Tiptoes & Tappers is growing. Founder Rachael Osborne has been recently been joined by three new staff. Qualified teachers all we are all enthusiastic and engaged in the development of your little ones into great dancers and confident individuals.
RTS – BBODance (Formally the British Ballet Organisation)
Licentiate – ISTD ( Imperial Society of Teacher of Dance)
CDT – BTDA (British Theatre Dance Association)
The founder of Tiptoes & Tappers has danced for 30 years with over 10 years teaching experience. An ex-professional dancer trained in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and Spanish she gave up dancing professionally to have her children. At this time she realised there was a lack of progressive dance syllabus for younger children that wasn’t just based in one style of dance – Tiptoes & Tappers is the result! Her extensive teaching knowledge combined with her background in performance means Rachael is more than equipped to teach syllabus and free work. Rachael holds teaching qualifications with all the major British teaching associations, holds a pedeatric first aid certificate and is CRB checked to enhanced.
RTS – IDTA (international Dance Teachers Association)
Ashley has been dancing since the age of 3, training predominantly in Ballet, Jazz and Tap styles. She graduated from the MTA (Musical Theatre Academy) in 2017 and continues to perform as a professional musical theatre actor alongside teaching at Tiptoes. Her performing credits include; Onstage Swing and Dance Captain in Beauty and the Beast (Salisbury Playhouse), Female Understudy and Ensemble in Cinderella (Mercury Theatre), Misha and Dance Captain in Squad Goals (Dagenham & Redbridge FC), and she starred in Security (Haze Productions) which was recognised at Austin Film Festival (2019), Foyle Film Festival (2019) and Flickerfest (2020).
Ashley’s personal statement:It is a pleasure teaching at Tiptoes, giving young girls and boys their first taste of self expression and discipline. I love to create a fun and safe space for all students to learn and look forward to seeing them grow week on week!