Want to learn street dance? Then you’ve come to the right place – Ealing Street Dance Academy is the friendliest and hottest dance school around!
Ealing Street Dance Academy was formed by Ruth Kestenbaum in 2011, and her warm teaching style and natural way with kids quickly earned her the respect of dance teaching big-wigs.
In 2012 she won the John Dilworth Award from the International Dance Teachers Association, beating 720 candidates (smarty pants).
Today, Ruth heads up a 300-strong academy, with street dance and breakdance classes running all day Saturday at two sites.
Our dancers are always working towards something – either our own massive productions like The Wizard of Ealing or Flo White & The Six Dwarves, a sell-out showcase or one of the many festivals in and around Ealing at which we always get invited to perform.
…and hit the stage!
We always encourage kids to experience the buzz of performing on stage – it’s amazing what dancing in front of a crowd does for their confidence.
Every year we perform at local events like Pittshanger Party in the Park, Chiswick Summer Fair, Greenford Carnival and Hanwell Carnival.
We also opened the film Street Dance 2 at Shepherd’s Bush Vue Cinema, and performed at Dance Fusion and the Ealing Broadway Fashion Show three years on the trot.
We even squeezed in an impromptu performance for the Mayor of London a while back when he visited our leafy borough (Boris loves a bit of lockin’ and poppin’).
Before forming Ealing Street Dance Academy, Ruth ran several dance academies and worked with youth groups, inspiring several of her crews to take part in national competitions.
She’s taken kids to high-profile venues like the 2,400-capacity IndigO2 at the famous O2 arena; Her Majesty’s Theatre Royal and Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End; the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea; and Sadler’s Wells, Islington
Ruth also led a group of infants through three auditions for Sky One’s Got To Dance – an experience they’ll never forget.