Chameleon Theatre Arts
The dance school was started in 1987, and Louise Ringshaw took over the dance school in December 2004 and in December 2005 decided to rename the school to Chameleon Theatre Arts. The name was chosen by Louise to represent the performer, as she felt is described appropriately how performers must adapt to new environments, dance and performance styles. At Chameleon we aim to train students to become good all round performers, adaptable to space, social situations, teaching them life skills as well as strong technique, fun show work and graded qualifications (with the Association of American Dancing). We are well known for our confidence building skills also! Many of the students have gone on to Perform or to teach with the encouragement received from teachers at the school.
Louise danced professionally across the globe for some years before taking over the school and renaming it Chameleon Theatre Arts in January 2006, a name she felt summed up the need for performers to be versatile and ever-changing to their environment. Louise Steers is a qualified teacher and member of the Association and also coaches for the South East of England. Louise also regularly trains in upcoming styles and recently completed her teacher training in Street with Urban Strides. The next step for the school will be introducing the education around healthy living and Louise has taken a course with the CHEK institute.
The school offers classes for all ages and abilities in Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Mime, Drama, Singing, Street, Acting and many more new classes opening all the time. Teacher training and qualifications can also be achieved in Ballet, Tap and Modern under the AAD syllabus within the school.
The school opened its very first own studio in 2006 and we are located in Wickford.
How to Find Us
- Leave the A127 going towards Nevendon, Basildon turnoff taking the exit after the petrol station.
- Go to the end of this road and turn right towards Wickford.
- Turn left at Sugden Avenue.
- Go straight, turn left at Branksome Avenue, then turn right down Parkstone Avenue, left again down Studland Avenue, and then finally right down Highcliffe Drive.
- You will find us through the gates in Highcliffe farmyard.
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