Young Performers was founded in 2012, with the fundamental aim of providing local and affordable dance and performing art classes to children in and around the surrounding areas of South Cerney. In January 2018 Young Performers moved into its own permanent fully equip premises with 3 studios and changing rooms. Studios are all fitted with cameras for parents to observe their child’s class, as well as gymnastic mats, ballet barres, mirrors and professional sprung dance flooring. Then in September 2018 Young Performers expanded even more and opened Cirencester’s first Rhythmic Gymnastics training programme. In September 2020, Young Performers splits into two umbrella schools, Young Performers School of Dance & Musical Theatre and Young Performers School of Gymnastics where elite Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics training is provided.
Young Performers provides quality dance and gymnastics education to children from the age of 2, offering classes and examinations in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Jazz and Performance.
Examinations are taken internal or external, affiliated by the Principal / Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) / National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) / British Gymnastics or London College of Music. All students will have the opportunity to enter into examinations/awards in any of their chosen dance genres, musical theatre/voice or gymnastics classes, students as young as 3 can take their first exam. Exams take place 1 or 2 times a year allowing the children to progress and achieve within their performing arts education. Examination are great for boosting confidence and awarding the children for all their hard work.
Young Performer students also have the opportunity to perform in showcases / full scale productions and local events.
To inspire children to dance and perform.
To provide a fun and enjoyable dance education within a structured and disciplined environment.
To build & encourage confidence.
To help each student reach their full potential.
To develop a well-rounded dancer.
To provide the opportunity to achieve examination.
To provide a range of dance forms to all abilities and ages.
To provide the opportunity to perform.
To teach discipline within the performing arts.
The performing arts have always played an important role in my life, attending singing, dancing and drama lesson from a young age, performing in a variety of contrasting shows from classical singing music festivals, pantomimes/Shakespeare plays, competitions to dance & drama shows. After completing examinations in all aspects of the arts, and 3 years at Ecosse Performers College, I decided I wanted to set up my dance school with the ambition of sharing my passion and the love of the arts to inspire and motivate all ages. Whether the students enrol in the classes as a hobby or with the aim of being a star, I want all my students to achieve and excel to the best of their abilities.
I am also a fully qualified teacher within the education setting, on completion of my Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning and then going on and finalising my teaching knowledge and progression by completing my QTLS- Qualified Teacher & Learning Status, allowing myself to teach within the government education system in both schools and colleges. Having completed my training to become a teacher within the education system I feel I have learnt so many valuable skills and tools that I use within my current teaching practice within the extra-curricular dance setting, enabling my teaching and the students learning to the best of my knowledge, current to today’s learning and development expectations, as well as diverse but still maintaining the structure of the graded National Association of Teachers of Dancing syllabus.
I have two small children; who both attend dance & performing classes and I hope that one day they will also love the arts as much as I do. Watching my own children and all of my students grow and develop through their time at Young Performers is a greatly rewarding.
So, whether your child is looking for a new activity or can’t stop singing and dancing everywhere they go, Young Performers offers children from the age of 2 the opportunity to learn new skills, keep active and progress through their performing journey, achieving and building confidence in a fun and educational learning environment.
Miss Molly joined Young Performers in 2016 as a teaching assistant and is now a full-time teacher within both schools. Molly has experience in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical and most recently started training in acro dance. Dance has always played a huge role in her life and now as a teacher she enjoys to watch her own students love for the arts grow as they achieve and progress throughout out their time at Young Performers. Molly is also still a student within the dance school, it is great to see her teaching the students as well as dancing alongside them, it creates such an unforgettable and valuable bond across the whole school.
Molly is advancing her love of teaching by studying at university to become a primary school teacher.
Jasmine is one of the senior dancers within the dance school and is the Rhythmic & Acro assistant coach newly trained dance teacher joining as a staff member.
Jasmine has always had a passion in dance and joined Young Performers in 2018 after attending a previous dance school. She is thoroughly enjoying assisting and feels rewarded after seeing the students achieve and learn new skills and challenges each lesson
Ruth is a highly experienced Rhythmic Gymnastics coach, who has worked with gymnasts at all levels from beginner to International major competitions. Most recently Ruth was coach to the ENG team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Ruth enjoys coaching at Young Performers and loves to see all the children develop and reach their own potential.
Ruth is also a qualified International Judge and has represented GB & ENG International competitions. Originally from Scotland, she has now settled in Wiltshire.
We have fully equipped premises with 3 studios and changing rooms for parents to wait.
Studios are fitted with cameras for parents to observe their children’s class, as well as gymnastic mats, ballet barres, mirrors and professional flooring.