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Sammy Beard - SJ Dance Owner & Teacher

Sammy has been dancing for as long as she can remember! She was first invited to be a classroom assistant over 20 years ago, helping her teacher with the Primary classes and has been teaching ever since! 

Sammy holds teaching qualifications with the Association of American Dancing, Acrobatic Arts and she is one of Darcey Bussell's DDMIX instructors!

She is also currently studying to transfer her teacher status to the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

When not at SJ Dance HQ, Sammy can be found teaching 2-17 year olds at a number of London dance schools. 

Sarah Banham - SJ Dance Teacher

Sarah has danced since she was three years old starting with baby ballet and moving into jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop as well. Sarah has qualifications in these disciplines up to Advanced 2 ISTD grades and participated in many competitions and performed in multiple shows. She also assisted with teaching at her dance school working with younger students for classes and exam preparations. Whilst at university Sarah was on the dance society committee taking dancers to national competitions and running 2 annual shows whilst also choreographing in multiple styles. Sarah is very excited to start working on the next Showcase as part of the SJ Dance team.

Gina Ackroyd - SJ Dance Teacher

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