Pure Rhythm School of Performing Arts
Pure Rhythm offers students of all ages the opportunity to develop confidence and performance skills in a lively, fun and stimulating way, providing a platform to express themselves and learn the magic of the performing arts.
The Performing Arts School runs each Saturday from 10-1 pm and cover, Singing, Dance & Drama with a performance at the end of each term so that parents can experience all that the students have been working on throughout the term.
The performing Arts School is divided into the three groups; 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11+ years. The morning is split between dance, drama and singing with each class run by experienced, qualified and professional teachers and performers.
Guest teachers are also invited during the term to demonstrate and coach the students in their specialist skills from various disciplines of the performing arts arena.
Former professional dancer, Sue Raven, was trained in Cambridge from the age of 5, before graduating from the Bush Davies School, one of the UKs leading ballet schools. Having achieved her ARAD (Advanced Royal Academy of Dance ballet qualification) she studied modern, tap and national dance to a post Advanced level and obtained her AISTD teaching qualifications.
After Bush Davies, Sue embarked on a successful dance career which took her to Spain, Italy, Portugal and Dubai. She danced in pop videos with bands such as Queen, performing with the legendary Freddie Mercury. More TV shows, commercials, fashion shows and professional pantomimes followed with Sue and her group X-Ray performing as a support act for international stars like Jim Davidson and David Essex.
In addition to running her performing arts school, Sue is a freelance choreographer and director. She also works within schools teaching dance as part of the National Curriculum and holds after school dance classes for children aged 7+.Sue says “Our aim is to develop the childrens confidence.