Georgina Pay (Georgie)
Georgie started ballet once a week at the age of 5 with Barbara Radbourne in Hereford. Her time in ballet was tentative as she spent most of her time
training as a gymnast and was at the age of 12 County Champion. At the age of 14 she started dancing in Worcester with Sharon Shakespeare. Whilst there she was an RAD Scholar for two years and also a member of the Three Counties Youth
Ballet. At sixteen she was awarded a place at Bush Davies Education and Theatre Arts School and after graduating from there went on to perform professionally in Japan and Malaysia. After returning to the UK she worked for Molly Molloy at Danceworks in London. As well as running the school, Georgie also teaches at
Heath Mount Preparatory School where she has been teaching since 1996. Whilst
at Heath Mount Georgie actioned the curriculum in dance for years 1-8, brought
ballet to the pre-prep (though please note she no longer teaches ballet at Heath
Mount), and has taken children on tour into Europe to perform in both 2001 and
2004. Georgie still teaches the dance in the prep school where she directs and
produces annual Dance Showcases. Georgie is a fully qualified and registered
teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
About Georgina Pay’s School Of Dance
The school opened its doors to the wider community in 2005 with Georgie as the only teacher. The school has been growing steadily since and now has approximately 170 students attending from one class to ten classes each week. The school environment is friendly and supportive, catering to both dancing as a
hobby and dancing with a view to a career. For the past few years Georgie has
been joined by Shelley for one day each week.
The school is very welcoming to all and believes that each child is of equal
importance regardless of ability. Ballet can be learned purely for the pleasure
and joy of it. Equally if a student has potential and desire, they can be taken
down a more vocational route. The school has, and has had, several children as
associates at the Royal Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and Tring Park Classical Ballet Academy. Others have gone on to train vocationally full-time at Central School of Ballet, Tring Park School for the performing Arts and the
Royal Academy of Dance and are now having careers as both professional ballet dancers and teachers.
The school is dedicated to high standards of teaching resulting in high standards of learning. The staff at the school endeavour to make each child’s learning experience a happy one.
The school follows the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance and students are able to take examinations in both the graded and vocational levels, if they wish to do so.