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 as partners. We love performing and encouraging others to dance and achieve and over the past four years 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've just had the most amazing experience performing at Disneyland Paris this Summer too. 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 recently attained a postgraduate diploma in Community Dance, having already gained a first class honours degree in Dance and Professional Practice. Lucie is currently studying on the same degree course.
You simply will not find a friendlier dance school with such a 'family' ethos and community feel.
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. 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.
Gifford Dancers Perform at Disneyland Paris
Gifford Dancers on Britain's Got Talent
What a Showcase!
Well done to each and every dancer that took part in the Gifford Dance Academy Showcase 2019! Our best show yet!
There was so much variety of talent and all the dancers did us proud.
They looked like they were enjoying every minute and it was amazing to see the progress that has been made. We have had so many wonderful comments from those that came to watch and feel blessed to work with such wonderful young dancers. You are all stars!
The videos of the show are now on YouTube.
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!