'Miss Jo'
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Having danced from the age of 2, since graduating from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Psychology, Joanna has become a fully registered dance teacher with the Associated Board of Dance (ABD).

She has over 20 years’ combined experience in Dance and Inclusive teaching, including training with StopGap Dance Company & CanDo Hub, amongst others.

 

In addition to her classes at Ability School of Dance, Joanna currently teaches with and choreographs for Louise Kate Dance, and is knowledgeable in Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Creative and Rock’n’Roll dancing.

 

She also tutors, cover-tutors and assists in classes for DanceEast, notably ‘Springboard’ for individuals with additional needs, plus teaches Musical Theatre for individuals with Down's Syndrome.

 

Joanna is a Qualified Autism Movement Therapist, and Dance for Parkinson’s practitioner.

 

Her other areas of expertise include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • British Sign Language (Level 6)

  • Dementia

  • Mental Health

  • The therapeutic benefits of dance and movement

 

Clients of Joanna’s value her enthusiastic, conscientious attitude. She prides herself on having a caring, sensitive nature, with the ability to make connections with most every individual she meets.

 

Joanna holds current DBS, Insurance, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates, and is trained in ‘Safe and Effective Dance Practice’.

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Sophie
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Sophie has been dancing since she was 4 years old and currently dances at 'Louise Kate Dance'. Her other interests include singing and musical theatre - her favourite musical being Les Misérables.

Favourite Dance Style(s): Commercial and Contemporary

Pet(s): A cat called 'Paddy'

Favourite Food: Chicken (especially on Pizza!)

Favourite Colour: Lilac

When I'm older I would like to...

Perform in the West End

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Sienna started dancing aged 5 and currently dances at 'Louise Kate Dance'. She also enjoys singing and acting. Her favourite animal is a dog...and she recently managed to convince her parents to get a puppy!

Favourite Dance Style(s):
Hip-Hop and Tap

Sibling(s): A brother who is very good at gymnastics

Favourite Food: KFC...and Dominos​

Favourite Colour: PINK!!

When I'm older I would like to...

Perform in the West End

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