Meet The Itsy Bitsy Team

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Samantha Parsons

Founder & Creative Director

Miss Sam trained full-time at one of the South’s leading dance colleges, where she obtained advanced dance qualifications.

For the last decade, Miss Sam has been teaching dance curriculum in UK primary and secondary schools. Alongside this, Miss Sam teaches tots to adults at prestigious performing arts & dance schools.​


Miss Sam has travelled to popular Los Angeles commercial dance schools; training in hip-hop and street dance and has obtained many prestige qualifications.

  • ISTD Foundation in Dance Instruction

  • ISTD Promotion in Health and Safety in Dance

  • iD-Company Street Certified Teacher

  • NCSSE Coaching Cheer fundamentals

  • ISTD Advance 2 Modern

  • ISTD Advance 1 Tap

  • ISTD Advance 1 National Dance

  • ISTD Intermediate Ballet

  • DBS checked & First Aid acredited

  • Prevent COVID-19 certificate 

Gina Barnard

Ballet Teacher

Miss Gina teaches a wide range of dance genres from; Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Commercial, Irish, and Spanish dance.

 

Miss Gina obtained her dance qualifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in Ballet, Tap & Modern, and is a registered Acrobatic Arts instructor.

Miss Gina teaches pupils young and old, her classes vary where she regularly runs a learning disability keep-fit & dance class. Miss Gina also choreographs wedding couples and dance parties. 

  • Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) under Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

  • Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) under Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

  • Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor 

  • ISTD Dance vocational examinations in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, National Dance - A (Distinction/Platinum)

  • BalletBums Fitness Instructor

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Kate Lawrence

Marketing Manager

Meet Kate, our newest addition to the team!

 

Kate has a background in marketing and has a passion for being creative, so when the opportunity arose to develop our marketing, it was a perfect match!

 

You’ll be likely to be chatting with Kate (or Sam) when enquiring via social media and commenting on our posts!

Jim Legg

Operations Manager

To ensure Itsy Bitsy Dance runs smoothly, Jim assists with everything in the background management from event organisation to our communications and website development.

Whilst already running his own successful childrens football coaching business in the local area, we are delighted to have Jim  onboard to assist driving Itsy Bitsy Dance forward.