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Welcome to the enchanting world of AK Academy of Dancing, founded in 1992 we’re an extremely busy, friendly and genuine family run Academy offering professional training in a range of classes to suit both children from walking through to adults. We are fully qualified with the Royal Academy of Dancing, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Acrobatic Arts and L.A.M.D.A.

Andrea Knowles - Founder of the AK Academy of Dancing

Our wonderful Principal’s and Teachers

Teacher

Andrea Knowles

PRINCIPAL & SENIOR DIRECTOR

Qualifications

Fully registered RAD
Teaching Certificate RTS
AISTD Associate Diploma
DDE Diploma in Dance Education
Ballet, Tap, Modern, Disco Freestyle, Rock’n’Roll

Silver Swans licensed teacher with over 30 years teaching experience

Teacher
Teacher
Teacher

Kim Knowles

PRINCIPAL

Qualifications

Fully registered RAD
Teaching Certificate RTS
F.D.I - DDE
Diploma in Dance Education

Silver Swans licensed teacher and Acrobatic Arts Qualified

Manager of AK Tip Toes

Teacher
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Teacher

Anna Knowles

PRINCIPAL

Qualifications

DDI-DDE
Diploma in Dance Education
A.I.S.T.D, Disco Freestyle, Rock’n’Roll
Acrobatic Arts Qualified

SPECIALTY:
First dance choreographer, Hen parties any occasion, childrens birthday parties.

Manager of AK Limelight

Teacher
Teacher
Teacher

Mandy Eyers

TEACHER

Qualifications

A.R.A.D.
LRAD licentiate Diploma
AISTD Associate Diploma
AISTD Disco Freestyle

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Teacher
Teacher

Sophie Norton

TEACHER

Qualifications

DDI-DDE Practical Diploma
Instruction ADV ISTD
Tap/Modern

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Teacher

Leane Watkinson

TEACHER

Qualifications

ISTD
IDTA
Consecutive National Freestyle Disco and Rock’n’Roll Champion

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Teacher

Miss Julie

TEACHER

Qualifications

Musical Theatre Teacher
A.I.D.T.A and L.A.M.D.A

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All our teachers are fully qualified, enhanced DBS checked and First Aid trained

I'm proud my child is taught by a qualified dance teacher

See our upcoming events

Check out our upcoming shows and exam times.

EVENTS

See our Timetables

See our all our class times & venues.

TIMETABLES
 

During my career as a professional dancer I have travelled extensively dancing in many countries all over the world and appeared on television on many occasions working with many famous celebrities. However the highlight of my career finally came in Paris at the Moulin Rouge, where I was chosen to dance the famous Can-Can as a solo artist.

Andrea Knowles, Founder - AK Academy of Dancing