Classes During the Crisis
We are so pleased to be back to face to face classes! We can now offer nearly all of our regular timetable, with a few alterations to comply with government guidelines. All classes are finishing 10 minutes early to allow for cleaning during the pandemic. See the timetable page for more information.
We have lots to look forward to and we are so proud of how all our dancers have kept going during the past months showing determination and commitment. You are all superstars! This half term runs from 12th April to Saturday 29th May.
New Ballet Classes for all ages and abilities
We are thrilled to now be offering ballet classes for all ages and abilities with Margarita at our new Pix Brook Academy venue. Let us know if you are interested as spaces are filling up quickly.
We Welcome Marta Beccatini
We are privileged to welcome Marta onto our team and she is now teaching the Professional Programme.
Grand Prix Opening Ceremony Performance - Sat 17th July 21
Wow! We have been invited to dance at the opening ceremony at the Grand Prix at Silverstone! Dancers taking part need to save the whole day and watch out for details on your emails. We encourage one parent to come with each dancer and travel will be by coach. This is also Rebecca's wedding day!!!
Competition Squad Dates
Elite Dance Championships
25th June to 28th June 2021
EVERYONE in the Competition Squad needs to keep these dates free. This is going to be a fantastic weekend away. We cannot wait!!!
Born To Perform
Sun 26th Sept 2021
Competition Squad dancers will be in Peterborough for this exciting day
Sun 10th Oct 2021
All the comp team will be performing in Aldershot in this national competition
Dance Challenge Blackpool
Sun 21st Nov 2021
A very special day performing at the prestigious Opera House
SSA DANCE DATES
The next planned SSA performance - TBA
Grand Final at M&S Arena
At the end of February 2020, Gifford Dance ‘mixed age’ competition team were in the GRAND FINAL of THE LARGEST GROUP DANCE COMPETITION IN THE UK. They performed at LIVERPOOL M&S ARENA which is a huge and prestigious venue. There were 22 heats, 4 all day semi-finals at Blackpool Opera House and approximately 220 routines in the Grand Final. Our team came 3rd in genre and 6th overall for their age out of everyone in the UK!!!!!!! Our dancers are absolutely excelling and what an outstanding achievement this is for them. Videos were tricky to film in such a large venue, so please don’t let the quality of the video put you off. We hope you will take a moment to appreciate the quality of the dancing instead. Three of these talented dancers are only age 10! We are just beaming with pride. Well done!
Our Recent Professional Programme Workshop
All choreography taught or created in our classes with the coaches assisting is the intellectual property of Gifford Dance Academy. Both the club rules and the competition squad contracts state that dancers should not
perform our choreography in shows, competitions or at public events without both permission from and credits to GDA. Thank you.