Class One Dance History


Class One dance academy has been established for 20 years; opening in Hednesford in 1996 we now hold classes in Cannock.  Class one have a high reputation for delivering quality dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a wide genre of dance styles including Ballet, Musical Theatre, Street, Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, Commercial, Contemporary and Freestyle Disco to name a few.

In this time our dancers have won many Regional, European and World championship titles within Freestyle Disco solos and pairs, Street Dance, Rock n Roll, and various styles of teams. Class one is renowned for their teams dances; our freestyle Disco team “Phoenix” who competed at the highest championship level won the prestigious Le Classique de Danse award in 2007 and achieved a World title in 2011. Not only have we been successful with our teams, Gillian trained a student who went on to achieve a World Champion status in 2013.

Our dancers have started from as little as 18months old and progressed through the school to advance levels. Not only have our students won lots of prestigious awards at the competitions some have taken their dancing further. Working closely with the teacher, students have gone on to obtain scholarships and positions at some of the top performing arts schools in London and now work around the world as professional dancers.

Performing arts is a big part of Class One, offering a mountain of opportunity for children, including annual shows, enabling children across the dance school to show case their talents. Dancers also take part in charity galas and regularly perform at high calibre events.

Gillian has set out to attract the very best opportunities for her students. In 2012 Class One were approached by the events team of Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev’s UK Tour. Katya and Pasha appeared on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and tour their show annually which is inspired by their love of films, Hollywood history. Class One received an invitation to join them on stage at the Price of Wales Theatre, not only on their 2012 & 2013 tour but were invited back for the third year running to perform in July 2014 & 2015

For more information about Gillian Booth Lyons see the “about us” tab