Teachers

At Deborah Hoskins Dance we want to ensure your child is being taught well in a safe environment by qualified professionals. Every teacher holds a recognised dance teaching qualification, attends regular CPD training, has danced or studied professionally and holds first aid certificates as well as safeguarding training. This means that you can be confident in their dance knowledge and teaching ability, including what is developmentally appropriate at every stage of a child’s learning.

Deborah Hoskins is a Recognised Teacher with CDMT and has been awarded the certificate of good professional practice. Teachers awarded CDMT’s Recognised Teacher Award demonstrate to students, parents and guardians that they adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard young people whether dancing for leisure or with an eye to a career in the profession.

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Deborah Hoskins AISTD DDE

Principal

Deborah started dancing when she was 5 years old at the Willow Tree Centre of Dance and Performing Arts in Devon. Her love of dance took an exciting turn when she was offered a scholarship to attend the Urdang Academy full-time lower school in London at the age of 14. Continuing into the upper school, Deborah  received professional training for 5 years in the heart of Covent Garden studying Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Tap, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Street Jazz, Pas de Deux and Musical Theatre; all taught by some of the most prestigious choreographers, teachers and directors in the industry.

Since then Deborah has performed and taught in London and, after a move to West Yorkshire in 2015, teaches freelance across Leeds and set up Deborah Hoskins Dance in January 2016.  Deborah is a fully qualified teacher with the ISTD with over 10 years experience and loves to share her passion for dance with both children and adults. 

Current enhanced DBS

Licensed Chaperone with Leeds City Council

First Aid trained

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable adults trained

Public Liability Insurance

PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) Certified teacher

Recognised Teacher with the Council for Dance Drama and Musical Theatre

One Dance UK Member

Abigail Jones RAD RTS

Ballet & Acro Teacher

Abigail began ballet classes at the age of 2 and as a child, took her classical ballet examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance and performed at major theatres in York. Abigail moved to London to attend  Roehampton University, where she trained in classical ballet along-side contemporary techniques, graduating with a BA Hons degree in Dance Studies. During this time, Abigail performed at national dance competitions.

 

Whilst training, Abigail found a passion for teaching and began working for a number of ballet schools in South West London. After graduating, Abigail accepted a place at the Royal Academy of Dance on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies course, and continued to work as a freelance ballet teacher in and around London in ballet schools and at a private prep school in south west London. Abigail moved back to her home town of York in 2018 and continues to teach in both York and Leeds.

Current enhanced DBS

First Aid trained

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable adults trained

Public Liability Insurance

PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) Certified teacher

Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher

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Contact

Studio 3 Workhouse Fitness, Unit 13b Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY

Text: 07772284827  

Contact us today to begin your dance journey

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