Charise trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating with a National Diploma, DDI teaching qualification and also achieving her Advanced 2 RAD Ballet. She has been dancing since she was a child, and took all of her ISTD tap grades finishing with Advanced 2. Since graduating she has done a wide range of performing and teaching. With the highlights being; ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, Her Majesty’s theatre, 25th anniversary gala, ‘42nd Street Gala’ London Palladium, ‘Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular’, ‘Justin's House’ CBeebies, ‘Got To Dance’ Sky 1.
Over the last few years she has began to teach all over London, from; Pineapple Dance Studios, Urdang Academy, Preparation Performance Academy, London Children's Ballet, Regal Ballet. She has found a real passion for teaching and is very excited to begin teaching the Adult classes at LTA.
Improver Tap - Tuesdays 19:00 - 20:00
This class is not suitable for absolute beginners. This class is designed for adults who have gained some basic experience in Tap Dance or adults who are wanting to come back to Tap Dance but would like to brush up on their knowledge and vocabulary before tackling the Intermediate class. This class will spend time learning a warm up sequence, centre exercises and travelling sequences along with a dance. Some sequences will remain the same for the term to aid progression and confidence alongside new steps or exercises being taught to introduce more vocabulary. The aim of this class is to build confidence, knowledge and vocabulary whilst having fun and entertainment dancing to different music genres from term to term.
Intermediate Tap - Tuesdays 20:00 - 21:00
This class is designed for adults who have had previous experience in Tap Dance to a reasonably high level for example (Grade 5 and above in most syllabi). A good understanding of the techniques involved would be important and our teacher will help to develop these skills, build confidence and increase your dance vocabulary. The working level of this class is based around the Intermediate ISTD Syllabus, however, the sequences and routines taught are not the same as the syllabus content. This class will commence with a warm up sequence, leading to various technical and rhythmical exercises using a variety of styles working in the centre and travelling. A dance is often taught in the style of the musical theme chosen for that term.
All of our classes are fun and informal, providing a great way to get fit as the classes are energetic and upbeat. Each step is well explained and our aim is to build your confidence, movement vocabulary and co-ordination in a relaxed and informative way. Each term a different theme of music is chosen for example Motown and Soul / Musical Theatre /
Current Pop Music etc
What To Wear
Fitness wear, leggings, vest tops, t-shirts. Tap shoes are required, however to trial a class you may wear light / non-grip flat shoes.