Q.Dance Academy is a newly formed dance school based in Crowthorne, Berkshire. We follow the IDTA syllabus for Ballet, Modern, Tap and Freestyle, as well as Street, Contemporary and Jazz. We also offer exams in Musical Theatre and Teaching Associates.
We offer the oppourtunity to take exams, perform in festivals and also take part in an end of year show. There are also dance, drama and singing workshops running with guest teachers currently performing in the West End. Students of Q Dance have also succesfully auditioned for professional pantomimes within the area.
We take pride in offering students the opportunity to be taught by young, innovative teachers who have worked in the industry. Whether your child would like to further their career in dance or just come to have fun, Q Dance Academy offers something for everyone!
Principal - Victoria Quincey L.I.D.T.A A.I.S.T.D.
I started dancing at the age of two with my mother who was the principal of a dance school in Dubai. I then studied in Southampton and London participating in many festivals and exams when I moved to England including the All England Dance Championships.
At the age of 16 I began my dance college training at Laine Theatre Arts. After 3 years of studying, I achieved a diploma in musical theatre, my Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 modern with honours and a DDI in modern (all ISTD) as well as participating in numerous shows and pantomimes.
Straight after graduating from college, I successfully auditioned for Carnival Cruise Lines and set of for my first contract in August 2007. At 19, I flew over to Miami to join the “Carnival Inspiration”. My first contract lasted 10 months altogether and I then went on to re-sign for a further 4 months.
After completing two contracts with Carnival, I then decided I would like to share my experiences and knowledge with children and so I turned my hand to teaching. I have been teaching for four and a half years and have taught numerous students the preparation they need for exams as well as choreographing for festivals and shows. I have achieved my Associate Examination in Modern and also my Licentiate in freestyle with Honours. Students of mine have been accepted at full time dance colleges to further their training.
I was also the resident choreographer for Fleet's first professional pantomime "Dick Whittington" December 2013 and choreographed "Cinderella" December 2014
Kathryn Buttle - AIDTA
Kathryn started dancung at 3 years old at a local ballet class. She soon progressed to freestyle. Her potential was recognised and she earned a scholarship which also included tap, modern and jazz dance.
It wasn't long before Kathryn started competing in festivals and competitions, winning numerous medals throughout the years.
Whilst at school, Kathryn was awarded main roles in dance pieces and made it through to the finals of Rock Challenge, competing against other schools in Hampshire.
Kathryn's professional dance career began when she successfully auditioned for Bracknell Pantomime 2010/2011 as an ensemble dancer. She then successfully auditioned for FLeet pantomime 2013/2014 as a senior dancer.
Kathryn passed her Student Freestyle Preparatory Associate with Distinction and has recently passed her Associate with Distinction, 85 marks . Kathryn is also a fully qualified Children's yoga teacher as well as a qualified personal trainer. She is looking forward to furthering her qualifications with QDA in the future
Kathryn has choreographed for both QDA showcases and has a great talent for choreography, especially with the younger children of QDA.