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Pauline Cook School of Dancing including C.A.T.S.

  • The school is run by Mrs Pauline Cooper (ne Cook) who is a fully qualified dance teacher.

    Pauline Cooper started dancing at the age of 4 years and quickly became a talented youngster performing in many productions in the local area, as well as passing dancing examinations with top honours.  She studied dance for 3 years in Surrey at one of the top stage schools before embarking on a career as a professional dancer.  She worked on grade A contracts in Pantomimes and Summer Shows for Tom Arnold and Bernard Delfonte with top names stars including Morecambe and Wise and Sir Bruce Forsyth in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

    Pauline is passionate about passing on her skills, as well as making dance enjoyable for all.  She has trained many students to a very high standard, who in turn have won many major awards, some have progressed to be professional performers and teachers in their own right.

    Pupils have appeared in professional and amateur productions through out the North East of England, as well as appearing many, many times at our local theatre in Consett, pupils have danced at the Tyne Theatre Newcastle, Sunderland empire theatre, the Gala theatre in Durham and venues in London, Manchester, Blackpool and Southport while representing the school.

    Pupils have also appeared in all but one of the annual professional pantomimes performed at the Empire Theatre Consett as well as appearing in 22 years of amateur pantos and numerous musical shows.

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