Tozer Studios was established in Nottingham just after the Second World War by Sheila Tozer. A teacher of great intelligence and artistic integrity, Miss Tozer quickly became renowned the country over for her high standards and imaginative choreography. In 1973 she handed Tozer Studios on to Alison Willett, who had trained with her since the age of 9. Miss Willett continued to encourage excellent standards and good discipline, while also being a well recognised examiner and lecturer for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
Miss Willett passed away in 2008, leaving the school to its current principal, Lindsay Haynes. Miss Haynes has continued the Tozer tradition of ensuring sound training in the core subjects of Ballet (RAD), Tap and Modern Theatre Dance (ISTD). In order to enhance these core subjects, Tozer Studios also offer classes in Jazz, Gymnastics, Street Dance and also Vocal coaching.
The team of staff include Mrs.Victoria Burnett specialising in classical Ballet, Miss Kristy Speed (Jazz, Modern, Tap and free choreography), Mrs.Sarah Macleod-Cahn & Mr.Ben Cahn (Vocal training) and Gareth Woodward (Street Dance).
As well as a biennial Show, ISTD,RAD & LCM examinations take place regularly, and the school has provided dancers and children for the pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Newark. Termly vocal showcases are presented in aid of charity, and the school provides entertainment for other charity performances as requested.
Tozer Studios is now situated in its rural position at Hockerwood Park. Five minutes outside Southwell, there is plenty of parking, and lawns for children to run around on between classes.
Fees are due termly at the beginning of term, after an initial introductory period.