About

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Principal & Teacher

Eleanor Dillon

Dance has been part of Eleanor's life from a very young age.  Whilst studying for her Level 3 Wedding and Event Planning qualification she founded Bell Street School of Dance in 2016. 

 

Eleanor trained in Ballet (Cecchetti, RAD and ISTD Imperial), Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern Theatre. Eleanor’s qualifications include; Advanced 1 Modern, Intermediate Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap, Grade 6 Musical Theatre, in which she received high Merits and Distinctions.

Eleanor believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to dance and express themselves.

 

Eleanor is currently studying for her Diploma in Dance Education for Modern Theatre, Ballet and Tap, which will allow her to enter students for examinations in the ISTD organisation under her own name. Eleanor is also furthering her own dance training, as Eleanor believes the more you learn the more the children will learn.

 

Eleanor is also a mummy and an active member of Shaftesbury Arts Centre with her husband and regularly takes part in performances.

Eleanor takes her role as a dance teacher very seriously and strives to ensure that every child feels important. She makes sure that every student feels challenged and good about themselves in every lesson. 

 

Eleanor is fully DBS checked and continues to update her knowledge and regularly completes courses in child protection matters.

 

Eleanor also teaches dance for other schools and venues in the local area including Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Unique Dance Company and Milton Primary School.

Guest Teacher &  Choreographer

Alex Wetherilt

Alex is a trained dancer and is currently a competitive Irish Dancer, who has competed in the World Championships and won the title with her 4-hand team. She has received Distinctions and Merits in her Advanced 2 Tap and Modern exams and a Merit in Advanced 1 Ballet, in both Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance. 

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Receptionist

Ros Wetherilt

Ros has a background of working with children for over 18 years, she loves to be part of the Bell Street family and watching the children improve. Ros keeps up to date with many courses including:

- Safeguarding Awareness

-  Autism

- Young people and thier mental health

- Childrens perspectives on play

- Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control

And many more

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Assistant Teacher

Denise Baldwin

Denise is our newest member of Bell Street School of Dance and already we don't know what we would do without her, She is a happy enthusiastic person who has many years of experience with children, the local community, performing and organisation.