Inspiring Young Minds
About Imagine School Of Dance
Imagine School Of Dance was established on the 25th October 2015. It was originally set up in Christchurch Community Centre, Oxton, Wirral. Its Purpose was to Provide a High Quality Dance Education at an affordable price taken by Miss Ashton McGowan, ISTD, IDT and Melody Bear Dance Teacher. Over the past few years Imagine School Of Dance has continued to grow at a steady pace and since opening has grown by more than 10x its original size.
Today, Imagine School Of Dance is based in the heart of Birkenhead, Wirral and occupies a double shop front on Argyle Street which is easily accessible by public transport and car. Our 2 studios are fully equipped for all of our classes and have been fitted with fully sprung floors, full length mirrors, Air Conditioning and heating. Our Studio has both changing and washroom facilities and is Wheelchair Accessible.
Our School Motto is ‘Nurturing Young Talent’ – this is our primary focus when teaching all of our students. All of our staff here at Imagine School Of Dance are Passionate about what they do whilst also being caring and understanding to each individual child's needs. All of our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in their field. All of our staff hold current DBS checks and are periodically monitored by the Principal.
Children are initially grouped into classes with children their age wherever possible but are then monitored by their teachers and may be moved to a more suitable class for their Ability level so that they can get the most out of their class. They are constantly monitored and may be entered for ISTD exams when they are ready for them.
At Imagine School Of Dance, we hold our own on stage performances every 2 years, and we encourage all of our students to take part.
Founder & Principle
Miss Ashton began dancing at the age of 3 and attended Elliott Clarke Theatre School and College in Liverpool for most of her childhood, It was here she developed her love for dance and passion for teaching. At just 16 years old Miss Ashton earned a place on Preston College Dance Academy's Professional Dance and teacher of dance course where she began her teacher training Qualifications. At 17 Ashton moved back home and continued her education at North Liverpool Dance Academy. Ashton has participated in many shows throughout her dancing career including: Annie, Oliver, A Christmas Carol, Joseph and the Technicolour dream coat, Bugsy Malone, Greece and Cats as well as multiple operas and pantomimes.
Street Dance Teacher
Miss Amy teaches the Street Dance classes at Imagine School Of Dance, She has years of teaching and performing experience.
Mo is our Studio Assistant here at Imagine. She looks after the children on their breaks, assists with shoe changes, toilet breaks and drop off/collection times.
Miss Charlotte teaches our Ballet Classes here at Imagine School Of Dance. She holds her RAD and ISTD teaching qualifications.
Miss Sophie Teaches Gymnastics at Imagine School Of Dance. She is a fully qualified British Gymnastics coach. Miss Sophie was the British Acrobatics Champion in 2006.
Musical Theatre Teacher
Miss Faye teaches the Musical Theatre classes at Imagine School Of Dance, She holds her ISTD teaching certificate and has years of teaching and performing experience.