Lisa Jane School of Dance
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Established in 1989 and with over 200 pupils, the Lisa Jane School of Dance is now one of the premier dance schools in the North Hampshire area. It caters for students from 3-18 years-old in ballet, modern and tap at three centres in Basingstoke and the surrounding area.
The two main centres are at Old Basing Village Hall and Lychpit Community Hall with other classes taking place at Glebe Hall (part of St Michael’s Church) in the town centre. Classes are also held at Sherfield School.
Principal Lisa McCarthy is fully trained and qualified to teach Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) modern and tap. There are examination sessions throughout the year and the school has an enviable pass rate.
Every two years, the Lisa Jane School of Dance takes over The Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke for its school show where all the pupils show off their dancing – and sometimes singing – ability to rave reviews. In the years where there is no show, the school holds a choreography competition where the students choose their own music and make up their own dances with prizes awarded in the junior and senior sections.
The school takes pride in developing strong technique in young dancers but with a teaching ethos based on learning through fun.