The history of our school
The Patricia Veale School of Dance was founded by Patricia Veale in the 1960s at the Acomb church hall on Front Street in York. It subsequently moved to 6 – 8, Regent Buildings, Acomb, York is has been there ever since. Patricia worked hard with all her passion and dedication to gain the reputation she still has to this day. Sadly, she passed away in January 2010 and is greatly missed by us all……
Kelly Clarey formally known as Mickela Clarey is the daughter of the late Patricia Veale. She is now the director and principal teacher of the school and continues to maintain the well known reputation of her mother.
At Patricia Veale School of Dance R.A.D. learning is about much more than simply imparting knowledge. We believe that it’s vital to provide individual support for every student.
- we encourage our students to develop knowledge and understanding of dance technique, musicality and artistry.
- we encourage our students to strive towards meaningful goals and support them throughout their dance training.
- our philosophy is applied to all levels of our teaching training. Students are encouraged to get involved in all dance subjects.
- our goals are to create enjoyment and creativity in dance movement and strive towards a professional level.
- Our responsibilities are to respect all individuals, deliver good practice, safe guard and promote well-being regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, development stage, religious belief or whether the individual is disabled.
- Training and legal knowledge of safe guarding for children.
The school offers classes for all ages from two and a half years through to adult in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Commercial dance.
Ballet RAD Children’s examinations from Pre-primary to Grade 8
Ballet RAD Vocational examinations from Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 1
Modern and Tap ISTD
Training and coaching for a professional career in dance.
Many Pupils in the school are Yorkshire Scholars and Northern Associates.
Pupils from the school have achieved scholarships for professional vocational dance schools at institutions such as:
- The Northern Ballet School
- London Studio Centre
- Laine Theatre Arts
- Northern Contemporary
- The Brits School
- Studio La Point
- Sylvia Young School