Meet The Team

Janine Sadler, Principal

Our principal and has been dancing since a very young age. She has two daughters, Morgan and Abbie, who both dance with us and her husband Darran does alot of practical behind the scenes work. She offers professional tuition and has now trained six new teachers.

J9 qualified in 1991 and holds the following qualifications: 

Associate Latin, Street, Cheeleading & Freestyle. Membership Rock'N'Roll. Fellowship Freestyle. Diploma in Sports Pyschology. YMCA Exercise to Musics Qualification. Associate Street Qualification.

Kelly Morris, Vice Principal

Our vice principal has also been dancing for many years.  Kelly holds NNEB in Childcare and is a qualified first aider.  She has years experience in Management Childcare.

Kelly teaches our younger age groups and her experience with children is second to none. The children love coming to dancing on a Saturday morning and are always sad to leave and that is down to Kelly.

Kelly qualified in 1995 and holds the following qualifications:
Associate Freestyle 

Michaela Knight, Teacher

Along with her family, she has danced with us from a very young age & has been a big part of the dance school.

 

We are also pleased to accept Michaela as an official teacher with us after passing her IDTA Freestyle award.

Morgan Sadler, Associate Freestyle

Morgan, being Janine' s daughter has been involved with Footsteps from an exceptionally young age. She started competing as a baby rosette and was The UK Runner Up for the 6 to 8 Rosette Rock'n'Roll at the age of 6 and then the UK Champion for two years running at the ages 7 and 8. She went on to be in UK final every year till the age of 19, finishing her last year of competing with a title again in Rock n Roll. Morgan also achieved the Champion title within the Street branch too. Morgan achieved many ballet qualifications to a very high level as well as tap and jazz. She performed in local panto as a juvenile and adult cast member and many local Amateur theatrical performances. At the age of 16, Morgan was accepted into the West End Kids troupe and this took her to many prestigious places and performances around the UK performing to thousands of people. At the age of 18, following her A levels, Morgan was awarded a scholarship to Italia Conti Arts in London and has recently graduated with a Musical Theatre Diploma/Degree. During Covid lockdown, whilst Morgan awaits opportunities to further her choice of career, she began studying for her Professional Dance Teachers exam with the IDTA. This she passed with a Distinction. Morgan also holds qualifications as a fitness instructor.

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Abbie, Olivia S & Olivia B, Helpers

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All these girls have danced with Footsteps since the age of 3 and have been best friends ever since. Competing in Supadance, Street, Rock'N'Roll & Freestyle every year with huge success.

We are so pleased to see these girls grown up & pass on their knowledge to our younger pupils.

Oscar & Ruby, Junior Helpers

Oscar & Ruby have danced at Footsteps from a very young age. 

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Chris Dale, Marketing & Design

Chris is an unsung hero who does so much background work for
us behind the scenes. Whether it's finding music, designing posters, show programmes, promoting & designing our fantastic websites.

Chris has danced since the age of 17, qualifying for Blackpool every year he has competed & with a highest Nationwide placing of 3rd in Rock'N'Roll with Partner Luannsa.