Clare from Savvy Studios comes in to our setting every Monday during term time. She runs ballet sessions for our Early 3’s and Preschool children that are a very popular optional extra that our parents can sign up for with a small fee for a half term block. Families in receipt of EYPP funding can sign up to these sessions with a discount.
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Clare trained as a professional dancer at Performers College, which is currently one of the leading dance training establishments in the UK. During her time there she gained her Associate dance teachers qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and also the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) gaining distinction in both associations. As an Associate member she has taught internationally at many schools and institutions of dance but more recently set up her own company, Savvy Studios, after returning to Cornwall 6 years ago.
As a professional dancer she worked for 17 years in Musical Theatre touring the UK with The West End Experience (Andrew Harding Productions) as a dancer/singer and eventually as the company manager. Clare also worked as Lead Dancer and Dance Captain in many international shows such as La Nouvelle Eve in Paris, on board Celebrity Cruises M/V Horizon and M/V Zenith, and as a backing dancer for Lionel Richie, Shirley Bassey, Russell Watson and many more. Clare appeared in many Bollywood films and music videos on MTV. Her extensive career as a performer has taken her far and wide but there is no place like home and she now runs her Dance, Pilates, health and wellbeing studio in Hayle.
Clare teaches Ballet from 2 years old with her oldest ballerina being 78 years old! She also teaches Pilates, Barre, Street Dance, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical. Clare is fully qualified, insured, DBS checked, First Aid and Pediatric First Aid Trained, holds licenses with PRS and PPL music licenses, is regulated by the IDTA, ISTD and Body Control Pilates. Clare is also a supervising teacher for Body Control Pilates and a teacher trainer for IDTA.
Baby Ballet is a fun and exciting class suitable for children (boys and girls) aged 2-4 years old. Ballet is a wonderful way of exploring movement, developing co-ordination, gaining strength and nurturing rhythmic capabilities whilst also working within a structured framework – which helps encourage discipline, listening and learning skills. These are essential parts of development towards school age and beyond. Children will feel the freedom of spinning, running, skipping and hopping. We will be using props such as ribbons, wands, wings, pom poms and magic circles. Their creative brains will be alive with the stories that we act out. Their bodies will be introduced to new skills and taught to balance, to stretch and to be in control. Their confidence will develop as they learn to stand tall, be proud and loose any shyness! Clare has taught Baby Ballet over the years but permanently at Truro High School and for Naturally Learning in Truro for 4 years and she looks forward to introducing your child into this magical world.