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About the Essex Dance Theatre

What we do best

Founder, Debbie Holme

Debbie trained at the ISTD Teachers Training College, The London College of Dance and Drama and London Contemporary Dance.

She gained a Cert Ed qualifying her to teach in Primary Schools and up to A’level in Secondary Schools. She updated her LCDD teaching diploma with the CDE ISTD Teaching Qualification in 4 genres. 

Whilst teaching full time, Debbie completed a B Ed (Hons), an MA in History of Dance and an M.Ed,  is undertaking a PhD in Dance Education and the positive contribution of regular dance training for t he Dyslexic student.She took a Post Grad qualification, gaining a SpLD which qualified her to assess and specialise in teaching Dyslexic students.

Debbie teaches EDT classes, takes Saturday classes at the main centre. She teaches Key Stage work in Primary and Secondary Education and works closely with the Education Department of the Royal Opera House