Expressions Academy was started by Daniella Hobbs and Jenny Howells in the Summer of 2011 after years of planning and preparation. Coming from the 1Vision Summer Schools which started in 2009, the team are enthusiastic in developing creative and professional classes and workshops.

Danie and Jenny remain at the core of the team with a number of others supporting and working with them (you can find out more on the team page).

Expressions Academy timeline:

2011:
– Officially opened our studios at Haven House in Hemel Hempstead.
– Expressions Academy became a Limited Company.

2012:
-Moved offices to Cedar House in Apsley.
-Started teaching dance classes in  Broadfield Primary School

2013:
– Our Diddy dance course started at Cedar House in Apsley.
– Anybody Dance Class- class for those with disabilities.
– Running drama workshops in partnership with the National Autistic Society.

2014:
– Started our Double digits dance class for 10+ years.
– Ran a DAY OF DANCE in the Summer holidays.
– Ran a fundraiser for the Hospice of St Francis at South Hill Centre.
– Daniella trained to become a Fitsteps instructor and started running classes at South Hill Centre.
– After school clubs started at South Hill Primary School.

2015:
– After school Art club started at Chaulden Junior School.
– After school dance class started at Chaulden Junior School.
– Expressions Academy is an official registered trademark!

2016:
– The Art Social for adults started and runs once a month!
– Team trip to Bolivia, South America to build ties with Expreciones and spread creativity.
– After 5 years of running, Expressions Academy ran a show to celebrate at Boxmoor playhouse.
– Our 1,2 Step beginners dance class moved to Two waters primary school.
– Fitsteps dance exercise class started at Two waters primary school.

2017:
– We started running Fitsteps classes for Cedar Tree Children’s Centre.
– Started running an advanced contemporary dance class at the Salvation Army.
– Ran our first Messy May Day in May half term.
– Comic relief Crafternoon held at Chaulden Junior School.
– Dance classes in collaboration with make a move dance academy & Chaulden Adventure Playground.