XMAS 2016

Xmas 2016 was a busy and successful period for the school:

Jaide’s students were invited by Rugby FM & Rugby Borough Council to perform at Rugby Town’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

Weather was absolutely freezing cold, and with having a few technical problems, which ran behind time,  the students were extremely professional and danced superbly !!

The students of Miss Jaide’s commitment class were invited to perform at Elliot’s Field – Rugby’s new retail park. The students performed several Christmas themed routines throughout the day, along with additional demonstrations from the ‘Boogie Bounce’ ladies


Miss Jaide took her 3rd Licentiate Exam in Ballet and passed with a ‘Distinction’ gaining 89 marks.


Congratulations to all.


More pictures available as usually on our gallery pages


Annual Competitive Festival – November 16

Annual Competitive Festival – November 16


Every year, around November time, we host a competitive ‘Annual Stage Festival’ at Lutterworth College Theatre, and invite a number of schools from across the Country to take part including our new ‘Commitment’ class of selected students.


An independent Adjudicator along with her writer, adjudicate several categories of a range of ages in various disciplines, awarding 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th placements who are awarded with certificates and medals. The Festival takes place usually over two full weekends, both a Saturday & a Sunday, and on the last Sunday, a fabulous demonstration by Senior students perform a section of around 10/20 routines, and the weekend is completed with a selection of trophy awards.


More pictures available on our gallery page


In October 2016 we hosted a masterclass workshop taken by ‘Jennifer Ellison, assisted by world dance champions, Eleiyah Navis and Harry Smallman.  Jennifer is a well-known TV star from ‘Dance Mums UK’, a former model, West End performer, actress from Brookside, Dancing on Ice star as well as a professional singer and dancer. She currently runs a well-known studio and stage school named ‘Jelli Studios’ in Liverpool.

Around 30 dancers between the ages of 7yrs to 16yrs were taught techniques and routines in both modern jazz and lyrical dance, which was then followed by a question & answer session with opportunities for photographs and personalised autographs.

More pictures available in our gallery page





We ran two workshops at tour studios, ‘Frozen’ & ‘Mary Poppins’, for children in the community, aged 3 yrs upwards. These were run by two West End Professional performers, Sophie & Kate, with credits including ‘We Will Rock You (London), & ‘Love Me Tender’ (UK Tour). Both Sophie & Kate have also appeared on BBC Television and worked with many celebrities including Gareth Gates, Ruth Henshall & Shawn Williamson.

A final show was performed to parents, family and friends with fantastic feedback.


Thank you to Sophie & Kate for making great memories for the children


Pictures from both workshops were uploaded to our gallery section


Jaide teaches ‘Cheerleading’ to UKL3, and has produced a group of ‘Cheerleading County Champions’

Her group called the  ‘Dunchurch Diamonds’ whom she teaches on a weekly basis at Dunchurch School, take part in a procession, followed by a performance  in their local annual carnival/fete and have performed at the ‘Cheerleading Championships’ at Xcel in Coventry

March Exam Results – Rugby Advertiser article

Smiles all round as dancers celebrate top marks

Happy days at Jaide’s Stage Studios Performing Arts School as it celebrates as these students celebrate their latest exam results. They were among some 35 students who took almost loo exams between them, with a zoo per cent pass rate. They passed various dance grades and medal tests through the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association).

Principal Jaide Ellery-Martin said: “All my students are so supportive and committed, they thrive on working towards exams, the shows and our festivals, and their results are reflected by their commitment and passion to perform, gaining exceptional marks. “We are now working hard towards our biannual show performance at the end of June. We are all very ex-cited and can’t wait to show off their skills and talent to a public audience,” she added.


Below article from Rugby Observer