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Experience KerryJane Academy of Dance

A Premiere Dance Academy

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All About Our Dance Academy

Our Dance Academy is truly one of a kind.

The academy study the I.S.T.D. syllabus in Tap Modern, Ballet and contemporary which is the highest recognized syllabus in the country. 

The academy also study classes in  Street, Musical Theatre, Drama and Singing.
Kerry Jane Academy takes part in regular shows, events, competitions and festivals throughout each year.
Students of the academy regularly perform at venues such as the O2, Sadlers Wells, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Royal Albert Hall plus many more. We have performed in prestigious venues abroad in Benidorm, Costa Brava (Portaventura World), California, Disneyland Paris and recently Broadway New York !!

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Meet the KJA Family

Our Talented Teachers

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KERRYJANE BAILEY - F.I.S.T.D

Principal Teacher

Kerry has been dancing since the age of 3 and has performed in many professional productions,pantomimes, fashion shows and summer seasons in the UK and Europe.

After leaving college at the age of 18 she went on to perform in a cabaret group called The Starcruisers where she toured many venues around the UK and Europe.

She made her West End debut as Mickey Mouse for the disney Company in Disney Magical Moments in London's Leicester Square and has also played principle girl in pantomimes Mother Goose, Aladdin, Oliver and Pinocchio at Londons westminster Theatre as well as performing in many other shows.

Kerry has also choreographed many professional productions for The Westminster Theatre and also various Musicals including Bugsy Malone , Oliver, Grease and Hairspray.

Kerry Was an Original Crown Jewls Cheerleader for the London Monarchs American Football Team where she went on to become the Director of the Cheerleaders which took her onto performing on many Tv shows such as The National Lottery , The Big Breakfast on Ch4 , Smith & Jones and Sky Sports to name just a few.

Kerry has also been part of the cast on many other TV shows such as Eastenders, The Bill, Black Books, Holby City and was a featured Red Coat in Channel 4's Wakey Wakey Campers back in 2007.

Kerrys passion for teaching took her onto gaining all her I.S.T.D teaching qualifications with The Wenn Stage School and The Centre of Performing Arts.

Kerry is an I.S.T.D Fellowship Member which is the highest recognized accolade in the4 syllabus and is hoping to become an examiner in the future. She is also an adjudicator and has adjudicated many festivals around th UK.

The Kerryjane Academy of Dance has just celebrated its 31st Year and continues to grow from strength to strength !

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TONI FARRER– AISTD.dip

Teacher

Toni trained full-time at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts after making her West End debut at the age of 12 in ‘Bugsy Malone’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre. She went on to perform in various shows including ‘Magical Moments’ for Walt Disney, ‘Spirit of the Dance’ (worldwide) and numerous pantomimes and cabarets. Toni played the part of Sister Mary Leo in the musical ‘Nunsense’ and was honoured to be invited to sing at The Hackney Empire in the ‘Centenary Celebration’. In addition to this Toni was an assistant choreographer at ‘The Thursford Spectacular’, having previously been a Dance Captain in the show, as well as choreographing ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ for The Opera Group and being a resident choreographer for Openwide International. She has appeared in numerous TV shows including ‘A Song for Europe’ (backing vocalist), ‘Holby City’,‘The Big Breakfast’ and most recently with Theatre Tap London on ‘Strictly’s - It Takes Two’.
In between professional engagements Toni continued to teach and completed her
ISTD Modern and Tap qualifications before successfully running her own academy for ten years. After becoming a mother she decided to return to being a freelance teacher and continues to enjoy coaching students for their exams and performances. Toni is passionate about teaching and regularly attends classes and seminars to keep up to date with the latest techniques.

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LISA COLL DDE/ istd / A.B.A.T.D

Teacher

Lisa has danced from the age of 7 and competed in many dance festivals and shows until she stopped performing in 1999 to fulfil her teaching career. She gained her Associate tap and modern with the B.A.T.D.in 2000 then expanded her qualifications with I.S.T.D. where she has her DDI and is currently studying for DDE level. Lisa has choreographed for the British Arts awards, dance festivals and musical theatre productions and entered students for BATD and ISTD exams. Teaching is Lisa’s passion and she believes dance is for everyone, either for fun or to pursue a future career.

