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THIS WAY FOR CLASSES
01.
CLASSES

We offer dance classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Acro and Musical Theatre. We believe that our Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz combination class are the solid basis in the making of a strong and technical dancer and we always encourage our students to these classes. It’s never too late to start these subjects and we offer beginners classes for those that want to take their first steps. Our students love dancing to the latest hits from their favourite artists and our Freestyle classes allow them to do this. JKDC is an Acrobatics Arts registered studio following a brilliant programme designed to teach and develop acrobatic skills in the five key areas of Tumbling, Flexibility, Limbering, Strength and Balancing (more info on the Acrobatic Arts website HERE )

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PARTY MOVERS
MUSICAL THEATRE
LITTLE RASCALS
02.
MEET THE JAYKAYS TEAM

Jaykays Dance Company was founded by Principal Miss Jeren Hogben in 2006 offering a handful of weekly classes in Ballet, Tap, Street Dance and Freestyle. The school has grown dramatically over the years and now has over 200 students attending every week. At Jaykays we pride ourselves on being a family friendly school where the emphasis is primarily on creating an environment of enjoyment and development. 

At Jaykays we believe in providing a safe environment for your child to learn by ensuring all our teaching team are DBS checked, fully insured and have First Aid and Safeguarding training. We are also qualified, members of the following:

  • International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)
  • Acrobatic Arts certified studio
  • Progressing Ballet Technique registered instructors
  • Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) recognised school
JEREN - PRINCIPAL

I am a Mum to 2 children and have a passion for dance and musical theatre. Growing up dancing at The Christine Anderson Theatre School in Rugby, my dance teachers were a great inspiration and nurtured my passion for performing arts. My school gave me lots of opportunities to dance on many West End Stages and for Disney in Florida and California. I took graded examinations with the RAD, IDTA and LAMDA.  After studying for a degree in communication at Nottingham Trent University I wanted to pass on the opportunities I had as a child through dancing to my students so I set up Jaykays Dance Company.

loves – going to the theatre, travel & all things disney. 

FRAN - MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHER

My career began in London, where I trained at the Italia Conti Theatre School. I spent my younger years performing on cruise ships around the Caribbean, and toured with various shows around the UK. This lead to the West End where I was lucky enough to perform in shows such as Sunset Boulevard and Shout! The highlight of my performing career was playing the role of Ashley in Starlight Express where I worked with Arlene Phillips. After retiring from the West-End I became a mum and gained LAMDA and dance teaching qualifications working in various dance schools in London.  I have recently relocated to Warwickshire and am enjoying sharing my musical theatre experience with Jaykays students.

loves – going to live gigs & festivals & vintage furniture. 

SARAH - DANCE & ACRO TEACHER

I started dancing at the age of 3 and soon fell in love! I became a student teacher at my local dance school at the age of 13 and then joined the 3 Year Musical Theatre Course at Pattison College when I was 16. At Pattison’s I have gained my IDTA teaching qualifications in ballet, tap and modern and also my advanced 2 dance examinations where I was nominated for a Theatre Award in modern. During my time at Pattison’s I have performed in many amateur and professional shows including the West End, ‘Bring It All Back’ tour. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I’m so happy to be a part of the Jaykays team.

loves – going to the theatre, being on holiday & reading. 

ELIZABETH - DANCE & ACRO TEACHER

Having danced in competitions from an early age, I joined Pattison’s Theatre Arts School aged 16. This was where I achieved my IDTA teaching qualifications in ballet, tap, modern, freestyle & theatre craft. After leaving college I toured Europe & America, playing Wendy in Bob the Builder Live. I’ve been lucky enough to tour the mediterranean whilst dancing on cruise ships, as well as performing in pantomimes across the UK including locally at the Belgrade in Coventry. I love working with Jaykays students and the hilight of my job was being sung to by my musical theatre students on my wedding day. (watch here)

loves – going for long walks with my husky, luna, going to the theatre & listening to music . 

SAMANTHA - PRE SCHOOL TEACHER

After studying Linguistics at Nottingham Trent university, I spent six years working in early years education with pre-school children, where I assisted Jaykays delivering pre-school dance classes. I attended dance classes when I was younger and studied A-level drama. I am now a mum to two girls, Maisie and Tilly and I love leading the Little Rascals pre school dance classes at Jaykays.

loves – being a mum & all that goes with it & socialising with friends.

