Staff and Founding Of The School

Professional dance instructors

The Allenova School was founded in 1985 by Miss Tanya Allen and her
mother in Tilehurst, Reading. In the 32 years since the establishment
it has grown from just 2 pupils to over 450 which are 
currently enrolled. The Principal Miss Tanya was trained at The College
of The Royal Academy of Dance and is now an examiner for The Royal
Academy. 
She is also an adjudicator for both The British Federation of festivals
and All England Dance. 
unique dancing style
various styles of dancing

Lessons on all styles of dancing 

Miss Tanya and her staff strive to offer a training to all those
registered at Allenova that is of the highest standard and pupils are
then helped as they develop to pursue their dreams. 
Many go onto full time dance colleges and now are dancers and teachers
themselves. 
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Staff

Miss Tanya Allen LRAD, ARAD, FISTD, PGCA 
RAD examiner, Adjudicator member of The British Federation
& All England Dance. 
Mrs Soumaya Smith 
Miss Georgina Allwood 
Mrs Shelene Swanson 
Miss Melisa Willis 
Miss Natasha Colao 
Mrs Sallyann Poole 
Miss Christie O'Carroll 
Miss Gemma White 
Mrs. Gemma Hayes
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Learn to dance with Allenova

If you are wanting to learn to dance with a reputable school, speak to our teachers at Allenova School of Dancing. We have studios across Berkshire and teach classes of all ages and abilities.
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Dear Miss T,
Thank you so much for the past 7 years! You have helped me so much from improving my technique (and my horrible turned in feet) to my performance which I definitely wouldn't have if you hadn't encouraged me to do as many festivals 
as I have done! I've had so many amazing opportunities throughout my time at Allenova and I will never forget how much time and effort you (and all the other teachers) have put into making me the dancer I am today!  
Lots of love Elle - (Offered place at Tring Sept 2017)
- Elle
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When it comes to quality dance instructors in and around the Berkshire area, Allenova School of Dancing is your ideal choice.
Call us now on
01635 201 701

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