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About Us - The Rouse Girls

The Rouse School of Dance is currently run by 3 sisters; Penny, Jenn and Catherine, all daughters to the founder of the dance school Sheila Rouse.


Formerly "The Sheila May School of Dance", the business started in the very same building in Pelton almost 40 years ago. The girls were all trained by Sheila and then went on to achieve their teaching qualifications with the Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association (NCDTA).


The Rouse family also have strong connections with local musical theatre groups, so you can see them on stage or choreographing. It also gives the pupils an opportunity to audition and get invloved with pantomimes and musicals themselves.



Sheila has a lifetime of experience in dance and musical theatre. Both IDTA and NCDTA qualified, she has taken many pupils through their examinations and also trained older student to become teachers and choreographers themselves.


Currently directing and choreographing for local theatre companies, Sheila still attends the dance school to help with the register, shoes etc. Always there to help a hand.



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