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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 6 (+) who all have personal experience of chronic illness 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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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 were able to work on their own choreography and performance with award winning choreographer, Christopher Tendai, for 'Wonderland In Alice'. 


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


  • 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


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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