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welcome to

SPELLBOUND

here you can find out more about classes and our school in general...we love welcoming new students

who are we & what do we do

Spellbound Academy of Dance was founded by Principal Miss Katie Harcourt in September 2020. We first opened our doors in Leamington Spa and Rugby offering 9 weekly classes across 3 days. We are now proud to offer over 30 weekly classes 6 days a week! Spellbound is a busy and developing school with over 120 students taking classes on a weekly basis with 5 teachers leading them.

At the heart of Spellbound is our motto, a place for everyone to dance! We believe that everyone should be able to access high quality dance training in a fun and inclusive environment. Across the school, opportunities are offered to everyone no matter their previous experience and grade. We don't hold auditions for any of our opportunities - they are truly for everyone!

Throughout the year, we offer our students a wide range of opportunities including:

  • IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) examinations

  • Annual show in a professional theatre

  • Local performances in the community

  • School trips (MOVE IT, theatre trips etc)

  • Competitions for those who wish to take part

Students at Spellbound are encouraged to be involved as much or as little as they like.

New students are always welcome at Spellbound and we love meeting all the new faces who come through our doors!

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UNIFORM

whilst students are not required to wear our branded uniform, we do ask that they wear the correct items as below...

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TEACHERS

our dedicated teaching team love passing on their knowledge and expertise...

  • When can I join?
    New students are welcome to join Spellbound Academy of Dance at any point in the year. There are some exceptions to this including just before a performance or examination session.
  • Do I have to stay with my child during their class?
    Parents are not required to stay on site for their child's class including Magical Movers. This helps our students to concentrate on their learning and minimise distrubition at the beginning and end of our session.
  • How do I pay for my classes?
    After your free trial session, you will be invited to create an account on our Parent Portal and register for the reminder of the term. Once you have registered, an invoice will be issued to you detailing the payment details and term dates. Payments are accepted online, via bank transfer or through cash and cheque.
  • Do you offer any discounts?
    We offer a multi-class discount when 3 classes or more are taken within a family. This will be applied directly to you invoice.
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principal

KATIE HARCOURT

Katie has been dancing since the age of 3 taking classes in a wide variety of styles from Ballet to Street! Over the years, she has taken a number of examinations with the IDTA achieving top marks.

During her amateur career, Katie was given many opportunities to perform on some of the country's best stages including The Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome. These are the types of opportunities she loves to pass onto the students at Spellbound!

As a teacher, Katie has taken examinations in Freestyle Dance, Ballet & Acrobatic Dance and continues to train in new styles!

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instructor

COURTNEY HOLLAND

Courtney's began dancing aged 2 in Ballet and Musical Theatre classes. Since then, she has had many opportunities to perform on professional stages with well known artists including Gary Barlow!

As a teacher, Courtney has taken examinations in Freestyle Dance, Acrobatic Dance, Ballet & Singing!

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HANNAH
CASSIDY

Hannah began dancing as a young child partaking in Tap and Ballet classes. She then decided to try Irish Dance which she competed in Feis' aged 6. 

Hannah is now a Level 1 qualified Cheerleading Coach with the British Cheerleading Association and has her IDTA Freestyle Associate!

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KIAN
TAYLOR-JACKSON

Kian started dancing at the age of 9 after watching the MTV music channel and deciding he wanted to dance like they did! Kian began to teach himself Street Dance, Breakdance and Body Popping. 

Kian's dance career took off when he was 14 and he began to compete internationally in the England Team. Every year, he continues to compete for England!

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junior instructor

LUKE
CALUTT

Luke is the newest member of our teaching team and the first Spellbound student to continue their training professionally. In 2023, Luke took his Pre-Associate examination in Freestyle Dance with the IDTA passing with flying colours.

Luke is now continuing his professional training ready to become a fully fledged teacher! You can find Luke assisting in lots of our Leamington Spa classes.

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