SCD is about regeneration and wellbeing - for our bodies, our town and our community.
At SCD we know dance has an incredible power to change lives, and today we can all start dancing for good...
We know this through reading published scientific studies as well as through people’s personal stories.
Dancing can help us learn skills, gain confidence & improve your physical health.
Dancing with others makes us less stressed and more connected to our community.
Too many of us often feel isolated - young people wondering who their 'real' friends are in a digital world and many older people finding the TV is often their only companion.
Dance goes deeper.
As we learn to dance with each other we also learn to notice more, to celebrate our differences & uniqueness but also to focus more on how we can work together to make life more colourful.
Dance is a gift not to just impress others but to share with others and to change our world.
Whatever our age we can all begin the journey in #DANCINGFORGOOD join us...
Gemma is Co-Director of SCD responsible for developing the quality dance programme and teacher team.
She has a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance from www.nscd.ac.uk
Adam is Co-Director of SCD with Gemma. Adam is responsible for strategy development and marketing (& tech stuff). He has worked as a Director in a number of large non profit organisations in the field of community development and disability.
Stephen Perry & Co Chartered Management Accountants run the Financial Director services for SCD. Based in York and working nationally, Stephen has a wide experience of Executive Financial leadership roles in the charity and commercial sectors.
Judit is now one of the first faces (or voices) you will meet when you visit SCD. Providing support for our front of house team weekday mornings Judit is ready whatever question you may have. She also loves taking part in SCD classes, being a busy mum and working with a local Hungarian school.
A true lover of Salsa music, Jose is a vital part of the SCD team working hard to keep our studios safe and sparkling clean. His smile is contagious and he is one of life's truly helpful people. Born in Ecuador we love that Jose brings the Latin American vibe to SCD.
Jenna holds an IDTA Associate Teachers Qualification.
She loves to provide an exciting and creative class to dancers of all ages and also encourages movement, amongst children and youth within SCD's Dance Inc classes to help gain confidence.
Joanna teaches dance in local schools & community settings. From ballet to street she just loves helping people catch the passion for dance. Joanna is a https://www.istd.org practitioner.
Emily has a BA (Hons) in Dance performance from www.mdx.ac.uk,loves to create fun, exciting and engaging dance classes where students feel safe to express their own creativity.
One chilled, fun loving joker* that brings joy and life through his dancing.
* Mainly dad jokes. You won't find a more fluid Street / Hip Hop teacher than the wonderful Anton.
Maggie loves to explore dance with expressive and dynamic movement. She has performed and taught in a number of dance companies and schools after finishing her MA in Dance performance from LCDS www.theplace.org.uk
After dancing professionally with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona in the USA, she moved to London and acquired her Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma in 2015 with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Cassie loves helping students discover the gift of creativity.
Silvie is a diversely qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor with 12 years experience. Through her experience in the fitness industry, she has specialised in several areas including injury prevention, functional training, postural alignment and high intensity.
Shaun works in partnership with SCD and is the director of Dillon Dance Youth company. Shaun studied contemporary dance, completing his BA (Hons) in Dance at the University of Roehampton. Shaun has established himself as an exciting new and upcoming London based choreographer. https://www.dillondance.co.uk/
Liberty Studied Dance at The BRIT School and moved on to vocational dance training at Performers College, where she recently graduated with a level 6 diploma.
Natalie holds a BA Hons in Dance and is a well established professional dancer and choreographer in musical theatre and commercial work. Natalie joines SCD after 20 years teaching dance and fitness. She is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to dance no matter age, ability, gender etc.
Georgia studied Dance at The BRIT School and went on to train at www.londonstudiocentre.org gaining a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance. She is a promotional dancer for Pineapple Dance Studios and has worked with Capital Radio, The BBC and Aston Merrygold.
Alfie is a passionate young dancer and choreographer. He is a longstanding member of Dillon Dance Youth and has choreographed a number of pieces receiving great praise. His most recent accomplishment was winning The Great Big Dance Off London and then National Finals as choreographer for his own group.
Ilaria, is originally from Sicily and is a professional Belly Dancer with 10 years experience. Ilaria works with adults and teenagers, her mission is to help women feel comfortable in finding the inner dancer.
Shelley is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and has been teaching for 10 years. She makes yoga fun and accessible for all abilities and each week her creative flows provide an opportunity to try something new
After dancing in New Zealand, Alice’s home country, for the last 11 years she moved to London at the start of 2019 to pursue her professional Latin American dance career. Alice loves sharing the joy of movement to music with others in the hope it brightens up their lives.
Michaela spent 25 years as dancer & entertainment manager at holiday centres. She is a qualified ISTD practitioner across a variety of styles. Michaela particularly loves working with more mature groups, including dancers with dementia. She is excited to join SCD to work with the young at heart
Since being bought his first camera age 7, Graham has been fascinated with capturing 'the moment' in stills or video. With a day job as a BBC cameraman Graham has been involved with SCD since the beginning as our filmographer and visual media man. https://www.grahamhodson.co.uk
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Sarah is passionate about health and full access to life for all people regardless of our biology. Previously a qualified nurse, Sarah is a busy mum and campaigner for people with SEN through https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk
Mary is a local entrepreneur running www.brasathome.co.uk a small but growing local business in Sutton, as well as being a busy mum, community champion and school PTA member.
Tamara is an experienced head of investment within major investment firms. She is an activist for equality and diversity in both business and sport, championing inclusive activities such as korfball, and has a special interest in SEND and neurodiversity.
Dan is well known in Sutton for his passion for working with the whole community and for using sport as a great gift to bring social change. Dan is Community Action Lead with www.communityactionsutton.org.uk
Vanessa is a local primary school teacher experienced in working with children & young people from a variety of backgrounds. She has been involved In various community based sports programmes particularly dance, fitness & gymnastics.
Graeme is an activist for social justice and equality. He is the CEO of www.allwecan.org.uk a faith based global development non profit. He believes in creating space for everyone to contribute & enjoy building community together.