About

Leap Dance Midlands

Welcome to Leap Dance Midlands, a fun and friendly dance school based in the Midlands. We offer a range of classes based on Royal Academy of Dance ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and tap, modern and musical theatre syllabus.

Safety is important to us and classes are deliberately kept small so that the children get the attention and encouragement they need in order to develop and thrive, as well as be safe. To read our latest Covid Safety Policy for Parents/Guardians and Risk Assessment and Safeguarding Policy please click here.

Our classes offer accredited examinations and optional chances to perform in shows, demonstrations and community events.

Leap Dance Midlands was started by the Principal, Elaine Tomlinson because of her love of dance. Elaine is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance graduate having completed the Certificate in Teaching Studies with the RAD. She has studied ISTD tap and modern to an advanced level and performed in national competitions and productions as a dance student.

She is also an accredited Ballet Be Fit Instructor, accredited by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

As well as being a registered RAD teacher, Elaine also has over twenty years experience working in education and teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities. She has extensive knowledge of children with special needs and mental health issues. This insight and experience has created the inclusive and supportive dance community that is ‘Leap Dance Midlands’.

Your child will have the maturity, experience and understanding of a parent and educational adviser combined with the enthusiasm of someone who wants to share their love of dance by teaching your child.

As an adult joining a dance class you will get a safe, supportive and gentle class that encourages health and wellbeing in an understanding and nurturing way.

Leap Dance Midlands is located in village locations across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Classes are in Willington and Anslow and Tutbury.

We love dance and want to inspire others to enjoy it as much as we do.

We believe that ‘Dance is for Everyone.’

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“My kids love the fun classes always with different themes to keep them engaged and entertained. The Teacher is very engaging. Great exercise and entertainment for kids and adults and great value for money.”

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Wednesday Ballet Class especially the centre work, loved the adage.”

“Thanks for a lovely class. Really enjoyed it. “

“So excited for the next class, thank you.”

As a nearly 70 year old, i was worried that this might be too much. Elaine encourages everyone to work at their own pace. I walk about 6 inches taller after each class!”

“Elaine really has a passion for ballet and that shows in every lesson. I love the classes I attend every week and can’t recommend them enough!”