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'Miss Jo'

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 roles at DanceEast, Louise Kate Dance, Suffolk schools and training with StopGap Dance Company.

 

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 assists and cover-tutors for DanceEast classes, notably ‘Springboard’ for individuals with additional needs.

 

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 4)

  • 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 She prides herself on having a caring, sensitive nature, with the ability to make connections with even the most withdrawn individuals.

 

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

Sophie

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

Sienna

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

Emily has been dancing since the age of 8 and has danced at 'Louise Kate Dance' for over 5 years now. Her other interests include playing the piano, guitar and Ukelele!

Favourite Dance Style(s): 

Ballet and Contemporary

Pet(s): 2 cats called 'Billy' & 'Benny' and 2 dogs called 'Louie' & 'Lacey'

Favourite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad

Favourite Colour: Blue

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

Work with individuals with additional needs

Emily  B
Emily  K

Emily started dancing aged 3 and currently dances at 'Louise Kate Dance'. Her interests include the environment, learning BSL and playing the Cello. She also loves Art - so much so, she will soon be studying it at Uni!

Favourite Dance Style(s): 

Tap

Pet(s): 3 rabbits called 'Splodge', 'Dusty' & 'Dustin'

Favourite Food: Chocolate!

Favourite Colour: Yellow

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

Be a teacher