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Our History & Ethos

InTune Dance and Movement

Our History

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Intune was started as The Dance Barn in September 2018 by Lorraine Razzell, to share with others her love of dance and movement.

Lorraine started dancing at the age of 3 and teaching at the age of 18 when she went to study at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. After graduating Lorraine performed professionally but her heart was always in teaching. She gained extensive experience teaching in numerous schools in London and became the part time courses manager at the vocational dance school, Urdang Academy.
For the last ten years Lorraine has been Head of Dance at St James Schools as well as key member of the pastoral team as Head of Key Stage 4 and a safeguarding lead.

Lorraine moved to Oxfordshire in October 2017 and plans for The Dance Barn started to take shape. Her aim has been to set up a dance school that would inspire it’s members to get involved in dance in as many ways as possible, and to provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable to be themselves and fulfil their potential - whatever that may be.

Lorraine has big plans for Intune. She is looking forward to building it up and helping others to share in her love of dance and movement.

Our Ethos

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Lorraine Razzell
Principal and Founder
At Intune we want all our dancers to love dance and movement as much as we do.

Inspiration is at the heart of everything that we do, because we believe that when we are inspired we naturally strive to achieve our best. We do this in a variety of ways such as recruiting teachers who are experienced, passionate and energised, organising performances, trips and workshops and providing opportunities for older and younger dancers to come together.
Our lessons are always fun and allow dancers the opportunity to enjoy freedom of movement. On top of this we develop technique, strength and flexibility as well as helping to develop qualities such as confidence, focus, determination and creativity.

We recognise that everyone is completely unique. We pride ourselves on getting to know our dancers and helping them to achieve their best, which can be anything from knowing what sort of career they might want in dance to how much they love telling us about their favourite socks.

We are a dance school that is quite literally never standing still and we would love for you to come and meet us!
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What Makes Us Different

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Fun and imaginative curriculum

We blend the syllabuses of the Royal Academy of Dance lots of free work which enables dancers to make excellent progress, develop coordination, technique, strength and flexibility whilst still experiencing the joy of movement.

We also have our own pre-school syllabus based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework where pupils go on a different dance adventure each week.
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All Round Development

Ensuring everyone is happy when they come to our classes is of utmost importance to us. We want our pupils to not just be the best dancers they can be, but to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.

Alongside becoming great dancers we also want them to develop confidence, focus, determination and creativity plus develop great relationships with their teachers and class mates.
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Outstanding Teachers

We choose our teachers very carefully. All of our teachers have excellent experience and hone their teaching skills with organisations such as the RADISTDBBO or IDTA.

They are recruited for their energy and enthusiasm and undergo regular training to ensure their teaching methods are up to date. Each member of out staff is DBS checked and completes regular first aid, fire safety and child protection training.
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Inspiration beyond the Dance Studio

We like to keep our dancers inspired by showing them examples of outstanding dance in lessons, arranging workshops with professional companies and organising trips to the theatre.

Not only does this give our dancers a taste of what they can achieve but it is also great fun for them to socialise with other children in the school.
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Intune Dance and Movement Ltd, 11465833, L2-8 Ivy Business Centre Crown Street, Failsworth, Manchester, England, M35 9BG
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