Welcome to Tailfeatherdance!
Dedicated to Dance Education and Performance
With over 30 years of dance teaching experience; Tailfeatherdance provides young adult dancers with additional learning needs a creative platform to explore dance and develop dance, movement and performance skills in different genres.
Tailfeatherdance believes in promoting inclusivity, celebrating
diversity and widening participation within the performing arts.
Tailfeatherdance is committed to providing quality
teaching provision within a person-centred approach
to develop each artists dance and performance skills.
Since 2017, Tailfeatherdance has provided opportunities for its dancers to study Choreography, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Street Dance, Ballroom and Latin, and Dance Fitness.
BENEFITS OF DANCE
Creative & Critical thinking
Recall & Sequential thinking
Focus & Concentration
Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
Stamina & Resilience
Mobility & Range of Movement
Posture & Balance
Ambition, Motivation & Achievement
Self-esteem & Self-confidence
Teamwork & Collaborative Working
Engagement & Participation
Creative & Imaginative Exploration
Expression, Musicality & Interpretation
ANDREW - Volunteer Dance Assistant
I love being a dance assistant with Tailfeatherdance and I enjoy going to the theatre, eating and playing on my PS5.
DEBRA - Volunteer Dance Support-
DONNA- Volunteer Social Media Wiz
I enjoy cycling, going to the theatre as well as watching Netflix series!
FIONA- Volunteer Dance Support
I am an Aussie, wife and mother. I love spending time with family, friends, travel, always somewhere new to explore and long country walks with my cocker spaniel Daisy.
LAURETTA - Volunteer Dance Support
I used to be a professional dancer so I really enjoy helping with Imogen’s classes. Also, my daughter and son-in-law attend the class.
JO - Volunteer Dance Support & Social Media Wiz
I recently retired after 30 years as a police officer and I now have a new passion which is supporting the awesome Tailfeather dancers and helping with the social media.
MARIETTE - Volunteer Dance Support
Mother of three, the youngest dances with Tailfeatherdance. I work as a yoga teacher and educational support assistant in a SEN secondary school. I have a background as a contemporary dancer/teacher and occupational therapist. Assisting at Tailfeather brings it all together and it’s inspiring watching the creativity and talent of the young dancers
Founder & Director of
Tailfeatherdance & TailfeatherTV
Bush Davies School of Ballet & the Performing Arts and The Urdang Academy
Dance teaching practitioner since 1991
Member, International Council of Dance CID
MA (Dist.) Specialising in Inclusive Dance Research
RAD / ISTD trained
Diploma in Education & Training (D.E.T)
FSET / QTLS
CDMT Recognised Teacher
Enhanced DBS | First Aid Qualified
RAD Qualified Teacher 1996 (not current)
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, Street Dance, Dance Fitness, Choreography, and Dance from different Cultures.