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

ZOE, EVIE, KITTY, IZZY, ESME, SYDNEY & HALLE – TEACHING ASSISTANTS & STUDENT TEACHERS

Our team of teaching assistants and student teachers are all experienced Jaykays dancers, making them great role models to younger students. As well as studying or working full time they give up their free time to assist our teachers during class. From tying shoe laces to holding the hands of new starters we couldn’t run our dance school without our fantastic assistants!

JEREN - PRINCIPAL

JEREN – PRINCIPAL

I am a Mum to 2 children and have a passion for dance and musical theatre. Growing up dancing at The Christine Anderson Theatre School in Rugby, my dance teachers were a great inspiration and nurtured my passion for performing arts. My school gave me lots of opportunities to dance on many West End Stages and for Disney in Florida and California. I took graded examinations with the RAD, IDTA and LAMDA.  After studying for a degree in communication at Nottingham Trent University I wanted to pass on the opportunities I had as a child through dancing to my students so I set up Jaykays Dance Company.

loves – going to the theatre, travel & all things disney. 

ELIZABETH - DANCE & ACRO TEACHER

ELIZABETH – DANCE & ACRO TEACHER

Having danced in competitions from an early age, I joined Pattison’s Theatre Arts School aged 16. This was where I achieved my IDTA teaching qualifications in ballet, tap, modern, freestyle & theatre craft. After leaving college I toured Europe & America, playing Wendy in Bob the Builder Live. I’ve been lucky enough to tour the mediterranean whilst dancing on cruise ships, as well as performing in pantomimes across the UK including locally at the Belgrade in Coventry. I love working with Jaykays students and the hilight of my job was being sung to by my musical theatre students on my wedding day. (watch here)

loves – going for long walks with my husky, luna, going to the theatre & listening to music . 

FRAN - MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHER

FRAN – MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHER

My career began in London, where I trained at the Italia Conti Theatre School. I spent my younger years performing on cruise ships around the Caribbean, and toured with various shows around the UK. This lead to the West End where I was lucky enough to perform in shows such as Sunset Boulevard and Shout! The highlight of my performing career was playing the role of Ashley in Starlight Express where I worked with Arlene Phillips. After retiring from the West-End I became a mum and gained LAMDA and dance teaching qualifications working in various dance schools in London.  I have recently relocated to Warwickshire and am enjoying sharing my musical theatre experience with Jaykays students.

loves – going to live gigs & festivals & vintage furniture. 

SAMANTHA - PRE SCHOOL TEACHER

SAMANTHA – PRE SCHOOL TEACHER

After studying Linguistics at Nottingham Trent university, I spent six years working in early years education with pre-school children, where I assisted Jaykays delivering pre-school dance classes. I attended dance classes when I was younger and studied A-level drama. I am now a mum to two girls, Maisie and Tilly and I love leading the Little Rascals pre school dance classes at Jaykays.

loves – being a mum & all that goes with it & socialising with friends.

SARAH - DANCE & ACRO TEACHER

I started dancing at the age of 3 and soon fell in love! I became a student teacher at my local dance school at the age of 13 and then joined the 3 Year Musical Theatre Course at Pattison College when I was 16. At Pattison’s I have gained my IDTA teaching qualifications in ballet, tap and modern and also my advanced 2 dance examinations where I was nominated for a Theatre Award in modern. During my time at Pattison’s I have performed in many amateur and professional shows including the West End, ‘Bring It All Back’ tour. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I’m so happy to be a part of the Jaykays team.

loves – going to the theatre, being on holiday & reading. 

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

ZOE, EVIE, KITTY, IZZY, ESME, SYDNEY & HALLE – TEACHING ASSISTANTS & STUDENT TEACHERS

Our team of teaching assistants and student teachers are all experienced Jaykays dancers, making them great role models to younger students. As well as studying or working full time they give up their free time to assist our teachers during class. From tying shoe laces to holding the hands of new starters we couldn’t run our dance school without our fantastic assistants!

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

“Jaykays is a gateway for children to truly be inspired to reach their full potential”

– Jenna (parent)

“My girls have made wonderful friendships and their confidence has improved immensely”

– Frances (parent)

“I wish Jaykays was school so I could go there every day!”

– Ria (student)

“In the 8 years my daughter has been going to Jaykays the caring, hardworking teachers have helped her confidence to grow”

– Tracy (parent)

“Jaykays has changed my daughter’s life! Thank-You”

– Kate (parent)

“The Jaykays teachers bring such a positive energy to class that my daughters always come out filled with such excitement”

– Johanna (parent)

“Jaykays doesn't just teach you to dance, it teaches you to grow and gives you amazing opportunities

– Nelly (student)

03.
QUESTIONS

If you don’t find all of the information you need on this page please contact us HERE

HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?

Class costs vary, however we do offer multiple class discount packages and a 50% sibling discount. You will receive a full price list upon enquiry.

WHAT AGE DO CLASSES START FROM?
Our Little Rascals classes start from aged 2 years but we also have a Mummy & Me class which is suitable for confident walkers upwards.
WHERE AND WHEN DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?

We currently work across 4 venues in Leamington Spa, you can see more details in our timetable.

CAN MY CHILD JUST DO FREESTYLE & ACRO OR DO THEY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING?

Yes they can! We have a range of classes for students who just want to do freestyle & acro as well as classes for those who want to take all subjects. We also run beginners classes for older students who have just decided they want to dance.

DO STUDENTS TAKE EXAMS?

Yes, we have 2 IDTA examination sessions a year where students can take ballet, tap, modern jazz, freestyle & musical theatre exams.

DO YOU DO A SHOW?

Yes! Our annual show takes place at the Royal Spa Centre and is an exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their talents on the big stage, with costumes, make-up, sound and lighting.

DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE ALL YEAR ROUND?

Our classes run term-time only and follows the Warwickshire School’s academic calendar. We do, however offer a 4 week performing arts summer school during the six weeks holidays for children aged 5 – 11 and dance boot camps for our older students.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR TO GET STARTED?
All of our classes have a regulation uniform which can be purchased along with shoes from our online dance wear store, we advise doing this once your child has had their free trial. For now we recommend leggings and a t-shirt and bare feet.
HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?

Class costs vary, however we do offer multiple class discount packages and a 50% sibling discount. You will receive a full price list upon enquiry.

WHAT AGE DO CLASSES START FROM?
Our Little Rascals classes start from aged 2 years but we also have a Mummy & Me class which is suitable for confident walkers upwards.
WHERE AND WHEN DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?

We currently work across 4 venues in Leamington Spa, you can see more details in our timetable.

CAN MY CHILD JUST DO FREESTYLE & ACRO OR DO THEY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING?

Yes they can! We have a range of classes for students who just want to do freestyle & acro as well as classes for those who want to take all subjects. We also run beginners classes for older students who have just decided they want to dance.

DO STUDENTS TAKE EXAMS?

Yes, we have 2 IDTA examination sessions a year where students can take ballet, tap, modern jazz, freestyle & musical theatre exams.

DO YOU DO A SHOW?

Yes! Our annual show takes place at the Royal Spa Centre and is an exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their talents on the big stage, with costumes, make-up, sound and lighting.

DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE ALL YEAR ROUND?

Our classes run term-time only and follows the Warwickshire School’s academic calendar. We do, however offer a 4 week performing arts summer school during the six weeks holidays for children aged 5 – 11 and dance boot camps for our older students.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR TO GET STARTED?
All of our classes have a regulation uniform which can be purchased along with shoes from our online dance wear store, we advise doing this once your child has had their free trial. For now we recommend leggings and a t-shirt and bare feet.

Once your child is enrolled you will receive a password to the parent’s area of the website and access to the private Facebook group where further information and regular updates can be found.

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We offer all new students a FREE trial lesson, to check availability and book your child their trial please fill in the contact form and we will get straight back to you to confirm. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to chat on the telephone please feel free to call Jeren directly – 07738 954258

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ABOUT US

Jaykays Dance Company is a Leamington Spa based dance school offering classes in IDTA Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics.

enquiries@jaykaysdancecompany.co.uk

#jaykaysdance #jkdc #dance

ABOUT US

Jaykays Dance Company is a Leamington Spa based dance school offering classes in IDTA Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics.

enquiries@jaykaysdancecompany.co.uk

#jaykaysdance #jkdc #dance

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