Meet Miss Pennie
Pennie achieved all major exams with the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D). She then went on to complete her ballet training at the acclaimed Arts Educational London Schools and Central School of Ballet, London.
In addition to a fine career dancing professionally in theatres internationally, Pennie brings her experience teaching young children and understanding them on an emotional level. This means her students are introduced to dance in a warm and caring child-led environment as well as receiving the invaluable technical foundation that puts them in good stead for the future.
With a strong classical ballet background Pennie also has a wealth of experience in many styles which allow her to create uniquely designed, exciting curriculum to give her students a wide-ranging exposure to dance.
Dancing is a small part of attending a dance class, it's about creating a safe space for each child.
I want my school to be a second home for my families, a place where children and parents want to spend time together, to feel relaxed and happy and feel part of something special. Silk should be part of the local community, joining in and arranging local events to give back as much as we possibly can. When people think of Silk I want them to not only think of us as a dance school but as an ambassador of the local community.
I want to train dancers to the best of their ability, I will train them to work hard both physically and mentally, to always believe in themselves and be the best that they can be. Along with our parents we will encourage our children to plough through when things get tough and keep going, never give up and be the best version of themselves. We will get through the hard times together and celebrate the wins together. We are a family and so a win for the individual is a win for Silk.