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Breeze Academy of Dance


Breeze academy of Dance first opened its doors in 2001 with just seven pupils, now a well established school in the area Toni has earned the respect of parents and pupils and Breeze has grown to over 200 pupils. Breeze has all dance levels available and the subjects that can be taken are Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Tiny Breezers, Tots, Adult Jazz, Breeze Performers, singing, dancing and acting. Toni continually updates her knowledge and practical work within the grades, so pupils have the latest amendments and skills.

Our aim is to educate boys and girls in the magical world of dance and theatre, giving them the opportunity and confidence to perform in enjoyable classes, fun shows and examinations. This training may one day lead to a professional career.



Toni Allen-Stone attended her very first dance lesson at the age of 2 ½ at the Villanueva Dance Academy in Poole. Her professional career started at the age of nine when she appeared firstly as Brigitta Von Trapp followed by Louisa Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” at “The Apollo Victoria Theatre” in Londons West End, during this time whilst living in London she attended Barbara Speake Stage school. At the age of 16 Toni auditioned and successfully secured a three year contract at a full time professional collage in Epsom “Laine Theatre Arts”. This is where Toni achieved all her Major examinations, teaching qualifications and a three year diploma in dance, drama and theatre. Continuing along her professional career Toni has appeared in adverts, hair shows, Pantomimes, magazines, Shakespeare plays and numerous stage shows. Toni has danced all over the world and was asked to dance on the inaugural cruise of the “Grand Princess” at the time the largest cruise liner in the world. Toni is a qualified aerobics instructor and has worked as “line captain” with the Princess Cruises fleet. Toni has met and worked with many famous people and choreographers these include: Danny La Rue, Peter Piper, Linda Hartley, Rachel Friend, Mark Stevens, Phil Winston, Sean Hanna, Jeremy Beedle, Les Dawson, John Nettles, Craig McLachlan, Les Dennis, Amanda Holden, Duncan Preston, Kathy Staff, Victoria Wood, Roger Hannah, Petula Clark, Honor Blackman, Michael Jayston, June Bronhill, Victoria Beckham, Richard Sampson, Karen Bruce and Michael Darrin to name a few but this has all contributed to Toni becoming the teacher she is today


Gayle Drake began dancing at the age of 3 with the Villanueva Dance Academy in Poole. At the age of 16 Gayle formed and managed her own Jazz group and performed in professional cabarets, touring Hotels, nightclubs and fashion shows. Gayle auditioned and successfully secured her place at 'Performers College' in Essex, where she trained intensively, Gayle is a qualified aerobics instructor with the Royal Society of Arts. Gayle loves teaching all aspects of Dance especially enjoying choreography, and has choreographed many dances for both amateur and professional engagements. Gayle continually updates her knowledge and practical work within the grades, so pupils have the latest amendments and skills.

SHOWS

Every two years Breeze produces what I consider a professional show, this is held at “The Layard Theatre”. All the children are involved and they just love show time as it gives them the confidence and chance to show off to family and friends - after all isn’t that what it’s all about? This is a major production show and many people are involved, producer, choreographers, costume designers, costume makers, lighting crew, sound crew, backstage crew, front of house crew, photographers, film crew, children, adults and parents. This is a truly enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved.

Past Show Credits
2002 – “I Can Show You the World”
2004 – “Movie and Musical Mania”
2006 – “Breeze through Time”
2008 – “Breeze in Colour”
2010 – “A Magical Adventure”
2012 – “Breeze on Broadway”

Breeze Performers Show
Breeze Performers is a class for all children who enjoy all aspects of the Theatre world, we put on a mini show every year in between our main school production, and also perform in our school production, this gives them the opportunity and experience to do a show every year

ACHIEVEMENTS

I am very proud of all the children I teach, they manage to get themselves to a very high standard, regardless whether they choose to take the examinations offered. And not forgetting I am also very proud of all my ex pupils whether they continued a career in dance or another profession.

Pupils Dance Achievements;
Bournemouth and Poole School of Performing Arts, Performers College, Bird College, Cambridge Performing Arts, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Bournemouth Pantomime and Poole Pantomime.

EXAMINATIONS

Toni is an associate member of the ISTD”, a QCA & internationally recognised teaching qualification, which now runs in conjunction with the Edexcel Diploma in secondary schools. Breeze Academy of Dance offers children to take examinations with this examining board: "The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance".

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TESTIMONIALS

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Katie Ware
I've been coming to Breeze for nearly ten years now. They lessons are brilliant fun along with the show. They're great teachers and a lot of fun! :)
Leah Walsh
I've also been coming to Breeze for almost 10 years.The show are so much fun! The people who go are so kind and are willing to help! The teachers and really helpful,kind and are a lot of fun to work with!x
D S
I love dancing, and I love Breeze Academy.x
Kayleigh Jones
I love dancing and thats all thanks to miss allen-stone and miss gayle i cant wait to come every monday and wednesday to dancing. Most of all i cant wait for our next big show- BREEZE ON BROADWAY!!!!
Talia Jones
I love Breeze academy. Miss Allen Stone and Gayle do a fab job of it, we have so many oppotunities and 2 of the best teachers. The shows are always amazing and professional, also the behind the scene people are fun to work with to.
JSA
Just when you think it can't get any better....it does 'BREEZE ON BROADWAY' was truly fantastic. Brilliant costumes amazing choreography and performance from the pupils was outstanding. Breeze Academy of Dance is a very high class school.

CONTACT

07763 147211


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Location of Studios


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Breeze I
Jubilee Studio
Brixey Road
Parkstone, Dorset
BH12 3PD

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Breeze II
St Peters Centre
Church Road
Poole, Dorset
BH14 0JU