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.

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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. Safety is important and Elaine has an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barring Service check, is fully insured and undertakes regular safeguarding training

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’.

So 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.

Elaine has a strong passion to develop dance classes that encourage boys and girls to learn technique in a fun, friendly and supportive way. As an inclusive school we welcome enquiries about how we can support children with their individual needs that want to learn to dance.

She wants to encourage adults that have always wanted to try dance to come and join the classes, as well as those that danced as a child and would like to get back into dancing for fun. 

Leap Dance Midlands is located in village locations across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Classes are in Repton and Willington in Derbyshire and Tutbury in Staffordshire. Our classes are deliberately kept small so we can provide your child with expert and individual tuition with a personal touch. We enjoy being part of a village community and want to develop a team of dancers and their families that contribute and are part of their local community. We love dance and want to share this with you or your child so that you will love dancing as much as we do.

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!”