Founded by Natasha Cale in 2016, Hummingbird School of Dance offers unique classes designed to inspire the next generation of dancers to flourish and soar.
At Hummingbird School of Dance, we provide a safe and stimulating environment where students are supported and encouraged to develop at their own pace.
- We strive to inspire students through encouragement, fun and friendship. Our ongoing commitment to each and every dancer will give them the opportunity achieve their true potential.
- At Hummingbird School of Dance, we specialise in the prestigious and internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet syllabus, as we believe it provides a solid foundation for your child’s future in both dance and other aspects of life.
- We also offer classes in Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Modern Theatre, as the two syllabi work in harmony to create well-rounded dancers.
All teachers at Hummingbird School of Dance have an Enhanced DBS and the school carries Employee and Public Liability Insurance.
The Hummingbird Ethos
Dance is a wonderful stepping-stone for children to explore, build confidence and develop whilst being surrounded by dancing friends.
For girls and boys to achieve their best, they need to learn in a calm and happy environment. Every class incorporates this idea, ensuring that each child can accomplish their own personal goals - whatever they may be.
Whilst dance is an extremely disciplined art, young children need to have the chance to express themselves. All of our lessons aim to find the delicate balance between hard work and fun.
Our classes include a range of teaching styles and strategies to accommodate each student's personal needs, providing the best opportunity for them to achieve. We whole-heartily support and encourage students and expect them to do the same with their peers. We challenge every student to do and be the best they can, and take great pride in watching them develop, flourish and grow into wonderful dancers and people.
Miss NATASHA CALE
Principal at Hummingbird School of Dance
RAD RTS – DDE & DDI ISTD – AISTD – BA (Hons) Theatre Dance
Miss Natasha founded Hummingbird School of Dance in 2016. She trained at London Studio Centre, graduating from the University of the Arts, London with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Dance. Having spent 5 years working as a professional dancer, Miss Natasha turned her hand to teaching, fulfilling a passion she has held since childhood.
After completing her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), Miss Natasha is fully qualified to teach both RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, Miss Natasha is dedicated to helping students fall in love with dance and achieve their personal best. She is proud to have maintained a 100% pass rate for all exam students to date, and currently has students accepted into The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and London Children’s Ballet.
Miss Natasha adores teaching and brings warmth and fun to her classes whilst still maintaining a strong technique and understanding of the discipline required for the dancing world. Her pre-school classes are enchanting and each child is taken on a magical journey – a perfect way to begin their dancing life!
Banner photo by Andy Ross; courtesy of RAD