Meet the team

Adele Clarke

Principal & Dance Instructor 
The school is founded and lead by Adele Clarke.  A graduate from Northampton University who holds vast experience in dance and working with children, Adele started AMC in 2011 with a mission of improving confidence, developing skills and technique, and showing the joy that dance can bring to as many children and adults as possible, in a super fun and stress-free environment.  An ethos which still stands true today. 

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 the aspirations of children from across the county, has taught countless workshops on behalf of councils, schools and private organisations, and has earnt over 14 years of dance teaching experience.

Adele leads all of our Tots classes, Adult Ballet classes and some of our Adult Tap classes.  She also teaches or assists all of our Junior classes, Intermediate classes, Senior classes and PreSenior Ballet and Contemporary - you'll basically find her in most of our classes either teaching, assisting or supporting the team.

She is also the organiser of Dance Caper – a large yet local annual dance festival providing performance opportunities to over 500 dancers from across the UK.
Adele prides herself in leading well-organised, structured dance sessions that focus on technique, performance skills, building confidence and above all FUN! 

Annabel Banks

Dance Instructor 

Annabel has been dancing since a young child, and with AMC School of Dance for over seven years as part of our Senior classes.  Annabel has been teaching for us since 2015, after completing teacher training with the school, and over that time has become a pivotal member of the AMC staff team.

Her confident, structured and friendly teaching style brings out the very best in her dancers - whatever their age and ability.  Annabel currently leads our Intermediate Tap, PreSenior Tap and PreSenior Modern classes, as well as co-teaching our PreSenior Ballet & Contemporary and Senior Modern classes. 

Annabel is also an instructor at our Monday Adult Improvers Tap group, alongside Adele, and leads both our Wednesday Beginners and Improvers Adult Tap groups, alongside Sarah.

Ella Hague

Dance Instructor 
After dancing with AMC for over four years, Ella trained with the school to become a dance instructor alongside her further education in dance at Leicester College.  Ella then continued her dance education in York before returning to AMC to reprise her teaching role in 2019.
A super creative, popular and bubbly instructor, Ella is our Street and HipHop specialist - leading our Street and HipHop Group 1 and Group 2 classes, as well as our Intermediate Modern class. 

Ella also co-teaches our Intermediate Ballet class alongside Adele.

Laura Hague

Dance Instructor 

Laura has been dancing with the school for over seven years.  Completing her teacher training with AMC, she was promoted to Dance Instructor in 2017 and has since taken a lead role in instructing our very popular junior classes.

Laura currently leads the Ballet 1 class, our Junior Tap class, as well as co-teaching Ballet 2 & 3 and the Sunday PreSchool Pros classes alongside Adele.  

Laura is famed for building solid technique and dance knowledge in her dancers, whilst creating super fun, friendly and inclusive classes.

Emma Grant

Dance Instructor

Dancing as a child, Emma stopped dancing and then didn't revisit it until joining AMC in early 2019 where she joined our Adult Improvers Tap class.  Since then, she really got the AMC dance bug - joining three Adult tap classes and our Senior Tap and Modern classes.
Emma really is what AMC is all about, so we were thrilled to train her as a dance instructor and support her in launching her very own class (Thursday Beginners Adult Tap) in 2020.

Sarah Weston

Administrator & Teaching Assistant

Dancing since she was very young, Sarah has years' of experience of many genres of dance and working with children. 

As well as being a core member of the AMC Seniors, Sarah also leads most of the Dance Parties and special events that we do alongside Adele.  Sarah also assists with teaching all of the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night Adult Tap and Ballet classes.

In addition, Sarah is also the administrator for our Senior and Adult classes - sorting class fees and answering any questions you have, as well as managing queries via social media.

Alison Clarke

Administrator 

Alison is in charge of all admin for our Junior classes, plus lots of the back-office administration.  She answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly. 

Alison is also a member of the Wednesday Beginners Adult Tap group, as well as the loving Nana of AMC mascot, Alfie!

Natasha Coster

Administrator 

Natasha is in charge of all admin for our Intermediate and PreSenior classes.  She answers any questions you may have and generally makes sure everything runs smoothly. Mother of one of our PreSenior pupils, Natasha brings a vital 'dance mum' perspective to the team. 

Natasha is also a member of our Monday Adult Improvers Tap group.

Miss Neve

Trainee Teaching Assistant 

After dancing with AMC for over four years, AMC Senior, Neve, started helping with our Tots classes in May 2018. She is now completing her training with us to be a teaching assistant, currently working with our Sunday PreSchool Pros and Ballet 1 classes.

Super friendly and attentive, Neve encourages even the most shy budding dancer to shine!  

Laila, India and Amber

Student Helpers

PreSenior dancers Laila, India and Amber joined some of our Junior and Intermediate classes as of January 2020 to learn what it takes to teach dance and support our pupils. They're guided and set challenges by AMC teachers that will develop their mentoring, leadership, public speaking and organisational skills.

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