Tudor Rose School

Derby Road, South Woodford, London, E18 2PU

020 8505 1919 / 07956 469359



Debbie Burgess ARAD, RAD RTS, AISTD Dip, CDE Ballet, CDE Tap, CDE Modern, CDE National

Debbie Burgess, principal and owner, founded Tudor Rose School of Dance in June 1988 and is a fully registered teacher with Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) she also holds Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Debbie graduated from teacher training college in 1985 with the following dance qualifications: Royal Academy Ballet (Advanced), Imperial Society Ballet (Advanced), Modern Theatre (Advanced), Tap Dance (Advanced) and National Dance (Advanced)

Teaching qualifications:
Royal Academy Teaching Certificate and Teaching Diploma. Imperial Society Associate Diploma Modern Theatre. Associate Imperial Ballet, Tap Dance. National Dance. Certificates in Anatomy and Physiology, History of Classical and Western Dance, with further study in Child Development, Psychology, Speech and Language Development and specific learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia and Dyspraxia)

Debbie also holds a current First Aid at Work Certificate

The aim of the school is to introduce children to creative dance movement, encouraging use of imagination through simple stories and mime incorporating the use of props (wands, ribbons, petals, windmills etc). Parents/carers are invited to attend 'Open Days' at the end of each term, where the children are able to demonstrate their new steps and are awarded a Tudor Rose Rosette.  

Children gradually move up through the carefully arranged grades, developing musicality, rhythm, spatial awareness, balance, strength and stamina improving flexibility, co-ordination and sequencing skills.

Children enjoy meeting with their friends each week, working together in a quietly competitive, fun environment. They learn complicated, challenging dance routines developing their short and long term memory, working solo and as a member of a group. 

Students often commence the school in the Baby Ballet class (Prep Level 1) continuing with the same group of children throughout their dance careers at Tudor Rose, developing long lasting friendships until they reluctantly leave to go to university aged 18/19 years (and often return post graduation!)

Examinations can be taken in Royal Academy Ballet and Imperial Society Modern Theatre and Tap Dance. All children are invited to take part in our full, theatrical shows where students from the baby ballet classes through to teenagers/adults are given equal opportunity to perform.

All Tudor Rose School staff are registered with London Borough of Redbridge, hold current chaperone licences (required for school shows) and DBS Certification (formally known as CRB).

Tudor Rose School certificates of registration with Royal Academy and Imperial Society, Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies and Insurance certificates  are available to view at the dance school premises.

The dance school serves South Woodford, Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Epping, Walthamstow, Ilford, Seven Kings, Redbridge, Chigwell, Hainault, Clayhall, Leyton and Leytonstone. 


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