Emma Groves- Principle
Emma began dancing at the age of 3 where she started tap, ballet and jazz at a dance school in ware. from the age of 4 emma also started training in freestyle, ballroom, latin and line dancing at 'salliannes dance studio' in potters bar. she joined theatre school 'capital arts' where she was musical theatre trained from a young age too and regularly performed with them. at 11, emma added street dance to her repertoire, training and competing with 'street dance productions' and 'alter ego'. at the age of 16, emma gained her associate teaching qualification with the idta and has been teaching ever since originally under salliannes dance studio until she launched rhythmix by starting a street dance class on fridays in a local gym back in June 2012.
emma's career has taken her to st. lucia working with the entertainment team at a popular hotel, choreographing shows, performing in them and helping run the children's club. she has also taught classes and helped set up the entertainment package at senegambia beach hotel, in the gambia and was blessed to teach dance to local children out there.
in september 2012, emma launched rhythmix street dance classes in a local church hall on monday evenings and it is from here that her school has grown from strength to strength. in february 2012 she opened her first studio, followed by her second in march 2015. rhythmix now has over 50 weekly classes for children and adults!
outside of the studio, emma has taught and continues to teach in a number of local schools across hertfordshire and north london, teaching clubs and dance as part of the national curriculum. she has taught at hertfordshire university, hertford college and provided classes for the royal vet college. emma is a proud ambassador for the following government initiatives: active students, beezee bodies, we move she moves, this girl can and satellite clubs. she teaches at local youth clubs and also in care homes across herts and north london.
emma is a fuly qualified streetfit aerobics, piyo, boxercise instructor. she holds full memberships for the idta and istd and holds her associate freestyle teaching qualification with the idta. she is acrobatic arts module two certified and is qualified in alixa flexibility up to level 4. emma has also trained with rebecca davies learning the radar technique and she is a proud acropad center. emma holds her full qualification in first aid and holds safeguarding training. she is a hertfordshire county council coachmarked instructor.
emma still performs herself in shows at rhythmix alongside the children and is constantly striving to become a better teacher. emma is now proud to be the alixa flexibility uk teacher course giver.
Georgia Tuft - head of idta theatre classes
Miss Georgia Tuft started dancing at Southport Dance academy at the age of 4, and quickly found her love for dance. Here she gained her professional grades with the IDTA in ballet, tap, modern and theatre craft; being invited to the compete in the scholorship programme every year from the age of 11 to 18.
While studying in Liverpool, Miss Georgia was able to perform in many different caberets directed by Sally Rapier and Dr Nick Philip's in the Liverpool Philharmonic, Everyman and the Echo Arena. She was later cast as Little Red Riding Hood in their production of Into The Woods. After these performances, the cast were invited to be the entertainment for HSBC's 2017 awards evening at the Echo Arena.
After gaining her diploma in Muscial Theatre and teaching qualifications in Ballet and Freestyle at Studio 76, she finished her professional training in Musical Theatre at Rare Studio in Liverpool. During this time she worked in several different schools around Merseyside teaching everything from ballet, to drama, from the ages of 2 to 22. georgia is alixa flexibility certified!
miss georgia teaches all our theatre classes: ballet, tap, contemporary modern jazz, technique.
amy finch - bollywood and adult tap teacher
Amy is a trained dancer. Her styles include Bollywood (including Classical and Bhangra), Tap, Jazz and Movement to music. Amy has been dancing professionally for 10 years performing and teaching in the UK and Internationally including Monaco, Italy, Ibiza, Uganda and Switzerland. Amy has performed with Artists including Steven Wilson at The Royal Albert Hall, Naughty Boy and Kyla at The Hammersmith Apollo, PBN’s Music Video Gal Ban Gaye and with Fuse ODG, Zack Knight and Badshah in their music video ‘Bombae.’ Amy has danced at many events in London including Dance Power hosted by Anton du Beke at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane and BBC Asian Network Live. Amy recently went to Mumbai to persue some dancing and is excited to share her skills with her students.
