Holly co-principal of DH Dance Academy, began dancing at the age of 3 at her local dance school studying ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern, later studying pointework and jazz technique. During this time Holly also successfully auditioned as a musical theatre associate at the Urdang Academy, furthering her training in jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, ballet and classical repertoire.
At 18, Holly began her full time training at North London Dance Studios where she gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in Tap, Modern Theatre and Imperial Ballet. She has since furthered her teacher training with the Royal Academy of Dance and qualified as an RAD teacher with her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and qualified as a Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.
Holly's future plans are to gain her Licenciate and Fellowship qualifications, she is passionate about training the next generation of dancers.
Hayley co-principal of DH Dance Academy, began dancing at the age of 3 at her local dancing school, she has studied many styles of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Street and Hip Hop; from a young age she discovered her love for the stage, performing in venues such as Her Majesties Theatre & Sadlers Wells.
At 17, Hayley decided to pursue her passion and began full time training at North London Dance Studios, here she went on to study, take exams and gain her dance qualifications. Since graduating she pursued her love for performing and worked with choreographers on music videos for artists such as Little Mix. She also performed on stage in Theatre Shows, Pantomimes, Charity Events, and Live events such as: Britain's Next Top Model, Leicester Square Theatre, Cinderella at the Shaw Theatre, Michael Jackson EU Tour and many more.
Hayley still trains frequently and believes it is important to keep up to date with the ever growing industry, her aim is to help the younger generation grow in confidence and achieve their goals.
Liv has been dancing since 3 years old; she started her training at The Highstone Dance Academy where she took weekly classes in many styles of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Street.
Liv successfully graduated from the brilliant Centre PAC where she gained valuable training and performing experience as well as qualifications to move into her professional career. Liv is now a successful dancer and teacher, she loves to share her knowledge and passion for dance with the next generation.
DH Dance Academy is a school of dance, offering dance classes in in Welwyn & Hertford.
The school was founded by principals Hayley Driscoll & Holly Hillier; both have been dancing since the age of 3 in a various dance disciplines. Both went on to professional training together at North London Dance Studios, during this time Hayley & Holly gained teaching qualifications, performance experience and built a beautiful friendship sharing their love for dancing.
Since graduating Hayley & Holly continued more studies for teaching qualifications in ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) & (RAD Royal Academy of Dancing). Both went on to teach children of all ages and abilities and choreograph for dance showcases and events. They have also worked professionally in the industry performing in west end shows, pantomimes and commercially in videos and live events. After gaining an extensive amount of experience in both teaching and performing Hayley & Holly decided to build their own dance school together.
DH Dance Academy are proud to offer students excellent dance classes and training in a variety of dance disciplines such as:
RAD Ballet (Royal Academy of Dancing), ISTD Tap & Modern, (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing), Street Dance / Hiphop, Jazz Technique, Contemporary / Lyrical, Acrobatic Arts & Musical Theatre.
With dance classes for children through to adults, there is something for everyone. DH have dance classes to suit beginners or those that want to extend or further their training. All dance classes are taught by fully qualified, DBS certified, industry professionals including principals of the school, Hayley & Holly. Students are also given the opportunity to take part in exciting experiences throughout the year, such as:
RAD & ISTD Dance Examinations
Perform at Charity Fundraising Events
Perform at Festival & Community Performances
Dance Days Out
And Many More.
Our aim is to teach the love and enjoyment of dancing to the younger generation, helping them to grow in confidence. We ensure to give each student the attention they require allowing them to thrive and achieve their own individual potential.
DH Dance Academy provide a welcoming, professional and friendly service and are proud to offer exceptional dance training and opportunities to our students.
Children's and Adults dance classes available in Welwyn and Hertford.