Hello and welcome to our #jamily!!!
Yep, this is the name we created for our Jam Academy family!!!
Sounds corney we know but that's what we are...a wee family!!
We're not a huge franchise but that's the beauty of what we have. This means we get to know each child (and their parents/carers) well and can meet their needs and go with them at their own pace.
We are Helen & Cass!!! (think Ant and Dec in leg warmers!)
The Jam Academy is now 11 years old!!
We started off as a small Musical Theatre Class and now we are a big Musical Theatre class with ballet classes, dance parties and adult classes.
We are proud to now be teaching the younger siblings of the children who first came to us ten years ago.
We are both parents to girls (3 between us) and are passionate about the world of dance, music, theatre the arts!
As well as teaching the steps to the children we do strive to give confidence, inspire and introduce music and genres they may not have heard or seen
With dance, drama or singing, even if it's not a business your child wants to do as an adult, it helps with poise, good eye contact and that word again, confidence!
Helen is an actress and trained from the age of 3 at Livingston Academy of Dance in the West Midlands. There she gained all of her IDTA, ISTD and RAD exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern and Lamda exams for drama. She was West Midlands Ballet and Tap Champion.
On leaving school she moved to London and attended Arts Educational Schools. Since then she has done many musicals, tv, radio but now you can mainly see her on tv commercials. You can visit www.helenmcnee.com to see what she's up to outside of Jam!!!
Cass also gained her exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern. She has her teacher training exam and has perfomed in many festivals and shows.
We are both DBS checked and have full insurance with The Jam Academy.
My daughter (Helen) has Kabuki Syndrome and ASD and between Cass and I we have learned lots about knowing how best to respond and encourage children who have additional needs. So if you were concerned about bringing your child then please be assured that we welcome with open arms children with all wonderful personalities!
We both have the same ethos. If a child goes home feeling chuffed with themselves for doing even the simplest of things...then we are happy!!!
We look forward to meeting you!!
Helen & Cass x x
The Jam Academy
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