About Sharon Gill

School of Dance

Our Philosophy

The Sharon Gill School of Dance was established in 1990 and has produced many champions in juvenile, junior and senior level in tap, ballet, modern, lyrical, song & dance and Acro. 


The school is run under both the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association syllabi. Children can take part in classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, theatre craft and acrobatic dance,  purely for fun, to keep fit and meet new friends.

The opportunity to sit graded exams is given to all students. (These are optional but an excellent way of monitoring and ensuring progression whilst gaining certificates and written reports given to each student by an independent visiting examiner).  Should a child or their parent not wish to sit these gradings, they will not be held back...they will simply move onto the next class/grade when the teacher believes they are ready for the next level. 

Students may also take part in competitions and are invited to do so discretion of the teachers at the school.

 

We pride ourselves on being an extended dance family and welcome all ages/abilities to our School.

 

We are ALWAYS available for displays and charity events. To enrol your child or book us for displays and charity events, simply email the Principal on sharongilldance@hotmail.co.uk or call on 07989 306507

Principal

Sharon Gill -

AISTD, AIDTA, BCQ, ICU

Sharon attended the Edith Duncan School of Dance from the age of 2 ½ until the age of 16, winning 6 Scottish Titles and numerous other awards, scholarships and trophies along the way. Sharon was also the youngest child to play the main role of Clara in the Scottish ballet's production of the nutcracker aged only seven! 

Sharon went on to further her training at the London College of Dance (the Imperial Society of Dance’s College) and graduated in 1990 with teaching qualifications in all subjects and a Diploma in Teaching, opening her school upon her return to Aberdeen.

 

Sharon has since gone on to take more qualifications with the ISTD and the IDTA in Ballet, Tap, Modern and most recently became qualified gaining Distinction in IDTA in Acrobatic Dance.  Sharon is also qualified in cheer in Level 3 through the BCA as well as holding Judges certification. Most recently, Sharon has taken further qualifications in Pom, Cheer Jazz and High Kick with the International Cheer Union. Sharon is a fully qualified first aider and chaperone.

Over the course of the last 30 years, Sharon has taught hundreds of girls and boys and adults all subjects including ballet, tap, modern, jazz, cheerleading, pom, lyrical, acrobatic dance stretch ‘n’ Tone and line dancing as well as choreographing numerous shows for drama groups including Singing in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Fame, We will Rock you, Daddy Cool, Wizard of Oz and the King and I, to name but a few, as well as countless pantomimes (and has been known to make the odd appearance herself!) Sharon has also choreographed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and over the past few years has had the privilege of being invited to judge many competitions throughout Scotland. 

Sharon continues her passion, encouraging and nurturing children in all aspects of dance as well as choreographing hundreds of routines a year for all her solo, duet, trio and team competitive pupils. She can always be found prancing around her living room, note book in hand preparing classes and routines for her classes and pupils.

Throughout the recent Covid-19 Crisis, Sharon and her assistants continued to teach through Zoom and outdoor classes ensuring her passion for her work continues and that of her health and well-being of her pupils is able to be maintained whilst out of the studio. We are thrilled finally to be back in the Studio where we belong!

Assistant Teachers

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Claire Gulline

AISTD

Claire joined the school in August 2015 and has proved to be a big hit with all the pupils both young and old, encouraging and bringing out the best in imagination and fun as well as promoting strong technique in her classes.

 

Claire started dancing at the age of 4 taking classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern adding Jazz and Highland to her repertoire a few years later. Claire is qualified under the ISTD and has taken part in many shows at the Arts Centre and HMT in Aberdeen.

Miss Claire is our highly loved and respected teacher at our Westhill Branch and on a Saturday at our town Hub Teaching Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz.  Miss Claire also teaches Zumba throughout the City and is continuing to add to her qualification portfolio so that she can pass on more expertise to our pupils.

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Chloe Garden

HNC/HND/BGU

Miss Chloe has been a pupil of the Sharon Gill School of Dance since she was tiny and provides class assisting, class cover and also teaches our Adult Tap class as well as still taking classes herself and is part of our ACDC sister school senior jazz and lyrical teams. Chloe took 2 years away in Motherwell to gain her HNC and HND qualifications in Musical Theatre but we are delighted to have her back in our classes and part of our teaching faculty. Miss Chloe has most recently gained qualifications through the BGU in lyrical, jazz and Pom and is currently working towards more qualifications with the ISTD. 

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Amy Stewart

BGU

Amy stewart has been a pupil at the School for many years and continues to take class at advanced level in tap, ballet, modern and jazz. Amy has recently become a qualified hip hop coach under the BGU and continues to assist in all our younger classes on a Saturday. Amy is also part of our ACDC sister school senior jazz, lyrical and hip hop teams. 

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Junior Class Assistants

Miss April

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Miss Charleigh

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Miss Sophie

Miss Stephanie

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Morgan McWilliam

BCQ, ICU, BGU

Morgan didn't really have a choice to join the School, given that she is the Principals daughter (!) however she is turning into a wonderful teacher and choreographer in her own right. Morgan can be seen helping out at all the classes and also choreographs for our Sharon Gill School of Dance competitive Soloists/Duets and has already seen lots of her routines winning top titles, trophies and medals as well as 3 National titles at a major UK competition in London. 

Morgan is fully qualified in Jazz through the BCA and has recently added qualifications in Pom, Cheer, Hip hop and High Kick through the BCA, ICU and BGU to her ever growing CV. 

Morgan is currently on Team Scotland Senior Hip hop after successfully auditioning last year to represent her country at the 2020 ICU World Championships in Florida. Unfortunately this didn't go to plan due to Covid-19 and the team have since also chosen to pull out of Worlds 2021 as they have been unable to train but when the time comes for her to compete at Worlds in 2022, she will be even more excited to make her debut on the World's stage as Team Scotland have assured the 2020/21 Team members can keep their place in the team  once her training can resume. 

BREAKING NEWS!!!

We are absoulutely THRILLED to announce that Miss Morgan has been chosen to coach the SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM for the brand new youth age group. She will be coaching and choreographing the youth Hip hop team. Very much deserved and we wish her all the love and luck in the world x