Since opening in 1970 we have had 100% success rate in examinations and our experience has also lead many pupils to progress further to attain full scholarships for the Royal Ballet, West End Stage productions and TV appearances on ITV, BBC and Nickelodeon.
The Tristan Dance Studios offer a wide range of dance styles and dance classes, courses and private lessons for all ages and abilities. Our dance floors and venues have attracted dancers, celebrities and competitions from across the country, including various dance champions, Dancing on Ice stars and also Strictly Come Dancing.
Our fabulous dance studios are also available to hire. Rates from £10 per hour Monday to Friday. Please contact for more information.
All our teachers are qualified to the highest of standards with the IDTA (CRB checked)
The Tristan Dance Studios strive for high standards across all teaching and learning and take special care to maintain the authenticity and originality within the various dance styles covered. Our staff will monitor and review all the changes in line with current dance trends to create a dance inclusive community. The Tristan Dance Studios are family run and this is promoted by the togetherness and dance fusion of the many genres of dance styles currently available.
Our dedication to staff and students learning potential will build individual self esteem, confidence, originality and will motivate all dancers to reach and attain the high standards expected.
INSPIRING OUR STUDENTS
At Tristan Dance Studios we invest time and energy into delivering high quality teaching techniques to inspire and motivate each student. We encourage individuality and self expression, focussing on improving natural talent within a fun and supportive environment. Whether it is dancing for fun or planning to enter at a professional level our dedicated teachers will inspire and motivate each dancers with just the right amount of discipline, self esteem and passion for dance, creating a recognition of the dancers own natural ability.
DEVELOPING OUR STAFF
At Tristan Dance Studios we are dedicated to inspiring and motivating staff into lifelong learning and widening participation for all. The studio have the most experienced and highly qualified dance teachers by investing time and energy into each individual teacher so that they can be the best that they can be.
All staff members are encouraged to participate in continued professional development, seeking more qualification in all varieties of dance.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEACHING STAFF?
Tristan Edgar - Dance Teacher / Choreographer & Director
I am Tristan and I am one of the Directors of the studios. I mainly teach adults in Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Argentine Tango. I am also qualified to teach Freestyle, Street and also Dance Exercise, commercial dance,
i have been dancing from the age of 3yr old and also now been teacher for 21 years and loving every second and every person i have taught along the way.
I have been involved in shows and showcases across various different venues with in our own school and for other shows and charity events, I have had a regular collaboration with many local schools helping to bring dance to children who may not get the chance or tried dancing before.
For me learning to dance has to be fun. I like to crack a few jokes and get everyone enjoying themselves as this helps them to relax and learn better.
Lindsay Edgar - Dance Teacher & Director
I am Lindsay, I am married to Tristan and I am also a Director of the studios. My role within the studios involves teaching the children on a Saturday morning.
I have been involved in all our recent shows either choreographing the routines for the children or performing myself. I love to perform on the stage, it's something that I gained as a child and if I could I would spend every minute on there.
The children would say I am a perfectionist but this has worked wonders in getting them prepared for exams or pantomimes. They are now all working towards a new goal of competitions and this is really exciting for all involved.
Elaine Edgar-Storey - Dance Teacher & IDTA Examiner
My name is Elaine and I am Tristan's mum. I started the business over 40 years ago and it has grown and grown. I am also an examiner for the IDTA and regular adjudicator for competitions.
I mainly work with the over 50's classes, special needs groups and trainee teachers. I do also run an exclusive competition class for the children to enhance their technique and posture in preparation for their next Competition.
Emma Donaldson - Dance Teacher
My name is Emma and I have been with the studios since 2009. I initially started as a trainee teacher and since then have qualified in Freestyle Dance. I mainly teach on the 6 week dance courses, adults classes and also on a Saturday morning with the Children's class.
I have choreographed routines for the last show and also performed a street adult routine.
Dance was very new to me when I first started but I grew very quickly to love it and make it my passion. I love my job and couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Nigel Edgar - Principal Theatre Teacher & IDTA Examiner
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