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.

Throughout 2017, we have been supporting UK charity Rays of Sunshine which grants wishes for children suffering from life-changing illness. Via performances, workshops, bespoke hair bows, a grand raffle,  pre-owned uniform sale, disco and a JustPlay Photography photo-shoot, we raised a grand total of £1,150.00 thanks to the hard work of our KPSD team and the generosity of our KPSD students and their families. Thank you to everyone involved!! 

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, said: "We're so grateful to everyone at the Katie Philpott School of Dance for all their hard work and commitment to fundraising for Rays of Sunshine. The money raised will help us to continue to grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children living with life-limiting illnesses, for which we can't be more thankful."

Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events for seriously ill children, including the Rays of Sunshine Concert where last year our own KPSD dancer Niamh Biltcliffe performed on stage at Wembley with Nicole Scherzinger!!




Katie Philpott School of Dance is one of the area’s leading dance academies, offering multi-genre dance and musical theatre to more than 340 pupils 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 examinations centre and many young students go on to further their careers in dance. You can read about them on our Success Stories page

Highlights of the School year include acclaimed dance and choreographic shows which are professionally produced and staged at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Hudderfield, our next show CENTURY is on 24 & 25 March 2018.  Keep up-to-date with news about shows and events on our Facebook and Twitter pages, don't forget to follow us!

The KPSD is proud of its reputation for excellence as a highly-regarded community hub and an ambassador for the world of dance. We were honoured to win the My Mirfield Award for Sporting / Activity Organisation in 2016 AND to win again in 2017!

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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.

  • Hayley Hindle

    Hayley trained at Dorothy Stevens School of Dance and at Spotlight Stage School, where she also worked as a teacher.

    Teaches Tap and Modern

  • 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

  • Eve Moore

    Eve has danced at the School since 2003 and in recent years has taken an active role within the KPSD Team including organising the first flashmob in Leeds.



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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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