Welcome to the
Unlimited Dance Company

We hope that you choose to join us at our studios here in Barnstaple and that you will soon feel part of this fun, friendly and all-inclusive dance school.

Here at UDC, we believe in encouraging all of our students to work together and support one another – from our very youngest tots to our eldest experienced dancers. Not only are we a cutting-edge dance school, but we also offer children the opportunity to grow in confidence, develop their self-esteem, and forge friendships that last a lifetime.

We would love for you to read all about our team of dedicated and experienced teachers working here at UDC, as we feel that their individual stories and backgrounds really add to the vibrant atmosphere in our dance studio classes.

We hope that you will enjoy your time with us at the Unlimited Dance Company.

Sarah Clements AIDTA AISTD dip Cde

Owner & Director, Unlimited Dance Company

About UDC

9 years ago, we founded The Unlimited Dance Company and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Like most things we started off small, but with a lot of hard work and dedication we have now grown into a flourishing dance school.

At UDC we teach ballet, tap, lyrical, commercial, contemporary, lyrical hip hop, and street dance classes for all ages and abilities and we offer examinations for dancers aged 3 and up. We also offer the Diversity Crew classes for children with additional needs, allowing them to experience the fun and exciting world of the Performing Arts.

 

What We Do

At UDC we teach ballet, tap, lyrical, commercial, contemporary, lyrical hip hop, and street dance classes for all ages and abilities and we offer IDTA examinations for dancers aged 3 and up. We also offer the Diversity Crew classes for children with additional needs and learning difficulties, allowing them to experience the fun and exciting world of the Performing Arts.

As a specialist dance school, we can offer classes to children and adults who come from all walks of life from the age of 18 months onwards, including individuals with additional needs or disabilities. We pride ourselves in being versatile and allowing children to find a dance school where they can develop and grow – as well as welcoming adults looking to get active.

Our Studios

We have 3 fully fitted dance studios all under one roof with disability access, 2 reception areas, 2 changing rooms, 2 washrooms, and a kitchen. As well as our car park directly behind the studios, there is also parking on Rolle Quay or an hours parking on the street (please be considerate to our neighbours) when using this facility. Please don’t use this parking for going into town and shopping.

 

 

Meet the UDC Team

Sarah Clements - First Aider

Sarah Clements - First Aider

Owner, Director & Senior Teacher

Sarah trained in North London at Harrisons College for 3 years. alongside this she also trained at the well known Pineapple dance studios in Covent Garden dancing alongside Bonnie Langford, Claud Paul Henry and Nigel Lythgoe, danced in promotional DVD’s for Pineapple Dance and went on to audition for West End productions.

Qualifications:
ISTD Associate in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National
IDTA L4 in Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Freestyle
ISTD Diploma and Cde in Modern
CYQ Level 2 and UKCA in Cheerleading

First aid trained

Sarah has appeared in the well-known shows Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, My Fair Lady, and Brigadoon. Choreographing West Side Story, 42nd Street, Grease and God Spell for semi-professional companies in London.

Ellie Freeman - Deputy Welfare Officer & First Aider

Ellie Freeman - Deputy Welfare Officer & First Aider

Deputy Director and Senior Teacher

Ellie has been teaching with Unlimited Dance for 8 years having been a student with our dance company from the age of 6. Ellie has a wide knowledge of ballet, lyrical, contemporary, tap and street dance. She is our in house First Aider.

Ellie is a senior teacher at UDC, where she teaches most of the Hip Hop, Lyrical / Contemporary and Ballet classes. Ellie teaches on UDC Summer schools/workshops.

Qualifications
IDTA L4 Ballet
IDTA L4 Freestyle/Street

Ellie represented England at Dance Excellence in Los Angeles in 2014 and 2016.

Ellie is our in house welfare officer and is first aid trained and she should be approached if you have any concerns.

Lee Dunn - First Aider

Lee Dunn - First Aider

Company Manager and Senior Teacher

Lee has been dancing for many years and is self-taught in body popping and waving. Lee is in charge of the Company and Elite Company’s training.

Lee has participated in competitions throughout the country. He has been placed in quarter and semi-finals at UDO competitions and placed 5th in the champions of champions. Lee placed 4th at the World Championships in Glasgow August 2014.

Lee has represented England at the Dance Excellence festival 2014 and 2016 in Los Angeles.

Louise Coates - Welfare Officer

Louise Coates - Welfare Officer

Senior Teacher

Louise has been teaching at UDC since 2018 and has a wealth of knowledge within the dance industry. Louise is an active examiner for GCSE dance.

Louise works closely with youth dance groups and education in dance.

Louise was asked to join a specialist performing arts school in Hertfordshire as their Head of Dance. Here she worked with exceptional students of performing arts who went straight into working professional within the arts industry (Sam Smith), or were successfully accepted into schools such as Urdang Academy, and onto associate and pre-vocational training courses with The Royal Ballet School, London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban.

Louise left her Head of Dance post in 2010 to become the Creative Learning Manager at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Here she worked with professional companies such as New Adventures, Jasmin Vardimon, Hofesh Shechter, Richard Alston, Sidi Larbi Chakaouri, Ballet Boyz and Zoonation, to develop projects to showcase and promote the best of dance. She was also part of the team that created and produced the main stage, community production of Sum of Parts.

Qualifications:
BA Honours dance performance
Qualified Teacher Status (Dance)

Joely Walker - First Aider

Joely Walker - First Aider

Teacher/ Administrator

Joely has danced with us for over 10 years and has naturally progressed into our teaching team. She mainly works with our younger students here at UDC. She also works 1:1 with children who need additional help.

Joely represented The Unlimited Dance Company and England in 2014 out in Los Angeles at Dance Excellence.
Joely is a member of our Elite Company and an advanced dancer within UDC.

Charlie Freeman

Charlie Freeman

Teacher

Charlie has danced with UDC for over 16 years and has now finished her 2-year training at the Wilkes Academy Performing Arts College in Swindon graduating in 2018. Charlie now teaches street dance for UDC.
Charlie is a member of our Elite Company and an advanced dancer within UDC.

Qualifications
L2 Diploma in Performing Arts

Britney Smith - First Aider

Britney Smith - First Aider

Teacher

Britney is one of our long term students and teachers our Saturday junior street class Intermediate team. Britney also works in Diversity and works 1:1 with children that may need additional help.
Britney is a member of our Elite Company and an advanced dancer within UDC.

Summer Madge

Summer Madge

Student Teacher

Summer has joined our teaching team having trained at UDC for the last 10 years. Summer is a member of our Elite Company and an advanced dancer within UDC.
Summer choreographs for members of Company.

Jaz Turner

Jaz Turner

Student Teacher

Jaz has been with UDC for over 10 years now and is an assistant teacher here at UDC.
Jaz is a member of our Elite Company and an advanced dancer within UDC.

Harry Freeman

Harry Freeman

Head of Acting

Harry decided to pursue his career as an actor from a very young age and started his studies at the Sixth scenes youth theatre, he then went on to attend Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts where he graduated in 2017.
Over the years Harry worked on stage shows such as D-Day 75 playing James Stagg, Dinner by Moira Buffini playing Michael and Holes by Tom Basden playing Ian.
Harry has performed in many pantomimes up and down the country and has appeared in feature films, music videos, adverts and performed at sea on the P&O Britannia.
Harry loves to share his knowledge through teaching and is enjoying working with the UDC students.