Our DSL Advanced Series is back, this time with some new teachers and different dance styles! Let us introduce to you some of the amazing teachers we have lined up for our January-April series and how you can book on to their classes.

Laura Hatton

First up we have Laura Hatton! Laura’s class sold out during our last series so we had to bring her back, this time teaching not one, but TWO classes, one of them with an additional Pointe class!

Laura trained at The Skelton Hooper School of Dance in Hull from age 9 where her passion for Ballet started. At age 16 Laura was accepted into The Royal Ballet Upper School where she studied for 3 years under both Dame Meryl Park and Gailene Stock. During Laura’s 2nd and 3rd years with the school, she was selected to work with The Royal Ballet Company to perform in many classical ballets in the U.K. and also on their tour to China and Japan. She also performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet on their UK tour of the Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet, as well as San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake. Unfortunately due to injury, Laura’s career as a dancer was cut short and she later went on to study with The Royal Academy of Dance to become a qualified teacher. Laura now teaches for The Royal Ballet School Junior Associate Programme in Leeds, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on their CAT Programme (Centre for Advanced Training), and works freelance across the Yorkshire region providing private tuition and workshops.

To book onto Laura’s class on the 11th of January, click here. (Earlybird discount available until 28/12/18, use code EBASLH11)

On this date Laura will also be teaching an additional Pointe class 9-9:30pm, which you can book onto separately for an extra £3, just click here.

Laura will also be teaching again on the 5th of April, to book click here. (Earlybird discount available until 22/03/19, use code EBASLH54)

  • Laura Hatton
  • Adam Scown

Adam Scown

New to the Advanced Series in 2019, we have Adam Scown teaching Musical Theatre Jazz!

Adam is a seasoned performer in all facets of the entertainment industry and trained at Brent Street School of Performing Arts in Australia. Some of his many credits include directing and choreographing for numerous shows and tours including Skin Deep, Saturday Night Fever and Boys in Buff. His Musical Theatre credits include roles in Flashdance, Josephs and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Dirty Dancing and TV and Film credits include E4’s Stage School as resident choreographer, Australian Idol, The Imitation Game and Happy Feet! Adam has toured across the Uk with Broadway singing sensation Natalie Weiss and also has produced his own sell out London show ‘Afternoon Tea With the Stars’ with his entertainment company Strictly West End. He is Creative Director for contemporary dance company ESC and is also part of the global Creative & Casting team for Universal Studios. With a resume like this, you are not going to want to miss his class!

Adam will be teaching Musical Theatre Jazz on the 25th of January, so click here to book now! (Earlybird discount available until the 11/01/19, use code EBASAS25 at the checkout)

Nathalie Leger

Back by popular demand with have Nathalie Leger, again teaching TWO Ballet classes!

Nathalie trained at the Academie de la danse and at aged 17, joined the Basler Ballet, progressing from Corps de ballet to soloist. She has been a company member in Deustche Oper Am Rhein, Les Ballets De Monte-Carlo and Northern Ballet, dancing many principle roles and working with many renowned choreographers. As well as performing Nathalie is also a very experienced teacher, teaching at many dance schools and for companies such as Phoenix Dance Company and Dance Studio Company, in Faenza, Italy.

Nathalie’s first class will be on the 8th of February, which you can book by clicking here. (Earlybird discount available until the 25/01/19, use code EBASNL82 at the checkout)

Her second class will be a month later on the 8th of March, which you can book by clicking here. (Earlybird discount available until 22/02/19, use code EBASNL83)

On the 8th of March there will also be an additional Pointe class 9-9:30pm, which you can book by clicking here for an extra £3)

  • Nathalie Leger
  • Leonora Stapleton

Leonora Stapleton

Another returning teacher we have is Leonora Stapleton, but this time teaching a Jazz/Horton Fusion class!

Originally from Leeds, Leonora has spent a lot of her professional life studying and working in America, where she was fortunate enough to train at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has performed with Contemporary, Ballet and African Dance companies as part of her extensive background in dance. Some of her credits include touring with companies such as Donald Byrd the Group, Jubilation! And Dance Theatre of Harlem, dancing in Broadway’s the Lion King, and choreographing for Disney’s musical Tarzan which was also performed on Broadway, The Netherlands and Germany! This workshop is not to be missed!

Leonora’s Jazz/Horton Fusion class will be on the 22nd of February, so click here to book. (Earlybird discount available until 08/02/19, use code EBASLS22 at the checkout)

Stewart Arnold

Last, but not least we have Stewart Arnold returning to the studios, this time teaching Lyrical Jazz!

Stewart has had years of experience teaching in many countries in Europe, Japan and in schools across the UK, and he is one of the founder/pioneer teachers of the famous Pineapple Dance Studio in London. Some of his dancer and choreographer credits include choreographing for artists such as Elton John, David Grant and Creole, dancing in the Johnny Depp film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ involvement in a variety of West End shows including Wayne Sleep’s ‘Song and Dance’ as a soloist dancer, and choreographing and dancing for Kate Bush for the last 20 years. Trained at The London School of Contemporary Dance, his dancing heritage originates with the Martha Graham technique, with the likes of Bob Cohen, William Luther, Jane Dudley and Anthony Van Laast as his teacher/mentors that have been his springboard from which he has developed his unique style and genre. Another not to be missed class!

Stewart will be teaching on the 22nd of March, so click here to book. (Earlybird discount available until 08/03/19, use code EBASSA22)

All of our classes will take place 7:30-9pm on Friday evenings. (With additional Pointe classes on specified dates taking place 9-9:30pm)

Earlybird bookings made two weeks before each individual class will be £6.50, with normal price for bookings made after that being £8.

We also have block bookings available for all 7 classes for £56, which you can book by clicking here. (Please Note – Block booking can only be purchased up until the first class on the 11th of Jan)

Or SAVE 30% by booking before the 28th of December using code EBASB to purchase all 7 classes (including additional Pointe classes) for just £39.20! 

So what are you waiting for? Get booking now, we’re looking forward to seeing you all in the new year!