During her studies Amy was part of a Sport Dance and Cheer team that she later became Team Captain of. Amy regularly performed at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium and Hong Kong Stadium for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens while she was on the dance team.
Alongside performing Amy teaches regular dance, movement and gymnastics classes, private dance and movement lessons and choreographs first wedding dances. you'll find amy with us at bollywood workshops and classes and at her regular wednesday adult tap class.
terri bodell - ballroom & latin teacher
Terri began dancing aged ten at North 20 ballroom and Latin dance studio, Barnet, where she took her IDTA ballroom and Latin medals.
She studied dance and drama at the Corona Theatre School & College, Hammersmith, where the likes of Patsy Kensit and Nicholas Lyndhurst attended.
After a break, Terri started teaching dancing in 2008 and helped to set up Nick’s Dance School in 2010 with her fiancée Nick Peacock.
Nick and Terri had lessons from numerous Strictly stars including: Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag; Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara; Natalie Lowe & Ian Waite; Kristina Rihanoff & Robin Windsor and Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova. They have also enjoyed lessons with IDU World Ballroom Dance Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce and regularly went on dance weekenders, learning from former undefeated World Latin American Champions Ian and Ruth Walker.
Sadly Nick passed away in 2015 however, Terri keeps the dance school going in his memory. In 2016, she began teaching Latin line dance classes at Rhythmix Dance Academy where she has become an instrumental part of the teaching staff and loves to choreograph Latin dances for the school’s shows and teach fitsteps as part of the timetable.
Terri is a member of One Dance UK, the national body for dance. You'll find terri with us every wednesday and at all rhythmix showcases and performances.
chantelle ward - teaching assistant
Aged 3 Chantelle began dancing at Mayhew School of Dance in Northampton. Training in ballet, tap and modern. Undertaking RAD ballet grades and perfoming in showcases.
At aged 8 she started training at Footloose School of Dance in Whetstone, taking classes in disco/freestyle and street dance. Completing ISTD medal tests and competing in occasional competitions.
In 2013 Chantelle joined Rhythmix as a student in street and freestyle classes. Since then she has undertaken IDTA medal tests in both styles, particpated in annual showcases and local performances. In 2015 she became an assisant teacher, helping with freestyle classes and finding her love for teaching. Leading to her qualifying as a pre associate student teacher in the freestyle genre. Chantelle now assists with street, freestyle, acro, flexibility class and holidays camps.
Chantelle is now a fully qualified nurse and works from the whittington hospital. you'll find chantelle at rhythmix whenever she isn't at the hospital.
nicholas beecroft-head of music & musical theatre
Nick has been performing since the age of 8 where he joined theatre school 'greasepaint' and trained in singing, dancing and acting here. he has been a working professional musician and singer for over 5 years. nick plays guitar, piano and is a well rounded dancer and actor, as well as an acomplished singer.
nick has been with rhythmix for a number of years now and teaches singing, dancing and drama for our saturday morning musical theatre school. he helps in teaching the idta musical theatre syllabus and works towards showcases and performances with the children. Some of Nick's recent gigs include: Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix, Hard Rock Cafe, Thorpe Park & Royal Ascot.
you'll find nick at all rhythmix events and on saturdays at our musical theatre classes, plus he is a guest teacher at our holiday camps. he is our head coach on our music services programme.
charlotte hathaway - company manager
charlotte has been a student at rhythmix for many years, taking weekly dance and fitness classes at the studios. for the past 3 years she has run reception for the studios and manages all the admin of our school. she is also responsibile for organising rhythmix music tuition at our studios.
charlotte assists with teaching acro, flexibilty classes, birthday parties and holiday camps. She has a background in childcare and works alongside emma to ensure the children are always having the best time possible. charlotte is alixa flexibility certified and holds her module 1 certification with acrobatic arts. she is fully safeguarding and first aid certified.
charlotte still takes classes and dances in our showcases and performances alongside the rest of the team. you can find charlotte in reception or sneaking into a class, she'll be more than happy to help out with any enquiries you have!