STUDENTS at a dance school in Keighley will begin their post-Covid life in a new specially designed studio.
The Infinity Dance Academy will open in October at a new base at the Airedale Trading Park in Steeton.
Existing students will soon resume classes in person with Academy Director Caroline Fallis-Taylor after several months of online learning.
There will be classes for children in ballet, tap, musical, jazz and acrotrix, as well as theater and Caroline’s specialty in street dance.
There will also be dance-based adult fitness classes, and larger venues will have a dedicated party room to offer “fun and energetic” party packages, Just Dance Parties and Nerf Battles.
The studio will open on October 24, with classes resuming on October 26 and a performing arts camp throughout mid-October.
Caroline founded the Academy in 2017 after 17 years as a dance teacher, and many years as a professional performer and choreographer.
She began her career as Director of the Yorkshire Dance Academy in Clayton, Bradford, and most recently was a dance teacher at Dixons Trinity Academy.
Caroline has been professionally trained in many dance genres, most notably at the Royal Academy Of Dance and the Imperial Society Of Teachers Of Dance (ISTD). She is an accredited teacher for the ISTD and the United Dance Organization, which offers a world-renowned Street Dance program.
Caroline said her mission is to help people find their “inner dancer”, providing students of all skill levels not only with dance lessons, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer.
A spokesperson said Caroline wanted to create a safe haven for dancing in the new studios and that all necessary precautions against Covid-19 would be followed.
The spokesperson added, “In the aftermath of Covid, Caroline has continued to teach her Infinity students completely free through Zoom to keep continuity and training available for Infinity children.
“Caroline is passionate about uniting people through dance and believes in giving back to our community to make dance accessible to everyone.
“As a result, she will be holding studio auditions to provide children with and without dance experience the opportunity to learn a dance style that suits them, free of charge for one year. There are five free places offered in the studios. . Auditions will be held shortly after opening. ”
Visit the @infinityballetuk Facebook page or the infinitydancestudios.info website for more information.
Photos by Izzy Brittle