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All of our dance teachers at Insteps are fully qualified teachers of dance and fully CRB checked.
Leianne began dancing when she was four beginning with ballet and moved on quickly to start modern and tap.
From an early age she was passionate about dance and realised that this was where her future was and at 16 went to full time dance college to continue her studies on a 3 year full time course. At Dance College she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern and National and gained her Advanced 2 exams in all of these genres as well as gaining her Teaching Associates in Ballet, Tap and Modern all with the ISTD faculty. She also had the opportunity to study other forms of dance including, Contemporary, Irish, Spanish, Ballroom, Jazz and Street Dance.
After leaving dance college Leianne spent the majority of the next 6 ½ years performing professionally both in the UK and all over the world in Theatres, Casinos, Festivals and Cruise ships. Between contracts Leianne would take the opportunity to teach in both syllabus work and run many workshops in various dance schools.
When returning to the UK after her last dance contract on board P&O in 2006 Leianne decided that she now wanted to concentrate her time on teaching in a hope to pass on her love for dance and musical theatre to her students. Leianne is very proud to have the opportunity to take over as the principle of Insteps in September 2008 and hopes to continue the schools growth and success.
Kim began dancing at the young age of 2 and a 1/2 with Ballet and at 5 years old also started Tap and Modern dancing.
She went onto to take numerous dance examinations in Modern, Tap and Ballet both within the ISTD and RAD dance faculties as well as completing all her Jazz Awards. Kim has already finished all of ISTD Tap examinations by achieving her Advanced 2 Tap exam and has also completed her RAD Ballet Graded Examinations with her Grade 8 RAD and is currently studying to finish her exams in ISTD Modern and Ballet.
Kim has performed in numerous shows and performances throughout the area including many professional Pantomimes.
When finishing School in 2007 Kim started training for her dance teaching qualifications with the ISTD Dance faculty and in March 2009 completed her Foundation in Dance Instruction Level 3/DDI in both Tap and Modern. Kim is currently continuing her studies to further her teaching qualifications in Modern and Tap and also hoping to complete her Ballet ISTD teaching qualification very soon.
Since gaining her Dance teaching qualifications Kim has been teaching dance both at Dance Schools and local Primary Schools in the area.
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“They call it Dance... I call it Life”
“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!”