Danni started dancing at the age of 5 and at 16 years old attended college to train in performing before going to North London Dance Studios to study for two years. After graduating, Danni studied for a two year course with the Royal Academy of Dance to achieve her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. Danni would like to one day become an examiner.
Her qualifications are as follows:
Royal Academy of Dance CBTS, IDTA Street Fellowship, IDTA Cheerleading Fellowship, IDTA Cheer Stunt Diploma, IDTA Exercise to Music, IDTA Rumba Fellowship, IDTA Cha Cha Licentiate, IDTA Quickstep Licentiate, IDTA Tango Licentiate, IDTA Foxtrot Licentiate, IDTA Samba Licentiate, IDTA Waltz Licentiate, IDTA Jive Licentiate, IDTA Paso Doble Licentiate, Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Teacher, Alixa Flexibility Level 1
Vicki started dancing at the age of 8 when she attended Dance With Danni's first class in Kingsdown. She then became a teaching assistant at the age of 15 and it was then that she realised her passion for teaching. Having completed her IDTA qualifications in Street Dance and Cheerleading, Vicki then went on to study a two year course with the Royal Academy of Dance to achieve her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. She also teaches the Acrobatic Arts classes at Dance With Danni.
Her qualifications are as follows:
Royal Academy of Dance CBTS, IDTA Street Associate, IDTA Cheerleading Associate, IDTA Cheer Stunt Diploma, Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Teacher, Alixa Flexibility Level 1
Joel trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts. During his training Joel performed on TV shows such as; ‘BBC’s Comic Relief’ and ‘The Peoples Strictly’. He also performed in ‘Cinderella’ at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and ‘Peter Pan at the SECC Arena Glasgow.
After training Joel went on to the ‘Wicked’ International Tour. Once back in the UK he joined the Original West End revival company of ‘42nd Street’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. With the show Joel appeared on ‘The Royal Variety’, ‘Mel and Sues generation game’, and ‘Olivier Awards’. Following this Joel appeared in ‘On The Town’ in Tokyo. He was also ‘Mr Mistoffelees’ in ‘Cats’ which he performed in Cyprus. Joel is soon to be back performing in London with the west end revival cast of ‘Hairspray’ at the London Coliseum. He has recently just appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as ‘Brad’ with the cast of ‘Hairspray’.
Joel was the assistant choreographer on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Earlier this year he also choreographed a cabaret show ‘A Night at the Musicals’ for the JW Marquis Resort in Dubai.
Joel has taught at multiple professional colleges around the country including Guildford School of Acting, Addict Dance Academy, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Emil Dale, Leicester College of Performing Arts, London Studio Centre to name a few. Joel has regular slots at D&B Academy and London College of Performing Arts where he teaches styles such as Jazz, Tap and contemporary/lyrical. Joel has also just finished touring the UK with Louie spence as part of his ‘Dream-team’ on his Masterclass tour.
I have been dancing from the age of 4, when I started at Wollaston Ballet School. I completed every grade from Pre-Primary to Grade 8, earning a Merit or higher in all exams.
At age 10, I started at Dance with Danni doing Street dance. Over the years, I gradually increased my repertoire of dance styles in Contemporary, Cheerleading, Tap and Irish lessons. I achieved my street dance exams all the way to level Gold Bar 2 with Distinctions in all exams.
I have completed a Level 3 Btec Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre in which I achieved triple Distinction. I participated in a number of musicals during this course and developed a wealth of experience and skills in dance, acting and singing over the 2 years.
I then studied at Bird College on a foundation course of Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. I learnt lots of very useful skills and exercises to improve and strengthen my dance, acting and singing techniques and skills even further. I am qualified as a IDTA Street Dance Associate and Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Teacher.
Not only did Dance With Danni ignite my passion for dance, which has now become my career, it has helped me become more confident and I want to pass that on to the students I now teach.
I began dancing at the age of 7 at JB’s Dance Studio. Here I trained in Freestyle and Street Dance and worked towards completing IDTA examinations starting at Social Dance award level through to Star 4. I took examinations as a solo, pair and team.
At the age of 16 I continued my training at Dance With Danni. I trained in Street Dance along with other styles such as Contemporary and Jazz. At Dance With Danni I began to develop my performance skills by participating in annual shows, competitions and dancing at Disneyland Paris.
From the age of 14 to 18 I took part in shows at the Leas Cliff Hall as a principle dancer. These shows included a variety of musicals and pantomimes. There were many hours of training in all genres of dance such as Commercial and Lyrical for the performances. To support the shows I also took part in many demonstrations and carnivals in the local area.
Dance With Danni has gave me opportunities to assist teaching in multiple genres of dance since I was 17 years old. I thoroughly enjoyed this process as I love to see students succeed and grow into confident performers. In January 2020 I began my teacher training by achieving my Pre-Associate Award in Street Dance. I am now qualified as a IDTA Street Dance Associate.
In the future I hope to pass my love for dancing and performing onto others. Dancing has always been a huge part of my life and has helped me to build in confidence. Dance with Danni has offered me amazing opportunities which I will be forever grateful for and look forward to seeing others experience these too along with a great passion for dancing.