The Katie Philpott School of Dance

The Story so far...

The Katie Philpott School of Dance was established in 2000 by its namesake
to celebrate and share her passion for dance and now provides classes in Mirfield for more than 350 students.

KPSD NEWS - Now fully open

Katie Philpott School of Dance has now launched it's 2020-2021 school year and is delighted to be fully open and accepting new students.

All our three studio venues in Mirfield are open once again with a full timetable of syllabus and non-syllabus classes.

Of course, we are abiding by strict guidelines and following Government advice. The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount and we have stringent measures in place around our studios. These include strict regulations around class arrival and departure, how classes are conducted to maintain social distancing and cleaning routines, including our 'fogging machine'.

We have spaces available in our pre-school Creative Movement and Disco Duck classes. If your little one would like to try a FREE trial class, please email katie@katiephilpott.co.uk - thank you.

Katie, Hannah, Sophie, Candy and Rachel are delighted to be welcoming everyone back and of course looking forward to 2021 which will see us stage our main show and Choreographic Cup in the same year for the first time. It's going to be a wonderful year, we look forward to sharing happy dancing memories with you all.

Katie x

 

Who are we?

Katie Philpott School of Dance is one of the area’s leading dance academies, offering multi-genre dance and musical theatre classes to more than 350 students with ages ranging from three to 63.  

Based in Mirfield, in the heart of West Yorkshire, the KPSD has a busy team of professionally qualified teachers of tap, ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and street dance.

Alongside providing a safe environment where dance is enjoyed for fun and fitness, the School is a respected ISTD examinations centre and many young students go on to further their careers in dance.

Highlights of the School year include acclaimed dance and choreographic shows which are professionally produced and staged at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Find us and Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Your child can take part in dance shows with us!

Two-time My Mirfield Awards winner, KPSD is proud of its reputation for excellence and an ambassador for the world of dance!

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Choreographic Cup 2019 (show)

KPSD in action 2019 (classes)

Century 2018 (show)

Celebration 2016 (show)

Meet the KPSD Team

We are proud to present a highly professional and experienced team of
dance teachers and support staff here at the Katie Philpott School of Dance. 

  • Katie Philpott

    Katie began dancing at the age of five at the Angela Reynolds and Dorothy Stevens dance schools.

    Teaches Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz

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  • Rachel Bowers

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    Rachel started dancing and acting when she was just three and is also a graduate of the KPSD!

    Street, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading, Contemporary

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  • Sophie Clayton

     

    Sophie came through the KPSD ranks, attending her first modern dance class relatively late at the age of 11.

    Teaches Street, Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz

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  • Hannah Jones

     

    Hannah joined KPSD in 2010 and is a registered Royal Academy of Dance teacher after completing her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in the same year.

    Teaches Ballet and Tap

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  • Candy Wilman

    Candy began dancing at Kathleen West’s School of Dance and went on to further her training at the Hammond School of Dance.

    Teaches Modern, Tap and Ballet.

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  • Dianne Watkinson

    Dianne started working with KPSD in 2014 and looks after the School’s social media, marketing and communications through her PR company DEadlines.

    PR, Social Media, Marketing, Communications

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  • Karen Rogers

    Karen started working with KPSD in 2007 supplying dancewear to its students.

    KMR Dancewear

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