Teachers at the Claire Louise School of Dance
Claire Louise Haynes A.I.S.T.D.
(Tap, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Disco/Freestyle and Rock'n'roll)
Founder and Principal
I started dancing at the age of 3 at the Gaynor Brown School of Dance in Northamptonshire. After moving to Horndean with my family I attended the Iris Barnes School of Dancing as a pupil. Throughout this time I participated in many Dance Festivals, Disco Competitions and Dance Shows.
After obtaining exam successes to the advanced levels in the disciplines I now teach, as well as Greek, Ballroom & Latin and National dancing, I was offered a place at Stella Mann Stage School in London, but decided to pursue a teaching career rather than a performing one. I studied under I.S.T.D. Senior Examiner Virginia Wilkinson at the Roynon Dance College in Southampton to obtain my teaching qualifications.
My dancing credits include Haven holiday camp dance troupe member, numerous professional pantomimes and several touring West End shows.
As well as running my own Dance School I also instruct a Dance Club at one of our local Junior Schools, and have assisted with the choreography for their school productions.
To keep my teaching fresh and up to date I attend frequent ISTD training sessions.
Emma Haynes D.D.I. (Modern)
I have danced since the age of six, when I joined the dance school my sister, Claire, attended. In spite of having to cope with long-running health problems and many operations throughout my life, I have progressed through the exams up to the advanced levels in Tap, Modern, Ballet, Disco, and Rock'n'roll.
I have worked as a full-time Holiday Camp entertainer/dancer and "Dance Day" teacher, appeared in professional pantomimes, a West End touring show, and have taught Dance Workshops and an After-school Dance Club at a local school.
I studied at South Downs College, obtaining a Merit in the BTEC First Diploma in Dance; and also qualified for my D.D.I. in Modern Dance at Roynon Dance College.
I hold an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, qualifications in Fire Safety and Health & Safety, and am continuing to extend my teaching qualifications through further study at the Roynon Dance College and ISTD training sessions.
Natalie Black D.D.I. (Tap)
I started to attend dance classes with Karen Ainsly when I was five years old. Dance has always been an important part of my life since then, and I have taken part in numerous competitions, dance school shows and pantomimes.
When I left school I knew that I wanted to become a dance teacher and was able to start learning the basics of teaching at the Dance School which I was attending as a pupil. I studied at South Downs College gaining a Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma in Dance. Following on from that I attended Roynon Dance College, gaining my D.D.I. in Tap. I have taught at Claire's Dance School for four years and am working towards my D.D.E. to further extend my teaching qualifications.
Performance has always been a major part of my dancing experience - there is such a wonderful feeling when performing for an audience - and I love to help new sets of dancers experience that feeling for themselves.
|| Felicity Patrick
I trained and qualified as a Ballroom & Latin dance teacher in San Francisco, California, at the Ballroom Dance Teachers' College in 2006.
I trained with Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) and I'm qualified in various styles including Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba and East Coast Swing.
I teach various group classes and have also helped a number of couples develop dances for weddings and other special occasions.
Claire Louise School of Dance, Catherington, Hampshire, PO8 9NF
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