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Adore Dance London provides fun, friendly & welcoming dance classes for East London

Inspiring the Love of Dance

About Us

Adore Dance London is one of East London's leading dancing schools offering dance lessons for Adults & Children in East London. 

Through our mission, vision & values, Adore Dance is committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere, offering the same level of professional training as some of the most prestigious schools, without the elitist atmosphere which can put many dancers off; especially those who do not see themselves fitting the mould of a typical dancer.

 

We are one of the only dance schools in London with our own dedicated facility, ensuring a welcome, safe & friendly space for all dancers (no more community halls!)

Under the guidance and expertise of Principal Teacher, Connor Taylor—a world professional dancer turned fully IDTA-qualified dance teacher—Adore Dance is one of the few schools which are led by a professional dancer with dance teaching qualifications, meaning that all students, regardless of ability, can guarantee the highest quality teaching.


The emphasis is always on running fun & social classes, whilst still maintaining a high standard of technique. With our small class sizes, we encourage dancers to subtly push themselves and develop their confidence through industry-leading teaching & training—making new friends along the way!

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Adore Dance London’s mission, vision & values are not just words on a page - they are reflected in the actions and behaviours of everyone in our team, as well as, how we encourage students (and their parents/carers). 

Our Mission
Inspiring the Love of Dance in East London with Fun, Friendly & Welcoming dance classes for all

Our Vision
Within the next 5 years, inspire 1,000 local adults & children every week to harness the power of dance in order to...

  • ... improve East London's physical, mental & emotional wellbeing

  • ... unlock the potential of our community’s young people

  • ... further enrich East London’s diverse history with dance, arts & culture

  • ... unite ALL people with common interest; diversity in dance inspires creativity and enriches our lives

Be Inspirational

Be
Resilient

Be
Kind

Be Inspirational
From the youngest dancer to the most experienced teacher, We have a responsibility to pass the ‘baton’ of inspiration, enthusiasm & passion on to the next generation:

Our actions & creativity today reflect in the future dancers of tomorrow

Be Resilient
We
understand success does not come overnight and we use the challenges & disappointments that are natural in dance to build confidence, leadership & adventure:

Our tenacity & hard work today, become tomorrow’s graceful willpower

Be Kind
We
foster a culture of compassion, empathy & fun to create lifelong friendships through making & accomplishing goals together:

Our welcoming attitude ensures there is a place to dance for everybody regardless ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability.

 

Meet The Team

Principal 
& Co-Founder

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Connor Taylor
(He/Him)
BA(Hons), LIDTA, AIDTA

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Connor fell in love with dancing at the age of 8 at a local dance school in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He soon started full-time training from just age 10 at Northern Ballet Academy, Leeds, where Connor formed his foundation & discipline to the art. At 16, he received a place to study a BA(Hons) degree in Professional Dance & Performance at the prestigious Central School of Ballet, London where he graduated in 2015. It was then he toured nationally working with globally renowned choreographers to perform across the UK, including New Adventures/Matthew Bourne, The Royal Opera House, Sadlers Wells & more. Then went on to spend his last year of professional dancing at Alberta Ballet, Canada.

In 2016, Connor moved from the performing world into teaching, running Ballet & Jazz lessons for Adults & Children at Margaret Preedy Dance Studios in Maidstone, Kent. It was here Connor pursued his professional teaching qualifications through the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Freestyle & Theatre Craft.

In 2021, Connor was thrilled to bring his wealth of experience to East London with the formation of Adore Dance London. Connor now teaches over 400 students each week including both group and private classes for everyday beginner dancers to professional Royal Ballet artists.

Meet the Team

Team

Interested in Joining?

Apply here - We're always on the lookout for top teachers & staff.

Joe Watson

Joe Watson

Class Administrator & Co-Founder

(He/Him)

As a third-generation dance studio owner, Joe grew up in a Dance school, but avoided the dancing itself altogether! Instead fascinated by the business side of dance.

