Rebecca Yates is a Registered Teacher and Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with more than 25 years ballet training. Rebecca specialises in classical ballet technique and training in RAD syllabi and works as a freelance dance teacher in Tyne and Wear, North East England. She runs her own Ballet Buzz classes for fun, fitness and extra conditioning.
Rebecca is now also licenced to teach the RAD’s Silver Swans programme to adults and older learners. Find a class here!
Rebecca Yates trained at The Kathleen Burdon School of Ballet at the age of 6 years and progressed through the full RAD examination syllabus, achieving the Level 4 Diploma (Advanced Two) in 2013 to complete her dance training. In 2012, Rebecca achieved Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance and founded Ballet Buzz. She is qualified to teach dance and train and enter pupils for RAD examinations and licenced to teach Silver Swans to adults and older learners. In 2019, she was also appointed as a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD to assess and support trainee dance teachers.
As a pupil of Kathleen Burdon, Rebecca took part in a number of workshops and classes taught by professional and experienced dancers, including Wayne Sleep. She has danced on stage with the school in the roles of Princess Florina and the Fairy of the Woodland Glade in Sleeping Beauty and as Giselle, after which she was awarded the Gordon Fraser Dance Award for her performance. Rebecca also danced the Nutcracker pas de deux with guest performer Wai-Lum Sung for a production by the Marion Lewis School of Dance.
“Whether you are looking to join a dance class yourself or to find one for your child, you don’t just want a good teacher, you want the best.”
Royal Academy of Dance
The Royal Academy of Dance is recognised as one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations and registered teachers must keep their skills and knowledge up to date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and activities. Rebecca has so far completed additional training in:
- RAD syllabi and examinations criteria
- RAD Silver Swans
- Floor Barre
- Pointe shoe fitting
- Inclusive dance practice
- Managing exam stress and performance anxiety
- First Aid and Paediatric Certificate
- Biomechanics (for dance)
- Classical ballet technique
Please get in touch with any enquiries.