Owning a dance school is something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a little girl attending ballet classes at the age of three- year’s-old, writes Nazina Thomas.
I’ve been in and out of the dance industry for years , when I say ‘out’ I mean I went to explore a career in special effects hair and makeup studying at the London College of Fashion , but nothing can compare to dancing.
I went back, trained hard and worked hard, in the professional dance and film industry, but one of my frustrations as a inspiring dancer from Thornton Heath was that to get the best training in dance you had to train in central London.
Having hardly any money I had to choose between having heating and a decent meal or paying for dance training, and I always chose dance!
I trained a minimum of three hours a day, five days a week and worked part-time on weekends. Each time I had to get on the 250 to catch the tube into Brixton to get to central London, I always wondered why there wasn’t any open dance schools as big as Pineapple Studios in central Croydon.
I said one day ‘I want to open my own dance school right in my area where aspiring dancers can train seriously – local to where they live within their budgets’.
So 2016 New Year’s Eve I decided ‘I’m going to open my dance school’ and TouchBase Dance Academy was born.
Here you can get great training and support if you want to be a professional dancer or a non professional who just wants to have fun learning new dance moves while building confidence.
There is no membership fees or annoying registration fees, you just pay as you train and each class is one hour 30 minutes £6 and £4 for siblings.
Children’s classes start from eight year’s to adult teens, and there are adults classes from 16 to 80 year’s plus. Any adults that feel like they missed the opportunity to dance when they were younger or were dancers or just want to learn professional dance routines at a slower pace, then come down on Thursday 8pm to 9.15pm £6 and have some fun.
TouchBase Dance Academy is located at The Quest opposite Beulah Juniors School, 105-107 Beulah Road. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.touchbasedance.co.uk