How does the proverb go?

It takes a village to raise a child?

From Monday 5th August through to Friday 9th August we are going to be running a summer school for ages 4yrs up. We do this every year and each time the students have a blast.

They come to the studio every day- all day for the week (half day for 4yr-6yrs).  Let me and my team keep them occupied whilst you get some work done. It's one less thing to worry about, and they will be sure to have a blast.

We are also running a very special offer this year - If you book & pay in full between now and midnight 23rd June I will give you your brand-new limited-edition Summer School T-shirt.  They will be available to all students booked onto the summer school for £15 each but if you book and pay (in full) before June 23rd I will give it to you for FREE!

So what are you waiting for? Let me help you not only save money but also occupy the kids for a week. Contact us NOW to book your space.

Mini School (4-6yrs) : 9:30am - 12:30pm. Full week: £125*
Junior School (7-11yrs) : 9:30am - 15:30pm. Full week: £230*
Senior School (12yrs+) : 9:30am - 16:30pm. Full week: £260*

*day rates available

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It's not what we teach, it's how!

The Ohana Academy is more than a school of performing arts! We serve as a daily reminder to connect with our wider community, to embrace and experience life and art and vibrancy and fun.

We are the sum of the things we’ve done, the people we cherish, and the places we’ve been.

People = Everything.
Teach great people.
Watch them grow.

All of the senior members of staff at Ohana Academy have had professional dance careers either in Classical Ballet companies and or Musical Theatre productions throughout the world. Classes are taught by fully qualified, registered, DBS certified and insured teachers, in a fun and professional environment.  

We offer Disco Babies classes for newborn to 4 yrs and Dance classes from 2 yrs to Adults in RAD Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, Tap and Imperial Classical Ballet, as well as musical theatre and Street Jazz.

Fun, Inclusive,
Discipline, Community.

We accommodate dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to prima ballerinas, babies to adults.  Our comprehensive timetable ensures that a wide range of dance styles is offered, so everyone is catered for.

Our pupils deserve quality teaching and guidance and this is more important to our school than the number of pupils in a class. We can offer you a level of individual attention and quality of instruction only found in large national institutions.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive nature. Children and adults with special needs and considerations are more than welcome. We kindly ask you to make us aware of any health related requirements when you or your child start with us.

our teachers

miss jo

Principal

Jo started ballet at the tender age of 2 yrs old, and from 7 yrs old she began to train in RAD ballet, ISTD tap & Modern as well as competing in local and national dance competitions.

She became All England Champion in several dance disciplines, and was offered a place at the Royal Ballet School at the age of 15.

After 2 years, she graduated with teaching qualifications including a Royal Ballet foundation teaching Diploma (fDipRBSTTC), Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher status (RADRTS) and her Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Modern Theatre Associate (AISTD).

Jo went on to complete her teaching credentials with exceptional tutor and examiner of the ISTD, Elizabeth Harrison. Achieving all 3 of her professional ISTD ballet exams with Distinction in under a year as well as 3 additional ISTD teaching associates in Imperial Ballet, Tap & National.  All of Jo’s ISTD teaching credentials were upgraded in 2007 to Diploma’s in Dance Education.

career details
Our principal Joanne

miss ronni

Head of Tap & Modern

Ronni has been performing professionally in the industry since the age of 10, performing in   pantomime and acting productions such as ‘Dick Whittington - Hiss and Boo productions’ and ‘A 12th Night - The Principal Theatre Company’. At the age of 12 Ronni trod the boards, on one of London’s West End stages ‘The Theatre Royal Drury Lane’ in the production of ‘Life on Earth’.

Her passion for performing continued whilst she trained at the same local dance school as Principal Joanne Mason, who taught Ronni Ballet. Whilst at the dance school Ronni trained and took examinations in ISTD Tap and Modern, and RAD Ballet up to Advance 2.

