About Us

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Our aim is to encourage all students to dance to the best of their ability.

We believe dance improves and maintains our quality of life more than any other activity. Besides being fun, it will also build physical fitness, encourage social engagement & provide a creative & artistic outlet. 

 

As a result, we nurture & develop happy & healthy students.

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Our History

The Geraldine Lamb Dance School (GLDS) was founded in 1918 by the late Geraldine Lamb. Three generations later her granddaughter, Sue Cook carries on the family tradition of teaching the performing arts.

Sue started her training at 18 months old in the family dance school. At the age of 11, she successfully auditioned for a place at Elmhurst Ballet School, one of the country’s leading professional dance schools. After graduation from Elmhurst, Sue followed the family tradition eventually becoming director of the GLDS. Sue Cook holds the Teachers Certificate and Diploma of the Royal  Academy of Dance. 

In 2004, former GLDS pupil Kirsty Nicholson joined the teaching faculty having trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she gained the Licentiate of the RAD along with her teaching qualifications.

2016 Lara Cook joined the teaching faculty after graduating from the Royal; Academy of Dance's Professional Dancer's Teacher's Diploma. She is the 4th generation of this dancing family. 

Our Experience

We are proud to offer a wide variety of dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary with examinations taking place in all disciplines. We are very proud of our students & the consistently high results achieved across the board. 

 

To further enhance the experience at Geraldine Lamb School of Dance, we offer students every opportunity to perform where they can. Our largest scale performance is that of our annual pantomime, but we also produce a summer show and take part in numerous dance festivals, local community events and many other performances. For many of our students, the chance to perform at Disneyland Paris has been a true highlight.

Proud to be members of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network

Geraldine Lamb Dance School operates as a social enterprise and are proud members of the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network. This means social purpose is at the heart of what we do. This allows us to provide our students with many extras, experiences and opportunities at minimum or no charge.​