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MISS LEIGH HAINES (BA HONS, PGCE)
Miss Leigh is a professional dance teacher of over 13 years experience around the country. She has taught a variety of dance styles in many schools. These include UKA, ISTD and IDTA syllabus Tap, modern, ballet, musical theatre, street jazz and cheerleading.
Since dancing from a young age at the Jeanine Greville Dance Academy in Berkshire, Miss Leigh knew that her career path would lie in this industry. From attending her local dance classes to graduating with a BA (hons) Dance from Lincoln University and completing a PGCE in Primary Education at Leeds University, Miss Leigh has gained many qualifications and developed a vast amount of experience to be able to teach different genres to all . Not only does she love teaching syllabus and free work, Miss Leigh loves to choreograph and perform. Her works have included stylised show dances, medal tests, festivals and workshops within dance and school settings.
Not only is she qualified to teach children, she is a qualified instructor of Zumba, Bokwa and exercise to music classes. She loves to encourage adults to stay active and keep fit whilst having fun!!
Miss Leigh is a qualified teacher with the ISTD (The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) and the UKA (United Kingdom Alliance). She continues to study with the ISTD and UKA to gain examiner status.
“Establishing LHDance was always a passion of mine. Dancing throughout my years, I have wanted to pass my love of dance, my experience of performing and my broad knowledge of different styles onto others. I want children to learn, to engage with the music and let their personality shine through their dancing”.
MISS JESSICA LEEMING (BA HONS)
Jessica trained at Sara Packham Theatre School till she was 17. She developed many dance styles including, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and more. She then went on to study Dance Performance and Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire. Here she began her journey in contemporary dance, analysing the benefits dance can offer people of all ages and abilities. During her time at university she became vice-chair of the university’s dance society. As vice-chair she provided different style classes while also creating strong dance teams which were taken to university competitions.
Now Jessica has finished her degree with a first class honours, she is excited to get teaching! Jessica aims to be teaching in all community, educational and private settings. She is already providing classes in community settings such as Youth Zones and is excited to expand her reach to LHDance!