Making a Difference
Founded in 1984 in Hood Green, Barnsley by Suzanne Darley-Grand, Rainbow Studios started with a handful of students. It didn't take long for word to spread and in no time grew into the performing arts academy it is today...
Founder and principle Suzanne Darley-Grand has had an incredibly sucessful career. Her early years were spent as a performer, she then swiftly moved on from performance and stepped into her true passion - choreography. After choreographing numerous productions, in the year 1995 she was hired to choreograph a film and stepped onto the set of 'The Full Monty.' The mega hit motion picture 'The Full Monty,' won her the coveted 'American Choreography Award' which was presented to her at a ceremony in Los Angeles in 1996. Today Suzanne's choreography can be seen on some of the most luxurious cruise liners in the world, in 5 star hotels and in casinos even as far away as Australia!
Previous students have had huge sucess in the professional dance and performance world. Wherever you are from Spain to Australia, the USA to Hong Kong, you probably won't be too far away from a Rainbow Studios graduate! Many even work for Suzanne Darley-Grand on some of her exclusive contracts
WHAT WE TEACH
Ballet is a challenge and requires discipline, strength, balance, grace & stage presence. Ballet is at the core of all dance and hence our ballet programme includes traditional barre and centre work designed to build a beautiful, graceful, and healthy body with fine posture and poise.
We have classes for fun and classes for the more serious minded, this beautuful classical style of expressive movement has something to offer everyone. We also teach pointwork classes.
Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. It's origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals. Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For You, and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping. Tap is perfect for all ages... parents check out our adult tap class for the perfect, gentle way to keep fit while having a great laugh with friends!
Contemporary Modern- Jazz is the most diverse form of Dance, ranging from old musical styles of Jazz through to the modern styles you see on the latest top 40 video clips. Contemporary Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre, one minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood, whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members of the class and really dance to express your feelings.
Our gymnastics classes have two distinct sections; the first is limbering and stretching, this is an integral part of all dance and will assist greatly with all other subjects (especially Contemporary Modern-Jazz). The second is tricks; from back bends, to hand stands, from free cartwheels to flips, Acrobatics will teach you all sorts of tricks. All in all a challenging experience that will be heaps of fun and give you a competitive edge.
Have you ever seen the hottest music video or live performances on TV shows or international tours? Then you will already know what Streetdance looks like. Streetdance takes any form of popular music - from pop to hip hop - and choreographs routines to the beats. With hot music that will change every week you will learn some expert moves that will set you apart from the rest on the dance floor while having the time of your life!
MUSICAL THEATRE BY STAGE & SCREEN
Join stage & screen! Musical Theatre is an all encompassing style. Our S&S classes include all things dance, music and song. We look to Broadway and the West End for inspiration to deliver fun filled classes! Bring out the performer inside and take to the stage with out Musical Theatre classes.
HOW WE TEACH
Fun, friendship and fitness or to a professional level - we have it all!
We believe that dance is for everyone so no matter what you're looking for you're sure to find it at Rainbow Studios! With options dedicated to those aiming for the professional world through to classes just fun all we're missing is you!
This is the perfect starting place for the under 5's! Our 'Trendy Tots' classes offer your little one the chance to try all forms of dance and music. It's a fun entry into the dance world in an upbeat atmosphere!
Offering IDTA examinations to all students is a hugely successful way of motivating performers. Always a positive experience our teachers set goals and students reap the rewards! These government recognised qualifications will put you streets ahead!
With emphasis on building confidence our one-on-one lessons prepare students for competitions or other key projects. For further information on these sessions contact us today!
Any performer will tell you there is nothing more exhilarating than performing for a live audience. Students bring the talent and our supportive audience of friends and family bring the applause!
Our adult classes are an excellent way to get fit and have fun. Run regularly on week nights these classes have zero pressure, are for all levels and ages! Come along and do something different!
We are a competitive school and regularly attend dance festivals and championships. Our elite team recently headed to New York! For further information don't hesitate to contact us!