DANCE. PERFORM. SHINE.
The Linda Virgoe Dance Studio has a long established position as a leading provider of high quality dance tuition in the region. The Studio’s Director, Linda, combines a strong personal vision with an exceptional level of experience, knowledge and skill in dancing.
Linda trained at two of the top schools in the country, firstly at Elmhurst Ballet School under the direction of Herida May, and then, in 1981, Linda was one of only 8 students to be awarded a place on the prestigious teaching diploma at the Royal Ballet School, an opportunity granted only to students with exceptional technical ability, and an aptitude to pass these skills on to others. As well as receiving expert ballet tuition from some of the most highly regarded dance teachers in the country, including Nanette De Valois, she also became fluent in Repertoire, Character, National, Spanish, Benesh Notation, Anatomy and History of Ballet. Linda graduated in 1984 with a Royal Ballet School teaching Diploma and subsequently provided teaching cover at The Royal Ballet School, Whitelodge, Junior associate classes at Sadlers Wells.
SCHOOL OF DANCE
In 1985 she founded The Linda Virgoe School of Dancing which has continued to provide the very highest standard of dance tuition for nearly 35 years. Linda’s passion and commitment has brought success and enjoyment to hundreds of pupils. Her wealth of knowledge and experience has enabled students to achieve their dreams, going on to study at top colleges and ballet schools such as
The Royal Ballet Upper and Lower schools, Elmhurst School, Laine Theatre Arts, Doreen Bird as well as pursuing successful careers in ballet companies, musicals and cruise ships around the world.
In 2001 the School moved to its own building, and became Linda Virgoe Dance Studios, offering expert training in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, street, musical theatre, acrobatic arts and Aerial.The new premises are set over 4 beautiful dance studios and a singing studio, along with a cafe and dance wear shop. Children are given the opportunity to be entered for RAD ballet exams As well as ISTD tap, modern and jazz exams, with an exceptional pass rate.
The ethos of the Linda Virgoe Dance Studio is to provide a fun, safe and inclusive learning environment that helps children to gain confidence, accepting all children who have a love and desire to learn to dance. Linda has worked closely with G Dance and Dance Unstuck to help make dance inclusive for all.
“My passion and love of dance along with my knowledge of ballet ensure that all children get the highest level of training whether they are dancing as a hobby or hope to make a career in dance.”