The Katy North Academy of Dance was founded in 1990 by Lynn Armsby who ran the school under the name L.A Dance Club. In April 2013, Lynn decided to concentrate on her career as a university lecturer and left the school in the hands of Katy North who had been teaching and managing the dance school at the time. When the school first opened it focused on freestyle and Latin American classes but over the years it has become known for its street dance classes. The aim of The Katy North Academy of Dance is to create a fun and friendly environment for students of all ages to learn a skill and develop a passion.
At the Katy North Academy of Dance all our teachers are qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association and complete an in-house training programme.
We run a comphrensive examination system which whilst not compulsory gives the students confidence and provides us with a good structure to our teaching. We hold regular shows, giving students the opportunity to dance on stage
To help our new and younger students we have members of our older classes helping them in their classes. Crew members are chosen in recognition of their hard work and behaviour in their own classes. This is a great stepping stone for our teacher training programme.
- What do we love about the Katy North Academy of Dance? From my daughters point of view, it’s a great fun way to learn to dance, from learning ballroom in rosettes to street dance now. She totally loves the fast dancing in Cheer. From a parents point of view, it’s a relaxed dance group that’s fun for all ages. Hannah has loved every lesson. You have great teachers who can interact perfectly with the children. Hannahs coordination has improved amazingly, as with her confidence. I am very happy to know Hannah is doing something she loves with lovely teachers who bring out the best in their pupils. Katy North Academy of Dance – Best dance school in St Neots.
- My 4 year old daughter is very shy. Having tried other dance classes, she has always felt secure and happy here and has always wanted the week to fly by so that she can make the next class come round quick. It has helped her confidence and her development as well as her dancing.
- You are really welcomed here, its like a little family. Plus the teachers are great!
- My girls now 10 and 13 have attended this dance school since they were 4 and 3 years old and they both absolutely love it. Katy and the team are great with the children and give them lots of encouragement and praise. The opportunity to take exams and participate in shows is good experience and great for self confidence. Becoming a crew member is so far my eldest daughters greatest achievement here.