Studio 2000 provides the opportunity for every one of its students to take part in the annual show. Exams are subject to commitment, attendance, potential and readiness.
The school also participates in competitions, the local pantomime, charity events, Christmas displays and other local events. Nicky also choreographs for the musical held at the Riverhead every year.
Studio 2000 is a family run business with Nanny and Mum (Carol) on reception, son Conor (BDO street dance champion at open level) assisting, even their dog “Bodie” appeared as “Sandy” in the Riverhead's production of Annie. Nicky and her husband Stuart are the proud new owners of the old masonic hall which opened as the schools new forever home on December 10th 2018.
The highlight of the school's calendar is undoubtedly the Annual Summer Dance Show. Held at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth on the last week before breaking up for the summer holidays, the school performs to well over 1000 people. All students are invited to perform in show-stopping numbers which have in the past included dances from Hairspray, Billy Elliot, Legally Blonde and Shrek to name a few.
The school also demonstrates ballet, contemporary, jazz, street and tap numbers. This gives parents the opportunity to see how well their child is progressing in their chosen genres. Everybody gets caught up in the excitement of "glitter" and "stage lights" and nobody ever wants the week to end, although the summer break is well deserved!
Nicky started dancing at the age of 4 years old at the Marie Colebrook School of Dance in Louth. After successfully achieving excellent results in ISTD and RAD dance exams and lots of medals and trophies in festivals and competitions, she decided to pursue a career in teaching.
She became a fully qualified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and Modern and Tap teacher with the imperial society of teachers of dancing, by the age of 19, and her dreams began when she opened her own dance school in 1990.
Whizz forward to the present day, the school has over 200 pupils aged 2 and a half to adults, who have the opportunity to learn ballet, tap, modern, musical, theatre, street dance, acrobatic arts and singing to a professional level or just for fun. Many of Nicky’s pupils have continued their career into both the teaching and entertainment industry, either having their own schools or performing in other places such as Japan, USA, London and Paris.
Chloe’s first experience of dancing was at the age of 2 weeks old, in a carry cot, in the wings of the theatre whilst her mum was at work. She started proper lessons at the age of 2 and continued up to the age of 18, where she discovered her love for the stage, performing in every show, pantomime and taking every exam on offer.
She has achieved intermediate level in ISTD modern and tap and these qualifications mean she has successfully enrolled onto the ISTD DDE course in modern and tap, travelling weekly to Wakefield to follow in her mum’s footsteps. She also holds an acrobatic arts qualification, for which she gained a distinction and also qualified as a clubbercise instructor, as well as, gaining a 2:1 in the BA (Hons) Dance course at the University of Lincoln. Chloe hopes to have as many happy memories at Studio 2000 as her mum.
Claire has been singing, dancing and acting from a young age and performed in many amateur productions as a child in her native Scotland and then as a teenager with the Louth Playgoers. Claire performed the role of Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls along with other leading roles in My Fair Lady, The Mikado, Nunsense and Stags and Hens.
Studying Theatre and Performing Arts at Degree level, Claire continued to perform in amateur and professional productions touring London and the South East of England, most notably as the Genie of the Ring in a professional tour of Aladdin. Specialising in vocal studies, Claire graduated with a BA Hons degree and later gained a PGCE teaching qualification. Although no longer performing, Claire continues to sing as part of a worship team with a church in Lincoln.