Jill Gregory School of Dancing, 
Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 3FN
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After running classes for children, teenagers and adults at Sherwood Community Centre since 1976, I decided to pass most of my classes to my great-niece, Yasmin Stevens, who had studied with the school throughout her childhood, and who had been teaching in the school for several years.  I continue to teach Adult Classes at the Community Centre, continuing as the Jill Gregory School of Dancing, but linked with Elevation Dance, the new name for part of the school taken over by Yasmin.

I really enjoy teaching Ladies Ballet and Adult Tap Classes, and did enjoy running the main dancing school for over 40 years.  Find more about these classes on the Ladies Ballet and Adult Tap page.

I had taught for my own teacher, Betty Rose (Nuthall) for several years, before taking over Ballet Classes in Sherwood and Bulwell.  I added Tap and Modern, and eventually, Dianna, my niece (who still teaches for Elevation Dance), introduced Acrobatics.

I originally entered students for exams with the British Ballet Organisation and later, with the Association of American Dancing.

In 2003 we joined the BTDA.  The BTDA programmes of study and music were more interesting for students and teachers alike, and helped the Dancing School to grow at a faster rate and achieve much higher standards.

During the 1990s, tap began to change, with steps and styles from before the era of the glitzy musicals becoming popular, and these styles work with a wider range of music and made tap even more fun to choreograph.

In September 2016 we celebrated the School’s 40th Anniversary, and our 40th Anniversary Show took place in March 2017.

The Jill Gregory School of Dancing was a family run school for families and we have always prided ourselves in having created a happy and inclusive community. My sister played the piano for exams in the early days before recorded music took over.  Dianna, her daughter trained with the school and for many years, Dianna and I were the only teachers.  Our daughters  and other teachers and dancers have also been trained in the school and continue to teach at Elevation Dance.

Jill continues to teach Adult Classes in conjunction with Elevation Dance and will also be available as Technical Consultant.  The team of teachers remains the same.

For a link to the BTDA website, click on their logo.