REBECCA AND LUCIE GIFFORD
Hi and welcome! We're Rebecca and Lucie and we've been dedicated to dancing ever since we first discovered how much we loved it as children. We are sisters and set up Gifford Dance Academy in April 2015. We're also acrobatic gymnasts and have competed to National level on multiple occasions, so it's no surprise that many of our routines involve gymnastics including lifts, tumbles and tricks. We love performing and encouraging others to dance and achieve and since forming GDA, we have been on the most exciting journey with our dancers including performances at Liverpool Echo Arena, Blackpool Opera House and filming with Britain's Got Talent. We had an amazing experience performing at Disneyland Paris with our dancers in 2019 and in November 2019 our mini team were crowned NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. There's so much more to say, but most of all, we want everyone to enjoy our classes and progress!
It has been an honour for Rebecca to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London where she attained a postgraduate diploma in Community Dance. BOTH of the sisters, have each attained a FIRST CLASS honours degree in Dance and Professional Practice.
You simply will not find a friendlier dance school with such a 'family' ethos and community feel. Come join us!
Gifford Dancers on Britain's Got Talent
DANCE CLASSES FOR ALL ABILITIES FOR AGE 4 AND OVER!
Rebecca and Lucie Gifford hold weekly dance classes during term time, in Stotfold, Fairfield Park and Baldock (near Letchworth, on the border of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire). They cover a range of styles from Street and Disco to Acro-dance, Contemporary, Commercial and Slow dance. They also spend time on developing individual skills and improving strength, technique and flexibility as well as gymnastic/acrobatic movement. In addition to the 'base' classes dancers can take specialised week day classes and we also have an award winning Competition Squad (see separate page).
Dancing is the 'Gifford Girl's' first love and it shows. They pass their enthusiasm on to those they work with and teach, often dancing with them. The energy that they bring is contagious. Classes are fresh, new and current and are open to dancers as young as four, right through to experienced dancers wishing to pursue dance as a career.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our mixed age team for making it through to the FINAL of the largest group dance competition in the UK!
They performed at Liverpool Arena in February 2020 and came 6th for their age group out of the whole of the UK! Wow!!! See more (including the video) on the competition page.
What a Showcase!
Well done to each and every dancer that took part in our THREE 2020 Gifford Dance Academy Showcases! We could not be more proud of all our dancers and what they have achieved. So many performing for the very first time, others who have worked so hard and made great progress, some who have overcome fears and gained confidence and older dancers who set wonderful examples to the younger ones. How blessed we are indeed and it's fantastic to see everyone coming together to put on brilliant shows and to see the expressions in your faces. WELL DONE EVERYONE!
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! WINNERS IN THE GRAND FINAL AT BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE!
On 16th November 2019 Dancers from Gifford's Competition Squad had the huge honour of performing at Blackpool Opera House in the Grand Final of Dance Challenge UK. The 'mini' team came FIRST making them the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS for their age and the mixed age team came second in the UK! We were competing against some of the most prestigious dance schools in the country at a venue that holds approximately 3000 people. Such a huge achievement for both the dancers and our school. A wonderful weekend and memories that will last a lifetime!
Gifford Dancers Perform at Disneyland Paris