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!
DANCE CLASSES FOR ALL ABILITIES FOR AGE 4 AND OVER!
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Rebecca and Lucie Gifford hold weekly dance classes during term time, in Stotfold, Fairfield Park, Arlesey 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, Slow and ballet. 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.
FOUR 2023 SHOWCASES COMPLETE! VIEW SOME OF THE PHOTOS HERE
Four fantastic GDA shows complete, celebrating such talent! There has been the most wonderful family feel and team spirit as everyone helped out to make the shows possible and older dancers were clapping and cheering the younger ones, showing them how we all support each other. The standard was so high and routines were simply sensational and the audience was blown away. A very special set of shows, performed by some very special dancers! They have all worked so hard, stayed committed and absolutely did us all proud. What can we say, other than you are amazing and a HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Mixed Age team for being UNBEATEN all season, even at nationals. Wow!
Gifford Dancers on Britain's Got Talent
Gifford Dancers Perform at Disneyland Paris
And...we are back again in April 2023!!!
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!