Hello! My name is Julia and I run Kicks Dance East Grinstead. We run dance classes, workshops, parties & P.E classes for ages 18months-11yrs. We are all about having fun, getting fit & enjoying dancing in a safe, friendly environment. Feel free to take a look around & please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to come along for a free trial.
Looking forward to hearing from you! Please visit the ‘Contact us’ page for my details, for more information or to book your free trial.
Julia has danced from a very young age and took part in various competitions and dance festivals throughout her childhood. At the age of 16, Julia went on to Clarendon College to study English & Theatrical Studies, before gaining an Honours Degree in Performing Arts at Middlesex University. After working at a Theatre Marketing business, Julia decided to do a PGCE in Primary Education at Leicester University. Julia spent 20 years as a Primary School teacher in Leicester, Nottingham, Essex and West Sussex, playing a key role in Performing Arts development. In 2007 Julia left teaching to pursue her passion for dance and children by founding Kicks Dance in West Sussex.
Amelia has danced since she was 2 years old and graduated with a First Class Dance Degree and Special Award from Roehampton University in 2012.
Amelia followed in her mum’s footsteps (Julia – founder Kicks Dance) and began teaching at Kicks in East Grinstead in 2009. Her passion and excitement for the business inspired Amelia to set up the first Kicks Dance Franchise in Horsham in 2013 and to take over the expansion into Crawley in 2014.
Amelia is excited to celebrate Kicks’ 10 year anniversary in 2018 and is excited to help develop further Franchises around the country and spread the sparkly Kicks word!
Since graduating, Rianna has enjoyed becoming a dance teacher – working as a dance instructor at summer camps as well as teaching for dance schools and in primary schools across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. She is currently furthering her studies by training with the IDTA exam board.
Rianna is very excited to be part of the Kicks team!
Flo trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Greek and Musical Theatre from the age of 3 years at a local dance school and recently graduated from Cardiff University with a 2:1 in English Language. Whilst a student, Flo was heavily involved in the University’s contemporary dance society, ‘Expression’ and was the dance company’s choreographer. Flo now works in the Marketing department of a London based company and is involved with the marketing and social media side of the Kicks Dance brand.
Lucy trained at the Drusilla Duffil Theatre School from the age of 3, taking classes in Ballet, Modern and Jazz. After graduating, Lucy went on to study BTEC and A Level dance, receiving a Distinction. After college, Lucy began her journey of becoming a dance teacher, training at Deborah Lamb Theatre School. Lucy has completed her Diploma in dance instruction and dance education and is a qualified Zumba instructor. Lucy teaches and choreographs dance across Sussex and also regularly works in a children’s day nursery.
Lucy loves teaching for the Kicks team and working with all the wonderful children.
Lucy fell in love with dancing and performing after her first ballet class at the age of two. She went on to practise tap, modern, jazz, Greek and street dance up into her late teens performing in many festivals and shows. She has a special love for musical theatre too and has performed in many amateur dramatic shows such as Oliver, South Pacific and The King and I.
Lucy has worked as a nursery assistant at Cranbrook nursery school working with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and gained lots of work experience in many primary schools in West Sussex. She graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Event and Experience Design but her passion was to always teach and work with children.
Lucy is married to Jaimes and is mummy to two adorable children, Fynn who is four and Florence who is one.
Lucy could not be more excited about joining the Kicks team and combining her passions for teaching, performing and dancing.