Jill Gregory School of Dancing, 
Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 3FN
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Jill Gregory started teaching at Sherwood Community Centre in September 1976.  Originally, only Ballet was taught, but over the years, Tap, Modern Jazz Dance and Acrobatics for examinations and stage performance.  Originally the School trained students for BBO exams, then for AAD for many years.  In 2003 the School 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.

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

This has always been a family run school for families and we have always prided ourselves in having created a happy and inclusive community. Jill’s sister played the piano for exams in the early days before recorded music took over.  Dianna, Jill’s niece trained with the school and for many years, Jill and Dianna were the only teachers.  Their own daughters have also been trained in the school and along with others have been teaching for a number of years.

In 2018,  Dianna’s daughter, Yasmin Stevens expressed an interest in eventually taking over the Dancing School, and Jill was delighted that it would be possible to pass the Dancing School on within the family.

In March 2020, when the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Yasmin and the team of teachers ran Virtual Dance Classes to help pupils keep up their morale, fitness, technique and continue to enjoy their dancing whilst the entire school was still under the management of Jill Gregory

On 1 August 2020, Yasmin took over the student branch of the Dancing School and rebranded those classes Elevation Dance.The team of teachers remains the same, except for Jill who continues to teach Adult Classes in conjunction with Elevation Dance, in her own name, but continues to be available as Technical Consultant for Elevation Dance.

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