Miss Rachel Dixon AISTD (dip) AIDTA

Miss Rachel

The School is under the direction of professional dance artist Miss Rachel Dixon.

Rachel trained at the Hammond School of Dance in Chester, where she studied all aspects of dance for 3 years with top UK teachers and choreographers. Whilst at Hammond Rachel gained teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and upon graduation was awarded the Joyce Gurl Award for the Most Promising Teacher.

Since leaving Hammond Rachel has had a very varied dance life; performing, teaching and choreographing.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre - Choreographer (Bugsy Malone, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar)

Dance Xchange, Birmingham - Jazz Teacher

Clothes Show Live - Choreographer/Dancer/Model for Clynol Hair

Arbuckles - Cabaret Dancer

Ketchup and Custard - Director/ Choreographer - (School theatre workshops & regular classes)

Wolverhampton University - Guest Musical Theatre Lecturer - (Recreating 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle' from the west end hit Chicago)

Brockway Morris School of Dance - RAD Ballet Teacher ISTD Modern & Tap

School Workshops - Glynne Primary School, Collingwood Junior School, Ridge Primary School, All Saints, Westfield, Bylls Acre, Dingle Primary School, Ounsdale High School, St Johns Prmary School, The Kingswinford School, Kinver High School

Pre School Workshops - Wall Heath Community Playgroup, Learning Curve Nurseries, Play Mates at Milking Bank Primary School, Calvery Church Pre School The Ridge Kindergarten, Blakeley Heath Primary School's Little Learners, St Johns School

Next Generation Clubs - ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap Teacher

Ounsdale High School - GCSE, BTEC, A Level Dance Teacher & Cheer Coach

Dudley College - Cheer Coach, Musical Theatre, Pilates and Zumba

Rachel today is still furthering her training by regularly attending CPD workshops. She has also qualified for; Pilates, Exercise to Music, Cheer Coach, Street Cheer Coach, Zumba, PBT, Acrobatic Arts, IDTA Associate Ballet, IDTA Associate Cheerleading, Member of the RAD and Adult Ballet Conditioning

Rachel's love and dedication of dance can be shared by all through the classes and workshops that she teaches.

When Miss Rachel isn't dancing she loves to spend time with her family and would like to thank them for their continued support and understanding.

 

Miss Emily Tiano

 

Miss Chloe Mangan  

Chloe has been apart of the RDSD for 12 years, gaining many dance exam qualifications in Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap throughout her time. She has performed in many shows with the school, some of her favourites being the 'Alice in Wonderland' ballet and our performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome where she both sang and danced. Chloe's love of teaching dance however came from helping Miss Rachel in numerous classes and seeing what an impact teaching dance can have on a child. Dance has always been her passion and therefore she wishes to continue her dance training further by obtaining teaching qualifications, improving on her own skills and also progressing with the RDSD on its future journeys. 

 

Miss Emma Law 

Hi. my name is Emma Law, I'm 18 years old and a senior student at the RDSD. Ever since I was a little i've always had a passion for dance. I remember many times watching Ballet;particularly my role model 'Darcey Bussell" performing and attempting to copy her moves.

Since the age of 4 I have been attending Rachel's learning and taking part in Ballet, Tap Modern as well as performing in numerous shows, including Her Majesty's Theatre in London. I have also taken dance at GCSE and A Level allowing my passion to grow even further and giving me the chance to choreograph my own solo's and group compositions.

From being taught by Miss Rachel and helping her teach Ballet and Tap to the younger pupils, I have been inspired and have found a love for teaching and helping people. This has helped me with choosing a career of becoming a dance teacher and I am furthering my studies at Worcester University on their Dance and Community Practice.