Uniform

There is a set uniform at The Evans Academy of Dance.
Please see below the list of uniform which is required for each grade.

Preparatory/Primary Ballet

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Royal Blue Skirt
  • Pink Ballet socks
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Preparatory/Primary Tap

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Royal Blue Skirt
  • Pink Ballet socks
  • Black Tap Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Preparatory/Primary Modern

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Royal Blue Skirt
  • Pink Ballet socks
  • Black Modern Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Grade 1/2/3 Ballet

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Pink Split Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Grade 1/2/3 Tap

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Black Oxford Tap Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Grade 1/2/3 Modern

  • Royal Blue Leotard
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Black Split Sole Modern Shoes
  • Royal Blue Cardigan

Grade 4 and 5 Ballet:

  • Purple Leotard
  • Purple Chiffon Wrap Skirt
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Pink Split Sole Ballet Shoes

Grade 4 and 5 Tap:

  • Purple Leotard
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Black Oxford Tap Shoes

Grade 4 and 5 Modern:

  • Purple Leotard
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Black Split Sole Modern Shoes

Intermediate and above:

  • Black Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Pink Pointe Shoes for Ballet
  • Black Oxford Tap Shoes
  • Black Split Sole Modern Shoes

Street:

  • Evans T-shirt
  • Evans Jogging Bottoms

The Academy does offer Evans Hoodies, T-shirts, Jogging Bottoms and Onesies.



Teachers

Keiley Evans

IDTA Level 4 Diploma (Ballet), Acrobatic Arts Certification, BA Hons Primary Education Degree, YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

Principal of The Evans Academy of Dance and Owner of babyballet East Thurrock, Laindon and Leigh-on-Sea.

Keiley Evans is the Principle of The Evans Academy of Dance and the owner of babyballet® East Thurrock, Laindon and Leigh-on-Sea. Keiley is a member of the IDTA and holds a Level 4 Diploma in Ballet. She is a qualified teacher with the Arcobatic Arts Association and she has also graduated from St Marys University with a Degree in Primary Education, specialising in PE. Keiley has competed in various competitions across the country, performed in numerous shows and has reached up to professional levels in Ballet and Modern exams. She has taught children for many years and aims to inspire a life-long love of dance in every pupil. Keiley opened a successful babyballet franchise in September 2014 and offers classes in Thurrock, Laindon and Leigh-on-Sea. Keiley is also currently working towards her IDTA Ballet licentiate.

Katy Jones

I.D Company Contemporary Teacher Certification, BA Hons Primary Education Degree.

The Evans Academy and babyballet Teacher

Katy has been dancing since a young age and has reached intermediate level in ballet and modern. She also is a certified Contemporary teacher with I.D Company. Katy is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has previously worked in a local Primary School. Katy teaches all the academy’s Contemporary classes, babyballet classes, and tap and ballet to all age ranges but particularly enjoys teaching the younger children and has frequently demonstrated an ability to bring out the shyer and less confident children. When not teaching towards dance exams, Katy acts as a choreographer for the Competition Team and shows which are the inevitable part of a dance school.

Catherine Grimble

The Evan’s Academy of Dance Teacher

Catherine has been dancing since a young age, she has taken many exams and performed in many shows, competitions and as a child performed at Sadlers Wells theatre in the English Northern Ballet performance of Dracula. Catherine teaches Musical Theatre, Singing, Modern and Tap on a Sunday. She is one of our choreographers for festivals. She is currently at Advanced Foundation level in Tap and Modern, and Intermediate level in Ballet. She has her Grade 7 singing with the Trinity Guildhall Board. She is currently studying her Level 4 Diploma in Tap with the IDTA.

Judy Marsh

IDTA Associate in Street, YMCA Level 2 Exercise to Music.

Cover teacher for The Evans Academy of Dance and babyballet

Miss Judy has her teaching qualification with the IDTA and teaches babyballet classes in Thurrock. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and has performed in many shows and festivals. Judy is also a qualified YMCA aerobic instructor and enjoys attending many different fitness and dance classes. She has been working in the dance and fitness industry for over 10 years.

Georgia Pond

IDTA Associate in Street

The Evans Academy of Dance and babyballet® Teacher

Georgia teaches babyballet® classes and Tap, Ballet and Modern classes at the Leigh-on-Sea branch. She also teaches Street classes at The Evan’s Academy of Dance. Miss Georgia has her teaching qualification with the IDTA in the freestyle branch. She has danced since she was 3 years old and during this time she completed her ballet, tap and modern exams passing with distinction up to Intermediate level. She has also performed with the English National Ballet and Chelmsford Ballet Company in shows such as Coppellia, Sleeping Beauty and Beautrix Potter. Georgia has runs her own ‘Honey Heels’ dance classes. These are unique dance class, in high heels for women 18+. During these classes students learn new moves, boost their confidence, get active and join a fun social group of ladies.

