'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's also previously tutored, cover-tutored and assisted in classes for DanceEast, notably ‘Springboard’ for individuals with additional needs, plus taught 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:

  • Neurodiversity

  • 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 (including paediatric, mental health & suicide), 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
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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

Pet(s): A dog called 'Neo'

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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Isla
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Isla has danced at 'Louise Kate Dance' since she was 4 years old. Her other interests include baking cakes for her family & friends and swimming with her cousins.

Favourite Dance Style(s): Ballet

Pet(s): A dog called 'Rocco'

Favourite Food: KFC

Favourite Colour: Yellow

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

Become a Paediatric Nurse

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Freddie
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Freddie took a Perfoming Arts course at college and has danced with many different companies for over 10 years combined. He loves writing lyrics for his band 'Fred's Song Writing' & volunteering.

Favourite Dance Style(s):
Street and Musical Theatre

Pet(s): A dog called 'Rosie'

Favourite Food: Pizza​

Favourite Colour: Liverpool Red

My ambition is...

To be famous!

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