NFAD is Lymington’s longest standing dance school providing vibrant & engaging tuition for children aged 2-18. Run by Principal Kayleigh Sargeant, New Forest Academy of Dance is dedicated to offering Dance and Musical Theatre classes to all ages in a fun, positive and inspiring environment. Dance & exam syllabus taught in the following:- RAD Ballet. IDTA Belly Dance, Tap, Contemporary Modern Jazz & Musical Theatre. For the full team of teachers who work within or visit the school please see our website.
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- Kayleigh SargeantSchool Principal
Kayleigh, who is a local girl, started Ballet at the age of 2. Soon taking up Modern and Tap lessons. At the age of 12 Kayleigh became a teaching assistant for younger classes and this is where she found her love for teaching dance. Kayleigh studied at Roynon Dance Centre in Southampton where she gained her Diploma in Dance Education in Ballet, Tap & Modern. She then went on to train with the Royal Academy of Dance completing her CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) to gain registered teacher status. As well as being a certified tutor for Progressing Ballet Technique classes, Kayleigh is currently studying with Philip Cutts School of Dance & Sport Medicine to be Registered Paediatric Dance Medicine Musculoskeletal Therapist. Since taking over the school in 2015 the school has grown in size and success, in November 2016 Kayleigh was Awarded the Young Person in Business Award at the New Forest Brilliance in Business awards run by New Forest Business Partnership, Making ourselves more known in the area supporting local events and raising money for community projects. Producing Bi annual shows and other performances Kayleigh offers opportunities for students to showcase their achievements and build confidence to perform helping students learn more than just the techniques of the arts which can be used in everyday life! Kayleigh is very passionate about ensuring all students achieve their best in a fun and nurturing atmosphere, keeping classes fun and engaging for all.
Miss Kayleigh is currently studying with Philip Cutts School of Dance & Sport Medicine to be Registered Paediatric Dance Medicine Musculoskeletal Therapist, working with students of all ages, school and studio owners, dance companies and choreographers around the world to ensure safe and sustainable working practices, working with each students anatomy to ensure they are keeping all students pain free and injury free.Susan TyneIDTA Teacher & RAD Registered Teacher
Susan started dance training in Cyprus when she was 3. Having arrived permanently in the UK she studied in Berkshire with Beryl Jarvis & auditioned for Bush Davis School, East Grinstead where she was taught by Noreen Bush, Joy Camden & Marjorie Davis, studying RAD Ballet alongside National, Character, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Drama and Music. Susan trained as a ballet teacher with the RAD & later became an international Examiner. She has had the pleasure of directing community dance companies & provided performances & workshops for a variety of academic & educational institutes, health care & hospitals & large outdoor events such as festivals. Susan is also an IDTA teacher of Belly Dance and holds qualifications to teach Pilates, Hatha Yoga, Qigong & is a Scientific Vegetarian & Vegan Nutritionist. Her knowledge aims to improve the health, wellbeing & technique of budding young dancers & also to benefit adults of all abilities. She is licensed to teach RAD Silver Swans. Susan's ethos is; we can all dance, be it with just the eyes or the hands or by using the whole body. Dance is a language, a therapy & a wonderful way to sustain good physical health & mental wellbeing. For the few like herself it becomes a lifelong career, passion and joy. She is lucky to be able to say this joyful element has filled her life & allowed her to have the privilege to meet & work with some amazing people from all walks of life. Susan loves to teach, share her knowledge & passion. Believing first and foremost it must be fun!
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