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Miss Gemma  

I have danced myself since a very young age. 
Competing in Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle and Rock 'N' Roll, I won myself championship titles. 
Having a strong passion for Dance and the desire to make it my profession, I soon realised the necessity of being an all-round performer and took up Ballet, Tap and Jazz dancing too, as well as singing lessons. 
This all paid off as I was lucky enough to enjoy a 10 year long career as a Professional Dancer; performing in Parisian Cabarets, on Cruise Ships, in Holiday camps, Theatres and Circus' and tours worldwide. I developed a brand new passion for each different style I discovered, especially falling in love with the French CanCan. 
Every moment was a dream come true, including starring in Blue Peter, Doctor Who and in a Bollywood movie. 
As they say; once a dancer always a dancer and I am now delighted to be a part of the Laura Sandham School of Dance family to pass on some of my dance skills to the youngsters and adults alike. 
I primarily teach Ballroom, Latin, Cheerleading and Street Dance as well other genres and I particularly enjoy teaching couples their wedding dance choreography for their First Dance on their big day. 
I also teach classes over at our Preesall Branch. 
The pupils refer to me as the teacher with the quirky quotes...

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Aurea Kelvin -Yoma Explorers: Parent and baby yoga

I have been teaching yoga since 2012.  I am a Certified Birthlight BabyYoga teacher, Pregnancy yoga teacher, Postnatal yoga teacher, Birth Doula and Postnatal Doula.I strive to create a warm, welcoming  environment for all of my students.  I love providing a space for parents and babies to connect with each other and to find balance both physically and emotionally through yoga.

Emma Packham

I trained professionally from the age of 11 at The Hammond School and Graduated in 2018 with a Diploma in dance and qualified as a Pilates instructor. In 2019 I will be commencing a degree in arts and creative industries.


I performed with The National Youth ballet for 10 years and worked with choreographers such as Wayne Sleep, Drew McConie and Arielle Smith. Performing at Sadler’s Wells, Royal Albert Hall and The London Palladium.


From the age of 6 I took part in many shows and competitions where I did acro. I have always loved acro and since graduating from The Hammond I have grown a love for teaching and enjoy teaching acro to young dancers. I have taught many workshops and classes and love seeing how the children develop through my guidance.

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Pam Knight Pilates 

Pam is a qualified Level 2 and 3 fitness instructor. She teaches Body Balance (Less Mills TM), Neuro Rehab, Orthopaedic Rehab, Functional Training, Pre & Postnatal Exercise and Core Stability. But her real passion lies in Pilates , where she is Level 3 qualified in Modern Pilates but also in Small Mat Equipment Pilates, Pre & Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Orthopaedic Conditions. This is where she sees the biggest changes in people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Catherine Thompson

I am a teacher with 10 years experience specialising in classical Ballet.

I have taught a range of ages from toddlers to adults and really enjoy exploring the different approaches that help each age group to enjoy and achieve in dance. 

I find working with younger students and the creativity and fun they bring to the studio especially rewarding.

Alongside my dance teaching I have spent time within a special school setting developing experience working with a range of abilities and making dance accessible to all.