Our amazing team of teachers are highly experienced and fully qualified.
At Centre Pointe we love to teach and really enjoy the interaction with children. We strive to ensure values such as supporting each other, friendship, instilling a hard work ethic, and respecting each other is paramount. We truly believe children develop on so many levels through dance and performing.
Miss Katherine-Lucy Bates
Miss Katherine is a Licentiate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Her qualifications include, MA degree DTP, the Certificate in Dance Education (CDE) in Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre dance, AISTD Dip, MIDTA, MNATD, Cert Ed (FE).
As Principal of Cirencester Creative Dance Academy (CCDA), founded in 1997, she teaches the ISTD syllabi as well as all genres of dance and musical theatre. The academy aims to give students many performance opportunities as well as a sound basic training whilst building on confidence, integrity, social and life skills alongside the respect and camaraderie of teamwork. Katherine has several former students studying vocationally as prestigious schools, as well as working professionally in London, Europe &the far East.
Katherine was formerly lecturer in charge of dance and musical theatre productions at Cirencester College for 17 years, at the end of 2016 she left her college post to concentrate further on developing the teaching and pupil opportunities at CCDA. Katherine achieved her Master’s degree in professional practice dance teachers’ pedagogy at Middlesex University, graduating in July 2019. She has incorporated many of its values explored & learnt during her degree into the running of CCDA ensuring a holistic all-inclusive approach, ensuring respect and camaraderie and teamwork is fostered in all CCDAs activities. Katherine will be bringing those values and ethics to her new role as owner/Principal teacher at Centre Pointe Creative Dance Academy
Katherine-Lucy hosts the interview based, Growing Through Dance podcast, which is being heard in over 50 countries worldwide. The podcast aims to show how dance interacts with life and highlights the benefits from dance in physical, mental, and social health. Episodes vary from the average grassroots dancer, through to those who have taken dance to a professional level. The issues discussed are of benefit to the dance community as a whole, providing clear information for those with less experience in the industry. It is available on all major podcast apps as well as on the CCDA website with many 5* reviews.
Katherine rang “Acting Thru Dance Productions” a post eighteen company for dancers, singers & actors, specialising in international fringe festivals and small scale productions to give former students, talented dancers and actors a springboard into the profession.
Katherine enjoys all aspects of choreography and artistic direction; she has worked as a freelance choreographer and produced and choreographed three original works for the International Edinburgh fringe festival, the second of which-“Titanic and the band played on” attracted lottery funding to create & produce.
Dance is her passion and Katherine hopes to be able to make
Dancing Stars tEacher
Hayley is our caring, organised, extremely calm teacher of our Dancing Stars programme, whose greatest passion is to ensure that your very young dancer enjoys every minute of their lesson as well as putting you at your ease. Hayley is the perfect teacher to see your little one through to their dancing stars journey and into and beyond our older dance programme.
Miss Amy is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of dance with who she has her Diploma in dance education (DDE) in teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern dance. Miss Amy is also a graduate of Arts Educational College London where she obtained a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre and was Principal of her own school Amy Flynn School of Dance 2013-2021.
Miss Amy has been attending dance classes since the age of 2years old and grew up taking part in performances and competitions. At college she was in a number of shows and finished her course by playing the lead role Julie Jordan in ‘Carousel’ and signed with her Agent BWH agency. Miss Amy then went on to have some professional performance experience in London and Wales, however then found her true calling in teaching.
Her teaching career started with CCDA and she worked across the country with many other dance schools teaching ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, private singing tuition, audition classes, Street Jazz, Hip Hop, Specialised Boys Work classes, Fitness, Adult classes, Competition teams and Pre-school classes. Miss Amy has also worked in many Educational Schools both Primary and Secondary supplying dance classes and clubs.
Miss Amy has taken students to perform in the Westend and supported them to win various competitions as well as hosting and supporting many shows and charity galas with her past dance students.
Many of Miss Amy’s past dance students have gone on to study dance at a vocational level and progressed onto performing and teaching careers.
Miss Amy is continuing her training by currently working towards a level2 in SEND and is delighted to be part of Centre Pointe Creative Dance Academy.