Welcome to Emma Louise Dance Club
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sorry no Isle of Whithorn Classes on Saturday 13th Jan due to illness. Next class is 20th Jan. We look forward to seeing you all soon
Emma Louise Dance Club opened in 2006 offering a range of fun dance classes in Wigtownshire and Stranraer
Meet The Team
Mrs Emma Louise Abel - Emma Louise Dance Club Principal / Dance Teacher / Choreographer
Emma loves dance. She started dancing at the age of six where she studied ballet, tap and modern dance at Wilsoncentre of Dance and Drama, West Yorkshire. She studied GCSE and A-Level Dance at Intake High School, Leeds. In 2001 Emma graduated with BA (Hons) Communication and Performing Arts: Dance from the University College of Ripon and York St John.
Emma opened Emma Louise Dance Club after moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 2006. She is a fully qualified dance teacher and holds Teaching Dance to Children, Level 3 qualification. She joined Popdance as a Premuim Teacher in 2012 and is now the Area Manager for Newton Stewart covering DG5, DG6, DG7, DG8 & DG9.
Emma is a Level 1 & 2 Dance Tutor with Sport Leaders UK and Bronze & Silver Arts Award Tutor. In 2016 she completed Progressing Ballet Technique and Bollywood dance teacher training. Emma is a PVG scheme member, has undergone Child Protection in Sport training and holds an up to date First Aid qualification. She is an experienced, professional, dedicated dance teacher who has taught dance across the region for schools, community groups, workshops, events and children's parties.
Emma is proud of Emma Louise Dance Club and enjoys sharing her love of dancing with everyone she teaches.
Miss Kelly Whiteside - Assistant Dance Teacher / Choreographer
Local dancer Kelly is from Newton Stewart. She started dancing at age six when she joined a local group. Dancing gave Kelly the opportunity to express her feelings and emotions as she was quiet, shy kid. She made a lot of friends through dance and found it fun to be around people who all shared the same passion.
Kelly joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2012 as a volunteer to help with classes. She started helping with the Senior classes, firstly observing, then creating choreography and leading the class under direct supervision. Kelly's favoured dance style is street and commercial dance. Her first routine was 'Pop' by N'SYNC which she found fun to teach. In 2013 Emma mentored Kelly on a 'Youth Arts Learning Journey'. You can read Kelly's blog here. Through this experience Kelly became more confident in choreographing and teaching dance.
Kelly achieved Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership Dance in 2014 and Level 2 Certificate in Community Dance Leadership in 2016. Kelly takes Senior Ballet and Senior Show Dance classes with Emma Louise Dance Club. Kelly is a PVG scheme member and has undergone Child Protection in Sport training. She is excited to be joining Emma Louise Dance Club as an assistant dance teacher and choreographer. Kelly wants to share her passion for dance with as many people as possible.