Hi, my name is Sasha and I started ‘All Stylz Dance’. I first realised my passion for dance when I attended my first ballet lesson aged 3.
After finishing my A’ Levels, where I achieved an A grade for Dance, I qualified as a Primary School teacher at Brunel University in 2001 with a BA (HON) in Primary Education with QTS. Since then I have worked at a Primary School, where I completed a 3 year PE management course and held the post of Primary Link Tutor (PLT) as part of the SSCO Partnership. I was part of the schools leadership team for 4 years. For 2 years I was the Bexley Dance Coordinator.
I first performed in a ‘Focus on the Arts’ Show in 1993, aged 13. In 2001 I became involved with FOA again and over the last 10 years I have taken on the roles of Director, Trustee, Secretary, Events Coordinator, Youth Company Coordinator, Child Protection Officer and Dance Director. I have led weekly Youth Company sessions called 1st & IN:Focus, where we predominantly choreographed and created unique dances. I also lead dance sessions during the annual weekly arts workshop weeks at The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford.
In 2008 I became a freelance Dance Teacher and set up my own business called ‘All Stylz Dance’. I am now working with Primary Schools leading both Curricular and Extra Curricular sessions. I have taught a street dance block in a Kent Secondary School, taught taster sessions in Country Dancing and Maypole Dancing in a Thamesmead Primary School, choreographed dances for a Primary School production, taught dance with The Howbury Friends and taught at a Secondary School ‘Flava Day’.
During the past 6 years my dance groups have performed at School Summer Fayres, at ‘Youth Community Arts Showcase’s’ at The Mick Jagger Centre, at the ‘Inspire Showcase’ at Hextable Dance, at Stone Pavilion Fete, on the Multi-Cultural Stage and Dance Stage at Danson Festival and as part of the Kent Primary School Council’s celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the ‘Convention on the rights of a child’.
From 2009 to 2011 I worked with Kent County Council to devise and deliver project called ‘Creating for Success’. The aim of this project was to give the young people of Kent the best chance in life. CfS helped them improve their self esteem, motivation, an understanding of healthy lifestyles, literacy and numeracy. CfS concentrated on those who are not achieving their true potential. We used the exciting and inspirational venue of Hextable Dance. I project managed and delivered dance sessions linked to a variety of areas within the National Curriculum and Primary Strategy.
In previous years I have led TOPS Dance courses to Bexley Primary School teachers.
I have an enhanced DBS, Public Liability Insurance and have recently attended a Safeguarding children course.
I have completed a ‘Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning’ at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and passed my ‘IDTA Associate Level Freestyle Dance Teacher Training’. I still enjoy dancing myself and participate in weekly tap classes, where I am in the process of working my way through the ISTD Adult Tap grades and enjoying performing in our annual shows. I currently work part time as a Primary School teacher in Medway as well as teaching dance classes in Bexley and Kent.