Miss Debbie

Principal

Debbie Jay Harding is the owner and principal of DJDA. She is a registered teacher of the  PTD (Professional Teachers of Dancing) and holds Associate and Licentiate status aswell as being a Trainee Examiner. Debbie is also a qualified Module one Acrobatic Dance Teacher  and is also qualified in the Progressing Ballet Technique programme. As a youngster Debbie attended Miss Berels classes in Formby before studying for 3 years at the Former Elliott Clarke Theatre College in Liverpool. After graduating Debbie performed as a children’s entertainer on the Stena ferries to France, then travelled further afield to live and work in Japan as a professional dancer and Head Girl and Choreographer on various contracts for numerous months. In 1998 Debbie passed her Teaching Exams with the highest mark of Distinction. Debbie firmly believes that children learn through fun. The correct technique is always taught but in a fun way that the children will remember and understand. Miss Debbie is married with two children, she feels extremely lucky to do a job that she truly adores and is extremely grateful to all the supportive parents that send their children to DJDA.

Miss Suzanne

Suzanne trained at the Elizabeth Hill School of dance and Elliott Clarke Theatre School.  Suzanne has had an extensive performing career on stage and television.  This led to directing and choreographing dance and fashion shows, as well as solo, duet, small groups to bi assemble performances. With a versatile background as a professional this gave Suzanne a sound platform on which to transfer her skills into the field of teaching.  Suzanne has licentiates in Tap and Jazz she is extremely versatile and can choreograph routines in all dance genres.  Suzanne has worked with vocational students for the past 16 years and has helped many of her students gain places in colleges and West End Shows.  Suzanne is very passionate about choreography and has won awards for solo and group dances.  Her dancers have won awards at the prestigious Janet Cram over 10 times.Miss Suzanne joined DJDA in February 2020.