I am currently Head of Musical Theatre at Newcastle College and teach Jazz and Musical Theatre at Dance City. I am also the regional coach for Billy Elliot the Musical.
The Susan Bentley School of Dance offers a variety of dance styles, to all ages. Staff provide a professional and consistent approach to training the Individual. The school caters for those who wish to train as a dancer and also for those who enjoy dance as a hobby. The Susan Bentley school of Dance is a versatile, friendly and excellent place to learn how to dance.
My experience at the school began in 1981 at the age of two, departing from the school at the age of nineteen. This clearly demonstrates my loyalty and enthusiasm to train with Susan for so long.
I trained in Jazz, Tap and Ballet and I was taught valuable skills that encouraged me to pursue a career in dance. Susan taught me the fundamental aspects of dance and inspired me to develop and mature as a dancer. She was always approachable, professional and someone I admired.
The school is an amazing stepping stone for those who wish to go further in dance and I benefitted greatly from my training with Susan. I made life long friends; some are still my closet circle of friends. Dancing with Susan on a Saturday was the favourite part of my week; she encouraged me from a very young age to follow my dreams.
I have taught and have students whom I teach at Newcastle College, who are current students of Susan Bentley and they always demonstrate discipline, a sound grasp of technique and performance skills. I would and still recommend the school to any potential dance student, in my opinion it is one of the North East finest dance schools; I am a very proud ex-student!