Best foot forward for Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia with her dancing students from Seahouses
Miss Georgia with her dancing students from Seahouses

A former Duchess’s Community High School student has turned her fancy footwork into a full-time profession by opening up her own travelling dance school across North Northumberland.

Georgia Robinson, or Miss Georgia as she is known, has set up GL Dance after being inspired by her former teacher at the Alnwick Academy of Dance.

The Alnwick-born entrepreneur is now offering lessons across rural Northumberland for aspiring dancers of all ages, with a range of ballet, jazz, adult and dance fitness classes.

The Royal Academy of Dance accredited teacher is offering her classes in Shilbottle and Seahouses at the moment, but has plans for expansion to other rural areas, such as Rothbury and other places.

She said: “Everything is going really well at the moment. I’ve only been doing the school for about six weeks, it’s starting to build and I’m really enjoying it.

“I think to become well-established it will take a few years. I currently have a pre-primary ballet class, a grade one ballet class for beginners, a jazz beginners’, and a jazz 2 class.”

‘Miss Georgia’ also has an adult jazz class on Wednesday evenings at Shilbottle Community Centre, and will be doing work at Widdrington First School after the school half-term holiday.

The talented 23-year-old trained at the famous Ballet West school in Scotland in 2009 and travelled on a tour around China with The Nutcracker.

When she returned, she went on to become a certified ballet school teacher at the Royal Academy of Dance. Darcey Bussell presented the dancer with her certificate, which was one of her highlights.

Anyone wishing to join a class can contact ‘Miss Georgia’ by email to missgeorgia.rad@hotmail.com

Lessons start again after the half-term.