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An established dance school, Dance Scene runs classes at Churchgate School, Old Harlow and Harlow College. Students from both Essex and Hertfordshire attend classes throughout the week.

Dance Scene offers classes in hip hop/commercial, ballet, tap, modern and jazz with regular performances and I.S.T.D exams during the year.

Lorraine Hodges – Principal
DDE qualified in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National

Lorraine has been teaching for 30 years in Harlow and the surrounding areas. Her vast experience in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National has given many students the opportunity to train as dancers from 18 months to adult!

Many students have gone on to vocational performing arts colleges and are having very successful dance careers.

 

Lorraine trained at The Arts Educational School in London where she gained her professional teaching qualifications.


Lorraine’s career started as a professional dancer. Her professional credits include various pantomimes in the UK as well as being dance captain on various touring shows.


 
Lorraine

Lorraine founded Dance Scene to share her experience and knowledge of dance with everyone who comes through her doors from children to adults. One of Lorraine’s greatest achievements is her adult tap class that she has been running for 30 years and it’s still going strong!

   


Kate Tozer

DDI qualified in Ballet, Tap and Modern

Kate Started dancing at the young age of 2 with Lorraine! Her love of dance has lead her to train professionally at The Centre Performing Arts College, London. Here she gained a performing arts diploma and 3 full DDI qualifications.

Upon graduating Kate went straight into professional dance work by joining Costa Cruise Lines as a production dancer. Kate continued her career with various other work including:
Dancer – Trident commercial for Beyonce
Various Pantomimes – UK
Hair shows and various other performances.

TV and Film credits include:
The Basil Brush Show – BBC
Various Bollywood movies as a dancer and supporting artist.

Kate also reached the final stages for the west end musical Flashdance.

 

 


Kate

After beginning her love of dance with Lorraine, Kate is very excited to be working alongside Lorraine at Dance Scene.

Lorraine and Kate are very experienced highly professional dance teachers who work very hard and are dedicated in their aims to help all their pupils realise their aspirations.

   


Alex Outlaw

Alex began her singing training at the relatively late age of 16, but decided right away that this passion, paired with her love of drama, would dominate her life from then on.

 

Alex trained at the University of the West of England and quickly realised her talents were in teaching and passing on the love for Musical Theatre she has had throughout her life. Being brought up on a healthy diet of Musical Theatre films, as well as regular trips to see live theatre in the West End, Alex wanted to help others to understand, appreciate and enjoy this art form she has such enthusiasm for.

 

Alex has been teaching singing, drama and Musical Theatre for over 15 years in Hertfordshire and Essex, alongside performing in many productions, both locally and in Harrogate and Buxton, where she took part in the Gilbert and Sullivan festival for three years running.


 


Alex

Alex has enjoyed performing in many varied productions over her 17 year performance career, being fortunate enough to have played roles such as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Hodel in Fiddler on The Roof, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Tessa in The Gondolliers and Laurey Williams in Oklahoma!

 

Alex is also a keen director, having directed Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Wizard of Oz, as well as many other smaller variety productions in the local area.

Alex is very excited to be joining the Dance Scene family and sharing her knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm with the students.

 


Courtenay Dunn

Courtenay started dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Scene with Lorraine. She passed all of her ISTD examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern with excellent grades. She began assisting classes as a student teacher until the age of 18 when she decided she wanted to study for her teaching qualifications.

Courtenay is now working towards her DDE examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern. 

  Courtenay