"Having started dance at the late age of 19. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for Stewart Avon-Arnold (co-founder of Old School Danceworks). I spent three years being crafted and inspired by Stewart transforming me from being a 'non-dancer' to a strong triple threat with great technique, dynamics and performance. Stewart also gave me a wider understanding of the emotion that dance comes with and more importantly a greater understanding of myself and my body and mind, making me the artiste/performer I am today. Having worked with many choreographers they have not asked me but told me "you have been trained by Stewart Arnold",
as they can see his emotion and technique drilled into my body and being that Stewart is the pioneer of Lyrical Jazz he is known by many.
Stewart is motivational, inspiring and will always push you to your limit's (literally)."
Nathaniel Scott (24) Professional Dancer, Credits include: Britain's Got Talent 2011/12, We Will Rock You European Tour, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Alesha Dixon etc. Nathaniel has backing danced commercially on various TV show's for: ITV, BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, Channel 4, ZDF to name but a few.
"The training I received from Peter (Coenen, Old School Danceworks Principal) was an all-round training making me physically and mentally stronger as a dancer, pushing my body to its limits. This enabled me to gain a stronger technique in all dance styles."
Nathan Graham, professional dancer whose latest role is in London’s West End in the stage production of Thriller. His other credits include X factor, Brit Awards, Royal Variety and Loserville West End.
"I can honestly say in these two years I trained with Peter (Coenen, Old School Danceworks Principal), I went from a shy timid dancer to a dancer who was strong, flexible and had mountains of confidence. This was down to Peter Coenen, he taught us that anyone can dance if they put the effort in 'there is no such word as CAN'T'. I owe him so much, I truly developed as a dancer within those two years, and I would recommend that training to anyone who loves to dance."
Helena Micklethwaite, professional dancer who performed in the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics.
"I found the two years spent training with Peter Coenen (old School Dancework's Principal) both motivating and inspirational. The training enhanced my strength, flexibility and all round dance technique. Training with Peter Coenen prepared me to go into the industry as a confident performer."
Sian Farr professional dancer, latest contract with Nuevo Milenium Ballet, Los Cabos, Mexico. Previous contracts with Dance Performance (Los Cabos) Dreams Hotel (Los Cabos) and Club Maeva (Manzanillo)