Viv  (A.B.A.T.D) (Principal)  Viv qualified as a dance teacher many years ago and  opened her school in 1979 with a handful of pupils encouraged by an old friend  Jean who assured her she would be able to make a success of it!  More than  39 years on she is now the Principal of schools in Dagenham, Cranham and  Grays respectively.  Viv sets an extremely high standard and boasts that her pupils  have gained fantastic exam passes over these years.  She says "It’s the most  amazing feeling to see McQuade Stage School pupils on stage performing in front  of a full theatre and everyone in the school makes me so proud.  I have the most  fantastic teachers, student teachers and class assistants who are extremely  dedicated to the school and I am very grateful to each and every one of them for  keeping our classes performing to the high standard of which we have always been  accustomed, but most of all for making it friendly and personal"!

Sarah (A.B.A.T.D) (Principal)  Sarah has recently taken over the school’s day to day running, keeping it in the family! She not only teachers at all our schools but is responsible for the music and administration for our performances and exams, she is also super organised!  She is the overall manager and oversees the staff and student teachers too.  She has been dancing since she was 2 years old and has been trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Acrobatic Arts.  McQuade Stage School is a huge part of her life and is where she spends a lot of her time with her friends and pupils alike.  Her life revolves around the school, it’s pupils and events!

 

 Bonnie (A.B.A.T.D)  (Teacher - Dagenham School)  Bonnie has been  with McQuade Stage School for many years.  She came to the school at the age of  20 and has been here ever since!  In this time she studied and acquired her  teacher’s diploma and now teaches at our Thursday school.  Apart from teaching  many classes, Bonnie's role includes overseeing and supervising all of the other  classes and teaching staff.  She has proven an amazing asset to our school, has super choreography ideas and  revels in every minute!

 

 Carla (A.B.A.T.D)  (Teacher)  Carla is 27 and has been dancing at the school for 20  years, trained  in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Street.  She loves teaching in all of  the classes as  dancing is a great passion of hers. She recently passed her teachers diploma and now teaches alongside at both our Thursday and Saturday schools whilst assisting Sarah in  the Acrobatic Arts classes too.

 Jess (Student Teacher) Jess is also one of our long standing students and has been  with McQuade since the baby class.  Jess helps out at our Thursday school  in Dagenham  and is always willing to come and help out at our Saturday school in Grays.  She is a delight to have at the school and will continue to grow with her  dancing. 

 Bronwyn (Student Teacher) Bronwyn helps out at our Saturday school  in Grays. She is also a qualified Acrobatics Arts Teacher.  She joined McQuade when she was 3 years old and has blossomed into  a lovely dancer. She really enjoys helping out with our classes and has  started choreographing some of the steps. UPDATE: Bronwyn is at Uni and will be missed very much but we are hoping she will return to teach  again when she finishes.