Dancecrazy Studios was founded by Nicola Thompson and has grown into one of North London's most successful dance schools.
Dancecrazy Studios offers after school & weekend training with professional tutition from highly qualified teachers who teach children from as young as 3. Dancecrazy Studios teaches the ISTD syllabus. Pupils work towards taking and passing ISTD exams in Modern, Ballet and Tap. Alongside our grade classes, we provide additional classes aimed at increasing pupils dance skills, knowledge and performance. We are proud to be an Acrobatic Arts certified studio and since the introduction of acro to our timetable, a noticeable improvement has been seen in our pupils who are now including and performing tricks in their dance routines. Dancecrazy Studios also been accredited with licenses in both Pirouette and Leap Surgery, this teaching method is incorporated into all of our classes.
We offer all students the opportunity to perform in our biennial summer show and also the opportunity to perform at a range of events throughout the year. We also have a competition team for those who display ability, commitment, increasing improvement and overall desire to represent Dancecrazy Studios. Many of our pupils perform and compete both locally and nationally. Pupils have gained places at the All England Dance National Finals which is held in London.
The school is proud to have current student, Tamara Smart, starring as Enid Nightshade in the new CBBC TV series, The Worst Witch. Tamara is also starring in the new BBC drama Hard Sun. We are also delighted to have past pupils who have performed in the West End's Billy Elliot and Lion King. Recent Graduates are currently working in the industry and studying at leading dance colleges such as London Studio Centre, Bird College, Italia Conti, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Bodyworks and Urdang Academy.
Nicola Thompson AISTD dip - Principal
Nicola has been dancing since the age of three and became the All England National Tap Champion at age 5. Nicola's performing attributes cover TV and theatre work such as Blue Peter, Sky TV, The Big Breakfast, Noels House Party, Wrigleys Chewing Gum and Kiss FM adverts. Nicola was also one of the original Crown Jewel Cheerleaders for the London Monarchs, choreographer and assistant to world known magician Clifford Bradley and choreographed several variety performances with Wayne Sleep, Bonnie Langford (Eastenders) and Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) at Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London. Nicola is an extremely passionate and fully qualified ISTD Tap, Ballet and Modern teacher. Nicola is always keeping herself updated and recently became a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher and has also been accredited with a Pirouette Surgery License and Leap Surgery License. These methods were devised by Rosina Andrews and approaches the scientific process of turns and leaps. Nicola is incorporating these methods into all of her classes.
Grace English - Dance Teacher
Grace is currently studying towards a BA (Hons) Ballet Education Degree at The Royal Academy of Dance. Before moving to London, Grace studied at Inchicore College in Dublin where she completed her Diploma in Ballet Dance Instruction and Modern Dance Education. Grace has also completed her Advanced 2 Modern (ISTD) and Advanced 1 Ballet (RAD). Grace has taught Ballet, Modern and Contemporary at the Nicola Farcas School of Ballet, Clare Connolly Dance, Kidcast Theatre School and Starcamp Summer Camps. Grace has performed with CoisCeim's Youth Dance Company and The Core Dance Company, her most notable achievement was a three week Eramus placement in Grenoble, France in which she choreographed a dance piece which has since been performed around Ireland in prestigious venues such as: Dublin Castle, the Aviva Stadium, Belfast City Hall, The Lyric Theatre, The Mill Theatre and at Inchicore College for special guest the Minister of Education.