As well as joining the tap class on Tuesday nights, Joe leads business operations for Adore Dance London and supports the teachers with the administration of the classes, so will probably be the one sending you the emails with the details.

Outside of dance, Joe runs Youth Clubs across East London, is a School Governor and works for a management consultancy.

Hanna Sepúlveda

Hanna Sepúlveda

Dance Teacher

(She/Her)

At just age 10, Hanna started intensive ballet training which led her to success in international competitions and performances. After graduating from Steps Academia de Danzas in 2015, she enjoyed a professional dance career throughout Italy, Washington DC, USA, Canada, Cuba and the Royal Ballet in London.



Alongside being an architect, Hanna teaches all levels of ballet & other dance styles and loves improving students' technique whilst having lots of fun!

She is a certified Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher and in her free time you'll find in exploring the outdoors or reading a book in a good coffee shop!

Georgina Turier-Duerden

Georgina Turier-Duerden

Dance & Fitness Teacher

(She/Her)

Georgina graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017 and now performs professionally as a contemporary dance artist.

Since 2018 Georgina has been a company dancer with Welsh dance company, Ffin Dance, and has taught barre fitness classes in London. She loves how the high intensity, low impact fitness method can transform and really strengthen your form.

Georgina is a passionate teacher whose joy of teaching stems from sharing a love of movement and seeing participants progress in technique and confidence

ZE

ZE

Dance Teacher

(They/Them)

ZE is a contemporary dance artist working across performance, artistic direction and teaching. They have worked across multiple performance spaces and in class enjoy pushing technical limitations through explorative raw physicality both in ballet and contemporary. Their movement language is rooted in breaking boundaries through exploring strength and magnetism. With a vivid interest in intersections and liminal spaces, ZE’s class strives to give voice to those who encounter barriers which are hidden to wider society. As a teacher ZE works with an inclusive practice to build necessary fundamental technique whilst encouraging personal expression. Alongside this ZE works in educating facilitators in dismantling neurotypical ways of working to create inclusive yet innovative spaces within dance and dance education.

​Lucy Alderman 

​Lucy Alderman 

Dance & Fitness Teacher

(She/Her)

Lucy trained at London Studio Centre, specialising in classical ballet, and at Broadway Dance Centre in New York.  

As a professional dancer, Lucy's international career includes Saturday Night Fever, Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, London Olympics 2012, La Traviata, Ring Cycle and Carmen at the Royal Opera House, and many more.

As a teacher, Lucy wants her students to feel as confident and motivated as possible to realise the hard work and dedication that they put into their dancing. 

She is also a personal trainer and a new first time mum who lives with her husband and baby boy in Leyton! 

Dilara Yaka

Dilara Yaka

Dance Teacher

(She/Her)

With a rich background in dance and a passion for sharing the art form, Dilara brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our dance community.

Trained in the classical discipline of ballet, Kaiya has not only mastered the art but has also completed all British Ballet Organisation exams.

For over six years, Dilara has led a dynamic hip hop dance crew, igniting stages with energy and style. Her leadership has not only elevated the performances of her crew but has also inspired countless dancers to push the boundaries of their own creativity.

With a global perspective on dance education, Dilara has shared her knowledge and skills in studios and workshops across the world, from the vibrant streets of Thailand to the bustling cityscapes of London. Her teaching adventures have taken her from Australia to Thailand, Turkey, and beyond, enriching the lives of students from diverse backgrounds.

​Christie Lindsell

​Christie Lindsell

Dance Teacher

(She/Her)

​Christie grew up in South East England and started her training at Margaret Preedy Dance Studios in Maidstone, Kent at the age of 4.

She has studied under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing as well as the International Dance Teachers Association, training in Freestyle, Ballroom and Latin American.

She has performed in annual shows throughout her years of training and danced in Films & TV.

Christie is super excited to be joining the team at Adore Dance London, assisting in children’s and adults’ lessons as well as leading the Solo Latin American class on a Thursday night.

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