Lesley Taylor School of Dance

Timperley, Altrincham and Cheadle, Stockport based dance school for children aged 2+

Intro

Its fantastic to be back to normal dance classes. Please continue to sanitise your hands as you enter the building and you cannot attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, have been asked to isolate or are waiting for PCR test results. I'm really looking forward to being able to do a show again in the summer.

Thank you!
Lesley x

The Lesley Taylor School of Dance

All Little Dancers

I have taught preschool dance for many years for dance schools, leisure centres and in community centres. These classes are a really fun introduction to dance and children can attend from 18 months old. I teach tap, ballet and creative dance as the children get more able and include lots of imaginative ideas, props and time for the children to dance in their own way to music they recognise and love. Parents are welcome to stay for all my preschool classes Ė only 1 parent/carer per child. There is no set uniform for this age so any clothes and shoes that the children can safely run around in are fine for them to wear. Free trial classes are available and fees are payable by the half term in advance.

School Age Children

All these classes are a mix of dance styles meaning children can learn lots of different types of dance in the same class so children can learn lots even though they only come once a week. The classes start with tap and ballet when the children are 4 and then I add in modern stage, musical theatre, singing, gymnastic dance, freestyle/street and contemporary depending on the age and interest of the group. Lots of students have joined me in my preschool classes and continued to attend until going to university and beyond. A few have gone on to dance professionally. I make the classes as much fun as I can and always aim to make them stress free and affordable for parents. I have collection of second hand dance shoes that can be borrowed and I provide all costumes for my shows for a small hire fee. Free trial classes are available for new customers. Please contact me to book.

Adult Classes

I run a variety of fitness classes for adults including Pilates, aerobics, Barre fitness and body toning. In the past Iíve taught Salsa aerobics, step, adult tap and ballet and many other types of fitness classes in leisure centres, adult education colleges, community venues and health clubs. I currently teach for Cheadle Hulme Fitness which is an amazing community club, Aquinas College and Life Leisure. For more information about Cheadle Hulme Fitness please visit their website www.cheadlehulmefitness.org.uk Please contact the venue/club directly to book.

For times and locations of classes please see the timetable below.

About Me

I started dancing when I was 6 and began teaching dance and gymnastics at 16. I went on to perform in and later choreograph pantomimes and studied dance and dance teaching full time and the Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre and Preston College. Iíve trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, The Northern Ballet School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and some local dance schools. I began teaching NATD ballet, tap and modern at the Altrincham Dance Centre and the Richmond School of Dance when I left dance college and later went on to take over and rename the Altrincham Dance Centre as the Lesley Taylor School of Dance. I taught Baby Ballet for a school in Wilmslow (not in any way related to the franchise) and in many other venues and leisure centres. I qualified as a fitness instructor in 1995 and have taught a wide variety of classes including Fit Kids, aerobics, step aerobics, jive, Salsa, Pilates, body conditioning, stretch classes and many styles of dance fitness. Iíve taught fitness classes at many health clubs, leisure centres, adult education colleges and community settings. More recently I have qualified to teach gymnastic dance, musical theatre and contemporary dance.

I love teaching such a wide variety of classes from the tiny little dancers to the more mature members of my fitness classes and everyone in between. I aim to make learning to dance hassle free and affordable for parents. I hold a show every year and exams when they children are ready to progress but these are completely optional. I provide all the costumes for shows for a small hire fee and all the show routines are taught within normal lessons.

I hold the following dance & fitness qualifications:

  • Associate NATD Ballet
  • Associate NATD National Tap
  • Associate NATD Modern Stage
  • Associate ISTD Ballet
  • Associate ISTD National Character
  • Licentiate NATD Ballet
  • Licentiate NATD Modern Stage
  • Licentiate NATD National Tap
  • Fellowship NATD Ballet
  • NATD Diploma in Gymnastic Dance
  • NATD Diploma in Musical Theatre
  • NATD Diploma in Contemporary Dance
  • RSA (YMCA) Exercise to music
  • Fitness Pilates
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Ante and Post Natal Fitness
  • Barre Fitness
  • I Move Freely Biomechanics Coaching
  • Timetable

    Monday
    Time Activity Venue
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Dance Aerobics and Body toning Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church, Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7AL
    6:50pm - 7:50pm Pilates Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Heaviley, Stockport, SK2 6TH
    8:00pm - 9:00pm Pilates Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Heaviley, Stockport, SK2 6TH
    Wednesday
    Time Activity Venue
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Dance Aerobics and Body toning Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church, Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7AL
    4:00pm - 4:30pm Preschool Class (age 2-4) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    4:35pm - 5:20pm Grade 3 ballet, tap and modern (age 11-13) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    5:20pm - 6:15pm Grade 4 ballet, tap, modern and pointe work (age 14-16) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    Thursday
    Time Activity Venue
    4:00pm - 4:45pm Preliminary ballet, tap and modern (age 6-8) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    5:00pm - 6:00pm Intermediate Foundation Modern and Grade 5 Ballet (age 15-18) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    8:00pm - 8:45pm Pilates Brinnington Park Leisure Complex, Northumberland Road, Stockport, SK3
    Friday
    Time Activity Venue
    9:50am - 10:20am All Little Dancers fun preschool dance class (age 1.5-3years) Cheadle Village Hall, Brook Road, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1PQ
    10:30am - 11:15am All Little Dancers ballet, tap and creative dance (age 3-4 years) Cheadle Village Hall, Brook Road, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1PQ
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Dance Aerobics and Body toning Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church, Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7AL
    Saturday
    Time Activity Venue
    9:00am - 9:30am All Little Dancers Preschool ballet, tap and creative dance (age 2-4) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    9:35am - 10:20am Ballet, tap and modern (age 5-6 -school year 1) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    10:20am - 11:00am Ballet and tap (age 4-5 -school reception age) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    11:00am - 11:45am Preliminary ballet, tap and modern (age 6-8) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    11:45am - 12:30pm Grade 1 & 2 ballet, tap and modern (age 8-11) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    12:35pm - 1:35pm Grade 3 Ballet, tap and modern (age 11-14) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    1:45pm - 2:30pm Barre Fitness and Pilates Ė adult class Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    2:45pm - 3:30pm Private Lesson Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH

    Free trial classes are available for most classes.

    News and Events

    2021/2022 Term Dates

    Autumn Term

    8 September - 18 December
    Half Term: 27, 28, 29, 30 October
    Christmas Holiday: 19 December - 4 January

    Spring Term

    Altrincham
    5 January - 9 April
    Half Term: 16, 17, 19 February
    Easter Holiday: 10 - 26 April

    Stockport
    7 January - 1 April
    Half Term: 18 February
    Easter Holiday: 8, 15 April

    Summer Term

    Altrincham: 27 April - 16 July
    Stockport: 22 April - 15 July
    Half term: 29 May - 13 June

    Contact

    Please contact us for more information. You can contact us using the numbers below or via email.

    07702 808467

    0161 483 1331

    lesleytaylor70@hotmail.com