Erna Kuenen PGCE BPhil (Hons) LRAD ARAD LISTD
Erna is the Artistic Director of Spotlight & JC School of Dance and she is a well-respected teacher of RAD Ballet as well as an RAD examiner.
Ellie Franklin MA LRAD RAD RTS DDE
Ellie is the Operations Director of Spotlight & JC School of Dance as well as a Dance Teacher.
Spotlight & JC provide dance classes in a fun, friendly and welcoming environment from ages 3 to adult whilst sharing the love and enjoyment of dance.
Our team of experienced teachers aim to nurture the development of each individual student.
We are proud of our high teaching standards, our excellent examination results and our aim is to fulfil every student’s full potential.
Our classes give students the chance to build confidence, be creative and to develop technique and dancing skills. All our teachers are dedicated in bringing out the best in your child and are passionate about inspiring Spotlight pupils.
Students are encouraged to be creative, have fun and explore movement in our classes in a safe and inspiring atmosphere and great friendships are formed at the Spotlight School & JC School of Dance
We offer numerous opportunities for students to showcase their progression with productions and showcases throughout the year which gives each student an opportunity to participate and develop confidence and creativity.
• Annual show in the Summer term
• Competition Street Dance Teams.
• School Fetes and Fairs
We also offer Ballet, Tap & Street Dance classes for adults who are looking for a fun way to exercise in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with the added benefit of keeping fit. No previous dance experience is necessary, just the willingness to give it a go.
Classes & Exams
Our students are encouraged to take exams in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern & Tap.
Examinations are not compulsory, however, they give the students a goal and a great sense of achievement.
Exams are a valuable base on which to record successes and progress, they help pupils to grow in confidence and self-esteem and aid the students’ development by encouraging teamwork, dedication and creativity.
At the teachers’ discretion, pupils are invited to enter for Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing examinations. Valuable UCAS points can be earned from G6 upwards
Other options offered are
• RAD Class Awards
• RAD Solo Performance Awards
Where one class per week is taken, a second weekly coaching class must be taken in the term of the exam in order to reach the very high standards set by the accrediting bodies of the RAD and ISTD.
Private dance lessons are also available upon request.