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.



After the February holidays we enter a busy half term with two days of exams and the Choreographic Cup and Freestyle Presentation at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on 31st March.

Our ISTD Modern and Tap exams will be held on Friday 8th March and Thursday 21st March. There will be some minor class disruption on these days but we will let you know via email if your classes will be affected.

KMR Dancewear is holding a uniform, dancewear and dance shoe shop at the Wellhouse Moravian Church on Saturday 9th March from 10am to 2.30pm.

We have been delighted with the exceptional number of entrants for the CHOREOGRAPHIC CUP and can't wait to see you all dancing for your friends and family on Mother's Day. Don't forget tickets are now on sale, and more than half have already been sold so don't delay, order your tickets today!! Call the theatre's Box Office on 01484 430 528 or order online

We are proud to be a sponsor for the 2019 My Mirfield Awards which will be held on Saturday March 23 and we wish all the best to everyone involved, especially all the finalists!

We have spaces available in our entry-level dance classes for toddlers and young children in Mirfield. Disco Duck and Creative Movement are specifically designed for pre-school children and are delivered by our teaching team for children aged 2, 3 and 4-years-old. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a FREE TRIAL CLASS for your son or daughter.

KMR Dancewear, our in-house uniform and dancewear shop, now has a Facebook page where Karen will be posting news about upcoming shops so make sure you FOLLOW the page.

If you are involved with a primary school, nursery, church, toddler or other community group and would be able to distribute some KPSD flyers for us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Thank you!

Katie x


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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. Follow us on Facebook 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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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!

    Teaches Street Dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading and 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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If you are interested in joining The Katie Philpott School of Dance then, please fill in your details below, along with the classes you, or your child are interested in.

Our Studio Locations

Wellhouse Moravian Church
Wellhouse Lane
West Yorkshire
WF14 0AN
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Zion Baptist Church
Water Royd Lane
West Yorkshire
WF14 9SB
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