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Miss Laura - Principle

 

Laura, who has been dancing since she was two, owns Warwickshire Dance Academy (WDA) which she started 15 years ago. Passionate about dancing she has numerous qualifications including her IDTA Licentiate in Ballet - the highest qualification you can obtain.


Miss Laura is a very busy lady! She is mum of two young children, teaches dance at Milverton House Preparatory School, owner and dance teacher at WDA and also is a franchise owner for babyballet®, with classes in Hinckley, Knowle, Chadwick End and Solihull.

 

Laura attended Pattisons College in Coventry and went on to dance professionally in Europe. Most of that time was spent dancing with a touring circus which she says was great fun. 

Miss Sophie W - Head Teacher

 

Miss Sophie has been dancing since she was two years old and her dance teacher was our very own Miss Laura! She has numerous dance teacher qualifications and has been a teacher at Warwickshire Dance Academy for 11 years. She always tries to make lessons fun and loves teaching dance to children of all ages.


Miss Sophie has always known she wanted to be a dance teacher and she has choreographed and performed at some very prestigious places such as Disneyland Paris, Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and Birmingham Hippodrome.

Miss Katie - Teacher

 

Katie joined Learning Curves in 2005 as a student just eight years old. Throughout school Katie attended several Learning Curves classes to build on her craft. What started off as a hobby for Katie soon became her passion, and more recently part of her career choice. Katie has been part of our JEMz Contemporary team for just over three years now and loves to join in wherever she can!

 

After leaving school in 2013, Katie auditioned and was selected out of 500 applicants for a place on the Musical Theatre Course at BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy). For two years Katie learnt new skills and techniques building and improving herself as a professional performer. Katie graduated BOA with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) with the highest grade of Triple Distinction Star.

Katie really enjoyed her professional training and taking her IDTA Professional Examinations with Learning Curves. Katie loves seeing the children's confidence bloom and develop as they engage in their love for dance the way she did and still does.

Miss Laura - Teacher

 

Laura has loved dancing since she was a little girl, when her Mom and Dad put Spice Girls on the CD player, she would be bobbing around the living room shouting 'Girl Power!' Laura attended her first dance class with Learning Curves when she was seven years old at an after school club and has never looked back.

In her 2015 exam session Laura was nominated to attend the IDTA Freestyle Scholarships. Laura attended the Scholarship and after auditioning with a group of 35 Laura was one of 12 students to perform her solo which she choreographed herself, what a huge achievement. In 2017, Laura took her professional examination with the IDTA and achieved the top grade, Distinction.

 

Laura has really enjoyed her enjoy with Learning Curves Dance, and now is excited to see what the future holds for her.

Miss Molli - Teacher

 

Molli started dancing at the age of 3 and joined the WDA family as a student when she was 6. Molli studied at Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) for 2 years and gained experience in many dance styles such as ballet, tap, commercial, street dance and contemporary. During her time at BOA Molli attended many dance classes at Pineapple Dance Studio and gained an insight into the life of professional dancer while working with many professional dance companies.

 

Molli will be teaching at LCD during her gap year while deciding where her dance journey will take her next.

Miss Beth - Teacher

 

After starting Ballet, Tap and Jazz at the age of three, I fell in love with dance! I began classes with Learning Curves Dance at the age of six, starting out at Hockley Heath Primary School, and later joining IDTA Wednesday Class Three. During my time at Learning Curves I took part in many Mardi Gras performances and performed the Royal Albert Hall, as well as joining Jemz Contemporary company and performing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Over my many years of training I have studied styles including Hip hop, house, waacking, breakin’, popping, locking, ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, freestyle, African, and many more!  

 

I have a Dance BA (Hons) Degree alongside an IDTA Teachers Associate Qualification. I now continue to train regularly within the Birmingham City Centre and London.

Miss Emma - Admin

 

Miss Emma is our Little Miss Admin and works with Miss Laura on all the LCD admin. Her nickname in her twenties was "Dancing Emma", and she loves dancing, organising stuff and ticking things off a list!

 

She studied ballet, tap and modern from the age of 5 until she was 24, singing, dancing and acting in many shows for the STC Musical Society in South Wales. With 2 daughters who dance 4 nights a week, Miss Emma understands what life is like as a dance mum!