JP Baker School of Dance

The JP Baker School of Dance was born in September 2000. The lifelong dream of Principal Jo Riddell (Nee Baker). Jo Started dancing at the tender age of 3 with Pauline Wilkes (Fellow and Examiner of IDTA), she continues to be taught by the same teacher to this day, some 37 years later! Jo has progressed through hundreds of dance exams and onto professional teaching qualifications through the International Dance Teachers Association. With 26 years teaching experience your children are in safe hands.

Through the years there isn’t much that Jo hasn’t done in the dance world, she’s danced professionally, choreographed stage shows and fashion shows, written and directed pantomimes, choreographed competition pieces, worked extensively on match day entertainment for Rugby League, including Super League, has had work featured on BBC TV and Sky, been guest judge on many competitions, choreographed and directed hundreds of charity events, the list goes on! For the last 20 years Jo has taught PE in schools all over the district. The focus is on delivering high quality lessons where the children can learn new skills and have the opportunity to compete inter school and perform within the wider community. As part of this work Jo has also provided CPD (Coaching Professional Development) for teacher and staff within the schools.

The dance school has gone from strength to strength over the last 16 years. We boast % pass rate on all exams taken. We do regular shows at professional theatres, perform in local community events, compete at selected competitions and perform at large sporting events.The emphasis is on fun learning whilst gaining recognised qualifications and participating in a verity of performance opportunities. All teachers have recognised professional teaching qualifications through the IDTA, are first aid certified, have safeguarding qualifications and a full DBS check.

For more information on Jo Baker School of Dance, you can contact Jo directly on 07946 16207 or use our Website Contact Form

JP Baker School of Dance

JK Infinity Dance and Cheer

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Fab morning at Dance House! Our Tiny Dancers working hard on their Ballet and Freestyle. Then our new Acro class working on strength and flexibility!
Great work guys well done!
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Throw back Tuesday!!!
Jo was a young dancer herself once ... 😆😆
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Due to the success of our new Acro classes and Pre School programme I’m pleased to bring another new class to the Dance House timetable ....
For more info or to book a place, please contact Jo.
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Due to our Tiny Dancers class being full we will be starting
a new class on a Weds 4-5pm especially for our Tiny Dancers age 3-5 years!
Tap, Ballet, Freestyle (Disco) and cheerleading! Lots of fun!
If you have a little one with bags of energy who loves to move and enjoys music... this is the class for them!
Message me to book in for a FREE trail lesson ....
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⭐️Do you have a toddler who can’t keep still? Do they enjoy music? Why not come to our ⭐️Tiny Dancers Pre School Class!⭐️ Lots of fun! Nurture their love for movement in a relaxed yet structured class.
Starts Tuesday 6th March. Please contact me to book a place.⭐️
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Only a few places left for our new class!
⭐️⭐️FREE trial lesson On Saturday⭐️⭐️
Message me to book a place!
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Would like to wish everyone a fabulous Christmas filled with love laughter and wicked dance moves!!!
Thank you to all my amazing pupils for all your hard work in 2017.
Love to all of you and your families,
Jo xx
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Our Sept Timetable of classes. Please contact me to book your free trail class! ... See MoreSee Less

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How lovely it's been today to not only see my fantastic Dancers pull off yet another amazing performance, but to see all the dance groups come together to give the kids the opportunity to show what they've worked so hard for.
Well done to everyone today but most of all my girls ... some of you have put a new routine together in 2 lessons and performed it like you'd been doing it months.
I'm lucky and proud!
❤️ our Dance House family! Well done to each and every one of you xx
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JP Baker School of Dance - Tiny Dancers

Dance Classes

Monday
Class Time
Street Kidz For Boys and Girls - 4yrs Plus 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Infinity Dance and Cheer - 3-6 Years 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Infinity Dance and Cheer - 7 - 12 Years 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Infinity Dance and Cheer - 13 Years Plus 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday
Class Time
Jo Baker Dance Class (Various) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jo Baker Dance Class (Various) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jo Baker Dance Class (Various) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jo Baker Senior Pro Team 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday
Class Time
Tap, Ballet, Street and Cheer - 5-8 Years 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Street, Discom Cheer and Show Dances - 12 -15 Years 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stretch, Flex and Technique Class - All Ages and Abilities 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday
Class Time
Tiny Dancers - Classes For Younger Pupils, Ballet, Tap and Disco 2.5 - 4 Years 9.30am - 10:30am
Tiny Dancers - Classes For Younger Pupils, Ballet, Tap and Disco 4 -6 Years 10.30am - 11:30am

JK Infinity Dance and Cheer

JK Infinity Dance and Cheer is the Cheerleading team at Dance House. Specialising in British Cheerleading Association cheer and Street Cheer. Students are able to take recognised qualifications through the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) in cheerleading. We perform in shows, selected competitions and community events. We also perform at large sporting events. Cheerleading is a great team sport and at JK Infinity we are just that!

We work hard on strength, flexibility and technique to produce show stopping Pom and dance routines. If you've always wanted to become a cheerleader or fancy trying something new then this is for you! We take students from 3 years upwards. Contact us for a free trial class.