Our Tutors

This section is all about our fantastic tutors.

Rebecca Cripps

Rebecca began dancing at Janet Marshall's in Cheltenham. She was also a senior associate at Birmingham Royal Ballet. At the age of 16 she gained a scholarship to Northern Ballet School in Manchester were she trained in all styles of dance and majored in ballet.

Since graduating she has danced in the 2002 commonwealth games Manchester. For the past 12 years has worked and travelled the world with Costa Cruises and has had the opportunity to work with many different and renowned choreographers from around the world! A highlight of her career was being in the first cast on the Diadema and getting to work with choreographers Nathan Clarke, Karen Bruce, Cookie Ramos.

She is an ISTD qualified teacher in Ballet, Tap and Modern and has taught at various schools in Cheltenham and Lichfield in-between contracts.

She is very excited to become part of the Harwood dance family!

About Harwood Dance

Harwood Dance was established over 20 years ago!

We originally started out under the name of 'Leckhampton Tappers', offering tap classes for adults, then after some years we started teaching children. Over the years we have grown and grown and the rest, they say, is history..

Nowadays our dance school focuses on classes in Baleet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Street taught in a relaxed atmosphere. By teaching our classes without pressure we find we can obtain the best from students of all abilities.

All students are regularly assessed and take the appropriate exams to enable them to progress through the grades, and we pride ourselves on the high standard of our results. We take a personal interest in every students development including their deportment, posture and emotional development whilst ensuring they are taught correctly and safely. This allows our students to always participate in enjoyable classes.

We also offer classes in Pre-School Tap, Modern and Ballet.

For Adults we offer tap for all levels.

Why Choose Us?

We take a personal interest in EVERY student

All students are given equal opportunities to excel.

Students and parents enjoy and appreciate our relaxed atmosphere

Everyone who is involved in Harwood Dance have always described us a big family.

We gain high exam results 

Our staff our DBS checked

Our teachers are highly qualified

Our Classes