Coventry Twirling Toddlers & AQDA

Ashleigh Quigley, AIDTA

Twirling Toddlers & AQDA Director

I’m Ashleigh, the owner of Twirling Toddlers & it’s follow on school, Ashleigh Quigley Dance Academy (AQDA), and run the Coventry, Leamington, and Warwick area of the business. I have danced throughout my life and was previously part of a Dance Performance group, which gave me the opportunity to perform on several tours abroad, and now enjoy passing my love of dance onto the children that I teach. I find it extremely rewarding seeing the enjoyment on the children’s faces as well as watching them grow in both confidence and ability each week! I am a registered teacher with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), and also trained in RAD Ballet.

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My daughter has been part of Twirling Toddlers for a couple of years now and can honestly say we’ve loved every minute. From the very first sessions getting used to group activities and joining in with simple songs and dances together, to sitting back and watching her confidence grow and fully embracing every activity completely solo. That’s definitely down to the wonderful teachers, Faye has been amazing with my daughter, but I’ve seen her adapt her approach to every child to bring out the best in each one. It’s a totally inclusive friendly group and one we plan to be part of for a long time as she gets older.” Rachel

“Overall, the sessions just bring the perfect balance of not only learning to dance, but also exercise, socialising, developing listening skills, confidence building, using imagination and above all great fun! 

Would recommend (and already have) these session to anyone and everyone!” Rachel

“My daughter has been dancing since she was 2, having started at Twirling Toddlers and then moving up to AQDA where she is currently at aged 10 and she absolutely loves it, she has danced in lots of shows and even had the chance to dance to raise money for charity! The staff are all so lovely and nurturing and my daughter see’s them as her friends, they strive for the best for their dancers but at the same time it’s relaxed and absolutely no pressure for them to take part in shows/exams unless they want to. Such a lovely dance school who have really helped a shy little girl become the confident dancer she is today. Would definitely recommend” Krissie.

“We love Twirling Toddlers! My little boy started these ballet classes when he turned 2 and we haven’t looked back. Cheryl’s style is so engaging and encouraging – when she tells him he has done well, he will beam and talk about it for the rest of the day. We have been so pleased to be able to continue these classes online, and absolutely cannot wait to get back to ‘in person’ classes in the future.” Ros.


“Faye has sparked a love of dance in my daughter. Twirling Toddlers provides the ideal start for venturing into dance classes, with an amazing balance of playfulness mixed with dance development and I will continue to recommend it as a place for toddlers to enter into for early dance classes.” Lisa.


“Fantastic! Cannot improve perfection” Anne-Marie

“Khivi absolutely loves the Bouncing Ballerinas weekly class that she attends and has soarly missed the classes due to lockdown. She likes the variation in the way classes are run, the array of props used and the performance element. Liz is a great teacher and brilliant at engaging the kids :)” Jet.

“Isla has been dancing with Twirling Toddlers and AQDA since she was 2 years old. (She is 10 in September). She loves her lessons and the dance teachers are all fantastic. Isla especially enjoys performing in the dance shows and learning the routines for the different ballet and tap exams. Even when lessons had to be stopped due to lockdown, Ashleigh found a way to brighten up the situation with online zoom lessons. These have been brilliant.

I thoroughly recommend any of the dance lessons for your child.” Fiona

“Here at The Playhouse nursery we enjoy weekly dance and movement classes with Twirling Toddlers. Liz, our teacher is amazing, always bright and bubbly, the children love her, she has learnt all their names and knows how to encourage and praise them. She has helped us to bring Awe, wonder and excitement into our learning activities which is wonderful to see. In particular we have seen an improvement in confidence, expression, co ordination and language. Children and staff really look forward to Wednesdays here and its all down to Liz’s enthusiasm. I would definitely recommend !” Mary

“My daughter absolutely LOVES her ballet and tap classes with Ashleigh and very much looks forward to her Wednesday classes! Due to lockdown Millie was missing her friends and class very much and I cannot express how much their online zoom classes have really lifted her spirits! Cannot recommend AQDA enough! Thanks so much to Ashleigh absolutely amazing teacher! So much patience and is full of encouragement. Millie looks forward to many more years with AQDA” Angela

“An excellent class which my daughter gets really excited about coming to. Cheryl is a fantastic teacher and interacts with all the children superbly” Sarah

“I highly recommend Ashleigh and the team at Twirling Toddlers. My daughter has been going since the age of 2 and was a reluctant dancer to begin with, but with the care and encouragement of the teachers she is now a confident dancer who has completed dance and exams and dance shows. I wouldn’t go anywhere else” Heather

“My daughter has been dancing with Ashleigh since she could walk until 5 and is still going. The classes have always been so much fun, age appropriate and interactive. Ashleigh has such a beautiful rapport with all the children – as do all of her team that we have met and had the pleasure to dance with. We had a short break from dancing but are now back as we missed it too much- it’s as if we never left. We have been so impressed at how TT adapted to the challenges of COVID, Zoom classes have been so much fun and provided a much needed outlet from school and work! So thanks to Ashleigh and the team for all you do. We would most definitely recommend you to others”

“We’ve also really enjoyed our Zoom sessions with Ashleigh. It’s been something to look forward to every week and I think Ashleigh and Faye have done nothing short of the impossible in keeping whole groups engaged with all the potential distractions at home. The interaction has been a real comfort when the opportunities to see people have been so limited. It’s been lovely that’s she’s been able to keep up something she really enjoys and continue to develop her skills ready for when we can get back to normal sessions again.”