Outside of the dance school Ronni has worked with professional choreographers and West End Musical Director - Stuart Morley, with the Millfield Youth Theatre, here Ronni not only gained tonnes of performing experience but also a wide knowledge of musical theatre.

career details
Our Principal Joanne

miss Caitlin

RAD Ballet

Originally from Wales, Caitlin has just graduated with a BA (Hons) Ballet Education, the Licentiate Award and Karsavina Award from the Royal Academy of Dance. She has both assisted and taught at schools across London, classes ranging from toddlers to adults.

Caitlin first found her spark in providing for others when conducting both mental health sessions, working with the charity Changing Minds, and creating Lego therapy sessions for ALN children.

Her performing experience includes a contemporary dance film in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, summer schools at Ballet Cymru and participating in the English Youth Ballet.

career details
Our Principal Joanne

Miss Fraija

ISTD Modern & Tap

I’ve trained in all styles of dance and musical theatre since a very young age. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to learn from lots of amazing teachers, finishing my pre-professional training at Ignite Dance Company.

I’m currently in my third year at Laine Theatre Arts and will be graduating in July with a degree in professional Musical Theatre. Alongside my professional training, I have obtained my practical DDE teaching qualifications in both modern and tap.

Teaching is a great passion of mine, as I love to help nurture the future generation’s enjoyment for theatre and dance!

career details
Our Principal Joanne

Miss Georgia

Commercial & Street

Georgia has been dancing since the age of 3 completing her ballet, tap and modern exams with BBO up to adv/grade 8 achieving distinction marks, as well as her street dance and musical theatre exams at distinction. Georgia then went on to complete her A Levels and BTEC in dance achieving top marks of triple distinction* which lead her wanting to continue her training professionally in the hope to pursue her dream dance career. After many auditions, she successfully gained a place at London Studio Centre which is where she went on to train professionally for 3 years, completing a BA Hons degree in Theatre Dance. 



Georgia has trained with many industry professionals, who all inspired her throughout her journey at London Studio Centre. After graduating in 2020, Georgia successfully signed to the agency Alexander Baker Management, and has been auditioning for professional work since. In the meantime however, she has founded a new love and passion for teaching.

Georgia loves working with children and has been so excited to have the opportunity to share some of the expertise and experience she has gained from training professionally and aims to inspire and mentor the next generation of dancers and help them along their dance journey. 



Georgia is a very hard-working and reliable individual, and these are not only attributes she takes pride in, but are also attributes she instil’s into her students during her classes. Dancing is so much more than technique, it is filled with various disciplines which she endeavours to portray to her students allowing them to grow as individuals both inside and outside of the studio.

career details
Our Principal Joanne

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Street

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Street

Disco Babies

Disco Babies

Other

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classes

Children's classes

RAD Ballet

RAD Ballet classes are offered from 2 yrs upwards and aim to teach students discipline, co-ordination, rhythm, musicality and performance whilst in a fun a friendly environment.

The syllabi cover not just the classical ballet technique but also free movement and classical character work.  The children enjoy the character because of the heeled character shoes and long black character skirts as well as the rhythmic sections. Over the course of the 8 grades they learn steps from Hungary, Poland and Russia.

With the free movement section they must learn to dance with a scarf and so increase the sensitivity and fluidity of dance movement. The syllabi are split into grades depending on individual abilities and age.

Classical Ballet is the foundation of all other dance genres and so students will be required to attend 1 class a week.  Should students wish to take a dance exam in Classical Ballet they will be required to attend 2 classes a week.

ISTD Tap

ISTD Tap is offered from the age of 3 yrs  upwards.  This syllabus teaches rhythmic responses, light and shade through sounds, co-ordination, discipline, musicality and performance whilst in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The students will require a pair of tap shoes with both toe and heel taps so that all the sounds and tones are performed correctly. Students will be required to take 1 class a week although should a student wish to take an exam in Tap they will be required to take 2 classes a week.

