Staff

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Jill Kemp

CWBL.FDA.MA(Dist)

Fellow & Examiner IDTA

Jill qualified as a dance teacher in 1977 and opened the Jill Foster Dance Centre in 1980, which today sees over 400 students of all ages through its doors each week. Over the Years Jill has trained many local, national and international dance teachers, some of which have gone on to win illusive scholarships with the IDTA. Jill has won the prestigious carl Allen award for Freestyle teacher of the year twice (in 2007 & 2014 respectively).

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Christian Kemp

FIDTA ADFP

Christian is Creative Director of the JFDC. He is also head of our Competitive Freestyle/Elite squad, runs the Adult Learn to Dance courses and teaches Medallist Freestyle Ballroom & Latin. He has danced his entire life and competed at Championship level for many years before qualifying as a dance teacher. Christian Was the Recipient of the 2010 John Dilwoth Scholarship Award for Dance teaching. 

 

His Love of dance shines through on every teachig arena and his caring attitude, sand sense of huour keep everybody smiling. 

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Charlene Brown

FIDTA

Charlene is the Head teacher at our Medbourne classes, assists throughout the week at many of our other centres, helps with Tour shows, workshops and special events. Her daughter is also an avid dancer.

Charlene has danced with JFDC from a young age and has completed many medal tests before takign her teaching qualifications

Charlene is always willing to help and her loyalty and love of dance are a great asset to the JFDC. 

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Hayley Stainton 

FDA.BA (Hons)

FIDTA

Hayley teaches at our Saturday morning MK Snap sessions. As well as dancing with the JFDC as a medallist for many years, Hayley continued her dance studies at the London School of Musical Theatre and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Hayley also has a BA in Dance teaching from Buckinghamshire New University. 

 

Hayley also takes the JFDC into the community, teachig at retirement villages and centres for adults with special needs. 

Hayley is a professional young lady who is eager to share her knowledge and passion.

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Steph Passfield

FIDTA

Steph has been part of the JFDC for many years as a medallist, competitor and teacher. Steph is is a principal Ballroom & Latin American teacher at our Tuesday MK Snap sessions. 

Steph plays an active roll in many other aspects of the Dance School, including organising the front desk at our IDTA exam sessions and working as head music technician at our annual showcase. 

Steph has a techniacal approach to teaching and strives to give her students a greater understanding of each dance.

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Toni Cole

LIDTA

Toni is the head of our Holmwood and Tuesday MK Snap Classes. Toni has danced with the JFDC since the mid 80's as a medallist and champonship Freestyle Competitor. She qualified as a Dance teacher in 1994 which makes her the longest standing member of staff (behind Jill of course)! Her daughter has also caught the bug and dances with the JFDC. 

Toni is a kind and caring teacher wh always strives to bring the best out of her dancers.

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Charlotte Howell 

LIDTA

Charlotte is an Adult Ballroom & Latin teacher and a Wedding first dance specialist. Charlotte has taught for the JFDC and other local dance schools steadily since qualifying as a dance teacher i 2002. 

Charlotte has a great eye for technique and utilises this when preparing students for exams. 

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Jodie Kemp

LIDTA

Jodie is a principal teacher at our Shenley sessions and is the JFDC's financial administrator. Before qualifying as a dance teacher Jodie was a successful medallist, Freestyle competitor and a Royal ballet Junior Associate. Jodie was the recipient of the John Dilworth Scholarship award and the Bill Tasker student of the year award. 

Jodie is an enthusiastic teacher and brings her experiences from many different dance styles to enhance her students performance.  

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Hayley Procter

BSC (Hons) BA (Hons)

LIDTA

Hayley teaches adult Ballroom & Latin on a one to one basis. She has danced with the JFDC since she could walk and qualified as a dance teacher in 2001. Hayley was nominated for the John Dilworth Freestyle Scholarship and holds a foundation degree in dance Teaching.

Hayley is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher and is very popular among her students.

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Evangeline Brown

AIDTA

Evangeline, having qualified in 2013 teaches many of the JFDC's junior Freestyle classes. Evangeline also teachers ballroom & Latin American rosettes and Star Dance students.

Evangeline is a confident teacher and is especially popular with our younger dancers.

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Caitlin Sherry

AIDTA ADFP

Caitlin is the principal of our Junior Elite class, is an assistant Competitive coach and teaches our Medbourne sessions. She has danced with the JFDC for many years and has competed medal tests in Freestyle & latin American. Caitlin was team captain of the Elite squad and competed at Championship level. 

Caitlin has a great temperament with our younger dancers. She is calm, encouraging and brings a wealth of knowledge from her personal experiences within the JFDC.

All staff hold appropriate qualifications, are DBS checked and first aid trained. They are also full members of the IDTA. The international Dance Teachers Association is one of the world's largest examination boards. A leading dance qualifications body and membership association for professional dance teachers, with over 7000 members in 55 countries. The IDTA syllabus is taught in all dance classes and lessons across all of our sites.