About Us

Platinum Dance School is a family run dance school with 4 main branches. 3 are based in Dorset (Portland, Weymouth and Preston) and just recently Liane has opened up a dance school in Southampton. We would like to welcome our new students to the Platinum Family.

Until 2010, we were known as Portland Dance School, but as the school expanded from Portland to Weymouth and Preston, we decided that the school needed a new name Platinum Dance School was formed.

Having taken over what was Portland Dance School in July 2008, Liane and Platinum Dance School have achieved many new and exciting ventures. As a school we have held numerous shows both at Weymouth College and Weymouth Pavilion, giving our students the chance to showcase their talents.  As well as this, we hold assessment days and an awards afternoon. We can also enter students for ISTD exams if they so wish. Children also have the chance to dance and compete in Weymouth Dance Festival, and over the past couple of years we have had several of our students placed. For 2 years running we were asked to provide dancers and choreograph several numbers for the professional show ‘The Heat Is On’ held at the Weymouth Pavilion during the summer holidays. We also took part in Weymouth Carnival in 2011. In 2012 we were invited to take part in the Jubilee Show at the Pavilion and our Stamina Performers group participated in both the matinee and evening shows. In 2015 we had Chris from Tap Dogs come and teach a workshop for our students, which was very well attended. Each year we hold a summer school which is held at Holy Trinity Primary School. We also try and arrange a west end trip whenever possible.

Platinum Dance School offers ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern as well as Acro, Jazz, Contemporary, Commercial, Strength & Flex, Street Dance and Musical Theatre.

Liane Jeffries
Principal, Owner and Teacher

Liane started dancing at the age of two and a half in Weymouth. Whilst there, Liane performed in many bi-annual shows, as well as the Spillers pantomimes, all of which were held at the Pavilion.

At the age of 13, Liane started helping with the younger children at Portland Dance School (now known as Platinum Dance School), as well as in Weymouth.

In 2006, Liane started her FDI teacher training in ISTD Tap and Modern at Stage Door in Bournemouth. Liane has now completed her FDI and is very close to completing her DDE and moving on towards her Associate. Once completed, Liane hopes to continue to train so that she can teach future dance teachers.

In 2016, Liane attended an Acrobatics Arts Module 1 training course and qualified, achieving a 100% pass in the written exam and a pass in the practical exam. Liane is now qualified to teach Primary to Level 6 Acrobatic Arts. In February 2017 she attended the Acrobatic Arts Aerial and Back Handspring training course. She will attend the Module 2 training course later this year/early next year.

During Liane’s teaching career she has taught all grades of ISTD Tap and Modern as well as Jazz, Hip-Hop, Street Dance, Strength & Flex, Boys and Adults. Liane also choreographs dances for festivals and auditions. Liane is a member of the ISTD and is able to enter students for ISTD Tap and Modern exams.

Tegan Jeffries
(ISTD DDI; AAC1) – Teacher

Tegan started dancing at the age of 2 and a half in Weymouth but moved to Platinum in 2010. She dances all genres of dance and has performed as a dancer in several Spillers Pantomimes at Weymouth Pavilion as well as many dance shows. Tegan has now taken on the role of Teacher and choreographer for Stamina Performers.

In 2017, Tegan successfully passed her ISTD DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) in Modern and Tap. Tegan continues her training at Stage Door College in Bournemouth with two top ISTD examiners, working towards her DDE (Diploma in Dance Education), not only furthering her qualifications but also her own personal development.

Tegan has also recently qualified with paediatric first aid training qualification and also has an up to date enhanced CRB and Public Liability Insurance.In February 2016, Tegan attended an Acrobatics Arts Module 1 training course and qualified, achieving a 100% pass in the written exam and a pass in the practical exam. Tegan is now qualified to teach Primary to Level 6 Acrobatic Arts.

In February 2017 she attended the Acrobatic Arts Aerial and Back Handspring training course. She will attend the Module 2 training course later this year/early next year.

Hayley Cookson
Teacher

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