About Dragonflies Dance
Dragonflies Dance located near Taunton, Somerset, now has over 150 students, with 60+ dance classes held each week in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatic Arts and DDMIX 6 days a week in the villages of North Curry, Fivehead, Hatch Beauchamp and Curry Rivel. Classes start from Mini Ballet at age 3 right up to the highest vocational training levels (Advanced 2).
We have a 100% pass rate for exams in all styles, with the majority of students receiving the highest award Distinction. We were a finalist for Dance School of the Year 2016, 2018 and 2019.
In the last 2 years 205 medals have been won by Dragonflies students at dance festivals and competitions and in 2018 every child from Dragonflies that competed went home with a medal at every festival we attended during that year. A Dragonflies student holds the title for Taunton Young Dancer of the Year 2017.
Our positive environment of determination, enables students to reach their full potential.
Children's dance classes are offered in Classical Ballet (following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus), Modern Theatre and Tap Dance (following the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabus) at both graded and vocational level. As of 2017 Dragonflies Dance now offers Acrobatic dance classes on a Monday evening (following the Acrobatic Arts training syllabus). The use of regulated training organisations guides students safely and correctly as they develop their dancing abilities and gives students the option, when deemed ready to do so by their teacher, to take accredited examinations which are officially recognised and can contribute to UCAS points and university applications.
We organise fun dance workshops throughout the year, often with professional performers coming to share their skills with the students. Students at the school are given performance opportunities in our Biannual show which takes place in a working theatre and through local events and charity fundraising. We offer additional training and the opportunity to compete against other dance schools in local festivals to those students showing an aptitude for performance.
Adult dance classes are also available in Ballet and our new DDMIX classes (a fun fitness inspired dance class created by Darcey Bussell). Adult dance is a great way to keep fit whilst having fun - all abilities are welcome regardless of previous experience.
Please take a look at what we have to offer and contact the school if you would like more information.