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Perfect for 7-15 year olds who love to dance! DanceWest Summer School is hosted at  Lyric Hammersmith and is just £60 for the week.

Join us from the 23-27 July to take part in a huge variety of dance workshops where you can learn new skills, try out new techniques and work with professional, experienced choreographers and dance artists.

Ages: The Summer School cohort will be divided into two age groups for 7-11 and 12-15 year olds with appropriate pastoral and teaching support throughout the week. 

How does the week work: The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm, each day you get to experience three different dance styles a day. At the end of the week we produce a sharing event for family and friends. 

What to bring: We ask that young people bring a packed lunch and are dressed in dance kit throughout the week. 

To book & more information: Jemima Frankel: 0208 741 6850

Summer school teaching team

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Creative Ballet - Ella Fleetwood


Ella trained on the CAT scheme at The Place and graduated from Laban in 2016. She is an independent dance artist based in London. She creates her own choreographic work through her company, ella&co. Ella is passionate about community dance and teaches across a wide variety of community groups, with a particular focus on inclusivity and accessibility. Ella loves to bring dance to anyone and everyone, with play at the heart of her practice. 


Contemporary - Marina Guarneri

Born in Rome, Marina trained at Scuola di Danza Tersicore in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz Dance. As a dancer Marina performed internationally before relocating to London in 2010. Marina has choreographed for the opening ceremony of the Aquatics Centre during the 2012 London Olympics, Got to Dance and several award winning productions. Marina’s aim is to create a supportive environment that improve her student’s movement quality and body awareness, while working on technique and musicality. 


DanceHall & Flowga - Ria Uttridge (Biography to be added) 






Flamenco - Sam Quy

Sam Quy is an award-winning dance tutor, freelance dance artist, choreographer and London boat woman. A child scholar at the Royal Academy of Dance and London Contemporary Dance School, Sam began dancing professionally aged eleven in Bugsy Malone at Her Majesty’s Theatre. She went on to train in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School; graduated in MA Dance Studies (Distinction) from the Laban Centre; attained a PGCE at Greenwich University and Arte Flamenco Specialisation (distinction) from the Fundacion Christina Heeren, Sevilla. Sam is the flamenco dancer on Strictly Come Dancing and has performed over the past decade in productions at London’s Royal Opera House. 


Musical Theatre & Salsa - Ryan Munroe


West Londoner Ryan trained at London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 2013. Since then Ryan has taught  dance for Italia Conti, Barbican, in schools and the community. Ryan is a passionate teacher and choreographer and loves getting everyone moving. 




Physical Theatre - Annie Lunette Deaking Foster


Movement Director and award winning Choreographer Annie, has work alongside Emma Rice, Old Vic, East London Dance, The Globe and Old Vic. 



Street Dance  - Brian Gillespie


Brian is a choreographer, dance and theatre artist who has created commissioned works and performances  for festivals/organisations including; The O2 Arena, Pavilion Dance South West, Dance Film Festival UK, FLAUNT (USA), East London Dance, Emerge, Collabo14 (Avant Garde Dance - London and Bournemouth), Barrowland Ballet, Cloud Dance Festival, ICON, Cloud Dance Sundays, Big Dance UK, Dance Woking and more. 


Lyrical Contemporary - Jane Coulston


Jane is the Director & Choreographer of beyond Repair Dance, a contemporary dance company that is renowned for its contemporary movement vocabulary fused with acrobatics and unusual styling. Jane has created work for Glastonbury Festival, Sky 1's Got to Dance, BBC shorts and music videos. After graduating Trinity Laban, Jane trained further in New York at Dance New Amsterdam. Jane has studied acrobatic arts in Canada. Jane was also selected as future Dance leader for the A.B.L.E leadership program and was named as 'one to watch' by Time Out Magazine.



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