Founder · Dance Teacher
Hello, I’m Becky Williams and I organise and teach the majority of the dance classes at Shooting Stars Dance Academy.
I began dancing at the very young age of 5 at my local dance school in Warrington called Felica Burns School Of Dance. I realised immediately that this was my passion and throughout my childhood all I did was dance, dance, dance – I lived for it for so much! I remember performing enthusiastically in many shows, fetes alongside the various exams and competitions.
As my enthusiasm grew for the subject I began to excel in my achievements resulting in an A* GCSE and my A Levels with an A. It was then that I decided to go and further my studies at dance college in Liverpool and I attended the Merseyside Dance and Drama college. I completed my 2 year Dance Teacher Training gaining many qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre. In 2005 I graduated with my Diploma in performing Arts and I have also completed my Zumba teaching grade with a Distinction and got my IDTA Teaching grade in Freestyle dance.
In 2007 I achieved my dream when I acquired the amazing and wonderful dance school – SSDA. At present we are honoured to have over 230 students in our academy, taught by 5 amazingly talented teachers.
SSDA continues to grow and grow and I am so proud and privileged to have such an awesome dance school with such great support from parents. We are now in our 12th year and we have so much more to give and and look forward to!
I love watching the children share my passion for dance and to see what I do to their lives is overwhelming and such a privilege and honour.
Here’s to many more opportunities….
‘Dance to make you happy, Dance to feel alive and Dance like nobody is watching’
When Ruby asked me at the age of 3 if she could go to ballet, I enrolled her at Shooting Stars with Sam. Since then she has loved every minute from the teachers, to the shows and still loves her ballet at the age of 12. She is now training for Pointe and can’t wait to get her shoes. Thanks to Becky and the team for nurturing her throughout the years.
My daughter started at Shooting Stars in summer 2018 and absolutely loves it. She’s now also moved into the Pre-Elites and has recently had her first competition and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend.
Becky and the shooting stars team have been fantastic! My daughter started dancing aged 4 with Becky and has progressed to be in the pre elite group now aged 8. She absolutely loves it and her confidence and ability has just grown and grown. Now she is competing in competitions and loves doing the regular shooting stars shows. I couldn’t recommend shooting stars enough.
Isla has been with Becky since she was two and a half for over eight years now! She loves her dance lessons and taking part in annual shows and competitions. Becky and her team of teachers always have a smile on their faces for the children and it's clear to see they love what they do.
Over the past 3 years both of my daughters have danced ballet, tap and street dance with SSDA. They love it and really enjoy themselves whilst learning great dance skills. The classes are fun, exciting and great exercise, with teachers who are skilled, very encouraging, and friendly building confidence and self esteem. SSDA shows are amazing and the girls love being a part of them. As parents we are very proud. I would highly recommend SSDA to any parent looking for dance classes for their children.
Matthew joined Shooting Stars September 2012 age 6, joining the Woolston group. Such a friendly & enjoyable place to go and great classes as the groups are split in age groups so the little ones are not trying to keep up with the older ones. He loves every bit of it and loves learning new moves & showing them off. He enjoys the performances that are put on to the public throughout the year and the annual summer & Christmas shows.