Dance & Cheer-a-cality was started by head coach Lara in 2010 after she returned from performing professionally all around the world. The school was created with an inclusion, friendly, family ethos and this is still its main focus today. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines. We have a passion for the art of dance, the sport of cheerleading and for helping others discover their strengths in the field.
Whether you join us for holiday camps, recreational or competitions you will be welcomed and nurtured to be the best you can be, create memories, make friendships for life and be surrounded by fun.
Meet the coaches
Lara our head coach performed professionally, trained at Italia Conti Performing Arts College and Roehampton University graduating with a BA Honours in Dance. She has extensive qualifications and experience coaching to exam and National competition winners in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, SEN, Acrobatic Arts as well as BGU Cheer, Tumble, Stunt Foundations, Jazz and Lyrical. She works with many charities promoting inclusion for all and with CAMHS. Her knowledge is extensive and she loves teaching all ages and her passion for every child to succeed is shown in her love for what she does.
Jade has cheered through the squad and is a National and a International Champion with Dance and Cheer-a-cality. She works her teams hard with great choreography and her focused coaching achieves results with many of her teams gaining 1st place wins. Jade is also a PT and knows how to make the girls sweat. She has her BGU level 1-3 cheer coach awards and BGU Foundations.
Demi has cheered through the squads at Dance and Cheer-a-cality and is a National and an International Champion as well. Demi has flown and based so knows it all to help the next generation and has coached her teams to 1st place wins. She is an experienced gymnast who has lots of advice for our tumbles. She has her BGU 1-2 Cheer.
Emma is our after school and Cheer coach for our youngest athletes in competitions. Emma's lessons are full of imagination and fun to keep our little stars engaged. She has her BGU 1-2, BGU Foundations, First aid, Mental Health Awareness Course and DBS. She also specialises in teaching Hooping and Zumba in the area.
Has been with the school for over 8 years and was a gymnastics coach who has studied up to degree level in sports coaching and PE and graduated from the University of Chichester. She has NCSSE Level 1-4 with BCA, BGU 1-2 and UKCA Level 2. Her knowledge in tumbling and in stunts with her hands on approach is loved by the students.
Christie is our mini cheer assistant coach whose girls attend the club. She organises with a college a successful pre school Movin Monkees gym and movement class and has been with the club the whole 10 years. She has her Foundation BGU and loves seeing the little ones reach their goals. Her caring nature is loved by many.
Whether you’re looking to learn new moves or work on your existing skills, Michaela will help you reach your goals. An experienced and professional Dance, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Arts Instructor. Her routines are always very original and creative and we are so pleased she is part of our team.
Emma whose girls attend fell in love with cheerleading and dance and has got involved with the Programme. She is UCC level 1 and 2 qualified, BGU Foundations approved and has experience in Dance training in Ballroom and Latin and coaching with all ages. Emma's natural maternal and caring nature made her the perfect fit for our safeguarding officer.
Junior coach programme
We have a Junior coaching programme in house and supported by qualifications for students 12- 16 years to ensure the next generation of coaches are trained safe and correctly to assist the next generation of stars.