Sarah Walker

The Evan’s Academy of Dance and babyballet Teacher

Sarah assists in all our classes on a Sunday at William Edwards School, covers various classes and choreographs routines for festivals. Sarah also teaches our adult classes on a Thursday evening and teaches babyballet classes in Thurrock. She has been dancing since the age of 3, has performed in various shows and competitions, and passed every exam with distinction. In competitions Sarah was awarded the highest ballet solo and duet mark in Essex. She has also performed numerous times at showcases at Sadler’s Wells theatre and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Chloe Truluck

babyballet Teacher

Chloe has danced since a young age, beginning with an Irish dance company. Developing a passion for dance, she went on to perform in various shows and took certified dance exams. She was Lucky enough to experience being a backing dancer for Pixie Lott at Wembley Standium. Being particularly rhythmical, Chloe is currently working towards her IDTA Tap Associate Qualification. Miss Chloe adores her babyballet stars and cannot wait to share the magic of dance with little stars that are just beginning their journeys.

Suzanne Dunnell

BSc with honours in Secondary and Tertiary Education.

Administrator

Suzie handles the Academy’s administration and liaises with parents on a regular basis. Suzie deals with many aspects of the academy from filing, taking bookings, looking after visitors, finances…Suzie is a very important member of the team; she ensures that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. Suzie works part time as the academy’s administrator as the rest of her time is spent as Senior Leader of Education, Lead Practitioner of DT & Health and Social Care and Btec Quality Nominee at a local Secondary School.

Eva Cukelj

babyballet Teacher

Eva has been dancing since a young age,she trained at Masters Performing Arts College and graduated with a Musical Theatre Diploma in 2009. She then went on to work for Disney for 8 years as a performer in many different shows and parades around the world. Eva loved it so much that when she returned in 2016 she opened up her own children’s entertainment business called “Princess Gatherings” doing Birthday parties and Events. Eva is now studying to finish her ISTD in modern and tap.

Evans Academy Testimonials

Festivals & Competitions

Our students are given the opportunity to perform and compete at various festivals. If your child is ready for festivals then you will approached by one of our teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity and the students always have such a wonderful time. Children with a desire to compete are encouraged to take part in festivals as part of their training as the results show it is known to develop their skills at not only their technique. In addition it is noticed that the children gain even more confidence and enjoy the challenge of testing their current skills with children at the same level.

Exams

We offer exams in a variety of dance styles when students are ready to take them. Students will require extra coaching towards an exam if they wish to be entered. The Evans Academy of Dance follows the IDTA syllabus and children can take exams in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre and Street. We are proud to have a 100% pass rate.

We also offer exams in Acro though Acrobatic Arts and Contemporary through I.D Dance.

Testimonials

My daughter, Olivia, made the natural progression from attending Baby Ballet to The Evans Academy of Dance in September 2016 which coincided with her starting Primary School. At a time of great changes and lots of unknowns, attending the Academy and keeping up the hobby of her Ballet and Tap classes, Olivia was able to find some stability and routine against the angst of starting school and adjusting to a new weekday pattern.</p> <p>The Academy offers a buzzing yet professional atmosphere which encourages excitement and the want to be involved in dance amongst the children. Within under a year Olivia has made new friends in her classes and grown in confidence and ability in her dance skills, so much so that she is preparing for her first preparatory Ballet and Tap exams in July, a credit to the teachings of the friendly, approachable and professional staff.</p> <p>The range of classes available from Ballet, Modern and Tap, to Musical Theatre, Acro and Street, assures me that we are in the right place for when Olivia’s skills advance more and she decides she wants to expand of her dance.<br /> With shows, festivals, competitions, accredited exams and social events in the Academy’s calendar there are definitely some exciting times ahead for Olivia.- S Bassett – Mum to Olivia Basset age 5
Really pleased with Evans School of Dance. Since Keiley took over the school she has bought with her fresh ideas and my daughter has really enjoys the lessons.- Jackie Sealy – Mum to Erin age 15
My daughter thoroughly enjoys every ballet session and loves practising at home. Each class is fun,interactive and teaches my daughter a wide range of skills using all of her senses. Brilliant class!- Laura Barrett – Mummy to Esme age 2
My daughter loves dressing up like a ballerina every week! Thank you Miss Keiley for teaching such an enjoyable class, Lola loves every minute.- Kellyann Jeffery-Weir – Mummy to Lola age 2
My children have been to many dance schools. Since joining the Evans Academy of Dance my girls have really come on & shown amazing confidence & dance ability. They are eager to get to class & get sad when classes finish. The Evans Academy of dance has such a lovely atmosphere, even the parents of the children are amazing. It’s great value & the dance school is professional. The teachers are patient & so lovely. It’s a joy to see my children dance & love what they do. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of sending their children to a dance school. If you want your children to dance with the best this school is A*- Lisa Caggiano – Mum to Krystyna age 11 and Katie age 6

COVID-19 Notice

In light of the current pandemic, Covid-19, we have implemented some changes to the way we run classes.  We have had comprehensive individual risk assessments written for each venue that we teach in. Parents are welcome to read these if they wish to.


Class sizes are reduced alongside the current Government guidelines.  We have implemented a phased return and staggered arrivals which have been successful.  Students will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival and when they leave.  We will maintain social distancing throughout our lessons. Regular cleaning will be implemented throughout the day by staff at the academy.  All staff have undergone Covid-19 training and in house training regarding new procedures and policies.  


If you require any more information about the new Covid-19 procedures or policies please send us an email info@evansdanceacademy.co.uk