Discover Dance With Us




Every child is special – each with their own qualities and talents. Once your child is introduced to the magical world of dance, then the possibilities are endless.

Seeing the excitement and joy on the face of each student keeps our teachers energised, passionate and focused on providing the best experience for your child.

 

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Erica Sykes

Director, RAD RTS

Falling in love with Ballet at age 11, Erica began her training with Aina Reega, a former Borovansky ballerina. Over the next decade Erica had the privilege of studying with many inspiring mentors, leading her on the path to become a qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.

With over 30 years experience as Director of Red Shoes Dance, Erica's unwavering passion for teaching has ensured that she has remained dedicated to providing a caring and nurturing environment in which to give the best possible guidance to all her students.

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Charlotte Mitchell

 Taking her first ballet class at age 3, Charlotte discovered a passion for dance. Since then Charlotte has continued her love of dance, undertaking training in many different styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Hip-Hop.

Excited to share her passion for dance with Red Shoes students, Charlotte is a dedicated teacher who provides energetic, engaging classes with a focus on enjoyment and fun learning.

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Mahlia King

Mahlia began dancing at age 3. Training in many different genres of dance including Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet, Mahlia has participated successfully in various dance competitions with highlights being 'Kids Artistic Review' (KAR) and Dance Life Unite.

In 2020 Mahlia had the opportunity to perform with 'Twisted Element' a professional Contemporary dance company.
Developing a passion for choreography, Mahlia entered three of her own works into 'Sharp Short Dance' and was fortunate enough to be a finalist in this notable choreographic competition.
This earned Mahlia a sponsored placement to train with 'Dance Makers Collective'.

Currently Mahlia is in her second year of full time dance training with ED5 International in order to pursue a professional dance career.

Mahlia is so excited to be teaching at Red Shoes Dance and looks forward to advancing her students, both technically and artistically, in a nurturing and family-like environment.