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.
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.