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Royal Academy of Dance Jade Harrison Newcastle Dance Studios

Welcome to Jade Harrison School of Dance 

Jade Harrison School of Dance opened in March 2006 and is situated in the heart of New York Village in North Shields. We teach a range of dance styles from Ballet to Acrobatic Arts in our purpose built dance school in North Tyneside.

Our school has incredible facilities including two large dance studios, a relaxing café area with Wi-Fi, a private changing room, a large car park to the rear of the building, and an onsite dancewear shop. Dance Studio 1 is extremely spacious with mirrored walls perfect for all types of dance lessons but is primarily used for ballet classes. Dance Studio 2 also has mirrored walls and is decorated with New York themed Graffiti so is a perfect setting for teaching Acrobatic Art, Broadway, Lyrical Contemporary and Stretch/Flex. Our Dance School also has its own onsite theatre which seats up to eighty with its own professional studio lighting, sound system and curtains, perfect for our regular performances and theatre work.

 

Our Acrobatic Arts Classes

 

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We offer dance lessons from 2 years of age and we strive to ensure that all dance classes and theatre classes are fun to ensure long term commitment from our students. Our excellent dance teachers find a great balance between making our classes a fun, social and enjoyable place to be while also adhering to the high standards of our exam boards. We are accredited with the Royal Academy of Dance and International Dance Teachers Association and we provide examination with these boards. Along with dance lessons and examinations we also offer a range of opportunities throughout the year for our students to participate in performances both within and outside of the school. Our convenient Dancewear Shop is open to both our students and the general public whenever our school is open. We stock a large range of dance shoes, leotards, dancewear bags and dance accessories. Click here for more information about our dance shop.

Our students come from across North Tyneside and beyond. Because our dance school has great transport links being on the main bus routes with a bus stop close by, and being close to Shiremoor and Northumberland Park Metro Station we have students from North Shields, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Wallsend, Newcastle, South Shields and Morpeth. Click Here for our contact information.

We are a professional and friendly dance school with great teachers and facilities, if you would like to talk to us about joining a class please click here and we look forward to meeting you.

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Dance Classes

We love to dance and our dance school offers a huge range of dance classes from traditional Ballet to Musical Theatre. Dancing and teaching dance is a passion for all of our dance teachers and we ensure that all our classes are fun, friendly and professional.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about our classes and if you would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is the cost of your dance classes and how often do you pay?

Prices for all of our dance classes are detailed on the timetable section of our website. We offer one free trial class for as many styles as required to ascertain which is most enjoyable to the student. Thereafter, fees are paid half termly in advance. (Usually 6 to 7 weeks) Many of our classes fill up quickly so you will need to contact us in advance to ensure there is a space for you. If your requested class is full we do hold waiting lists.

What do I wear for my first dance class?

Being a Royal Academy School, we have a strict uniform policy which we believe is a good discipline and teaches respect for the art. Hair should be tied back off the face and in a bun for ballet students where possible.  All items of uniform are available at competitive prices in our onsite dancewear shop. For your first dance lesson the uniform is not required and we suggest that you simply wear something comfortable as there is no point in incurring uniform costs until the student decides whether or not they wish to continue.

As a parent can I accompany my child when they go in to class?

No.  We discourage parents from going in to the dance studios.  This builds confidence, particularly with younger children. We find that when parents do go in with them, it disrupts the class as they tend to run backwards and forwards to Mummy and Daddy.  We have a fully operational cafe/waiting area with Wi-Fi for your convenience and we can assure you that if your child was unhappy during the class, they would be brought out to you immediately.

When can I see my child’s progress?

You will be invited in to class from time to time for class demonstrations. We also have performance opportunities from time to time.

When is the dance school open?

We follow North Tyneside school holiday terms however we generally work the first Saturday and Sunday of each school break. Dates are given on our invoices which are handed out on the last class of each half term.

Will my child do exams?

We do encourage students to take part in exams as it gives them something to work towards.  However exams are NOT compulsory and are totally the choice of the student and their parent(s). It will of course also be at the discretion of the teacher as the students would need to be of a suitable standard i.e. is ready for the said exam.