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Ilford, Essex

Saturday Theatre School: Street Dance, Pop Singing, Drama & Musical Theatre

Venue: William Torbitt Primary School.

Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park, Ilford. IG2 7SS

Days: Saturdays

Times: 10.00am to 1.oopm

Age Groups: 5 to 16yrs split into 4 age groups:

5-6yrs: Primary's

7-8yrs: Junior's

9-11yrs: Inters

12yrs +: Seniors


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William Torbitt School

Eastern Avenue

Newbury Park


Essex IG2 7SS


Director: Diane Neave

Diane is a director at Rascals. She trained at the prestigious Laban Centre for Movement & Dance (leading European institution for music & dance). Diane has been teaching children performing arts for over 30yrs and is still as passionate & energetic as ever!!


Director: Dan Neave

Dan is a director at Rascals. He is an advocate for instilling a positive mindset - anything is achievable if you work hard at it!! Dan is always present at this class to welcome you, sign you in and answer any questions or queries you may have.


Singing Teacher:

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl has been teaching at Rascals since 2006. She is an integral and much loved member of the Rascals team! Cheryl trained at Masters Performing Arts College completing her professional Musical Theatre diploma & gaining her LAMDA teaching qualification. Cheryl has worked extensively as a dancer, actress & choreographer.


Street Dance Teacher:
Sean Hinds

Sean completed his 4yr professional Musical Theatre training at CPA Studios. He has worked extensively in TV and stage with a wide range of commercial & high profile musical choreographers. Sean is a super experienced teacher, having taught a wide range of ages & dance styles.


Drama Teacher:
Esme Laudat

Esme is the newest member of our team, her performing credits include 'Legally Blonde' in London, 'Hairspray' in London's West End, the original London cast of 'Spamilton' & the UK & International tour of 'Madagascar'. Esme has an amazing personality & brings an explosion of energy to her classes!  We are excited to have her join our Rascals family!


Musical Theatre Teacher: Josh Crouchman

Josh started his Rascals journey as a student aged 8 and then progressed to an assistant teacher working alongside Rascals Director Diane, for many years. He then went on to complete his professional Musical Theatre training at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy in London.  


Class administrator:

Nikki Galvin-Law

Nikki has been part of our admin team for over 20years and is always present at class to welcome you & sign you in. All 3 of her now grown up children came to Rascals throughout their childhood. Nikki is super experienced in looking after our Saturday students and is a much loved member of the Rascals family. 


Class administrator:

Anna Graham

Anna has been part of our admin team for over 15years and works alongside Nikki on reception. Both of her now grown up children attended Rascals for many years but she loves Rascals so much that when her children left she continues to help with the smooth running of the school every Saturday. She is a super experienced, long standing & much loved member of the team.

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