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Central school of Dance

About our school

Central School of Dance was formerly the Liz Robinson School of Dancing and founded in 1986 and classes were originally held at St Matthew's church hall. The school expanded and moved up to Trinity and finally settled into the newly refurbished Trinity Youth Centre. Fabulous facilities and the use of two halls and also on the route of the school buses. Senior students can arrive early and use the youth centre to do homework before or after class. Younger children will always be supervised and looked after by our staff. We are very much a family focused school. Liz and Cheryl have been friends as well as work colleagues for over 30yrs and both her daughters attended dance classes here with Naomi qualifying and subsequently coming back to teach and run the school.

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Naomi Buckley - Principal

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Daughter of fellow teacher Cheryl Barr, Naomi followed in her families footsteps, and after watching her sister in the sidelines, she started dancing at the age of 2. She has always wanted to be a dance teacher and has completed 3 years at a London dance academy. Naomi eventually became the Principal of Central School of Dance when the school's founder Elizabeth Robinson stepped down.

Teaching: Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Tap,

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Elizabeth Robinson - Founder

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Liz started dancing at the age of 5, and trained at the London College of Dance for 3 years. She danced professionally in the UK, in theatre and TV productions before settling in Jersey. Liz continued to dance in many shows on the island and freelanced as a dance teacher before creating "Liz Robinson's School of Dance" which later became "Central School of Dance".

Teaching: Adult, Ballet, Modern, Parkinson’s, Tap,

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Cheryl Barr - Teacher

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Mother of Naomi Buckley, the principal of Central School of Dance. Cheryl teaches our budding ballerinas (under 4s) and is qualified in children with special needs. Cheryl excels in costume making and runs the Green Room during show time. She also keeps us all fed and watered during exam time!

Teaching: Baby Ballet,

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Sophie Marett - Teacher

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Sophie Marett started dancing at 3 years old at the Carousel School of Dancing. She attended further training at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts in Bedford. Sophie has appeared in many local productions and continues to enjoy her dancing and teaching children. Sophie is currently employed as a teaching assistant at Trinity Primary School.

Teaching: Ballet,

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Central School of Dance aims for pupils to express themselves through dance, to gain confidence in a nurturing environment, to improve their physical well being as well as to gain friendships and social interaction with other dancers. So much can be gained from having dancing as a hobby, as well as physical and mental stimulation, students and pupils gain musicality and knowledge of dance history.