Allure is a new innovative IDTA dance school based in Solihull and Warwickshire offering dance classes across a range of genres for children aged 2 ½ upwards. At Allure we believe enjoyment is the key to creating beautiful dancers whilst learning new skills, making new friends and encouraging students to be confident in all that they do.
Allure School of Dance offers all students the opportunity to take part in examinations with the International Dance Teachers Association if they so desire. We believe working towards examinations help the students to progress and work hard to achieve their goals. Students are also given the opportunity throughout the year to take part in performances to showcase their achievements.
All teachers at Allure School of Dance hold relevant dance teaching qualifications and DBS checks to ensure that your children are in safe care. Our teachers’ passion for dance shines through their teaching as they pass on their knowledge to your children, hoping to inspire them in the world that is dance.
Principal – Miss Gemma Scott (L.I.D.T.A) (BGU Cheer – Level 1&2)
Gemma has had a lifelong love of dance, starting with Ballet and Tap at age 3 in her local area of Knowle, swiftly followed by Gymnastics at 5. By age 10 she was taking lessons in Freestyle, Modern Jazz, Latin, Ballroom and Street. Gemma continued training as a performer to an exceptionally high level, even completing the IDTA Ballet syllabus reaching Advanced 2. After taking part in competitions across the country in all styles of dance, Gemma decided at the age of seventeen to give up competing and to take her passion for dance to a Professional level.
Through the IDTA, Gemma has trained to be a qualified teacher at Licentiate level, being awarded with Distinction in all teaching qualifications. Gemma has also furthered her studies outside of the IDTA with Qualifications in Cheerleading with Building From the Ground Up Cheer and receiving her Level 1&2 certificate. Gemma has over 8 years teaching experience, is First Aid trained, DBS checked and is a Licensed Chaperone. Owning her own dance school has been Gemma’s dream since she was a child and she can’t wait to welcome students to her school.
Classes we offer include:
The IDTA Ballet syllabus is followed for all our Ballet classes. Children as young as 2 are invited to join our classes where we learn the discipline and fundamental ballet technique ensuring fun lessons whilst showing grace and elegance through expressive movement. Ballet technique is the foundation of all dance.
Tap lessons are a great way of learning about rhythm, syncopation, co-ordination and the sounds you can create! Good use of the feet and ankles combined with lots of energy makes the perfect tapper. Tap dancing can be very diverse in style; from the classic show 42nd Street to the rhythm infused Stomp. The IDTA syllabus is also studied within these classes to encourage students to take exams and enhance performance.
Freestyle is a very popular form of dance in the UK. It involves lots of dynamic movements including runs, kicks, spins and jumps performed to current pop music that the children can relate too. Freestyle can be performed to fast or slow music allowing the children to work on their performance and expression to suit the style. This style of dance requires constant energy for both lessons and exams.
Acrobatic Dance requires elegance and precision within movements. Taking inspiration from gymnastic floor work and elements of rhythmic gymnastics, students will learn new acrobatic movements and how to incorporate them into creative routines. Working in a pair is encouraged to create beautiful balances and lifts. Flexibility, strength, and carriage of the body will be worked on to create a well-rounded gymnast. Examinations can be taken through the IDTA for all levels of Acrobatic Dance.
Cheerleading is a vibrant and lively class perfect for team building and combining fitness with fun. Be prepared to chant your way through lessons, learning fast paced routines including stunts, tumbles, tosses and jumps. Don’t forget to wear your cheer bows to practise!
Learn how to pop and lock in our popular Street Dance classes. This active dance style encourages interaction between other students and the audience, captivating their attention into this constantly developing dance style. Students often add their own characteristics to this class, giving them individual flair during routines.
Modern Jazz , Theatre Craft, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Lyrical/Contemporary
These genres are available on a Private Lesson basis only.
Private Lessons are offered to all students across our range of genres. Please contact Gemma if you feel that your child would benefit from one-to-one expertise to enhance their training further or if your child has missed a few classes and needs to catch up. Private lessons are tailored to suit each individual student and their ability.
We are pleased to offer Adult Street & Freestyle and also two levels of Adult Tap. Classes are held on Monday & Thursday evenings. Please check our timetable for more details.
Children’s Birthday Parties
Please email Gemma at allureschoolofdance@hotmail.
Lesson prices start from £4.00 per half an hour.