The St Catherine’s Dance School offers a wide variety of dance classes for girls of every age and ability. For students in PPII upwards, throughout the Prep and Senior school, Dance is offered as an extra curricular activity. Classes run after school and take place in our purpose built dance studio or the prep school gym. All dance classes explore the element of creativity, and enjoyment and all lessons are taught in a fun and positive environment.
Ballet classes are offered, following the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and lessons in Tap and Modern, follow the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Once students have reached the required techniques and levels, they will be given the option of entering for examinations and class awards. The Dance school also offers non-syllabus classes in a wide variety of dance genres including; Musical Theatre, Pointe, Contemporary, Salsa and fun Jazz dance classes where students learn basic jazz dance technique, alongside upbeat routines and exciting choreography. We also have a Bi-Annual Dance Showcase event that takes place in the school's purpose built Auditorium.
To enrol your daughter at the dance school or for any other queries that require a prompt response please contact email@example.com.
Mrs Lizi Eringa
Principal of the Dance School
Mrs Lizi Eringa, Principal of the St Catherine’s Dance School
Mrs Eringa gained Distinction in the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma, from the Royal Academy of Dance, London and has 19 years dance teaching experience. She is a registered teacher of the RAD, an ISTD affiliate and is Progressing Ballet Technique certified.
She is an examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance and has travelled across the UK and internationally assessing dance. She has taught at international RAD dance summer schools in Singapore and Italy and as a guest dance lecturer at Plymouth University. Mrs Eringa began performing on stage from an early age in productions with the National Youth Ballet before training full time at The Legat School of Dance. She went on to perform in dance and musical theatre productions across the UK and in Spain, before establishing her dance teaching career.
She is delighted to bring her performance, teaching, and examining experience to lead the dance team at St Catherine’s Dance School. Mrs Eringa encourages all students to take part in dance classes where students can develop their self-confidence, self-discipline, creativity, and have fun.
Mrs Holli Bridger
Visiting Dance teacher
Mrs Bridger graduated from The Italia Conti Academy in 2005 with a Trinity Diploma in Musical Theatre and has 21 years dance teaching experience. She gained ISTD teaching qualifications in Imperial Ballet, Tap and Modern. Her interest in dance teaching began when working as a teaching assistant before becoming a qualified ISTD teacher.
Mrs Bridger worked as a professional dancer and singer and uses her stage and performance skills to inspire students in her classes. She has a huge passion for teaching and enjoys passing on her knowledge to students at St. Catherine’s.
Miss Lucano began her training with the Susan Robinson School of Ballet at the age of four, studying ballet, tap, modern and jazz. At ten, she won the South East Final of the Royal Academy of Dance Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition and was invited to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Company at the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum. Miss Lucano was also selected to perform with the Northern Ballet Company on their UK tour of The Nutcracker.
Miss Lucano has danced successfully at many major festivals and competitions. At the All England Dance Finals in 2011, she was runner-up in the Young Dancer of the Year Competition. Miss Lucano gained her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 Ballet with Distinction and was awarded a scholarship to London’s Millennium Performing Arts, where she won the Best All Round Performer and Jazz award and was chosen as dance captain/assistant choreographer for DK's production of Cinderella. She is a registered RAD Ballet teacher holding the RAD's Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. Miss Lucano is also an Associate of the RAD and is a certified teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique.
Miss Lucano has a great passion for dance and teaching. She hopes to inspire students with her love of dance and guide them to achieve their own personal best.
Mrs Chloe Miles
Visiting Dance teacher
Mrs Miles trained throughout her childhood in ballet, modern and tap and won national awards across all three disciplines. She began assisting in ballet classes which ignited a passion for teaching and is now an RAD qualified teacher with over 10 years of experience in preparing students for ballet, modern and tap exams.
She has mentored students who have gone on to win national and international competitions and has choreographed extensively for large shows and All England Dance festivals.
Mrs Miles is also a qualified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and enjoys integrating her knowledge of anatomy and philosophy into her dance teaching.
Mrs Faye Reeve
Visiting Dance teacher,
Mrs Reeve trained at The Centre of Performing Arts College studying Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap dance. Graduating in 2012 gaining ISTD DDE qualifications in Modern Theatre and Tap dance.
Mrs Reeve has trained with top professionals in Latin and Ballroom dance in which she took part in regional competitions and gained qualifications with IDTA.
Mrs Reeve is also a qualified Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance including Pre & Post-natal and Baby Yoga.
She thoroughly enjoys bringing aspects of yoga into her dance teaching and passing on the joy of dance to all of her students.