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Mary Woods School of Dance

Come and meet our Team


Hi there, I am the principal of the dance school and I have been a qualified dance teacher for over 50 years.

I am a fully qualified first aider including pediatric first aid and my safeguarding training is fully up to date.

All of my staff are fully qualified dance teachers with up-to-date enhanced DBS checks.


My daughter Sharon has been qualified for over 18 years and is also our main first aider and pediatric first aider.

Sharon deals with all our administration, inquiries and social media. She also coaches pupils at trainee & teacher levels.

Sharon has been at Mary Woods School of Dance since the age of 3 and has performed in many shows and taken a variety of exams including her teachers.

Sharon also has a variety of Child Care qualifications and has all the necessary DBS & Safeguarding training.


Harrison is a diverse and well-rounded dancer with the ability to teach most styles, whilst specializing in contemporary, lyrical, jazz and commercial dance. Harrison trained at the University of Chester for his BA Degree in Dance and at the University of Salford where he gained an MA in Choreography. Harrison also has experience training in Los Angeles with world renowned dancers and choreographers and carries this into his own teaching with focuses on musicality, performance and dynamics. As a performer Harrisons credits include Take That, Company Carpi and more.


I’m Charlotte and I’m in the grad year of my Dance Degree at the University of Salford. Before University, I attended a private dance school in Yorkshire (where I’m from) and then continued this to college where I completed a UAL in Dance. My favorite styles are Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary and I love performing and choreographing, which is why I’m so excited to be joining on the run up to the show next year!


Daisy has been a pupil with us since she was 3 years old. She has participated in many shows and undertaken many exams with us.

Her most recent is her Trainee Teachers and is just a few months away from qualifying as a Teacher with us.

Our Trainee Teachers







Click above for more information about our Trainee Teacher Program

We are members of the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) Dance awarding body validated by the Council for Dance Education and Training.

We deliver approved UKA Dance Exams including:

  • Uni-ted programme (ages 3-6 years)
  • Medal & Intro system in Tap, Ballet, Cheer dance, Street & Freestyle
  • Preliminary Grades and Regulated Grades in Tap and Ballet.
  • Regulated Grades - these exams gain credits that are awarded and stored in your child's education information and can be used when applying for university