ABOUT US

Taylor's Dance Company provides dance tuition for all ages & abilities in Colchester & surrounding villages.

 We believe dancing is for everyone so our classes are all inclusive- everyone & anyone can join! We offer various dance styles & learn the techniques in performance based routines. 

We offer children's classes, adult classes, private lessons, wedding lessons, school clubs, care home visits & much much more.

TEACHING TEAM

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NIKI TAYLOR A.I.D.T.A - PRINCIPAL 

Niki has been dancing since she was 5 years old and is primarily trained in Ballet, Tap & Freestyle. At a local dance school she participated in shows & passed many examinations over her 20 years of dancing.
A love of all things dance has encouraged Niki to learn further dance styles including contemporary, street, latin & ballroom. Niki is an Associate of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)

 

EMMA SEALEY- TEACHER

Emma has had a passion for dance from a young age, She started dancing at the age of 5 at a local Colchester dance school, Emma went on to take many exams in Disco, Freestyle, Rock and Roll, Tap, Ballet and Jazz. After a short break Emma missed dancing and returned to dance as an adult and joined Taylor's Dance Company's adult tap class in 2017, Niki has recognised Emma's passion for dance and is delighted she has joined the teaching team. 

TIFFANY SMITH- GUEST TEACHER

Tiffany is a professional dancer originally from Colchester, she started dancing at the age of three. Since then Tiff has been privaliaged to study at the Royal Ballet School in the Junior Associates program and the National Youth Ballet Summer Schools, Between the age of 11 and 19 Tiffany studied at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Since her graduation she has been working for Headliners Theatre Company travelling the world on Cruise Ships, in 2017 Tiff was honoured to become Dance Captain on board her contract on the Queen Mary 2. When Tiff returns to Colchester she loves coming to work with everyone at Taylor’s Dance Company. And we love having her!


CLASSES

Taylor's Dance Company offers dance tuition from ages 3 +. We cover a variety of dance styles in a fun & vibrant dance classes.  

We ensure that all classes suit the students attending whether it's their first ever dance class or they are a seasoned dancer. 
Feedback & new ideas are encouraged at all times to make sure the students are happy & enjoying their classes! 

Taylor's Dance Company promotes good technique & brilliant performance skills through routine based learned- no strict syllabus lessons. We work towards performances for our family, friends, at community events & our bi-annual show.

AGE GROUPS

Our classes are split in to age appropriate groups- Mini, Primary & Junior. We also provide lessons for adults too!

MINI- Children aged 3 to 6 years old- Pre school to end of school Year 1.

PRIMARY- Children aged 7 to 10 years old- Year 2 to end of Year 5.

JUNIOR- Children aged 11 to 13 years old-Year 6 to end of Year 8.

SENIOR- Ages 14 - Adults. Intermediate to Advanced

 

DANCE STYLES

We love all dance styles, we offer flexible classes so you can learn as many different styles as you would like. 

We are adding new styles all the time, if your favourite style is missing, please let us know.

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

Our introduction to dance class is perfect for our Mini Dancers!
We explore lots of different styles of dance including, street, freestyle, ballet, tap & cheerleading in a fun & easy to follow class. We also play lots of dance related games.

We focus on teaching the basics of dance & hope to instil a love of dance from a young age. 

CONTEMPORARY/ conditioning

 Contemporary uses varied movements to create stories within routines.  Contemporary uses leaps, kicks, floor work to create stories
within routines. In class we will work on key areas including flexibility, strengthening muscles, safe landing practice & developing
coordination. 

FREESTYLE/ STREET

Both freestyle & street are high energy dance styles- so bring lots of energy to class!

Using lots of lively & up tempo music (most likely the latest chart hits) we will create fun & vibrant routines using IDTA freestyle syllabus steps including kicks, flicks, runs & spins. Street is not just one dance style, it includes many!
We will explore various street styles including; hip hop, commercial, house, vogue & waacking. 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Concentrating on dance, but covering acting & singing, we explore the fabulous genre of Musical Theatre. 
Using our favourite Movie & Musical soundtracks we recreate our favourite scenes from different musicals. Musical Theatre is a great tool to encourage confidence, working as a team and social skills. 

TAP

Tap dance uses special shoes with metal taps on the toe & heel.

We use our Tap Shoes to create sounds in patterns on the floor. There are two main styles- Broadway, think Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly and Rhythm (jazz) tap which focuses on musicality. Tap is a versatile style as it can lend itself to different music styles.
It's great fun & makes lots of noise!!! 

Our Adult Tap for beginners is fantastic fun & great exercise. We learn the basics and a little more in routines to a great & varied soundtrack. Our friendly group are really welcoming to all!

