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"BECAUSE EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO DANCE"

Inclusion. Community. Adaptation. Come join our dance school with a difference.

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About the academy

We are an award winning arts academy with a difference. We run classes worldwide both online and in-person.

We are a team of 7 (+) who all have personal experience of chronic illness and/or disability and a love for the arts. 

We run classes for various ages and abilities.

We offer our sessions as a group, 1-1 and 2-1 basis.

We provide personalised sessions from school workshops all the way through to working on professional TV performances! 

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Choreography

Kate's professional jobs include dance & choreography for; Channel 4 'The Last Leg', ITV 'Lost Voice Guy's Christmas Special', BBC One Show, Channel 4 'Steph's Packed Lunch' & CBBC 'My Life Leading The Dance'.

The dance academy choreographed and performed with award winning choreographer, Christopher Tendai, for 'Wonderland In Alice'. 

Qualifications

Kate is qualified in:

  • Rambert Grades (Technical, Creative & Perfomance)

  • Rambert Grades Creative Dance for Early Years

  • IDTA/NCDTA Associate Ballet (Distinction)

  • Dance for Parkinson's (Distinction)

  • Progressing Ballet Technique Level 3

  • Progressing Ballet Technique UK ambassador

  • Arts Award Advisor with SEND Specialism

  • Dementia Friends

  • People Dancing Professional Member

  • Additional CDP training

Read about our other staff members on our 'Teachers' page

Awards

  • Dance trailblazer for Motability's 45th birthday (2023)

  •  'Top 100 Most Influential Disabled People in the UK' 2022

  • A 'Woman of the Year'  2021 + 2022

  • Wellbeing Practitioner of the Year from One Dance 2021

  • Highly Commended Award for Kate Stanforth Academy of Dance from BBC Newcastle at the Together Awards

collaborations

The dance academy has collaborated with:

  • Matthew Bourne's New Adventures

  • Christopher Tendai Wonderland In Alice 

  • Snag Tights

  • Allied Mobility (our sponsor)

  • Naidex

  • Disability Expo 

Kate has regular collaboration work and has works with dance brands such as:

  • Capezio

  • International Dance Supplies

  • Progressing Ballet Techniques

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