The syllabi is split into grades dependent on age and ability.

ISTD Modern Theatre

ISTD Modern Theatre is offered from 5 yrs upwards.  This syllabi teaches rhythmic response and light and shade through movement, co-ordination, discipline, musicality, improvisation skills and performance whilst in a fun and friendly environment.

Students will be required to take 1 class a week although should the student wish to take an exam in Modern Theatre they will be required to take 2 classes a week.

The syllabi is split into grades dependent on age and ability.

Street Jazz

Street Jazz is split into stages depending on age and ability and is offered from 5 yrs upwards.  Each class will learn a warm up routine as well as a variety of different dance routines in a variety of different street jazz styles.

Guest teachers will also teach specialised workshops throughout the year.

Adult classes

Adult ballet

Adult ballet is a mixed ability class for beginners and advanced dancers exercises are adapted to suit. This is a great class for conditioning and toning.  

Adult Street

Adult Street is an upbeat, energetic class. Each week you learn a new routine to old school classics and current chart hits. A full work out guaranteed to make you sweat!

ISTD Tap

Tap dance is both a form of dance as well as the act of making a rhythmic sound.  It’s a fun way to keep fit whilst having fun and trying something different.

Classes are popular with both children and adults alike, but if you have rhythm then this could be the dance for you.  All you need is a pair of tap dancing shoes.

Tap focuses on rhythm, syncopation and self-expression through creative use of the feet. Other tap skills include timing, co-ordination, and fitness.  A variety of music is used in our tap classes to create different styles of tap including; Swing, Jazz, Latin, Musical Theatre, Pop and Contemporary music.

timetable

Spring Term 2024 - Click here to read our Terms & Conditions

8th January - 28th March 2023 (Half term: 12th - 16th February) all dates are inclusive.

Venue 1:

Bush Hill Park United Reform Church,
25 Main Ave,
Bush Hill Park
EN1 1DJ

Venue 2 (Dance Studios 1&2) :

Heron Hall Academy
46 Queensway,
Ponders End,
EN3 4SA

DAY

VENUE 1 (BHPURC)

VENUE 2 (Studio 1)

VENUE 2 (Studio 2)

