A qualified IDTA teacher and UK National Street Dance, Disco & Rock and Roll Champion, Steff Massey decided to hang up her competitive boots and set a dance company up in 2005 through her passion and love of dance. What started as one class a week in 2005 is now a large school with over 30 classes a week in a variety of dance styles. Now recognised as one of the top Street Dance Schools in England.
Glen Hudson is a professional London based choreographer and dancer. He is Artistic Director of his own company ʻDefinitivesʼ, which he founded in 2007. He is trained in various styles of Hip Hop dance with extensive performing, choreographic and teaching credits. Workshops all over London as well as overseas (Zurich, Amsterdam, Poland, Australia) alongside choreographers Brian Puspos, Candace Brown, quick boys, Johnny Vongratsavai (nexotic crew Germany). Performing credits include Definitives winning LBDC 2010 (London’s best dance crew), WOD 2011 (World of dance) and placing 3rd at Germanys soulplex, Dance 2xs and Avant Garde Recently nominated for Best choreographer and best dance act at the BEFFTA awards, Glen continues to prove himself within the dance community around the world, as a dedicated, passionate and talented professional artist. Dancevybz is honoured to have Glen teach every Friday at Sharnbrook and our students have grown to an advanced World Ranking level under his guidance.
Cara is our Tap & Musical Theatre Teacher and has been dancing for as long as she can remember. In her younger years was a competitor in Disco and Rock and Roll contests, Cara also enjoyed success in International Dance Teacher’s Association (IDTA) exams in tap, ballet, modern and jazz. In recent years, Cara has run the Krisp Youth Theatre Group, also choreographing a number of musical theatre productions including Bugsy Malone, The Wiz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. She also has considerable experience teaching adults as she is the resident choreographer at The Mill Theatre Sharnbrook. Cara is a talented singer, teacher and great ambassador for our school!
Ed has been choreographing since the age of 14 and in 2012 led his crew “Kazzum” all the way to the finals of Got to Dance. In 2013 “Kazzum” won the UK Champs and jetted off to compete in Las Vegas. Ed is also a world champion in the style of Electric Boogie. Eds teaching style is patient and calm but fast and hard hitting. Ed teaches different competitive teams of all different ages and teaches regular classes at Harrold, Sharnbrook and Bedford.
Sarah has been a dancer since the age of 3 skilled at Ballet, ballroom, disco and rock n roll. However from the age of 14 she wanted to focus on street dance which is her passion. Sarah is a confident, lively, energetic and bubbly teacher. Her classes are both fun and challenging. Sarah teaches 10 different competitive squads of all different ages and has recently led three of her squads to compete at the European & World Hip Hop Championships.
Joe has been dancing and choreographing since he was 12 years old. Joe lives in London and trains with Kash Powell’s Young Flame. Each Monday Joe teaches a Commercial style of dance for Dancevybz at the Corn Exchange. Joe also trains “Vex” an adult advanced competitive street dance team and “Frenzy” an Under 16 competitive intermediate Team.
Cherelle Frost began her Street dance career in 2008 training in Hip-hop as well as studying a Contemporary Dance degree at University. She has won a large number of competitions in Hip-hop freestyle over the UK. In 2011 she started exploring and competing in Electric Boogaloo/Popping and is currently ranked the highest female in the IDO European Championships and the UDO World Championships. She was also announced as the World Hip-hop Duo’s Champion in 2011 with her performance and joint choreography.
Elliot Parmar, Amelia Sonsino, Shannon Mounsey, Beth Riddell-Whitlock & Taylor Gordine Francis
These young and aspiring teaching assistants have grown up with the dance company since its inception and over the years have achieved world ranking titles in Street Dance. Under the leadership of Steff Massey they have been trained to teach their own classes, develop their students into competitive teams and crews and lead them into European and World Championship Street Dance Finals.
Hannah is a beautiful and graceful Contemporary and Ballet dancer and teacher. For the last three years she has taught a variety of dance styles in the USA and in 2012 led a young street dance crew from Dancevybz all the way to the World Championships in Austria. We are delighted that Hannah will once again be teaching a variety of styles for Dancevybz including Contemporary and Street Dance.
Rycardo Gomez, a Portugese model, who is also a talented and inspirational choreographer and Dancer has performed alongside Little Mix, Rhianna, Pixie Lott and Rizzle Kicks and also performed on X Factor, 2012 Olympics and Alan Carr show. Dancevybz is delighted to regularly have Rycardo bring his passion and energy to our Commercial classes.