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Kara Shelley, LIDTA

Miss Kara, as she is known to the pupils, established K2 Dance Academy in 2007, fulfilling a lifetime ambition of setting up a Dancing School.

Kara first took to the dance floor aged 3 and soon fell in love with dancing, going on to train in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz, Ballroom, Latin and Disco.

She went on to participate in many performances and competitions, gaining a number of medals and dancing in productions at the Nottingham Theatre Royal, Royal Concert Hall and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre.

Kara began working as a teaching assistant in 1998 and gained her first teaching qualification in 2005. Kara is a Licentiate member of the IDTA and holds a number teaching qualifications with the IDTA as well as Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique.

After taking some time out to start a family, Kara established K2 Dance Academy which first opened its door in January 2007 in Ruddington. The Dance Academy has since gone from strength to strength from the original 3 classes a week, to the current timetable.


Amy Greaves. BA PGCE

Miss Amy G teaches Street, Cheer, Contemporary and Musical Theatre at K2 Dance Academy. Amy has an impressive Dance CV,  teaching at Dance Schools, Colleges and workshops all over the country and has been teaching for many years. Amy gained a BA Hons in Dance at University and has continued to study Urban dance styles. Miss Amy is a great asset and brings the Urban edge to K2.

Amy Taylor, AIDTA

Amy is a qualified IDTA dance teacher and has been dancing sine she was a young girl. Amy has trained in Ballroom and Theatre Dance styles, training at MADD College and then with IDTA examiners to expand her qualifications. Miss Amy teaches for a number of dance schools in the South Nottinghamshire area and teaches a wide range of both children’s and adult classes at K2 Dance Academy

Sophie Whitmore

Miss Sophie studied at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, Liverpool, gaining a diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance Teaching. Having also undertaken dance teacher training Sophie is qualified under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap Dancing and Disco Freestyle. She is also qualified with Acrobatic Arts and UDO Street Dance.

Sophie has taught all ages and genres around the world – in places such as Hong Kong, UAE, Luxembourg, Bermuda and China.


A number of our older pupils help the teachers in our Beginners and Preparatory children’s classes. We encourage our older pupils to set a good example to our youngest pupils and they build their confidence through this experience.

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