Dance Reality Studios

Meet your Teachers
Charlie - PRINCIPAL  (Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Modern, Tap)
Charlie has been dancing since a young age and teaching for over 20 years. She has taught at many local schools
until starting her own dancing school in 1999. Charlie as well as being a chartered building surveyor formed the Dance Reality Show & Cabaret group in 1999 and since then has been managing, and choreographing  for the group.  She has expanded the company over the years by opening new schools in different areas of Reading until finally in 2006 opened the Studios giving a base for all the classes. Charlie has memberships and teaching qualifications with numerous dance associations including IDTA, ISTD, NATD and AQA
Sam (Ballroom & Latin American, Wedding Choreographer)

Sam is a professional and qualified Ballroom & Latin and Street Dance teacher. She has been dancing since the age of 5. Sam first started teaching at the age of 16 and since then has taught throughout Berkshire, and now teaches in Tilehurst and Hurley, where she runs classes for Ballroom and Latin to all age groups. Sam has danced in many entertainment shows throughout the years and has performed for the Dance Reality troupe. Sam also realises how important wedding dances are and understands why the first dance is always so important to the bridge and groom. She therefore offers private tuition to make sure couples are ready and confident to show off their moves to their guests.
“I really enjoy teaching and it gives me great satisfaction to see how pupils can progress in moving around the dance floor, as well as having fun, whilst learning a skill”.
Miss Louise - Head of Ballet Faculty (ISTD Ballet & Contemporary)
Louise has been dancing for over 18 years, during which she has studied a wide variety of styles including Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Street, Tap and Contemporary. She spent a year as a member of the Berkshire Youth Dance Company, and in 2000 was awarded a scholarship to study at the at British Ballet Organisation with Miss Brenda Last. She also spent time studying musical theatre and dance at London Studio Centre prior to beginning a degree course in Law. Louise has regularly competed at local and national dance competitions, and her achievements include 1st Place Contemporary Quartet at the All England Dance Competition. Having studied both the RAD and BBO syllabi as a student, Louise then trained in ISTD ballet at the Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training College.

Dru (Street & Commercial Jazz)

Dru first found his passion of dance at the age of 13. His love for street dance enhanced his training and joined numerous professional dance companies such as A.C.E dance co., Berkshire Youth dance and SURGE hip hop dance company. recently finished a B.A Houns Dance degree at Creative Academy which has lead him to work very closely in the Commercial Dance industry and has trained with RUDEYE. Dru is working here at dance reality as a Choreographer for the Dance Reality Unleashed Crews which has been running successfully for the past 3 years and he was fulfilled when he got asked to put the 18+ crew forward to perform for Cadburys last year.

Charlotte (Street, Theatre School, Modern & Jazz )

Charlotte has been dancing with Dance Reality for the last 10 years and has trained in Street, jazz, ballet and musical theatre with her strengths in street and musical theatre. She holds an IDTA teaching qualification in street and Intermediate modern on the theatrical side. She is one of our younger teachers at 18 but has a very confident teaching style and is very popular with the students and also teaches at our birthday parties.

Andre (Hip Hop, Unleashed Crews & Hip Hop Foundations)

André Bright is an all round Street Dancer at an internationally competative level in popping, locking, house, hip hop social dances, and breaking having competed at Juste Debout in Paris and UK HipHop and BBoy champs respectively, as well as doing commercial work such as Little Mix's "Wings" music video by Frank Gatson. Currently teaching for Royal Academy of Dance and various dance schools, he is developing his teaching skills to pass on his knowledge to all his students.

Stacey (Acrobatics)

Stacey began dancing at the age of three, starting with ballet then tried various different styles including contemporary, modern and jazz. She decided that she wanted to pursue a career in dance, and has graduated with BA(Hons) Dance Practice and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton. She has performed in the opening and closing ceremony of trampolining and tumbling. Stacey has been participating in gymnastics since the age of five, and moved to coaching at the age of seventeen. 

Natasha (Acrobatics)

Ever since I remember I’ve had a burning passion inside to perform, starting dancing from the age of 3 performing was what I lived for! Starting at a local dance school, subjects including Acrobatics, Modern, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Greek. I performed in shows all over London and competitions which just made me realise more the love I had for dance.  I then went onto train at Creative Academy learning new dance styles and most importantly about myself as a dancer implying all corrections and feedback to make myself become a stronger dancer as I knew the dance industry is tough! Currently just finished a 6 months contract at Disney Land Paris as a Character & Parade performer which was just amazing in every way!

Miss Isabel (Modern, Tap, Street Dance, Contemporary Fusion)