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Dean Row School of Dance was established nearly 40 years ago by Mrs Rosalind Renouf. Rebekah Rivett, after training under Mrs Renouf, joined the teaching team in 2012. Rebekah took over as principal in 2019 and now jointly runs Dean Row School of Dance with Elisabeth Carlile. Miss Bekki and Miss Lissie strive to always offer high quality dance training  in a fun and friendly class environment for all. 

Dean Row School of Dance offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Contemporary and Street for ages 3 and upwards. The school and its teachers instil self-confidence in a welcoming, engaging and safe environment. We pride ourselves on developing strong relationships with all families who are welcomed into the dance school. 

As a school we encourage children to explore and fulfil their potential in dance and all pupils have the opportunity to take regular IDTA exams in the above styles. As well as developing individual dance technique the school also emphasises the value in exploring creativity and developing performance skills through shows. 

All teachers are fully qualified, DBS (CRB) checked, first aid and safeguarding trained. 



About Dean Row School of Dance

Meet The Team


Rebekah Rivett

Miss Bekki has been a long time member of Dean Row School of Dance, having undertaken her own dance training there from the age of 3. Bekki studied Ballet, Tap and Modern. and achieved her IDTA Associate in Ballet under the tuition of Mrs Renouf. Whilst at University, Bekki continued to study different styles of dance such as Contemporary and Street. Miss Bekki has over 10 years' teaching experience in dance with various institutions. She has also choreographed a number of successful musical theatre productions at local dramatic societies. In 2017 she was nominated as Best Choreographer by Greater Manchester Drama Federation for her work on the show High School Musical. 

BSc/ PGCE Primary Teacher
AIDTA Associate in Ballet 
NATD Diploma in Contemporary Teaching
Alixa Flexibility Module 1

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Elisabeth Carlile

Miss Lissie also started her dance training at Dean Row School of Dance from the age of 3, studying Ballet, Tap and Modern. She achieved her Intermediate Performers exam in Ballet at 18. Miss Lissie studied Performing Arts at University, developing skills in movement, directing and devising. Miss Lissie continued training and received a Masters in Theatre & Performance from Kings College London. During this time she created her own performances which have been performed in various theatres around the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Miss Lissie choreographs for local Youth Theatres and was awarded the NODA Award for Best Choreographer of a Youth Production in 2019 for her work on Wizard of Oz. 

MA Theatre & Performance
BA HONS Performing Arts
NATD Diploma in Contemporary Teaching 
Alixa Flexibility Module 1

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