. I am currently a full time Performing Arts Teacher at Derwen College Specialist College in Gobowen Shropshire.
I am also a qualified gym instructor, first aider and fluent in Makaton completing levels 1,2,3 and 4 currently working towards being a tutor.
As a teacher, I understand the adrenaline when performing and I absolutely love to perform. I have previously worked with many dance artists, participating in workshops and performances. I was part of ZOO Nation Dance Crew auditioning, competing and touring for many dance music videos as an actress and dancer. I have competed in the British Dance organisation world championships being awarded 2nd place. I was also lucky enough to secure a contract working in Disney Land Paris as a character and parade performer for a year until I knew I wanted to become a full time teacher.
I believe that as a teacher and performer that; no matter your age, race, sex or ability - everyone deserves to achieve their aspirations.
My aim at Identity is to inspire the next generation by providing inclusive dance classes and unforgettable life time opportunities. Each student will feels safe, included, while they are supported to develop their performance and life skills to help them thrive throughout their lives.
GET IN TOUCH
If you would like more information on Identity school of dance, we’d be more than happy to help. Please email us and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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