All the DanceWorks teachers speak fluent Spanish and English - and while most classes are taught in English, Spanish students always receive a very warm welcome with care being taken to ensure they feel included. The studio has given Sotogrande and the local community a purpose-built centre for dance & fitness. A wide variety of classes are offered to all age-groups and the teaching standards are exceptionally high.

 

 

Jacqui began her ballet training at age six attending a private dance school in the West Midlands. She worked through the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) syllabus up to the highest level examination, Solo Seal. At age eleven she was awarded a scholarship with the RAD, which she held for 5 consecutive years. She won the Carshalton Cup for Best Scholar in 1984 at the age of sixteen.

She became a junior member of the West Midlands Youth Ballet (WMYB) aged ten, and was soloist in the company by the age of fifteen. The WMYB, as well as the annual performances at Warwick University Arts Centre, also performed at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, The Haymarket Theatre, Leicester and at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jacqui has been teaching classical ballet in Sotogrande since 1994 and in 2004 established DanceWorks as a multi-disciplined dance school, incorporating the IDTA syllabus examination grades into the weekly schedule of classes. DanceWorks students also perform in a local professional theatre and Jacqui directs, coordinates and choreographs for this spectacular amateur event.

In April 2006 she opened the DanceWorks Studios in Sotogrande, giving the school and its students a permanent home to work and grow from.


 

Amie began her dance training at the age of 4 at the Cardwell Theatre School, and Graduated in 2010 from Phil Winstons Theatreworks, Blackpool.

As a young dance student she achieved a superb standard in her training and her accolades include:

  • Miss Dance Finalist 2007 & 2008
  • North West of England Senior Ballet Champion 2007 & 2008
  • UK Dance Championships – 2008
  • ITDA Theatre Awards nominee 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010

She holds a Diploma in Musical Theatre and Associate teaching qualifications in Tap & Jazz with the IDTA. She specialises in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre and has taught around the north of England in various dance schools and vocational colleges, most recently she spent 9 months teaching overseas at a dance school in Grand Cayman.

Amie has also performed from a young age around the UK in shows and productions for various companies including QDOS, Pantone and the BBC.

In July 2016 Amie was invited to join the DanceWorks teaching team and she took up the position formally in August 2016.