Why choose Aim High Dance Academy?

Aim High Dance Academy was established in 2010, offering a range of dance and gymnastic educational services, which over the years has expanded to cover a wide variety of sport, art and cultural activities.
Aim High Dance Academy is very successful, dominating dance across South London, working closely in partnership with the local authorities, councillors, schools, youth empowerment services and the wider community.
Under the direction of community inspiration Hayley Rea, the academy offers:

  • Weekly dance classes at four South London Branches
  • After School Clubs
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Lunchtime Clubs
  • PPA cover School holiday workshops
  • Holiday camps and birthday parties
  • Career mentoring classes
  • CPD for teachers and professional qualifications
  • Healthy week workshop
  • award showcases, dance-a-thons and borough/school showcase
  • Work Experience placements
  • apprentice schemes and internships.

Aim High Dance Academy students are provided with many different exit route opportunities such as the ability to perform at festivals, dance & talent showcases, competitions, school assemblies, IDTA exams, TV performances, awards afternoon at City Hall.
The basic fundamental needs are provided such as DBS coaches, lesson planning, the ability to easily identify staff by their uniform, on-site sign in/sign out and fire/emergency evacuation knowledge.
Aim High Dance Academy services surpass other companies by offering additional high quality guaranteed flexible service; where your happiness comes from our ability to adapt our work structure to ensure we meet your school’s individual needs. The guaranteed, tailor-made service ensures Aim High coaches are flexible to your school’s needs, following and understanding your first aid procedures, your safeguarding procedures, risk assessments, late collection policy, school’s themes/values and overall objectives and liaising with office staff/family liaison to support those most vulnerable.

Why choose Dance?

Dance and gymnastics is a specialised subject, where most professionals have studied/trained all their lives. As dance is a requirement of the National Curriculum, we find dance is the subject which most teachers worry about. We specialise in dance so you don’t have to! Listed on the National Curriculum we believe it’s important to provide students with the best possible dance knowledge and for those teachers who cannot dance, this can be quite challenging, time-consuming and uncomfortable.

Untrained teachers can lead to wrong techniques being taught, in turn leading to a heightened risk for participants. We provide professional coaches to take this burden from the schools, at the same time providing CPD to teachers.

Dance provides many benefits and we often see those who struggle academically, exceed through dance. Our sessions encourage a healthy lifestyle where participants set a target and achieve physically. It is suitable for those who do not enjoy the standard conventional sports, as this sport provides the ability to be a team sport and individual sport. Dance improves student’s coordination, concentration and focus and provides an opportunity for them to express themselves. A wide variety of styles allows participants to discover a style comfortable for them.

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Aim High School Partnership Dance Styles

Street Dance – Improvisational and social in urban context and music, suitable for all.

Breakdance – An athletic style of street dance, performed to songs with drum breaks.

Freestyle (Disco) – Strong, flexible and energetic moves to disco music, great for young dancers.

Creative (Working with themes and values of the curriculum - school's choice) – Improvisation.

Musical Theatre (Glee Club) – Theatrical dancing combining singing, acting and dancing from some of the West End's biggest shows to make you the ultimate Triple Threat.

Tap – Using the sound of tap shoes to strike the floor as a form of percussion, combined with the technique and style taught by our teachers, to make exciting routines and performances.

Ballet – Our experienced team of teachers will teach you step-by-step the technique and performance skills to succeed. These sessions are based on the IDTA syllabus.

Modern Jazz – Using precise techniques combined with isolation movements, this style will let you show off your energy and skill in performances, whilst highlighting your creativity and expressiveness

Cheerleading – Learn exciting routines and basic techniques such as arm motions and jumping, chanting (the cheers) as you improve and show off your performance skills with energy!

Jive – Originated in the USA in early 1930, technique includes Tango, Rumba, Salsa and Samba. This popular ballroom dance will have you swing dancing your way through Latin-inspired songs.

Zumba – Fitness and dance programme originated in 1990. Influenced by Latin rhythm and steps, combined with high-energy and high-intensity to get your heartbeat pumping.

Line Dancing – Sequence of steps performed in lines/rows by a group, usually to country music, with movements and routines performed in a synchronized and sequential manner

House Dance – A social dance steamed from Street Dance performed to House music, with emphasis on freedom, improvisation and powerful moves.

African – Culturally influenced by sub-Saharan Africa, steps and music, dance to the Afro style songs and styles taught by our teachers.

Bollywood – Influenced by Indian films, culture and music which includes several singalong songs.

Contemporary – Originated mid-twentieth century and is now one of the most dominated genres, this style will let you express yourself, following fluid, languid movement and rejecting traditional dance styles.

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Get involved in sports that let you build chemistry with your teammates and compete against others:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Dodge Ball
  • Netball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Futsal
  • Bench Ball
  • Handball
  • Tennis

Improve your skills and techniques as you develop your balance, strength, coordination, confidence and more!

  • Gymnastics
  • Funday/Social Skills
  • Choir
  • Karate
  • Ball Skills
  • Fun Language Club
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Testimonials

Aim High Dance Academy has offered The Pegasus Trust a variety of dance educational services for several years. Their coaches are reliable and committed and care about offering the children the best possible service. We feel Aim High Dance Academy offers valuable coaching, where their services adapt to our requirements, demonstrating a good variety of fun extra curriculum sessions and sessions where the children can develop and grow through dance/sport. We feel the academy goes above and beyond to make their classes part of a bigger picture, offering many different exit routes opportunities such as exams, shows, competitions etc.

School Extended Service Coordinator, Suzanne Christopher

My grandchildren have gained some amazing opportunities through Aim High, performing on TV, creating dance videos, performing in parliament, which is just naming a few! You can see the teachers really care about the children's developments and are great role models. I’m amazed how Hayley always knows every child and the children really enjoy seeing her as she always gives them praise.

Grandmother at Aim High

I like dancing because it makes me feel good -

Dancer at at Aim High, Vanessa

I was really nervous doing an exam but then I’m glad I did it as I passed and my mum was proud of me.

Dancer at Aim High, Abeena

Aim High makes me feel happy. The music’s cool, Miss Hayley make me laugh. The best bit is when we all put our hands in the middle Shout 1, 2, 3, AIMHIGH!

Dancer at Aim High LouLou

Since joining Aim High I’ve noticed his confidence has grown, the teachers have even noticed it at school and it’s great to see he’s made new friends’.’

Parent at Aim High, Arthur

My child loves attending Aim High Dance Academy every Friday. She talks about it the whole week and I can’t stop her from dancing all weekend.

Parent at Aim High, Michelle

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