The Katie Philpott School of Dance

At KPSD we welcome, inspire and nurture every child through each stage of their dance journey. Whether that will be for fun and the pure joy of dance and self-expression or to excel and flourish into the world of the arts, we aim to ignite their passion and confidence to be the best they can be.

Dancing requires training, dedication and practice - but enrolling your son or daughter at KPSD is quick and easy!

As founder and Principal at KPSD, I take pride in personally welcoming new students, aged two to 18, to our family of dancers and our sign-up process is simple and hassle-free. We will soon launch a new 'Enrolment' page on our website with FAQs to answer all your queries. In the meantime, drop me an email at and I will help you find the appropriate classes for your child and arrange a free trial. 

Although we are now in our 21st year and enjoy being the area's largest dance school, our ethos is focussed on creating a friendly and easy-going environment where new students feel at home from day one.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Katie x 


KPSD in action

Century 2018

Celebration 2016

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

  • Rachel Bowers


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

    Street, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading, Contemporary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Karen Rogers

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

    KMR Dancewear


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