Amanda-Louise Clark RAD RTS, AISTD

Amanda-Louise Clark RAD RTS, AISTD

Amanda is one of our Directors and teaches in all our branches.

Amanda gained her teaching certificate with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Dance following her training with Central Scotland Ballet School. She is also qualified with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in Tap and Modern Theatre.  During her training, she danced with Youth Ballet of Scotland, Ballet West, European Ballet and EuroDisney. She has also appeared as a dancer, and principal, in many musical theatre productions across Scotland. Most recently, she has trained to teach acrobatics at the lower levels and continues to attend CPD courses in a wide range of subjects.

Amanda worked as a tutor on the innovative “Special Needs Dance Project” in Clackmannanshire which was the first major project of its kind in Scotland and was featured on the BBC’s “Children in Need”. She also developed a resource pack for schools and professionals for dance in the Pre-School curriculum. Amanda is trained to deliver SQA Higher Dance and taught at Denny Dance Academy for Denny High School as well as Braes High. She also designed our uniform range and marketing materials and works as our Media Officer, developing our award-winning website and on-line presence. Amanda also manages our online shop and dancewear sales, CSBS Supplies, as well as all the daily admin for Central Scotland Ballet School.

Theatre work...

Amanda is in demand as a director and choreographer with amateur theatre companies, children’s theatres and dance schools across the Central Belt and has directed or choreographed over 50 shows.  She has choreographed Scottish and sea themed dance pieces for MSC Cruises.  Directorial credits include: Pirates of Penzance, Me and My Girl, Return to the Forbidden Planet, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly. She has was appointed as a choreographer for 'Billy Elliot' as part of the Billy Youth Theatre project and Director/choreographer for "Forty-Second Street". She choreographed a Circus inspired theatrical dance piece for MSC Cruises in July 2012 ,and a dance piece for Disneyland Paris involving 50 young dancers in July 2014. In April 2015, Amanda choreographed 2 group routines as part of the Pasha Kovalev UK Tour.

In July 2014, Amanda performed alongside Amy MacDonald and Rod Stewart in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games

Committee member and supervisor...

Amanda has been a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the Royal Academy of Dance, supporting and assessing student teachers during their training. She is currently an active member of the RAD Regional Advisory Committee for Scotland, is their official photographer and helps with their Social Media. She was also on the sub-committee organising the Genee International Ballet Competition which was held in Glasgow in September 2013.

She is an elected member of the Executive Committee of Falkirk District Arts and Civic Council and was voted in as Vice Chairperson from August 2012.

Awards

Amanda received the Falkirk 'Arts Personality of the Year' Award in 2014 as well as being a finalist for 'Most outstanding activity leader' for both the under 5s and 5-12 categories in the International 'What's on 4 Junior' Awards 2014 and was a finalist again in 2015 and 2016. On behalf of Central Scotland Ballet School, she also received the Falkirk Herald Business Award for 'Best Ecommerce/Website' in both 2010 and 2011, and was a finalist in 2013. Amanda won 'Best Ecommerce Strategy' at the Forth Valley Business Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014. 

We strive to meet the following objectives:

Promoting dance excellence

A range of venues

Our venues include: South Queensferry, Linlithgow, Falkirk Braes, Grangemouth,

Encouraging participation

At every age and level, our dance pupils are encouraged to attend, spectate and participate in a variety of dance events to enhance their experience of dance.

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