Irish Dancing at Brentside School

10th November 2021
Irish Dancing at Brentside School

If you’re old enough to remember the 90s then you will definitely know about the time when Irish dancing sensation Riverdance burst onto our screens (and theatres) back in 1994.

Michael Flatley and co-stars transformed Irish dancing on stage, opening it up to new audiences across the globe. It was truly captivating.

These days it’s on social media platforms such as TikTok, YouTube and Instagram where the next dance stars go viral and captivate fans.

Social media giant TikTok has especially been ahead of the game on encouraging young people (and old) to learn the latest new dance.

Anyone who has a preteen or teenager in the house will already know at least one of these dances or had to sit through a performance in their living room (They’re a bit more slick these days than The Locomotion!)…

There is only so much you can learn from online tutorials, YouTube or virtual lessons and not everyone wants to learn exclusively online. Sadly, they do have their limitations.

Learning in a dance studio is a world away from twirling around your bedroom try not to break things.

Pssst - It also means your parents won’t walk past you in the background ruining your next shot at fame - you may however end up going viral for that instead, be warned!

Being part of an academy or dance school means that they have a team of support, encouragement and knowledge to learn from. Dancers can improve their fitness and stamina, they get to make new friends which will help them grow in confidence.

The Gaca Academy Students regularly enter competitions and often come back clutching trophies, medals and awards. You only have to look at the Academy‘s Facebook page to see lots of smiling faces proudly showing off their results.

This year the dancers are performing at The Pitshanger Community Association’s annual light switch “Light Up The Lane” event on November 28th 2021 (link below) so make sure you pop down to support the event and see them in action for yourself!

About Ziggy

The Gaca Academy is owned and operated by award winning Irish dancer Ziggy Gaca T.C.R.G.

Ziggy has performed in various prestigious venues around the world performing for thousands including prime-time television shows across North America Europe and Asia.

In his competitive career he won many titles across the world becoming an all Scotland champion, the all-Ireland champion (twice) , the North American champion (three times) and the Great Britain champion (six times!)

Ziggy learned to dance from a young age, so knows how much hard work, determination and skill it takes to become a successful Irish dancer… There isn’t much he doesn’t already know when it comes to Irish dancing.

Class Information

The Gaca Academy classes are available for all ages, stages and abilities and the best thing is - the first session is free!

Book a class for our What’s On page on our website or find out more from Gaca Academy Facebook page where you can see the latest News, reviews and updates.


6.30pm - 7.30pm Grades Class
7.30pm - 8.30pm Advanced


6.30 - 7.30pm New Starters
Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm Advanced

Location: Upper drama studio, Brentside High School, Greenford Avenue, London, W7 1JJ

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Welcome Back

26th August 2021

Welcome back everyone!

It's been an eventful 18 months but with life getting back to normal and the new academic year just round the corner we thought it was time for an update.

It's been a while since we've all had to work through the lettings process so here are a few Frequently Asked Questions to help jog your memories...and ours!

How do I enquiry about availability?

Check out our facilities here to find the right space for you. Then fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of each page or on our Contact Us page, and ask about what days and times we have available. We'll get back to you as soon as we can with all the relevant info.

How do I confirm my booking?

Once you've secured your ideal space you'll be set up with your very own account. You can check, confirm and pay for your bookings all in one handy place.

You'll be able to see any provisional bookings you have on your dashboard. Click 'view' to open up the booking, check everything is correct and then hit that green confirm button at the bottom of the page!

How do I pay my invoice?

We have two convenient ways of paying via your account. With our new Instant Pay feature you can process payment for your whole booking when you confirm and then sit back and relax!

If you prefer to make your payments monthly, remember to tick the 'Pay As You Go' box when confirming and we'll send over an invoice each month. Invoices will appear on your dashboard where you can click 'view' to open them up. There'll be two payment options at the bottom of the page for you to choose from, Stripe and GoCardless.

What are you doing to reduce the risk of Covid-19?

We take your safety very seriously.

Whilst restrictions have eased across the country we are still encouraging all visitors to wear face coverings until they reach their hire space, to regularly sanitise their hands and to wipe down touch points before leaving the room. All hirers are required to complete a risk assessment before their booking and indoor hirers must create a 'Covid Box' for their sessions. Covid Boxes should include; disinfectant wipes, hand sanitiser, extra face masks, disposable gloves and bin bags for you and your attendees. For more information check out our Booking Pack.

What's On?

We already have a wide variety of classes ready to go for the new academic year so check out our What's On page to see what's going on or for inspiration on how you can use our amazing facilities!

We hope to see you soon!

The BookingsGuru Team

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Christmas 2018 at Brentside

7th December 2018
Christmas 2018 at Brentside

It's that time of the year again guys, it is now acceptable to listen to your favourite Christmas songs, and you can eat chocolate for breakfast and use the excuse 'it's Christmas, why not'. It seems to have come round remarkably quick this year, and lets hope you haven't left buying the presents to the last minute (like a few of us here).
We hope you're getting in the Christmas spirit and looking forward to a little break, that's only if you're not the one cooking on Christmas Day, if that's you, well then, best of luck!

A few updates of what's going on at Brentisde School, they will close down from the 21st December and will re-open on Monday the 7th January in 2019. Many activities and classes will be put on hold until January, where the motivation will be as high as ever to get involved and work off that Christmas Turkey. Be sure to get in touch to find out their plans and see when the classes and activities return for 2019.

On the 21st December, the final booking for the year will be filled by a Taekwondo class, who hold their excellent classes on a Friday night, from 19:00 - 20:00 and they return back again on the Friday the 11th January.

Returning back in January 2019 will be classes such as Brentside Wrestling Club, Yoga Classes, Kids Football Academy and many more. We will also have many private bookings such as Church Groups. Along with that, we are excited to tell you, that there have been many different requests to start new and exciting classes and activities to be performed at Brentside School and be open for members of the public and the local community to participate in.

If you are looking to start a class or activity of your own in 2019, then why not contact us on 03330 110 476, we don't just provide you with a space, but we also advertise your classes on our website and social media channels, which will help in gaining new customers for you.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be a good one!

The Bookings Guru Team

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