Amanda Warwick is a fully qualified teacher for both the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is a EYFS (early learning) practitioner, having also taught in private education. She is a successful vocal coach to pupils ranging from six to sixty six years of age.
She trained at the Arnould School, Chessington, Pamela de Waal, Paignton and the Marian Jepson College, Manchester. Her first professional show was at Drury Lane Theatre with David Essex, followed by nationwide tours of The Fol de Rols, Snow White and later Grease, playing ‘Frenchy.’ She has appeared in variety shows and pantomimes, playing ‘Principal Girl’ numerous times, often also engaged as choreographer. She appeared as principal singer/dancer in The Marti Caine Show and in numerous summer seasons. TV credits include ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’, ‘Butterflies’, ‘The Dick Emery Show’ ‘The Generation Game’ and production for the children’s show, Rainbow’. Amanda formed, and appeared in the vocal/dance duo ‘Quality Street’ working in cabaret spots in England and all over Europe. She then went on to play ‘Graziella’ in West Side Story at Nottingham Rep Theatre and subsequently into the West End revival of West Side Story, playing ‘Francesca ‘ in the pre-London season and then ‘Anybodies’ in the West End. She was also female dance captain. Further theatre work followed but by now the Warwick School had already been opened. When the pupils became busy, appearing in such professional shows as ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, it was inevitable that the school would take priority.
Former pupils have gone on to dance and teach professionally, working as far away as New York. Others are successful in radio and television broadcasting both behind and in front of the camera, having produced TV shows for SKY news and Channel 4, The X Factor, Fame Academy and Heston Blumenthal. Now a new generation of pupils are making a success on the professional stage and on screen.
The school was established in 1986 with singing school, Success Singing and Piano, being founded in 2012 and this venture is going from strength to strength.
Earlier this year Amanda was asked to be guest lecturer for the Customer Essentials group and concequently, under the expert leadership of Liz Machtynger, the team were nominated for ‘business team of the year’ for their CPD tuition skills for RSA.
At AWDA, Theatre coaching and hip-hop is also taught by Jessica Croll, Ballet assisted by Amy Catten and Screen acting by professional actress Rosalyn Landor who made her name as a professional child screen actress and then established a successful career, both here and in Los Angeles.
MUSIC TUITION is from Trevor Lomas … Trevor is a professional musician and an experienced dance accompanist, formally of Elmhurst Ballet school. He also produces dance CD’s through his music production company TLMusic, and is a skilled musical arranger. He has many years experience of teaching piano/keyboard, and is available to teach either non-syllabus, or exam syllabus lessons (ABRSM Classical Piano, Jazz Piano and Music Theory). He teaches in Bookham, and holds a current enhanced CRB certificate. Children are welcome from age 6+. Further details of lessons on his TLMusic website.
The school is registered with the following examination boards
Principal – Amanda Warwick RAD registered teacher (T.Cert) AISTD dips
Registered address 104 Middlemead Road Bookham Surrey KT23 3DD
Telephone (01372) 457274