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

10 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 examinations for dancers aged 3 and up. We also offer the Diversity Crew classes for children with disabilities 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 and express themselves.

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 neighbors when using this facility. Please don’t use this parking for going into town and shopping.

 

 

Meet the UDC Team

Sarah Clements A.I.S.T.D dip cde A.I.D.T.A UKCA Level 2 ETM - First Aider

Sarah Clements A.I.S.T.D dip cde A.I.D.T.A UKCA Level 2 ETM - First Aider

Owner, Director & Teacher

Sarah trained in North London at Harrisons College for 3 years where she gained Associates in ISTD ballet, modern, tap and national. Along side this she also trained at the well known Pineapple dance studios in Covent Garden dancing along side 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.

Sarah also has an IDTA Associate in Ballet, Modern, Tap and Freestyle.
Sarah went on to obtain her Diploma and Cde in Modern, CYQ Level 2 and UKCA in Cheerleading.

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 AIDTA, Welfare Officer - First Aider

Ellie Freeman AIDTA, Welfare Officer - First Aider

Deputy Director and Teacher

Ellie has been teaching with Unlimited Dance for 6 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 and is in charge of all the music re-arrangements that UDC use.

She is part of our over 18 advance team, Unbound who compete at UDO competitions around the country. Ellie choreographs for our under 14 team, Vortex who compete at UDO competitions around the country. She represented England at Dance Excellence in Los Angeles in 2014 and 2016.

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

Lee Dunn - First Aider

Lee Dunn - First Aider

Competing Teams Manager and Teacher

Lee has been dancing for many years and is self taught in body popping and waving.

Lee is the coach for The Solution, Abundance and Unbound. All these hip hop teams compete at advanced level around the country.

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 fo champions. Lee placed 4th at the World Championships in Glasgow August 2014.

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

Joely Walker - First Aider

Joely Walker - First Aider

Teacher/ Administrator

Joely has danced with us for over 10 years and has naturally progressed into one of our student teachers. She mainly works with our younger students in our Wednesday ballet class and all of our Saturday classes. She also works 1:1 with children who need additional help. Joely can also be found working on our front desk and is available to answer any enquiries you may have.

Joely represented The Unlimited Dance Company and England in 2014 out in Los Angeles at Dance Excellence. Joely is also working towards her IDTA Level 4 ballet diploma.

Connor MacGillivray - First Aider

Connor MacGillivray - First Aider

Teacher

Connor has been dancing and teaching for many years. He has taught around the South West and competed all over the country. Connor now teaches for UDC and runs a Trap class on a Friday with Keeley.

Connor is also part of our cover 18 Advanced team Unbound.

Britney Smith - First Aider

Britney Smith - First Aider

Student Teacher

Britney is one of our Solution team members and teachers our Saturday junior street class and works along side Lee with our Under 14 Intermediate team, Abundance. Britney also helps in Diversity and works 1:1 with children that may need additional help.

Jaz Turner

Jaz Turner

Student Teacher

Jaz is part of our Solution team and now teaches along side Sarah choreographing for our Thursday street class. She also helps in Diversity.

Summer Madge

Summer Madge

Student Teacher

Summer is in our Under 18 advanced team, The Solution. She now teachers with Sarah choreographing for our Tuesday street class. Summer also helps in Diversity on a Saturday.

Rosie Russell, Georgie Bawden, Madeline Moore

Rosie Russell, Georgie Bawden, Madeline Moore

Student Helpers

Rosie, Georgie and Madeline all help out within our classes and around the studio. They are always there to lend a hand.

Rosie and Georgie are part of our under 18 Advanced team, Solution and Madeline is part of our under 14 Advanced team, Abundance. They are all very dedicated to training at UDC and have been very successful at all competitions they have competed at.