Our new workshop class is a great chance for students to be taught new styles by specialist teachers. It's a great way for our students to benefit more from Polka Dot with affordable classes. We receive great feedback from our students so aim to have workshops in every holiday.

Casey-May Connolly    Ballet

Casey grew up as a child locally in Spalding and started dancing when she was 3 years old, taking classes in baby ballet and tap. After finishing school she went on to Peterborough Regional College to study Level 3 BTEC in Dance and finished with a triple Distinction star! Casey then trained at Tiffany's Theatre College where she was taught by many top recognised professionals from within the dance industry such as Liam Lunniss, Christabelle Field, Christian Storm and many more. Whilst at Tiffany’s Casey performed at ‘Move It’ on both the main stage and show case stage. She was also recognised by Emma DeVees, and had the privilege to perform as a solo dancer at Christmas events and with others for major birthday parties.

During Casey’s second year at Tiffany’s she worked as a dancer for Polka Dot Pantomimes. Towards the end of her third year Casey signed with a London based Musical Theatre Agent and now recently with Mass Movement and Mark Summers. Casey is very excited to be back in Spalding and can’t wait to pass on her love of dance to the Polka Dot students.

Matthew Jay - Contemporary

Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Matthew Jay trained at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre. Matthew Jay has worked with Christopher Bruce, Ballet Boyz and founding members of the Adugna Community Dance and Theatre Company, Addisu Demissie and Junaid Jemal Sendi. Matthew Jay has also performed in works by Richard Alston, Andreas Elia constantinou-Etheredge, Tony Thatcher and Rosemary Butcher which then went on to tour in Israel. In February 2014 Matthew-Jay was part of the early processes of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures / RE:Bourne ‘Lord of the Flies’ project as well as becoming one of the Youth Dance artists at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds where he delivered weekly technical training and choreographed for the national youth dance platform, FRESH. In 2014 Matthew Jay found the Yorkshire Academy of Creative Arts & Dance, which provide children and young people in the Yorkshire region a safe, active, creative space where participants can freely express themselves. 

Most recently Matthew Jay has be seen delivering CPD workshops in the Bedfordshire region alongside lecturing contemporary technique at Bedford College. He also carries out work with the Dance United Yorkshire on a regular basis. In early 2016 Matthew Jay started delivering performing arts and dance at Camp Cooper, International Summer Camp, UK”

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