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 want to be family friendly on the purse strings too.
No uniform and no extra costs for costumes when we do panto either.
We are Helen & Cass!!!
The Jam Academy is now 12 years old!!
We are a part of the community in Epsom and are proud of all these years were we have seen children grow.
We started off as a small Musical Theatre Class and now we are a big Musical Theatre class with ballet classes, dance parties, adult classes and more to
come!!! Watch this space!
We are proud to now be teaching the younger siblings of the children who first came to us 11 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!
We are both DBS checked, First Aid trained have taken Safeguarding Policy courses.
The Jam Academy has public liabilty insurance and our GDPR information is on our Terms and Conditions page.
Helen is a professional actress, dancer and singer who 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, album recordings and film but now you can mainly see her on tv commercials for McDonalds, KFC, T-Mobile, Bonjela, Vanish, Boots, Barclays, Sainsburys and many more...you can see many of them here https://youtu.be/k5gsbond6nI
Cass is a dance teacher, choreographer who also gained her exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern.
She has her teacher training exams (NATD) and has perfomed in many festivals and shows.
She has choreographed events companies like John Lewis and Waitrose.
Both Helen & Cass are writers, having done scripts for many shows, that have since been used for other schools. They have also choreographed, directed and staged shows for many schools in the Epsom area and for many years The Epsom and Ewell Dance Festival.
Helen's daughter has Kabuki Syndrome and ASD and between us both 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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Adult class venue:
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