PRINCIPLE & FOUNDER

Janet
McDonnell

Janet is the Principal and founder of Castielli School of Dance, She has been a qualified Associate teacher with the ISTD for 32 years. Janet has extensive experience with bringing out the best in young children and teaches them the fundamental basics of dance, always ensuring every dance class is filled with fun.                                                                                        

DANCE TEACHER

Christina
Stratfull

Christina is Janet's daughter and has been a member of Castielli School of dance since it first began in 1987.  She has since furthered her qualifications by studying NVQ level 2 teaching & coaching exercise and fitness to music, BTEC sports science, Foundation degree in Dance teaching, BA(hons) degree in Professional dance development and Post Graduate Certifiacte in Education. Christina, works closely with Janet and teaches our competitive dancers and choreographs and trains our competition teams.

VARIED STYLES

FREESTYLE

Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.

ROCK n ROLL

Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.

STREET DANCE

Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.

EXAMS

& COMPETITIONS

MEDAL EXAMINATIONS

When our dancers meet the required standard, they are given the opportunity to take dance examinations in Disco Freestyle and Rock n' Roll with the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance.  These exams will be offered at least once a year.

COMPETITIONS

Competitions are available for all of our dancers who have taken their ISTD exam within the last year.  They are able to compete in Freestyle, Street, Slow and Rock n' Roll genres.  We attend our area competitions and Nationals at Guildford.  This gives our dancers the opportunity to show off their skills and if successful they are awarded trophies and medals.