ABOUT

Dancing since 1976
100% exam pass rate
Annual show at the Grand Theatre

Principal Carol Suttie has been the heart of the Suttie School of Dance since 1976, over 40 years! After many years of teaching for her own dance teacher, she decided to set up her own dance school and it has gone from strength to strength ever since, with Carol now also head of the association, Midland Academy of Stage Dancing (MASD).

Carol’s passion for dancing and the results she produces from her pupils has made the school notorious and one of the largest in the area. Some past pupils have gone on to dance professionally and many others have been inspired to open their own dance schools and continue to pass the love for dance to many others. Many generations have passed through the doors of the school, as past pupils often remark that they would never send their children anywhere else.

The school creates a happy and lively atmosphere throughout the classes, building self assurance, good social skills and interaction, along with self discipline and determination. It has over 250 pupils ranging from the ages of 2 to 80! Based at two locations, Bilbrook Church Hall and St Nicholas School, Codsall, you can expect to be taught a wide range of subjects including Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Comedy and Disco.

Each year every pupil takes examinations in all subjects with the Midland Academy of Stage Dancing, for which we have a 100% pass rate. We also put on an annual show at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, costumes are provided and every pupil takes part. The Suttie School of Dance produces high quality dancers and many past pupils have gone on to work professionally in the world of dance and entertainment.

CAROL SUTTIE

“Carol has a passion from her heart to teach children and adults the art of dance. With 100% commitment and drive, without fail every Saturday and weekdays she is enthusiastic to teach and full of admiration for every single pupil.”
Parent
“I have known Carol Suttie for over 35 years. Carol taught and inspired me to enjoy dance for over 10 years. Sharing the experience with the next generation, my daughter is now taught by Carol.”
Former student & parent
“Carol is a perfectionist with excellent morals and passes these qualities on to her pupils both past and present.”
“Every year Carol prepares pupils to take part in dancing exams, achieving a 100% pass rate. Following the exams, the highlight of the year is the production of a Dancing Show at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton.”
Parent
“Carol is well organised, extremely hardworking and works tirelessly, choreographing the routines, making the many costumes and accessories, to ensure each Dancing Show is successful and enjoyed by both the pupils and the audiences.”
Parent
“Carol is well liked by the community, this is shown by the size of her dance school.”
Parent
“Carol has devoted her whole life to dance. Over the years she has helped thousands of pupils achieve their dream of being able to dance.”

Carol Suttie is held in high regard within the community, and is regularly asked to provide performers for events and has even been a judge for a local school talent contest.

Always a perfectionist, she achieves high standards from her pupils with 100% pass rate in the exams taken each year. The annual shows at the Grand Theatre are always professional, slick and entertaining for pupils and spectators alike, with Carol not only choreographing the routines but also designing and producing the stunning costumes and accessories. However, her best quality is her caring nature and the love and support she offers to every pupil from Babes to Adults. She is not only a dance teacher but a fountain of advice and lifelong friend to many who have crossed her path over the years.

OUR TEACHERS

At the Suttie School of Dance we pride ourselves on having top quality qualified teachers as well as creating a safe and secure environment for our pupils to dance. Teachers have all reached standards required by our examining body M.A.S.D and all helpers over 16 are CRB checked.

CAROL SUTTIE
CAROL SUTTIEPRINCIPAL
Carol founded the Suttie School of Dance over 40 years ago and has built the school which is now a integral part of the Bilbrook and Codsall Community. Carol dedicates her life to her pupils and as well as teaching spends months each year designing and creating costumes for every pupil.
JENNIFER MORRISON
JENNIFER MORRISONTEACHER
Jennifer is a fellowship member of M.A.S.D and senior M.A.S.D examiner having danced with Carol from the age of 4 and completed her teaching qualifications across all subjects. Jennifer teaches our younger students on a Saturday.
SOPHIE BANKS
SOPHIE BANKSSTUDENT TEACHER
Sophie has danced with Carol from a young age and has reached a high level in MASD examinations. Sophie is part of the teaching team both on a Saturday and Wednesday and can often be found choreographing Disco routines
JULIE DURNALL
JULIE DURNALLADMINISTRATOR
Julie is always kept busy with various admin and other tasks on a Saturday and helps make some lovely headdresses for us at show time.
LISA RUSSON
LISA RUSSONRECEPTIONIST
Big thank-you also to Lisa who gives up her time on a Saturday to help us out on the Reception desk!
SATURDAY HELPERS
In addition to our teachers we have a number of Saturday helpers who give up their time to help out with younger pupil’s lessons. Big thank you to you all for you help and commitment!

CLASSES

With something for every age from 3yrs to adults you will find the class you are looking for here.

Below is our current temporary timetable as we have had to make slight adjustments to comply with COVID guidelines

SATURDAY

BABES

21/2-5 years old

• Saturday – Bilbrook Church Hall

Babes A – 9.00-9.50

Babes B – 10.00-10.50

(All subjects covered in a fun and enjoyable manner)

  PRE-PRIMARY
5 – 6 years old
• Saturday 11.00-11.50 – Bilbrook Church Hall
(A step on from Babes – preparing for Prelim)
  PRELIM
6 – 7 years old
• Saturday – Bilbrook Church Hall
Prelim A – 12.00-12.50
Prelim B – 1.00-1.50
  JUNIORS 1 & 2
7 – 9 years old
• Saturday – Bilbrook Church Hall
Juniors 1&2 A – 2.00-2.50
Juniors 1&2 B – 3.00-3.50
  JUNIORS 3 & 4
10 – 12 years old
• Saturday 4.00-5.50 – Bilbrook Church Hall
WEDNESDAY INTERMEDIATES
13 – 15 years old
• Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm – St Nicholas School
(Classes are paid for termly in advance)
  ADVANCED
• Wednesday 7.30 – 9.30PM – St Nicholas School
(Classes are paid for termly in advance)
 THURSDAY PRE-SENIORS/SENIORS
16 and over
• Thursday 6.00 – 8.30 – St Nicholas School
(Classes are paid for termly in advance)

NEWS

DATES

Emails

Saturday pupils should have received an email to explain our new COVID safe guidelines and confirm class times. If you have not received an email […]

We are back!

Good news!

We will be restarting our classes for Saturday pupils on Saturday 5th September! We have missed you all so much – can’t wait to […]

Saturday 5th September –  Saturday Classes resume following our closure

Monday 7th September –  Adult Ballet classes resume

Unfortunately due to closure of the theatres and social distancing measures we are unable to have our annual show this November – however we already have our November 2021 show in the pipeline – and it will be bigger and better than ever before!

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