Summer Dance School 2016
8th – 13th August 2016
Summer school at the Giselle Academy offers students a unique opportunity to work with some of the performing arts industry’s finest choreographers. The week involves technique classes in various subjects, followed by rehearsals to prepare for the exciting end of week performance.
Summer school is one of the best ways to prepare students who aspire to be professional dancers one day, and in one short week, exposes them to the diverse techniques, which are necessary to succeed in the performing arts industry. For the younger students, summer school is a fun filled, educational experience where new friendships are made and new skills are learned.
The end of week performance showcases the student’s hard work and really it is a testament to the high standards of the Giselle Academy teaching team!
Junior Dance Age 4-8 10am-12.30 or 2pm-4.30pm
Mids Dance Age9-12 10am-12 10am-4.30pm
Senior Dance 13-21 10am-6pm
Dance Summer School PaymentsClick here for the payment page
This years’ teachers
Brendon Hansford is a Choreographer, Creative and Director. Brendon’s experience includes: commercials, television, feature films, music videos, theatre,
live shows, fashion, crowd, and featured artist movement. Boasting credits such as Renault, Smirnoff, Diesel, Sky, Chevrolet, Direct Line, Superdrug, BBC, Sky1
Brendon Hansford and Virgin to name a few. Brendon is also the Director of Infinity8 Dance Collective. Infinity8 Dance Collective are a talent agency, casting and training company who take the casting process from start to finish with 100% satisfaction. Brendon leads Infinity 8’s dancer training programme, teaching the classes at Pineapple Dance Studios (Covent Garden) and Danceworks (Bond Street).
Meghann Buckley BA (Hons) WBL (In Professional Practise of Dance); Level 6 National Trinity Professional Diploma in Dance with Musical Theatre.
After Graduating from Laine Theatre Arts, Meghann went on to dance and teach in New York, Long Beach CA and London, teaching recreational gymnastics, dance and
Meghann Buckley circus skills, and taking further training in American Rhythm Tap and Jazz dance! On her return to the UK, Meghann danced in film and Music videos, before taking up her role as Vice Principal at Giselle Academy. Meghann also teaches at Portsmouth Grammar School and Red Shoes School of Dance in Haslemere.
After training at Giselle Academy, Anto graduated from Bird College in the Summer of 2014 and accepted a job with Carnival Cruises as a Dancer/Singer. Since returning, Anto has performed in Thoroughly Modern Millie in London’s West End and as Mercury in an off West End production of Cole Porter’s Lost in Space. He
is also part of Infinity 8, commercial Anto Buckley dance company, and The Pulse Collective, a tap dance company, both of which operate from Pineapple Dance Centre, London. Anto is also a ballet and audition pianist at Bird College. His skills on the piano have been used many times to help teach harmonies or accompany
singers and he aims to get the best sound out of a chorus of people.
Pamela trained in numerous dance styles at Giselle Academy from the age of 6. She then went on to train professionally at The Laban conservatoire of Music and Dance in contemporary where she gained a BA Honours in Dance Theatre. Pamela has been teaching for the Step into Dance Programme (on behalf of the RAD) since 2011.
For the last three years Pamela has been dancing on cruise ships around the world where she became Dance Captain and Manager of the production team. Pamela is now teaching in numerous schools across Essex and London on behalf of the RAD as well as performing at corporate events.