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Lara-Jean Hallam is the principal of the school started in 2010, she started studying Performing Arts at the tender age of 3. She studied locally in Southampton and entered festivals and competitions in drama, dance and singing.
Lara is qualified to BA (Hons) in Dance Studies and English Literature. She completed her Musical Theatre training at Italia Conti Arts Centre, under a scholarship. While at Italia Conti, Lara completed her Advanced 2 Tap and Modern and Advanced 1 Ballet, and gained her ISTD Teaching Certificate in Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance and attends regular CPD courses . She participated in a professional Cheerleading Squad and gained her UKCA Cheerleading, Stunts and Tumbling Level 2/3 Award, United Cheer Credentials 1-6, NCSSE Cheerleading 1-4, Future Cheer Level 1-3. IDTA Dance Teaching Associates, BGU Foundations, BGU Pom Lyrical and Jazz Dance, Legacy Cheer Judges Conference 2015 and Cheer City 2019, New Era Drama Teaching Qualifications, Exercise to Music Level 2, and is a Registered British Gymnastics Coach for Cheerleading Spirit Awards.
Lara's performance experience has taken her around the world. Her achievements include : Entertainment Host, Presenter and Performer onboard Carnival Cruiselines; Entertainment Manager, Singer/ Dancer for TMC services; Dancer at The Brits; Professional Cheerleader with Heat, Video Backing Dancer; Thomas Cook Overseas Entertainer; Pantomime Performer; Aimici Dance Member; Theatre Dancer in London; Impact Dance Festival, Dancer at the All England Finals and performed the lead role in 'Hairspray:The Musical while at Italia Conti.
Lara is a qualified versatile teacher, with a valid DBS, Safeguarding Children Award, Mental Health for Sport, Covid 19 Safeguarding, First Aid and Insurance cover. She has extensive teaching experience around Hampshire, teaching all ages. She is currently promoting Cheerleading through the School Sports Partnership and Fit Fest with CAMHS promoting mental health in youngsters. Her specialist subjects are Cheerleading, Jazz, Core Strengthening, Modern Tap, Ballet and Musical Theatre with her most proud achievement being traning her Senior's to win INTERNATIONALS in 2018 at their first international competition and many other successes with competition teams and dance exam candidates.
George is one of our Cheer-a-cality coaches. She is a gymnastics coach who has studied up to degree level in sports coaching and PE and graduated from the University of Chichester. She has NCSSE Level 1-4 with BCA, BGU 1-2 and UKCA Level 2. She has worked with local gymnastic and cheerleading clubs in the area and is keen to develop cheer-a-cality's gymnastic skills.
Maisie (Cheerleading Level 2 UKCA, BGU 1-3,), Maisie was a Cheer-a-cality student and used her love for cheer to now become a coach. She won NATIONALS in 2015 wth her stunt team and was an active member in Cheer-a-cality ALLSTARS Competition team.
Emma C Emma is our after school and Cheer coach for our youngest athletes in competitions. She has her BGU 1-2, BGU Foundations, First aid, Mental Health Awarness Course and DBS. She also specialises in teaching Hooping in the area.
Christie is our mini cheer assistant coach. She organises with a college a successful pre school Movin Monkees gym and movement class. She also helps with our administration in Hedge End.
Jade is one of our cheer coaches for recreational and competitions. Jade has cheered through the squad and is a National Level 1 and 2.1 Cheer Champion and a International Champion as well. She has coached her teams to 1st place wins . She has her BGU level 1-3 cheer coach awards and BGU Foundations.
Demi is one of our cheer coaches. Demi has cheered through the squads and is a National Level 1 and 2.1 Champion and an International Champion as well and coched her teams to 1st place wins. She is an experienced gymnast who has lots of advice for our tumbles. She has her BGU 1-2 Cheer
Emma is a parent whose girls attend and has got involved with the Programme. She is UCC level 1 and 2 qualified ,BGU Foundations and has experience in Dance training in Ballroom and Latin and coaching with all ages in the competition sector and is our safeguarding officer.
We have many Junior coaches who help with our littelest stars as well and many have their in house JUNIOR cheer coach qualifications and many also have their qualified Junior Foundation Coach training from BGU.