TIMETABLE

Timetable updated NOVEMBER 2018

MONDAY- KINGSLAND CHURCH, STANWAY, COLCHESTER, CO3 9DW

STUDIO ONE                                                                                                             STUDIO TWO
Mini                          4.00pm- 4.45pm          Introduction to Dance                 

Primary & Junior     4.45pm- 5.30pm          Street/Freestyle                          Mini, Primary & Junior        4.45pm- 5.30pm          Tap

Primary & Junior     5.30pm- 6.15pm          Musical Theatre                          

Primary & Junior     6.15pm- 7.00pm          Contemporary

 

TUESDAY- WILLIAM LOVELESS HALL, HIGH STREET, WIVENHOE, CO7 9AB

Mini                            4.15pm- 5.00pm          Introduction to Dance/ Street                            

Primary & Junior       5.00pm- 5.45pm         Street/ Freestyle

TUESDAY - STRAIGHT ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE, STRAIGHT ROAD, COLCHESTER, CO3 9EF

Adults                       7.00pm- 7.45pm          Tap for Beginners


WEDNESDAY- ST BENEDICT’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE, NORMAN WAY. COLCHESTER. CO3 3US

Adults                       7.00pm- 7.45pm          Tap for Beginners

Adults                       7.45pm- 8.30pm          Tap for Intermediate/ Advanced

 

THURSDAY- ST. JOHNS GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL-ABBEYFIELD SITE, 5 CIRCULAR ROAD EAST LOWER, COLCHESTER, CO2 7SZ

Primary & Junior     4.30pm- 5.15pm           Street/Freestyle 

 

SATURDAY- KINGSLAND CHURCH, STANWAY, COLCHESTER, CO3 9DW

Mini                           9.00am- 9.45am          Introduction to Dance

Primary & Junior      9.45am- 10.30am         Street/ Freestyle

WEDDING LESSONS

We can help to make your special day, a little more special! Organise your private lessons with us, we would recommend to start lessons at least 6-8 weeks before your wedding day. 
The cost of either service will depend on a number of factors.
We aim to be reasonable at all times and we can offer special price packages!


FIRST DANCE 

Your first dance as a married couple should be a memorable experience for all the right reasons! Do you think you have two left feet, or are you scared you may tread on your loved ones toes? Or are you seasoned dancers & would like to impress (or surprise) your family & friends. 

We can provide private dance lessons to assist in choreographing your first dance. Choreography will suit the couples dance ability, and will be based on their thoughts & ideas. 

 

GROOMSMEN & BRIDESMAIDS

As you may have seen on the internet & social media it is becoming increasingly popular to surprise your loved one & wedding guests with a dance routine secretly prepared! 

We can provide ideas, choreograph & teach the routine to all involved.

Create a moment that won't be forgotten! 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Our private lessons are arranged at a convenient time in one of our venues. 
We aim to keep our prices at a reasonable level & we can offer  special price packages!

 

NEW TO DANCE

Do you have two left feet? Are you terrified at getting up at a party? Do you wish you could join your loved one for a slow dance at the end of the night? Are you a total beginner at dance?

If so we can provide you with private dance tuition, classes will be worked around what you want to learn & how you want to learn. Tuition can be provide one to one, in a pair or a small group. 


EXAM PREPARATION

Throughout a dancer's lifetime, there are always exams or performances to prepare for. Normal lesson times are shared with other dancers and simply the lessons are not long enough. Trying to practice in your own home can be difficult due to a lack of space & no professional advice. 

We can provide advice and support before your performance. We will arrange a convenient time in one of our venues and discuss the aim you are working towards. We will then work towards your performance, providing professional advice & feedback. Another set of eyes could be the difference between great & excellent!!!


DANCE SERVICES

SCHOOL CLUBS

We can provide dance tuition within a School setting. We can offer breakfast & after school clubs, as well as workshops for a specific subject or to cover teaching preparation time. We are flexible on times, duration & offer a free trial. Our classes are suitable for all ages, abilities & we encourage both girls & boys!

 

RESIDENTIAL & CARE HOMES

We offer a seated dance exercise class perfectly suitable for the older generation. Using music that they love & remember, we encourage movement throughout the body with easy to follow seated routines. 

We can provide a short memory dance class for clients who have dementia or memory loss. We understand the benefits of using recognisable music in their care. We use the songs they remember to promote a reaction, we are empathetic & encouraging but also understand client boundaries. 

Please contact us to find out more about our services. 

 

TEAM BUILDING/ BUSINESS GROUPS

We can provide a unique dance party for business groups either for exercise, fun or a team building exercise! 

We will choreograph dance routines for a mixed ability group ensuring lots of partner & group work. We can either choose the music or you can provide a play list for your lesson! Challenge yourselves by performing your special routine in front of other colleagues, family & friends!  

 

HEN PARTY

Looking for something different to celebrate your up & coming nuptials? Get your friends & family together and join Taylor's Dance Company for your Hen Party!

Pick your music and we can teach you a unique dance routine. As it is a Hen Party we can make this as naughty or nice as you would like! Fancy Dress & props are also welcome to add to the fun! Also, we can arrange food & drink, or you can bring your own! 

 

CHILDREN'S PARTY

Hire Taylor’s Dance Company to entertain your children at a specially organised birthday party.

A choreographed dance routine can be taught to the music of your child’s choice.  Also, games can be organised to suit all ages, a dance competition with prizes and to finish the children will have the option to perform the routine they have practiced to show off their amazing new moves!!   Also available party bags and dance certificates. 

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TDC PARENTS INFORMATION

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