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MICHAEL DOWNER

Teacher

Michael began dancing at the age of 2 where he went to his first ballet class in the local town hall, his mother was a performer herself and it was destined that he was to follow in her footsteps. Michael also attended theatre schools such as Italia Conti, Sylvia Young and O,Farrell stage school where he took part in exam work and performances throughout the years, he performed at the London palladium and her majesty’s theatre.
At the age of 16, Michael attended Havering college where he studied for 2 years a BTEC National Diploma in performing arts. He decided to continue his passion for dance and he was given a full scholarship for 3 years at the centre of performing arts. After graduating Michael performed for P&O cruises where he gained dance captain status, giving him the opportunity to travel the world for 5 years.
After 5 years of travelling Michael now teaches professionally in primary schools, colleges and theatre schools which he enjoys.

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SOPHIE WOOD

Teacher

Sophie started dancing at the Kerry Jane Academy at the age of 3 !!! and is now a fully fledged teacher. She is presently working towards her level 2 qualification
and teaches Acrobatics at the Kerryjane Academy.

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SAMANTHA CAMEJO

Teacher

Samantha has been Pricipal dancer and teacher for the English Youth Ballet and was also a dancer with the English National Ballet.
Samantha teachers the RAD syllabus at the Academy.

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KALEIGH DEVLIN

Teacher

Kaleigh was a former student of the academy and has danced from the age of 7 !! Kayleigh now teachers the younger students of the academy.

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JANET LEAK L.I.S.T.D

Teacher

Janet trained at The Centre of Performing Arts under the guidance of Karen King, gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern Theatre Dance. She began her teaching career running a business as Principal to the West Essex Dance Centre teaching Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre as well as organising examination sessions and directing and choreographing annual school productions. Janet was also the Head Choreographer for the London Bronco’s Cheerleaders and West Ham United’s Hammerettes.
After starting a family Janet decided to become a freelance Dance Teacher working for Kreate Dance Centre where she was solely responsible for setting up and maintaining the appropriate standards of the ISTD Modern Theatre Dance and Tap Syllabus. She then went on to further her teaching career by gaining Licentiate Status under the guidance of Christina Ballard.
Janet continues to freelance as a Teacher of Dance for private and academic schools and also offers one on one coaching as and when required. Janet has over 20 years teaching experience and is a fully registered member with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and DBS Certified. She has had the pleasure of working with children and adults of all ages and continues to spread the joy of dance here at Kerry Jane Academy.

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MAE FARRER

Vocal Coach

Mae was a former student and has been dancing since the age of 3. She is now the vocal coach for KJA.

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CLAIRE WILFORD

Assistant Teacher

Claire trained at the Kerryjane academy of dance.

Whilst at the Academy she took part in many competitions , festivals and events.

At the age of 18 Claire went on to perform in various summer seasons as a dancer , singer , dance captain and childrens entertainer.

This lead onto touring shows in

Jersey where she stayed for 6 years before returning to the UK to work at various holiday camps.

Clare is so very happy to return to the Academy as an assistant teacher , back where it all began !!!

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Our Classes

KerryJane dance Academy offer classes  & ISTD examinations in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Acrobatics, Singing & Drama plus more !!!
All welcome aged 3 & up.

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BABY CLASSES

In our Baby Dance classes we offer a variety of genres including Ballet, Tap, Modern , Street and Vocal training.

Young dancers learn the necessary steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment.

Engaging music is used to get these little dancers inspired to dance and the secret to the class is that it is structured and fun!

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CLASSES

  • TAP

  • MODERN

  • JAZZ

  • CONTEMPORARY

  • MUSICAL THEATRE

  • STREET

  • SINGING

  • BALLET

  • ACRO

  • ISTD EXAMS in Tap,Modern,Ballet, and Contemporary.

  • We also take part in many shows , competitions and events in the UK and abroad.

