Meet Deb Laxton
T.C.R.A.D, R.T.S., A.I.D.T.A, C.P.D.
Deborah (Debbie) Laxton is a fully qualified, registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance with over 27 years of experience in teaching,choreographing and dance school administration.
Born and raised in Exeter, Devon, in the U.K. Deborah began her training from a very early age of 3 years old. She attended ballet classes from the age of 3 in her hometown of Exeter and successfully passed all of her R.A.D. Examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance and also took classes in Jazz/Disco, Tap, Modern and Song and Dance.
Deborah studied for 3 years on the teacher training course with the Royal Academy of Dance, London and successfully passed to become a fully qualified registered dance teacher.
Deborah has taught in numerous private schools in the South West of England, including Sherborne Preparatory School, St Antonys-Leweston, Sherborne, Dorset, & Lympstone, Devon
Deborah was also the owner/director and teacher of The Somerset School of Performing Arts and a Catwalk Modelling School in Somerset, UK.
She holds a diploma in catwalk modelling and is a member of the I.D.T.A. (International Dance Teachers Award) and always holds a current CPD qualification every year.
“One of my greatest joys is to see both children & adults progress whilst get healthier, and using the technique and discipline attained through the art of dance and music to help them exceed their expectations and actualize their goals. All while realizing that dancing really is such great fun”.
Deborah started her own dance school in Somerset in 1990 where she taught many genres of dance including ballet, jazz/disco, song & dance and fun fitness classes for the non-dancer and tap dance classes. The ages of the students in the school ranged from between 18 months to 78 years old and student numbers reached over 500. Deborah not only owned the school but carried out all the administration, directorship and teaching herself.
She has also choreographed, taught and produced many dance shows, pantomimes and festivals over the years in theatres, schools and local centres.
The personal and caring touch is very important in this industry and Deborah has found that it is something that lacks in many schools today and that is why she is always 100% involved in her own school.