Dance Classes and Training

Dance lessons and training

Aby proudly became one of the Artistic Directors of Dragonfly Dance & Performing Arts in 2023 and looks forward to taking the school which has been running for over 40 years onto its next chapter.

Aby is a Certified Teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in Modern Theatre (Jazz), Tap & Ballet.

Aby has taught students of all ages from 3yrs old through to adults for over 20 years.

Aby enjoys teaching both syllabus and free work; with extensive experience in many dance styles and working with inspiring choreographers, Aby can work in countless dance genres from Commercial & Contemporary dance to Ballroom and Latin dance.

As a guest teacher Aby has taught within many Colleges and Dance centres, delivered Dance workshops to children and adults throughout the UK. Aby has also auditioned alongside established choreographers in London and been invited to adjudicate at various regional Dance Festivals.

Aby continues to learn and develop as a teacher & dancer and loves to inspire others with her personal passion for dance!

Please contact Aby for further information or queries

Aby can choreograph

  • Theatre productions
  • Corporate Events
  • Dance Competitions
  • Hen Parties
  • Wedding Dances – First Dance, Reception Performance …
  • Dance Workshops – Primary and Secondary Schools, Dance Colleges, Workplace Team building
  • Private Tuition (Audition Dance- for further dance training)
Dance Classes and Training with Aby:
  • Artistic Director & Teacher at Dragonfly Dance & Performing Arts, Stafford
  • Teacher at Rooftop Studios, Stone
  • Guest teacher at Colleges and Dance Centres
  • Select Dance Workshops – Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Private Tuition (Audition Dance- for further dance training)
  • Adjudicator at Dance Competitions
  • Audition selection
  • Hen Party Dance Class
  • Wedding Dance Lessons

Audition piece choreographed by Aby Kate – Anna Lakin ‘Memphis Steal Your Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Gold Jazz Dance Routine ‘One Night Only’ choreographed by Aby Kate
“I love teaching all ages from young children, teenagers, through to adults, each student giving me very different rewards”.

Where you can find me teaching

Aby is one of the Artistic Directors and teaches at Dragonfly Dance & Performing Arts (Stafford) where she is involved in coaching students for ISTD exams (Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz), choreographing for theatre productions and specific events throughout the year, and preparing students who wish to further their dance training.

Aby is excited to be introducing contemporary and conditioning & stretch classes to the timetable, plus putting her Ballet shoes back on.

Dragonfly students have gone on to train at Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College of Dance and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Performers College and many more. Students have gone onto perform in the UK and abroad.


Congratulations to all Dragonfly Students who took part in ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’ at the Gatehouse Stafford Nov 2022 everyone performed and made an amazing show!

‘Anything Goes’ Dick Whittington Gatehouse Theatre

Dick Whittington Cast 2022









Dragonfly students performed at The Regent Theatre, Hanley. With the theme ‘Celebration’ the girls celebrating being back on the stage in January 2022 with a 1940’s inspired piece.

1940’s inspired Piece Regent 2022


Big congratulations to those Dragonfly students who appeared at Stafford Gatehouse pantomime this xmas. Plus amazing ISTD results from December highest mark with a 97% Distinction.


Charlie Bishop graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance at Bird College. Charlie is currently going to begin rehearsals for the new production of 42ND STREET! This will play London’s Sadler’s Wells and embark on a UK Tour.










Gus Espinosa (centre front in Dragonfly’s production of Elf) Graduated from his 3 year Diploma course at Laine Theatre Arts and has enjoyed performing in Half a Sixpence at Kilworth House Theatre, and has just finished performing in Jack and the Beanstalk at Bradford Alhambra.


Great news that Larnie Clarke will be continuing her dance journey at Performers College Birmingham – brand new campus for September 2021 🙂



Aby choreographed 8 Gold Jazz Students to perform alongside her in ‘Thriller’ at Slaters Country Inn (Baldwins Gate, Newcastle-under-lyme) for a Wedding Reception Nov 2017 – please see video

Aby joined Rooftop Studios in Stone, just before lockdown. Aby has introduced the ISTD Modern syllabus to the school and loves teaching the three groups of students on a Friday.




The Modern students loved performing there Wizard of Oz/Wicked section in this years Dance Academy Show at the Rep, Stoke on Trent, this summer… more photos to come.







Another amazing set of results this spring for the modern students (March 23), again Distinctions & Merits – Highest Mark 86%.

Students from Rooftops were thrilled to be the first to take their modern exams back in Feb 22. And achieving great results Distinction’s and Merits – Highest 87%

Rooftops were able to perform their annual show but behind closed doors this year, the students still loved the experience of performing at a theatre and having their work filmed for their friends and family to watch 🙂

Aby choreographed two pieces from the Greatest Showman.

Want to learn to dance with Aby?