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KJA Google Reviews

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Gaby F

My daughter is dancing for 12 years. The last 10 at Kerryjane Academy, wonderful time. We met few schools of dancing, not happy at all. For the best results of students we need friendly teachers. I am very happy to see my daughter dancing on high standard. Flying, happy, smiling, built her nice body and have strong team. I recommend with all my heart the best Academy in the world

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Carla Croucher

My Daughter has danced for 12 years and she’s been lucky enough to have had 7 of these with the KJA. The dance school gives the children such wonderful opportunities, from regulars workshops, shows, exams to performing all over the world at prestigious venues, all of which is optional and never pushed. I think lesson pricing is very good compared to other schools. Each teacher knows every child personally and are always encouraging and supportive. I’m glad we found Kerry Jane when we did!

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Lorrie Cornell

My daughter has been dancing for Kerry Jane's academy for 11 years and would never go anywhere else. the Kerry Jane academy is like a family, all pupils look out for one another and encourage each other from the older pupils right down to the youngest pupils. the teachers are well qualified and experienced and genuinely love all the children. Kerry Jane's academy welcomes all children into the kja family.

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Toni Gunter

Both my girls have been dancing here for the last 2 years. The teachers here are amazing and supportive of all the children no matter their abilities and bring out the best in them all . The other children that go here are also amazing children that love and support each other in all age groups from babies to seniors it's like a big family here and wouldn't take my children any where else.

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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Here is a small selction of our students achievements

Daniel started dancing from the age of 5 at the academy, he is now a head dancer/choreographer for Alan Harding. Daniel has travelled all over the world performing with the spirit of the dance company.

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Jamie was a student at the academy, he had high interests in becoming an actor who now plays Jay in a very well known TV soap.

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Bianca was a student at the academy from the age of 3 and has now furthered her career performing in the Lion King Swiss tour, and making her west end debut in Aladdin in Londons West End.

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Terina is a student in the academy and played the part of young Nala in Disney the Lion King in Londons West End.

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Tori who is a younger student of the academy, has played the part of young Nala in Disney's The Lion King Swiss Tour, and both Alice and Hortensia  in Matilda in the  West End.

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Eva is a student of the academy, who was recently playing the part of Matilda in the  West End show.

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Lilia is a student of the academy and is currently a characher in a very well known TV  soap.

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Lambro is a student of the Academy and was rencently in the new Wonder Woman 1984 movie.

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There are many more to add to this list !!!!

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Price List

Available Now

  • Classes

  • I.S.T.D Examination classes (Tap & Modern Classes )

  • £ 5.00 per week (Primary to Grade 3 classes )

  • £ 6.00 per week ( Grade 4 to Grade 6 )

  • £ 7.50 per week ( Intermediate Foundation and above )


  • RAD Ballet Classes

  • £5.00 per week (Primary to Grade 3 classes )- £6.00 ( Grade 4 to Grade 6 ) £7.50 ( Intermediate and Above )


  • Pointe Work Classes ( On Request )

  • £*.** per week


  • Group Singing Classes £5.00 per week


  • Acrobatics Classes £6.00 per week


  • Adult Tap £5.00 per week


  • Zumba £ 5.00 per week

  • LAMDA Classes Available (upon request)

  • Competition Private Lessons

  • £*.** ( call for details )

  • Package Deals  Available ( For Saturday Classes ) Which Include ,TAP, JAZZ,MUSICAL THEATRE,STREET £15 per week.

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KJA NEWS

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Masterclass with ADAM GARCIA  !!!!!

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Disneyland Paris

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Benidorm Palace

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KJA Takes Broadway !!!

 April  2019

 We were are lucky enough to be running another Masterclass with the one and only Adam Garcia!!!!
Adam came along to us to do a Tap workshop in 2018 and 2019  it was a huge success

July, 2017

We performed at Disneyland Paris for the sixth time in July 2017. All students had an amazing time performing in front of a big audience in the main Disney park.

August , 2016

We performed at the Benidorm Palace in August 2016, with a group of 25 students. The show took around 3 hours which the students had an amazing time. They took part in a variety of dances and all agreed that if they had the opportunity to do this again they certainly would.

August 2019

The KJA family were lucky enough to perform on Broadway !!!! and take in the sights of New York !!!!

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