Universal Dance is a Performing Arts company that specialises in Street and Contemporary dance classes. Established in 2011 by Artistic Directors, Lindsay Willis-Wood and Jessica Lloyd, ‘UD’ is now in its ninth year and home to over 300 students.
What we offer…
• Authentic dance classes, training and exams in; Ballet, Commercial, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Street Dance.
• Classes suitable for ages 2yrs-101!
• Satellite classes in a number of local areas expanding from Uckfield to Lewes!
• All levels are welcome; we do not streamline our classes based on ability. Our philosophy is that everyone learns at their own pace but also have the opportunity to learn from their more experienced peers as well as the teacher. This encourages students to motivate each other, develop their own teaching skills and grow in confidence.
• A yearly show held at a professional theatre.
• Level 2 Coaches Programmes; from the age of 13yr students can begin their own dance teaching training with us.
• Arts Awards Qualifications (The Gold qualification awards UCAS points).
• A Youth Theatre made up of 35 students aged 5-17yrs who perform in an annual production.
• Professional relationships with prestigious performing artists around the country;
Urban Strides, Rambert, Lila, Joss Arnott, Birdgang, Boy Blue Ltd to name a few!
• Performing Arts Parties
• GCSE & A Level Education and Support
• Private Classes
• Workshops and Performances throughout the year.
• Home to two Contemporary dance companies; Spot:Light (Juniors) and HED:Strong (Seniors).
• Home to three competitive Street Dance Crews; Graffiti (Seniors, Under 18, South Coast Champions, UDO), Scribble (Juniors, Under 12 British 2019 Champions, BDO) and Sketch (Minis, Under 10, South Coast Champions, UDO).
• Work Experience Opportunities
What our clients say…
‘I am thrilled my son has had the opportunity to benefit from this experience. Universal Dance are inspiring these kids with so many great experiences and should be very proud’
“UD is a space where I can forget my worries and just dance. My confidence has increased a huge amount and I can be myself.”
“I trust UD. The teachers look after the children like they’re their own.”
“UD means so much to me. They helped me find what I love the most.”
“They encourage individuality, expression and ignite passion through everyone that walks into a class.”
“Their experienced team have so much knowledge to offer. They don’t just teach dance, they share the history that surrounds it and ensure that the children lap up every detail.”
“My daughter has been dancing with UD for nearly two years. I couldn’t rate them higher!! They are an amazing group of people who care about the kids so much. If you haven’t joined yet, do so now!”
“Fantastic shows! I always think each show is the best so far and then the next one is even better! Well done to all of you at UD, I am very proud to have my girls as part of the UD family.”
“I am very impressed with Universal Dance’s entrepreneurial and artistic ethos. I think the Youth Dance Companies they provide are incredible value for money. They are providing something close to CAT scheme in a more affordable way. I love the way they keep finding new performance opportunities for the children to expand their ideas of dance.”
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