Steph started dancing when aged 3 as a hobby, and from then through years she has enjoyed several different dance styles. Over the years of enjoying dance she decided to take it further to an educational level to study A-level dance at New College. Taking part in showcases, choreography and technique lessons, she enjoyed all aspects.
Recently Steph worked on a residential with NCS as a performing arts practitioner teaching young adults dance styles and techniques working towards a showcase. Steph also works on a 1-1 basis on play scheme days with a young girl with special needs.
Steph has a varied, skilled teaching approach which gives the ability to teach all ages well, teaching our very youngest pupils in Rosettes through to our oldest in the Adult fun fitness class! She enjoys teaching a wide range of classes for all abilities and ages, and looks forward to the Bodyrockerz show every year. Her time teaching at Bodyrockerz has resulted in dancers Regional and National 1st place success in Freestyle.
Steph went on to achieve a 2:1 degree in Dance Performance and Teaching at UCLAN where she also took on extra teaching outside of her degree in after school and lunch time clubs. During her time at University she joined a group who performed for charity events, hair shows and various clubs.
Through Bodyrockerz, Steph is now a qualified Adjudicator, an Associate Teacher under the IDTA and is looking forward to being part of the Bodyrockerz 10 year celebrations!
Paediatric Level 3 First Aid Trained.
Before Sophie began her career teaching, she was a regular performer; from Carnival main stage to various competitions up and down the country. Sophie’s experience in dance styles include; Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Urban, Lyrical and Modern. Sophie’s favourite styles to teach from under the street dance umbrella are; Dancehall and House.
She participated and contributed in Rock Challenge at Newsome High School for her final 3 years of High School, placing top 3 on two occasions and attending the Nationwide finals, placing in the top 2. Sophie is proud she was asked to return to Newsome High School now as a choreographer for the future Rock Challenges and has been placed top 3 since returning.
On a personal note, since returning back to competitions as a Bodyrockerz teacher, Sophie has placed 5th in Over 16’s Intermediate solo at UDO regionals and 1st place in Over 16’s Open advanced Duo’s at SDI regionals. Previous success include 1st place Crews at UDO regional with her former team and is delighted to have trained pupils to National acclaim in street solo duos and quads. Sophie looks forward to her future with Bodyrockerz.
Sophie started her training with Suga Brown in 2006. She went on to study Dance at GCSE and graduated at college with triple Distinction in Dance and Performing Arts. Sophie has experience of teaching for over 5 years, and has branched out delivering workshops in the UK and abroad. With past and present success in Street Dance competitions through Bodyrockerz, Sophie has seen her work being placed Top 3 Nationally.
Lisa started her involvement with freestyle dancing around the age of 14 and felt addicted straight away! She enjoyed competing all over the country and in Ireland, making many top finals such as the World Championships, British Championships and Dancer Of The Year.
Prior to Bodyrockerz Lisa completed many IDTA and ISTD examinations as a pupil and joined Bodyrockerz teaching team in February 2015. She’s enjoyed all aspects of what we offer in classes, competitions and events such as the annual show.
Alongside teaching at Bodyrockerz, Lisa has a full time job as a trainee dental nurse. Lisa is now excited to be training through Bodyrockerz for her official IDTA Teaching Qualification to progress her teaching career further.
Lisa is now excited to be training through Bodyrockerz for her official IDTA Teaching Qualification to progress her teaching career further.
Jordan began dancing at primary school over 10 years ago when Amanda came in to teach the Bodyrockerz after school dance club and she saw potential in Jordan and encouraged her to attend classes at Bodyrockerz School of Dance. Jordan then started as a shy child in the Rosette Class who barely spoke and now because of Bodyrockerz has blossomed into a passionate performer with the ability to teach others.
Jordan has lots of experience in different styles such as freestyle disco, rock and roll, contemporary, ballet, jazz, commercial, musical theatre and street dance.
Jordan has taken part in many shows and stage routines for example Bodyrockerz annual show at Lawrence batley theatre, carnival dancing on the roads and competing on stage in places such as Manchester, Leeds, York, Nottingham and Huddersfield and has also done shows twice a year when she studied at a performing arts college.
Jordan has taken part in many workshops at Bodyrockerz and beyond, such as House, hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood, break dancing and freestyle disco.
Jordan has been a competitor for nearly 8 years and recently decided she would like to and feels ready to take on teaching at Bodyrockerz. Jordan has been placed in the top 3 in many freestyle and street dance competitions in both beginners and starters in freestyle and beginners and intermediates in street dance at different competitions such as IDTA, open competitions, SDI, UDO, UKDO, and BDO and festivals too.
Jordan attended Kirklees Highfields performing arts college
And did level 3 dance which included styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre and bits of street dance.
Jordan started in September 2015 and finished June 2017 achieving Distinction Merit Merit in both choreographing and performance.
Jordan will begin to study at Bodyrockerz to take her IDTA Teachers Qualification alongside other teachers at Bodyrockerz.
Katie started dancing with Bodyrockerz aged 10 after attending a Bodyrockerz after school club at a local primary school. As a pupil, Bodyrockerz has seen Katie through all of her IDTA dance examinations and through many competitions, which presented Katie many top 3 places Nationally. As well as an IDTA competitor, she also gained Championship Dancer Status in ADFP competitions, progressing from beginner to championship throughout her training with Bodyrockerz. In 2014 Katie was invited by dance organisations to perform at the Royal Albert Hall with Bodyrockerz freestyle team Relentless who also won the Nationwide Finals.
Outside of Bodyrockerz, Katie achieved an A* in GCSE Dance and prior to becoming a teacher she continued her training for 2 years at the Manchester Shena Simon campus, gaining her a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance. She has studied styles including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Commercial passing her exams in ISTD also.
Katie is now enthusiastic to be training through Bodyrockerz for her official IDTA Teaching Qualification to progress her teaching career further.
Paediatric Level 3 First Aid Trained.
Arran’s journey began in 2009 when he visited Breaking Convention in Sheffield. Being in awe at the talent on show he decided to get involved himself, taking a personal appreciation to the art of Breakdancing.
Arran danced for multiple businesses such as Premier League Productions (Arsenal Football Club), Puma, Lo’real, Adidas, Footlocker, Wrigleys and many more. Having been part of a UK tour he has performed on many prestigious stages such as Glastonbury Festival, Cropredy Festival, Butlins, Warwick, Sheply and more.
Being a diverse dancer Arran has gained training in styles such as Bboying, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Morris, Capoeira, Graham, and Cunningham Technique. He has been teaching dance for 5 years now and has an undeniable passion for the improvement of children he mentors. His abstract approach of movement is his foundation of the way he directs his teaching. We are very pleased to welcome Arran to the Bodyrockerz family in September 2016!
He studied performing arts at Hyde Clarendon sixth form and passed in 2012 with a DDM. He later studied BA Hons Dance (Contemporary) at Leeds Beckett University graduating with an impressive 2:1 degree.