About Elevate Academy Of Dance& Meet Our Teachers
About Elevate Academy of Dance
Elevate Academy of Dance creates a fun environment for all dancers of all ages. Elevate offers dancers a chance to perform and compete in the dance world. It is also a great way to gain confidence, a fantastic way to exercise or to just enjoy dance as a hobby on a weekly basis.
Classes include Acrobatics, flexibility, technique and performance skills. Elevate offer many dance styles some being, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and more. Elevate Academy of dance are now introducing the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern Theatre syllabus to all dancers. Elevate Academy of Dance will offer dance examinations in Modern Theatre (Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre dance) in 2018.
The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy is a fun ballet and Musical Theatre dance class for 3-6 years. It is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the dance world. Classes are taught through the music and stories of the Angelina Ballerina t.v show. Children receive Angelina Ballerina gifts each term. Each dancer has a chance to meet and sometimes dance with the famous mouse herself.
We hold our annual show in the Mullingar Arts Centre every May/June. We perform on St. Patricks Day as well as compete in different venues around Ireland twice a year. Other performance opportunities arise throughout the year, for example, a chance to dance in the Mullingar Pantomime, performing for Westmeath Culture Night etc.
We teach private lessons to the about to be ‘newly weds‘ as well as cater for themed hen parties. The Elevate Academy of Dance team are available as creative directors or performers for events such as fundraisers, weddings, parties, fashion shows etc.
All dance teachers are fully qualified and trained. The dance teachers are Garda Vetted and hold a certificate in either First Aid or in Child Protection Policy.
Meet the Team – Teachers and Choreographer
Elevate Academy of Dance is run by Aimee Mac Manus. Aimee has been a dance teacher and choreographer for over ten years. Aimee obtained her degree in Dance Studies from the University of Wolverhampton in 2007. She is currently studying Jazz and Modern Theatre in Inchicore College of Further Education. Aimee is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), which is one of world’s leading dance examination boards.
Aimee has choreographed many musicals and variety shows, some being Grease, Miss Saigon, Cats, Happy Days and Phantom of the Opera. Aimee has worked with many local community organisations as Creative Director for events and fundraisers such as Strictly Come Dancing, Lip Sync Battle and Fashion Shows.
Aimee’s choreography and teaching has brought her students to perform on West End stages twice in the past. Her dance students have won trophies and medals for many dance styles throughout the years. She has brought guest choreographers to Ireland for her dance students to experience dance workshops from some of the best in the business.
Aimee says ‘I continue to train and work on my technique as a dance teacher. I feel it’s extremely important to move forward with the dance world. A lot has changed in dance since I began teaching ten years ago. My dance student’s look to me for guidance in the art form and so it’s important I stay fresh and constantly update my choreography and aims for the dance academy. I have traveled to London many times to experience dance workshops and courses which benefit the dance academy’.
Aimee Mac Manus
Artistic Director/Lead Choreographer
Elevate Academy of Dance is directed by Aimee MacManus. Aimee has been a dance teacher and choreographer for over 12 years but has been dancing from the age of 3 years. She has a B.A. Honors degree and is an affiliated member of the Associated Board of Dance
Sabrina Mc Cauley Healy began dancing at the age of 3 years and has a passion for dance ever since. Sabrina has completed dance examinations in Ballet, Modern and Tap. While dancing as a teenager Sabrina became an All Ireland
Shauna Coffey is originally from Athlone and started dancing at the very young age of 5 years old. Shauna is a qualified teacher in Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance under the ISTD and has taken Vocational standard examinations with both the ISTD and the RAD
Robyn Byrne is the newest dance tutor to join Elevate Academy of Dance. Robyn teaches both Contemporary and Jazz dance, however Robyn has experience in many styles including Ballet and Lyrical.