Rhythm Energy Dance, Drama & Singing School
All Classes held at:
Winterbourne Community Centre
Watleys End Road
Erin: (+44) 07787 234 254
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
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Rhythm Energy Dance, Drama and Singing School- REDDS was founded in 2001. It was not known as REDDS back then but just as REDS, Rhythm Energy Dance School.
It was founded by Erin Cacacie because she felt a need to create a dance club at the local secondary school where she was first employed. It started out as a weekly class with 30 regular dancers, this then progressed to weekends and so the school was born.
REDs is where Erin Cacacie met Marta Nuevo Draper. Marta was just 11 yrs old when she started dancing at REDs. REDs performed at local events, competed in dance and cheerleading competitions, was the opening act for American RnB band "Dru Hill" at Bristols Colston Hall and REDs staged their own annual dance showcase. It was here Marta was able to showcase her singing ability.
In 2005, Erin left the UK and moved to New Zealand where she continued with the success of REDs and opened her dance school in New Zealand. In the 6 years that Erin was in New Zealand, REDs went onto to win every dance category they entered and ultimately qualifying for the World Dance Championships in the USA.
During that time, Marta had secured a place at Filton's South West Academy of Dramatic Arts where she studied musical theatre. She then went on to study Musical Theatre at University, where she further developed her talent for singing, dancing and acting. After gaining a first class honours degree she then went to work as a singing teacher at a stage school franchise.
In 2011, Erin returned to the UK. Marta and Erin who had remained in contact with each other were once again doing dance classes. Erin as the teacher and her old students (somewhat older) were back. It was like a REDs reunion.
In January 2012, Marta and Erin had a chance meeting about what they could create if they collaborated together and the need for a Quality Stage School at Affordable Prices.
And so REDDS was born......
Marta was going to teach the singing and drama and Erin the dance and drama. It was at this meeting that they both really understood the passion that each other had for their chosen arts and wanting to create a unique school that supported the students, teaching them to a very high standard and motivating the students to feel as passionate about the arts as they do. REDDS officially began as a stage school in April 2012.
Since 2012 REDDS has achieved a hugh amount for such a small school - students have won in almost all categories they have competed in (ballet, acro, lyrical, contemporary, Jazz and musical Theatre). They have and continue to have 100% pass rates for exams. One of our students has played Young Nala in Disney's The Lion King. Two students have secured auditions for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A student has made it to the last 12 on CBBC's Taking the Next Step and REDDS Competition team have been Starpower National Champions in 2014 and 2016 with an invite to the world dance pageant in America. In 2015 a student went on to win Disney Dance Camp, and the whole school competed in Disneyland Paris.
REDDS is more than a stage school, its a performing arts school. Students can take British Ballet Organisation exams in Ballet and Tap. Contemporary Exams with Ryan Jenkins iD- Company. Acrobatic Arts exams. Lamda exams in drama, musical theatre and singing.
REDDS is fresh, vibrant, fun and talented stage school, with Erin as the principle of this new stage school, it can only grow and develop into a leading performing arts school.
From September 2018, REDDS will take on a new academy style structure. One monthly price and you can attend all the classes. Making every a student a triple threat competent in all styles of dance.
Watch out for REDDS.......