Zoe Poole School Of Dance is where your dance experience becomes memorable and a life skill forever.

Welcome to The Zoe Poole School Of Dance web site. All classes are overseen personally by myself ( Zoe Poole), I am a fully registered teacher for the prestigious BBODance (formerly known as as THe British Ballet Organisation) whose Dance syllibi is recognised by the Council of Dance Education and Training (C.D.E.T), and to add to your peace of mind about your session quality every BBODance school is being linked to a Q.C.A. database in the near future.  I have many different dance classes available in Ballet,Tap, Modern Stage, Hip Hop and Fitness, and there is always something that can be tailored to suit all requirements, whatever your needs. Ranging from our "Happy Bunnies" Ballet class for 2 to 3 year olds or "Chappers" our chair Tap  class primarily for the "Over 50's".

I am also qualified in teaching people with special needs, and have had many successes in all these fields of my work. I am also DBS checked.

 

I also offer special classes during the day for child minders,up to 3 children per child minder,and a maximum of 4 child minders at any one time, for child friendly Creative Dance sessions. Or perhaps your child would like a Birthday Party with a Dance Theme, the party can be tailored to your child personally, the price of £75.00 is inclusive of the hire of the Studio for 3 hours and a Dance Workshop in the subject of your child's choice.

 

The art of Dance gives people an intense sense of wellbeing enabling us to cope with the pressure of 21st century living a little more efficiently. 

 

Have I got you interested? Then drop in and visit us! I'll look forward to seeing you.

               Zoe Poole

About us

Zoe Poole School Of Dance Has been established since 1979 and is based on the border of 3 counties (Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire). Whether you wish to dance for pleasure or considering a career in performing arts, Zoe will help you in any way she can, in order for you to achieve you own personal goals.

 

Zoe, herself has enjoyed an extensive and fulfilling Dance career spanning over 34 years, performing as a professional dancer until the birth of her son in 1988, she then went on to teach Dance at Newcastle Under Lyme F.E college, where she was a key factor in creating the BETEC course in Performing Arts in it's present format, which is now being taught throughout the country in F.E colleges. It was during this period that she was assigned to create the " Gender Watch F.E" policy for Dance, which outlined the equality criteria for the teaching of Dance as a subject in F.E education throughout the country.

 

In the mid 1990's, Zoe led numerous Creative Dance Workshops throughout the Midlands and became a much sort after figure as an advisor in this area, for educational establishments, including leading workshops in Creative Dance for the famous Leonie Urdang the founder of the prestigious "Urdang Academy of Performing Arts", when the Academy did their touring Dance Days. Towards the end of this decade Zoe was approached by a music management company, to front the choreography for the solo career launch for Drifter "Jason Leigh", Zoe worked with Jason on and off for 3 years. At the height of the Line Dance craze, she was asked to do Radio Roadshows touring prime holiday resorts, but decided to give that a miss, as it meant being away from her family for long periods, which was not an option.

 

Zoe now concentrates whole heartedly on her own School, whilst at the same time enjoying life as a grandma, to Ellie, Sebastian, Natascha and Madeleine.

 

It's important to the School, to make dance an accessable art form to everyone, regardless of ability,culture, age or financial status, as class prices are kept deliberately within an affordable range for everybody. In addition, we also aim to achieve the objective of creating innovative ways of enabling students to develop in their own self worth and confidence, by taking part in examinations and activities with outside community arts projects, as well as running School Holiday Workshops within the Dance School.

 

The main studio area boasts a fully sprung Canadian Maple Floor, with full length mirrors, we have our own studio Dancewear Shop which stocks everything required to get your dance experience up and running, all reasonably priced, every student is covered by our extensive Liability Insurance ,and a safe ,free carpark for our patrons use.