Lesley Taylor School of Dance

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

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Hello and welcome, learning to dance should be an enjoyable and affordable hobby that lots of people can enjoy. Free trial classes are available for all of my children's classes and at Cheadle Hulme Fitness. Please get in touch if you want to book a free trial, or press the button below:

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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 - 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 I've 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. I've 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. I've 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

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    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
    Tuesday
    Time Activity Venue
    11:00am - 11:45am Pilates Grand Central Pool
    Wednesday
    Time Activity Venue
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Dance Aerobics and Body toning Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church, Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7AL
    3:00pm - 3:45pm Seated exercise Dutton Court, Station Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5BF
    4:30pm - 5:30pm Ballet, tap and modern (age 14-16) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    5:30pm - 6:30pm Ballet, tap and modern (age 16-18) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    Thursday
    Time Activity Venue
    9:30am - 10:15am Pilates Ladybridge Park Residents Club, Edenbridge Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5PX
    11:00am - 11:45am Pilates Grand Central Pool
    3:45pm - 4:15pm Pre-school Ballet and Tap (age 2-4) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    4:15pm - 5:00pm Ballet, Tap and Modern Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    7:30pm - 8:15pm Pilates Life Leisure Avondale
    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 ballet and tap (age 2-4) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    9:35am - 10:20am Ballet, tap and modern (age 7-8, year 3) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    10:20am - 11:00am Ballet and tap (age 6-7, year 2) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    11:00am - 11:45am Ballet, tap and modern (age 8-10) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    11:45am - 12:45pm Ballet, tap and modern (age 10-13) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    1:00pm - 1:40pm Ballet and tap (age 4-5) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    1:45pm - 2:25pm Ballet and tap (age 5-7) Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH
    2:30pm - 3:15pm Adults Pilates Lyburn Hall, Brook Close, Off Brook Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6RH

    Free trial classes are available for most classes.
    Individual or small group Pilates classes available in person or online. Please contact me for more information.

    News and Events

    2023/2024 Term Dates

    Autumn Term

    6 September - 15 December
    Half Term: 22 - 29 October

    Spring Term

    10 January - 23 March
    Half Term: 11 - 18 February

    Summer Term

    Altrincham: 8 April - 20 July
    Stockport: 15 April - 19 July
    Half term: 26 May - 9 June

    Contact

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

    07702 808467

    0161 483 1331

    [email protected]