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DanSci Dance Studio, Exeter, Devon

Summerland Street Exeter, Devon,  United Kingdom EX1 2AT

+44 1392 412222

info@dansci.co.uk

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Thank you for booking a three week introductory course in one of youth classes

We can't wait to get dancing with you

You will not need anything special to get you started, just comfortable clothing to move in, no outdoors shoes and a bottle of water. 

We will drop you an email with all your booking information but If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: info@dansci.co.uk

While you're here why not check out a few more pages of our site. You can meet our family below

Meet the DanSci Dance Studio Family

Miss Ava (The Dreamer): Artistic Director and Founder

Ava Started dancing at the age of three in Great Yarmouth, enjoying experiences with the Royal Ballet junior associates and English National Youth Ballet before winning a scholarship to Northern Ballet School where she completed her Advanced major examinations in ISTD Ballet, Modern, Tap, National, Classical Ballet Teaching associate and RAD Advanced Ballet., graduating with a diploma in Classical ballet.  She has danced professionally in Europe and the UK, alighting famous stages such as the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall as well as several Television and film credits. Ava is also a published author with a series of health booklets for Dancers and Models.

Mum of three; Ava Barron Thomas retrained after injury, gaining certificates in Sports Injury Prevention and her MSc in Dance Science from Laban, London. However, it was opening her babyballet Franchise in Exeter which has highlighted her passion for great quality dance instruction for all. Helping build the local dance community by then going on to create DanSci Dance studio, with her husband Anthony Thomas (the logical one in our DanSci family!)

 

Ava insists that Exeter deserves a professional, safe dance space to rival other major cities. She believes everyone should have opportunity to experience top quality dance classes regardless of their background or aspirations. It is really important to Ava that DanSci becomes the place to get correct, informative health information for dancers and practioners.

Hi, I'm Miss Ava

Ava  is a registered babyballet teacher trainer, certified Progressing Ballet Technique & Yoga Shred instructor and Associate Lecturer at Exeter College. As well as overseeing all aspects of DanSci Dance Studio she teaches the Creative Ballet Programme and heads up the Dance science department. She may be the ‘Boss’ But she still sleeps with a teddy bear!

 

Winner of the Grow Exeter 100 Most Influential woman 2018 Winner of the Express & Echo Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award. Winner of the Mummazing Awards 2016: Mum Entrepreneur, Finalist of the Venus Awards: Business Mother of the year 2015, Dance Teachers Hub Finalist 2015:  Best New UK Dance School, Finalist of the Express & echo Business Awards: Best City Centre Business 2016,

Anthony Thomas

(The Logical One) Accounts and Business Director

Anthony may be the one that most often says no to our frivolous requests and demands but he is also the driving force behind DanSci Dance Studio. Going behind Miss Ava's back to put a deposit down on the premises, just so that she wouldn't chicken out on her dreams, he has remained the stable logical one throughout. Managing the set up, business needs and financial direction of the business; Anthony is an integral part of our family (Seriously as Miss Ava's husband but also the DanSci family!) Just don't ask him to dance-as that is not so pretty!

Miss Harley

(The Hungry One!) Faculty Director. Acrobatics Arts, babyballet teacher, youth contemporary and Street dance support

Harley started her early dance training in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, and Street dance alongside competing as a gymnast. 

She went on to gain a First Class Honours Degree in Dance Theatre at Plymouth University as well as tour professionally with her own choreography. Since graduating, Harley returned to Exeter and joined the DanSci team in 2014. Sharing her love of Contemporary with the youth dancers as well as becoming a qualified babyballet instructor in 2015 and this year is helping to expand these classes to other areas in Devon. In 2016, she qualified as an Acrobatics Arts instructor with an impressive 100% pass rate.  Harley is the only registered teacher of this demanding syllabus in Exeter. 

Miss Julia

(The Thoughtful One!) bayballet Exmouth branch manager, Street Dance, Latin American and Ballroom, Competition Team Choreographer & Coordinator

Julia trained from an early age in her home country of Russia. As an amazing Freestyle Disco dancer she has also enjoyed competition success with both Street Dance and Latin American & Ballroom group genres. Julia holds a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning. She is the creator of the Street Stars syllabus program which specializes in enthusing Pre-schoolers to teens with a love of fun funky dance. After her daughter started babyballet classes she was sucked into our crazy family joining DanSci Dance Studio at its concept in 2013. Julia heads up the Street Dance and Latin dance departments. She has put together the studio competition crew leading them to success qualifying for the World Championships and 6 Nations this year.  As the logical one among us she can often be found scribbling the Russian alphabet!!

Miss Janine

(The suportive One!) Admininstration Manager, Tap beats and Pilates Instructor

​Miss Janine has been the main facilitator of DanSci Dance Studio long before its inception!  Training from the age of 4 in ballet, tap and National. Miss Janine has always favoured Tap and National Dance styles, due to their up beat lively  nature. Her height often lead her to play the male in many productions!  Miss Janine gave up her dance career turning to roles backstage in the television and music industries while raising a famiy and studying for her Bachlour of Arts in Geology. Life has taken her on many exciting adventures but she has now returned to Exeter qualifying as a Pilates Instructor and taking up teaching. We are super glad to have her expertise and experience here at the studio as she delights the children in stage based tap beat classes. 

Miss Laura

(The bubbly one) Retail & Merchandise Manager, Admin support

Laura is our go to gal for on trend dancer wear and accessories. Managing the stock for our new dance shop and kitting out the students with all their uniform needs. Shes also a dab hand at the back office admin and can let you know the most suitable classes at DanSci Dance Studio. 

Miss Mary

(Our surrogate granny) Classical Ballet teacher, subsitute teacher

January 01, 2020

Miss Mary has recently join the faculty though she has been bringing her Grand daughters to classes for many moons! As maternity cover, show adviser and general shoulder to cry on Mary has a wealth experience and expertise. She trained with Leo Kersley in Harlow and danced with the Harlow ballet. Joining the Royal ballet upper school at 17 and working with the opera ballet. Mary became a freelance dancer until an ankle injury stopped her from dancing professionally, turning her hand to teaching which she loves. We are grateful that Mary has now come out of retirement to help at DanSci Dance Studio when needed. She also prepares a wonderful spa treatment for the Twinkle babyballet bears! 

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