Mrs Charles Click to view
Dancing for over 60 years and still got it! The foundations of this dance school belong to Mrs Charles and her biography is written in full on the ‘our history page’ located on the homepage.
Stephanie Charles (Miss) Click to view
Stephanie started dancing at the age of 5, attending Mrs Charles dance schools in Wolverhampton and Cannock.
When she took part in her first show at the Civic in Wolverhampton she not only performed in her own dances, but joined on the end of the line in every other dance much to her Mother’s dismay and amusement!
Stephanie, known as Miss, from the age of 12 worked in pantomimes nationwide as well as summer seasons in holiday camps.
In her Moms dance school she became part of a dance troop called ‘The Stephaneta Girls’. They won many talent competitions and performed in social clubs throughout the midlands.
At 19, Miss decided she wanted to join her Mom, Mrs Charles, to teach. She passed her teaching qualifications and became a major contribute to the school.
Miss gained 92 marks in her Modern Jazz teachers examination. This record was unbroken for 22 years until April 2014 when it was beaten by a pupil achieving 93!
Stephanie is also a fully qualified Zumba and zumbatomic instructor and has a diploma in Gymnastic Dance. Next step for Miss…..to become an Examinor. Miss teaches all subjects, but her true passion is Ballet and Tap.
Sophia Cintas Click to view
While still in nappies at ballet class, as the daughter and granddaughter of Miss and Mrs Charles, Sophia was always going to be a dancer! From her first performance, with a tutu covering her nappy for a Christmas show at an old peoples home, Sophia has been a lover of dance.
Before having her daughter Lyla, Sophia taught at Stephaneta School of Dance part time, now, as a full time teacher, qualified Zumba and Zumbatomic instructor at the dance school and a fully qualified gym instructor, Sophia is Stephaneta through and through.
Sophia teaches every faculty and particularly enjoys heading up the Tiny Tots classes. Her favourite dances to perform are tap and modern jazz. Organising, choreographing and performing at the annual shows are always top of Sophia’s to do list!
Pippa Carnevale Click to view
Pippa started attending the dancing school while she was in her baby rocking chair, as the granddaughter of Mrs Charles and the niece of Miss Charles, they knew she’d have rhythm!
Famous for falling asleep during the Ballet classes, but was wide awake during Freestyle and Modern Jazz.This obviously cemented Pippa’s passion for Freestyle, Modern Jazz and Streetdance.
Pippa has taken examinations in Ballet, Tap, Theatrecraft, Freestyle and Modern Jazz and has performed in every annual show contributing to the choreography.
Pippa is currently training for her Modern Jazz teachers examinations.
Katie Jones Click to view
Katie joined the dancing school when she was 7 and went on to complete exams in Ballet, Tap, Theatrecraft, Modern Jazz, Freestyle and Gymnastic Dance.
Performing in many shows, Christmas parties and talent competitions Katie is always on hand to contribute to the choreography in the annual show.
When Katie went to university it didn’t stop her love for dancing, she came back every Saturday for her classes and is continuing to train for further qualifications.
Katie’s passion is Theatrecraft and Contemporary.
Louise Clayton Click to view
Louise joined the dancing school at the tender age of three and has performed in every dance show at the Prince of Wales since, contributing to the choreography too. Louise has entered and successfully passed IDTA exams every year and in 2006 she was awarded the shield for highest aggregate marks for her dance exam results.
Last year Louise passed her pre-associate streetdance with distinction and is currently training for pre-associate freestlyle and Accociate Streetdance.
Although Louise enjoys all faculties, Louise’s passion is Contemporary and Modern dance.
Leah Alstead Click to view
At the age of three Leah joined Stephaneta School of Dance for ballet classes, it wasn’t long before she was attending every class available! Leah has performed in every dance show at the Prince of Wales since, contributing to the choreography too.
Much to her pleasure, last year Leah passed her pre-associate streetdance with distinction, her favourite subject. When not in the studio choreographing new moves, Leah teaches aged 5-16 year olds and is working towards her teacher training for pre-associate freestlyle and Accociate Streetdance
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