Welcome to The Dance Stage!
The Dance Stage has been created and developed by Louise Coates (Dance Services for Schools) and Sarah Clements (Unlimited Dance Company).
Having been approached by many Primary Schools for guidance or support in delivering engaging dance lessons, they devised a whole school dance programme that is fun and easy to deliver (even by non specialists), that goes beyond National Curriculum requirements.
(BA Hon’s, QTS)
Louise has been teaching dance for over 20 years in community arts, mainstream education (Primary and Secondary), and independent schools.
She is a Dance Performance (BA Hon’s) graduate and a Business Management post graduate of Middlesex University. She gained Qualified Teacher Status in 2006.
Louise has worked with students of performing arts who went straight into working professionally within the arts industry or were successfully accepted into schools such as Urdang Academy, and on to associate and pre-vocational training courses with The Royal Ballet School, London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban. She has also worked within Secondary Schools in the South East, been a Primary School class teacher and worked within community arts settings on regeneration projects, with looked after and at risk children.
In the past, Louise has enjoyed working for Haringey Education Service (Performing Arts Coordinator); DanceEast (Dance Development Artist); St Mary’s Catholic School (Head of Dance and BTEC Performing Arts); Sadler’s Wells Dance Theatre (Creative Learning Manager).
(ISTD Ass, IDTA L4, CYQ)
Sarah trained in North London at Harrisons College for 3 years. alongside this she also trained at the well known Pineapple dance studios in Covent Garden dancing alongside Bonnie Langford, Claud Paul Henry and Nigel Lythgoe, danced in promotional DVD’s for Pineapple Dance and went on to audition for West End productions.
Sarah started Unlimited Dance over 10 years ago, now a successful dance school providing all genres of dance from beginner dancers through to advanced dancers wishing to go into the Performing Arts industry.
Unlimited Dance Teacher Training Centre was set up 5 years ago and is a recognised IDTA teacher training centre putting mature students through the International Dance Teachers Association Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma.
Sarah has appeared in the well-known shows Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, My Fair Lady, and Brigadoon. Choreographing West Side Story, 42nd Street, Grease and God Spell for semi-professional companies in London.