Emma Castle Performing Arts was created in September 2011 by
Emma Castle, to focus on teaching her love of dance after many years performing,
learning and developing her own abilities. On attaining her BTDA teaching
qualifications, the only desire was to set up a school enabling people to
harness the passion and exhilaration that can be attained from learning a true
skill and performing it in front of an audience. The true love of dance!
The school was established to create a dynamic environment for dance of all ages and abilities. The youngest taking their first unsupported steps, and the more mature at nearly 80 tap dancing in a production to a full Lighthouse Theatre! A chance to increase ones fitness, to explore the levels of ones ability, as well as to learn a technical element to a fun skill.
The first year of Emma’s solo business venture saw over 100 students enroll and commit to a year of tap, jazz, ballet, street, stage and acrobatics, ultimately culminating in the schools first major performance - “Fireworks of Dance” in July 2012. Since then the school has grown unprecedentedly and currently has classes covering all the above plus Contemporary, Pointe, Pilates, Cheerleading, Zumba, Fitness Classes, Drama and Vocal coaching.
The objective of the school is to provide a second to none experience in Dorset for children looking to learn to the best of their ability, and to have fun in showing off their skills wherever possible at public performances, examinations, medal tests and at shows hosted by ourselves and others. We often see our pupils being selected for Christmas productions, pantomimes, and TV shows like The Voice, X-Factor and Got to Dance.
Our school follows the BTDA syllabus and we are proud to provide qualified dance teachers with CRB and accredited qualifications as well as enthusiastic class assistants to ensure the dedication to learning of every individual.
The growth of the school and the move to our premises with 2 dance studios at Priory View Road, Moordown, has enabled us to introduce new elements such as Cheerleading to the school. Dance Bournemouth! was created in 2013 to form a Cheerleading squad proudly providing entertainment at match days at AFC Bournemouth. As well as supporting their promotion campaign in 2012/13 we also provide entertainment at Poole Town FC and other public events, all of which are great opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to learn routines and to love performing them!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions