Footloose Dance Academy in Ashtead, Surrey is a dance school that offers dance classes for children aged 4 through to adult classes. They teach a variety of styles including Modern, Tap and Street. Footloose can just be for fun and a great way to keep active and fit or an opportunity to appear in many shows and take I.D.T.A Dance Exams. Some current pupils and some ex-pupils of Footloose have gone onto study performing at Sylvia young, The BRIT school and another pupil gaining a full scholarship to Hurtwood House.
"Two of my kids have been at Footloose for many years. My daughter was a toddler when she first met Lisa and now in year 7, shows no sign of wanting to give it up anytime soon! My son started with Lisa at her boys street dance class when he was approx 8 years old and up until recently helped teach the very same class. He’s only stopped because of GCSE commitments! Lisa makes all her dance classes fun and enjoyable and this is evident by the Xmas shows which they all love to be a part of. During the summer terms, they take optional exams and I find this keeps up the kid's enthusiasm."
"My daughter has been part of Footloose for over 3 years. During that time she has grown and flourished creatively. Performing every year to an audience of 100+ has given her confidence and, a great understanding of the challenges faced with performing to a live crowd. She loves Lisa- an inspirational dancer who my daughter would love to be like one day. As a music lover myself, I’m so glad that my daughter is also exposed to contemporary and classic musical arrangements that make everyone want to dance like Fred Astaire.
A fabulous dance class, led by a passionate and committed dancer."
"Footloose is wonderful, my daughers have been going for years and I would highly recommend it. The classes are active, sociable and the children have lots of fun whilst learning new dancing skills and routines. Lisa is a brilliant teacher and just lovely with it. Genuinely enthusiastic, nurturing and gets to know every child, so that even the initally shy ones soon begin to look forward to performing and enjoying it. Couldn't ask for more from a dance class. Thank you Lisa."
"My daughter Maddie has been learning dance with Lisa at Footloose for seven years now. She continues to have an absolute ball. Lisa's enjoyment and enthusiasm clearly rub off on her. The Christmas show is always great to see how all the classes have progressed with their dance and performance skills and is fun to see"
"My boys have been part of Footloose street dance for 4 years now and they absolutely love it! It has given them the confidence to dance in front of hundreds of people while burning off lots of energy too!!
Lisa is warm and nurturing towards them whilst keeping control of lots of excitable boys, not an easy task or for the faint hearted!! She manages to teach them numerous routines in such a short space of time, she is amazing !!
In their own words
“it’s awesome, we love Lisa and we are going to be superstars”
by Cody aged 8 and Harry aged 4!