2019 sees the launch of an exciting new venture for CATS. Academy will allow students to expand their tool kit of skills adding new dance abilities to their skill set.

Theatre comes in many shapes and forms and Academy will give our students a chance to learn new, specialised techniques that will help to advance their skills, particularly in Musical Theatre. Last year we launched additional Tap classes at 2 of our venues and this year we will be adding Jazz with Gareth to our already busy timetable. Tap is already being integrated into many of our CATS Productions and the addition of Jazz will give students an opportunity to build a strong base of dance technique as well as being challenged with more intricate choreography. Academy aims to give CATS students an insight into the professional world of musical theatre and vocational training whilst enhancing their practical skills. Spaces are limited so Academy activities are only open to students that attend a weekly CATS class.

Academy | Jazz

Weekly classes will see students challenge their flexibility, stamina, cardio and technical dance skills. Classes will build a strong foundation in Jazz technique whilst exploring a spectrum of Choreography from the world of theatre.
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Academy | Tap

Hayley started tap dancing at the age of 3 and continued to tap well into her twenties completing exams up to elementary level with ISTD as well as competing and performing Nationally. Her love for Tap dance plays a huge role in her life and more recently has decided to return to teaching what I love to the students of Cats. Tap is a great foundation for movement, rhythm and fitness and is fantastic fun.
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