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Introducing the

 

GIFFORD GIRLS

So Much So Young!

Rebecca and Lucie started Gifford Dance Academy in April 2015 and it's gone from strength to strength.

We have put on countless shows and theatre performances and provided dancers with endless opportunities, even the chance to train to be coaches themselves. In addition to their awards and qualifications as professional dancers, and having reached national level as gymnasts (see the 'About' page) at such a young age, the Gifford Girls...

  • Have been invited to film with Britain's Got Talent on three separate occasions. They took some of their dancers with them

  • Have taught in local schools as well as a London training college

  • Have taken their dancers to the finals of the largest group dance competition in the UK at Liverpool Arena, where they won the Adjudicator's award

  • Have lead and been responsible for several dance courses (residential) for an international organisation

  • Danced in a Big Bollywood Movie (De De Pyaar De) having been hand picked by producers

  • Have lead a travelling dance company

  • Have performed to the 'Big Band' playing live at Birmingham Symphony Hall 

  • Have choreographed for external groups

  • Have designed their own successful range of merchandise 

  • Have taken their dancers to perform with them at Disneyland twice

  • Have lead workshops for, and taught dance on behalf of an international charity

  • Organise regular workshops whenever possible for their dancers using their contacts in the industry

  • Are both still expanding their own skills and knowledge even further, to ensure that students receive the very best up to date teaching 

  • Have received National awards for 'best' and 'most creative' choreography

  • Have coached for gymnastics clubs 

  • Have performed in various music videos 

  • Have taught regular classes for other dance schools

  • Have enabled dancers to become National Champions many times

  • Have taken their dancers to perform at the opening ceremony of the F1 at Silverstone

  • Were judged 'Best In Show' out of 448 at Destination Dance

  • Gained a place at the National U Dance Festival 2023

  • Both have first class honours degrees in Dance and Professional Practice and Rebecca also graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, with a postgraduate diploma in community dance

  • Have given dancers the opportunity to perform at various universities around the country and to learn more about dance courses open to them

  • Have taken dancers as young as five and trained them through the years to become 'dance idols' by their teens, as recognised by Destination Dance 

And there's plenty more!

Award Winning Sisters

Rebecca and Lucie have made dancing their profession and are unique in that they have also been competitive gymnasts to national level.  

Being sisters gives their work an edge as they bring to life routines involving the very best of both dance and gymnastics combined. Over the years they have loved to duet together whenever they have had the opportunity and dance a wide variety of styles from street, slow, contemporary, jazz and commercial to disco and hip-hop. However, it's probably fair to say their niche is in acro dance.

They offer award winning, fresh, new and challenging choreography. 

Lucie Gifford - Best in Show 2020
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