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'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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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 'Rupert'

Favourite Food: KFC

Favourite Colour: Yellow

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

Become a Paediatric Nurse

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Annabel has danced at 'Louise Kate Dance' since she was 4 years old. Her other interests include netball & swimming.

Favourite Dance Style(s): 
Contemporary & Tap

Pet(s): A cat called 'Nala'

Favourite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

Favourite Colour: Purple

 

Fun Fact...

Isla and I have been friends since we were three!

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Verity

Verity has danced at 'Louise Kate Dance' since she was 4 years old. Her other interests include acting & singing.

Favourite Dance Style(s): 
Contemporary & Ballet

Pet(s): Two dogs called 'Luna' & 'Loki'

Favourite Food: Pasta

Favourite Colour: Pink

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

Work on a Cruise Ship

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Elsie
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Elsie has danced since she was 3 years old & currently dances at 'Louise Kate Dance' with Verity, Annabel & Isla.

Favourite Dance Style(s): 
Contemporary

Pet(s): Two dogs called 'Belle' & 'Alfie'

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Colour: Pink

Fun Fact...

Verity and I have been friends since we were three!

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