Miss Michelle Gordine – LIDTA, ANATD, ADFP

 Principal & Head Teacher

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Michelle Gordine: “Hi!”

 

‘Miss Michelle’ started the school in 1992 & has a wealth of teaching experience & teaching qualifications.

Michelle has been teaching for 30 years in total, came from a ‘classical dance’ background and has met, taught & trained many different people, many of whom are now teaching, dancing or performing as a Career.

She is also a proud Mum of 2 grown up Son’s and a Teenage Daughter. Over the years as the school has grown and flourished there have been many tests, challenges & changes, the school now has a good reputation and is well known for its high standards and expectations. Miss Michelle is known as a (nice) Task Master who likes to get the best out of her pupils. Her aim is to inspire dancers by teaching to the best of her ability at all times & is still learning on an every day basis ! Thanks and influences: Jack Raynor (IDTA), Michael Jackson (of course) and her Mum.

Early Years

  • Classical Ballet / Tap from age 5 -16yrs
  • Theatre Craft / Modern from age 9yrs
  • Disco & Rock n Roll from 11yrs
  • Various Shows including ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ as Teenager in Londons West End (along with Victoria Beckham & Emma Bunton as kids)

Teaching Qualifications

  • 1991:IDTA – Student Teacher Training
  • 1992:LIDTA – Modern-Disco Freestyle
  • 1994:AIDTA – Rock n Roll / Jive
  • 1997:AIDTA – Latin American
  • 1997:AIDTA – Western Line dance
  • 2008:ANATD – Streetdance / Hip Hop 

Other Qualifications

  • 2005:Yoga for Health basic training
  • IDTA Musical Theatre courses
  • First Aider, CRB Safe Guarding / Child Protection certificate.

Additional Part Time Work and Experience

  • 1992 – 2002: Trained Dancers for regional ADFP dance competitions (Re-commenced 2010)
  • 1992 – 1993: RAF Chicksands – Teacher of Basic Ballet, Tap and Disco
  • 1999 – 2000: David Lloyd Leisure – Streetdance classes for Children
  • 2003 – Present: IDTA Professinal training for teachers began.
  • 2005 – 6mth: Knights Templar School – Key stage 3 teacher of dance (6 months)
  • 2005 – 2006: Knights Templar Sports Centre – Streetdance classes
  • 2006 – 2007: Sainburys Active Kids – Teacher of dance
  • 2007 – 2009: Owner & Director of Theatretrain for 2 years – Performing Arts Centre
  • 2009 – 2010: University of Hertfordshire – Teacher for Program of Dance
  • 2012 – 2015: Teacher of Dance Enrichment – Hitchin COE School.
  • 2014 – 2018: Opened The Dance Pod – Unit opened as a Studio as location number 4.
  • 2015 – Retired from teaching outside of FUSION DANCE to concentrate on The Dance Pod