AMC School of Dance


Meet the Team!


Adele Clarke Ba(Hons) TBDAF
Principal & Dance Instructor

The school is run by Adele Clarke.  A graduate from Northampton University who holds vast experience in dance and working with children.  Starting dance at the age of 3, Adele spent 15 years at The Bannister Academy of Dance in Loughborough where she also began to teach before leaving to study in Northampton.  Whilst at university, Adele founded and captained the University of Northampton Dance Club, teaching and encouraging over 250 students during her time there.  She also choreographed for and lead national competition pieces and won a multitude of awards with the team.  Adele has worked in schools with Aimhigher Northamptonshire, raising aspirations of children from across the county.  Adele is a registered teacher with the British Dance Arts Federation and is also the organiser of Dance Caper – a large yet local annual dance festival.

Adele prides herself in leading well-organised, structured dance sessions that focus on technique, performance skills, building confidence and above all FUN! 


Sarah Wickerson FDDA
Dance Instructor

Sarah teaches the Junior Ballet 3 class and also assists with a multitude of other AMC Junior classes. Sarah started dancing at the age of 5. She attended the Pilbeam Academy and as she got older taught Ballet, Tap and a range of other disciplines.

Qualified and affiliated with the DDA (Dance and Drama Academy), Sarah has many years experience of teaching dance to all ages and abilities. Her classes focus on working on technique, steps and routines in a super fun and friendly atmosphere. Sarah is also a part of the organising team at Dance Caper.


Annabel Banks
Dance Instructor

Annabel has been dancing with AMC School of Dance for over four years, and teaching for us since 2015 since completing teacher training with the school.

Her confident, structured and friendly teaching style brings out the very best in her dancers. She currently teaches our Intermediate Tap, Intermediate Modern and Intermediate Ballet/Contemporary classes, assisted by Adele. And you can often find her assisting with our Adult Tap classes on Monday evenings.

Annabel is also our resident stretch & flex expert often leading short courses during the holidays.


Laura Hague
Dance Instructor

Part of the AMC Seniors, Laura has been dancing with the school for over five years. Plus, for the last two she has also been training to teach with the school, resulting in her promotion to Dance Instructor in 2017.

Laura currently teaches the Character, Ballet 1 and Ballet 2 classes, assisted by Adele. Friendly and attentive, Laura encourages even the most shy budding ballerina to shine!


Miss Tayla-Rose
Teaching Assistant

After dancing with AMC for over three years, AMC Senior Tayla-Rose started assisting Miss Adele with Junior Modern, Junior Tap and HipHop classes in September 2017.

With endless energy and a natural flair for explaining technique in an easy to understand way, Miss Tayla-Rose is loved by all those she works with.

Alison Clarke

Alison is in charge of all the paperwork at AMC! She handles the fees, letters and kit orders. She answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly! Alison is also a member of the Monday Night Adult Tap and Ballet clubs.