MONDAY

5:15-6:00pm G2 BALLET
Miss Caitlin

6:00-7:00pm G5 BALLET
Miss Jo

6:00-6:45pm G3 BALLET
Miss Caitlin

7:00p-7:30pm MINI POINTE
Miss Jo

6:45-7:45pm INTER FOUNDATION BALLET
Miss Caitlin


7:30p-8:30pm G4 BALLET
Miss Jo

7:45-8:15pm POINTE
Miss Caitlin

8:30pm FINISH

8:15-9:00pm G6 BALLET
Miss Caitlin

9:00pm FINISH

TUESDAY

4:00-4:45pm PRIVATE LESSON Miss Charlotte

4:45-5:30pm PRIVATE LESSON Miss Charlotte

5:30pm FINISH

6:00-6:45pm G3 TAP
Miss Sarah

6:00-6:45pm PRIVATE LESSON Miss Charlotte

6:45-7:30pm INTER STREET
Miss Sarah

6:45-7:30pm PRIVATE LESSON Miss Charlotte


7:30-8:15pm G5 MOD TECH & STRETCH
Miss Sarah

7:30-8:15pm PRIVATE LESSON
Miss Charlotte


8:15-9:00pm G4 TAP
Miss Sarah

8:15-9:00 PRIVATE LESSON
Miss Charlotte


9:00pm FINISH

9:00pm FINISH

WEDNESDAY

4:45-5:30pm JUNIOR GROUP REHEARSAL Miss Charlotte

5:00pm FINISH

5:30-6:15pm PRE-PRIMARY BALLET Miss Charlotte

6:15-7:00pm G5 TAP
Miss Charlotte

7:00-8:00pm ADULT TAP
Miss Charlotte

8:00-9:00pm ADULT BALLET
Miss Charlotte

9:00pm FINISH

THURSDAY

5:15-6:00pm MUSICAL THEATRE Miss Jo

5:30-7:15pm PRIVATE LESSON
Miss Georgia

6:15-7:15pm INTER MODERN
Miss Jo

7:15pm FINISH

7:15-8:15pm ADV STREET
Miss Georgia


8:15-9:15pm SENIOR STREET GROUP REHEARSAL
Miss Georgia


9:15pm FINISH

FRIDAY

6:00-7:00pm INTER F BALLET
Miss Charlotte

7:00-7:30pm PBT
Miss Charlotte

7:30-8:30pm INTER BALLET
Miss Charlotte

8:30pm FINISH

SATURDAY


9:45-10:30am PRE PRI BALLET Miss Jo


9:30-10:00am TINY TOTS & BABY BALLET
Miss Fraija


10:30-11:15am PRI BALLET
Miss Jo


10:00-10:30am BEG TAP
Miss Fraija


11:15-12:00am G1 BALLET
Miss Jo


10:30-11:15am PRE PRI TAP
Miss Fraija


12:00-12:45pm G2 BALLET
Miss Jo


11:15-11:45pm PRI MODERN
Miss Fraija


12:45-1:45pm PRIVATE LESSON
Miss Jo

11:45-12:15pm PRI TAP
Miss Fraija


1:45-2:30pm G3 BALLET
Miss Jo

12:15-1:00pm G1 TAP
Miss Fraija


2:30-3:30pm G4 BALLET
Miss Jo

1:00-1:30pm G1 MODERN
Miss Fraija


3:30pm FINISH

1:30-2:15pm G3 MODERN
Miss Fraija


2:15-3:00pm G2 TAP
Miss Fraija


3:00-3:45pm G3 TAP
Miss Fraija


3:30pm FINISH

SUNDAY


10:00-11:00am INTER GROUP FESTIVALS PRACTICE
Miss Charlotte


11:00-12:00pm INTER GROUP FESTIVALS PRACTICE
Miss Charlotte


12:00-1:00pm SENIOR GROUP FESTIVALS PRACTICE
Miss Charlotte


3:30pm FINISH

Fees & apply

Standard Tuition

Pricing is based on the duration of the class.

  • 30 Mins - £7 - Baby Ballet / Tiny Tots Ballet / Beginners Pre Primary Ballet / Advanced Pointe / Beginners Tap / Grade 2, 3, 4 & 5 Tap / Grade 2, 3, 4 & 5 Modern
  • 45 Mins - £8 - Pre Primary 1 Ballet / Pre Primary Exam Ballet / Primary Ballet / Grade 1 Ballet / Grade 6, 7 & 8 Ballet / Street Jazz
  • 1 Hour - £9 - Grade 2, 3 & 4 Ballet / Vocational Ballet
  • Adult classes - £9 - Ballet / Tap / Street (all adult classes are 1hr)

Private Tuition

Private tuition is also available to any students who wish to have additional classes on a one to one basis.

  • 30 Mins - £36
  • 45 Mins - £54
  • 1 Hour - £72

There is a registration fee of £14 applied to all costs above. If you have any queries regarding our classes or pricing please email us at: admin@ohanaacademy.co.uk

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office hrs:

We'd love to hear from you.  If you have any questions, or you want to provide us with some feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  

Our office hours are as follows:
Monday:
10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm
Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

contact:

Please contact the admin email outside of office hrs. It is not possible to reach us by phone outside of these hours as we are teaching.

Email: admin@ohanaacademy.co.uk or principal@ohanaacademy.co.uk

where to find us:

Venue 1

Bush Hill Park United Reform Church,
25 Main Ave,
Bush Hill Park,
EN1 1DJ

venue 2

Heron Hall Academy
46 Queensway,
Ponders End,
EN3 4SA