Welcome to our
of dance, drama, excitement,
and hard work
A.T School of Dance was established in 1996 by the principal, Karen Speers. The school was founded at Appleton Thorn Village Hall where classes are still held for junior pupils and in September 2008 they were fortunate in being able to also open their own studios in Stockton Heath.
Karen is a qualified and registered dance teacher with the I.S.T.D. (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) and has a wealth of experience in teaching children and adults. She has also been a full time teacher at a local secondary school for over 30 years. She has taught dance and drama at KS3, GCSE Dance, Expressive Arts and Child Development, BTEC Performing Arts along with A level Dance and Performance Studies. Karen has also been an assistant examiner for OCR in A level Performance Studies. Her love of teaching has also extended to helping trainee dance teachers develop their dance pedagogy, in its widest sense, as a distance learning tutor for the I.S.T.D.
As a parent herself, Karen understands you want the best for your child and, to that end all the classes are taught by experienced, caring and professional teachers. All the teachers aim to develop confidence, sense of rhythm and love of dance in a structured and encouraging environment.
Karen, herself, teaches ballet to both the youngest through to the oldest student alongside her extensive staff.