We are a friendly, fun and exciting dance school, and has an excellent reputation with high standards and strives to provide the best dance training in a supportive and friendly environment, we cater for all ages and levels of dance experience – for the once a week student as a hobby, or for those who wish to progress professionally.
The best gift you could give your child is confidence and self-esteem. These are the characteristics needed to be successful in life. Dance is a wonderful way to develop these!
We are trained in technique, theory, anatomy and safe practice and we will assist your child with good posture, self-awareness, discipline, body fitness, goal setting, personal friendship and self-esteem and they will grow in confidence throughout their dancing years!
In April 2009, The Island Dance and theatre Company opened with 15 pupils. Now the school boasts over 110 pupils, from babies up to 60 years old and firmly believes that anybody should have the chance to dance.
“Every student that walks through the door is important, and has a great opportunity to reach out to the community and the world in a positive way. What is taught at The Island Dance & Theatre Company makes a difference in someone else’s life. The best gift you could give your child is confidence and self esteem, these are the characteristics needed to be successful in life. Dance is a wonderful way to develop these! We are trained in technique, theory, anatomy and safe practice and we will assist your child with good posture, self-awareness, discipline, body fitness, goal setting, personal friendship and self esteem to enable them to grow in confidence throughout their dancing years.”
The Island Dance and Theatre Company is based on the south coast of England, on the Isle of Wight, also known as ‘The Garden Isle’. We offer a wide range of classes, including classes for children with special needs. Our Studios are located in Shanklin and Godshill which are easily accessible to anyone looking to join a dance and theatre group on the Isle of Wight.
The Island Dance and Theatre Company caters for all ages and levels of dance experience – for the once a week student as a hobby, or for those who wish to progress professionally.
We offer many genres of Dance and Theatre classes, including:
Ballet | Tap | Freestyle | Musical Theatre | Cheerleading | Stretch and Limber | Dancing With a Difference | Introduction to Dance | Fitness and Fun | Sing a Song
Private classes are also available on request.
Linda Smith has recently been accepted to the Council for Dance Education & Training as a Recognised Teacher. She is the only dance teacher on the Isle of Wight to have been awarded this position.
(Actress, Television presenter, Author, Voice Over Artist, and Public Speaker)
Julie Peasgood is best known as an actress – her career has spanned over thirty years of prestigious theatre and TV – ranging from innocent heroines at The Royal Shakespeare Company to playing a stripper in ITV’s September Song.
Other TV credits include Taggart, Holby City, The Bill, Luv, A Woman’s Guide to Adultery, Doctors and First Born, but she is most recognised for her work in soaps – most notably Brookside, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
She is a popular TV presenter, with numerous credits including Good Food Live, Turf Wars, This Morning, Bootsale Challenge, Loose Women and Real Estate TV.
Julie has won the Royal Television Society Television Personality of the Year Award, and she is one of the country’s leading voice-over artists with hundreds of TV and Radio commercials credits. She writes about travel and different aspects of lifestyle for, Metro, Scarlet, Slimmer Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bella, Woman, The Sun, Men’s Health Magazine and the Mail on Sunday.
My husband Patrick and I always really look forward to The Island Dance and Theatre Company. We know we’re in for a special treat because of the care, time and commitment that the talented cast put into every performance – guided by Linda and Charlotte, with their expertise, generosity and love. The Island Dance and Theatre Company goes from strength to strength, and I am very proud to be Patron of this gifted company who all work so hard – mums and dads included – to make their annual musical such a triumph in every way. May you all work your usual magic – and much love! Julie and Patrick x