Christine May -DDE
Chrissy was initially trained as a child by Sandy Beck who inspired her to become a teacher at a very young age. From Sandy, she gained a love of dance and the freedom and joy that comes with dancing. Chrissy was coached by Julia Chittenden and Jayne Cooper over the years, choosing to study locally as a teacher qualifying under the watchful eye of Virginia Wilkinson. Chrissy's favourite type of dance is Ballet, but she can also teach Tap, Modern and National and is a Level 3 Advanced Pilates Teacher with FITT a YMCA accredited qualification (2016). Chrissy is certified to teach Barre Fitness with GXT. She believes that there are always things to learn and ways to push and develop yourself. Most recently she achieved her level 4 Modern Theatre teaching qualification(2018) and is studying for level 4 Tap. In September 2020 she hopes to commence her Diploma of Dance Pedagogy (level 6)
Gemma currently assists in classes with CM Dance, offering support when required - tying shoes or practising polkas! Miss Gem has started working towards ISTD Intermediates and her DDE qualification in Modern, and is teaching our new G3 modern group - the very first steps on the ladder to becoming a fully fledged dance teacher! Miss Gem is also teaching our Musical Theatre class, having a strong background in singing and being a wonderful musician.