Karen Brind School Of Dance

Meet the team

All Ages & Abilities Welcome

Karen Brind

 

Karen trained at The Hammond School in Chester and completed her training at The Hilton Bromley School in Merseyside. After a professional career as a dancer, dance captain and choreographer working on stage and in cabaret in both this country and abroad, Karen opened the Dance School. Fully qualified with the I.D.T.A. (International Dance Teachers Association ) to teach all forms of Dance. Fully accredited exams are available across the school and classes are run from baby Ballet right through to professional qualifications and teacher training.

The pupils can also take part in dance workshops, demonstrations, Summer fetes, concerts and full production shows.

Antony Edwards

Antony trained at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks in Blackpool, gaining full teaching qualifications and became a member of the I.D.T.A.
After graduating Antony worked for QDOS Entertainment before embarking on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. He then flew to Germany to be Dance captain for the European tour of Musical Starnights. Following that he jumped into the role of Timmy’s mother in an international tour of Shaun the Sheep for award-winning choreographer, Bill Deamer, and award-winning director and children’s dramatist David Wood O.B.E.
He then returned to sea as dance captain for Princess Cruises and then onto Niagara Falls to join Spirit of the Dance and then an Asian tour of Rock around the clock both for Spirit Productions.
In 2015 Antony made his West End debut in Sadler’s Well’s production of The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, London for the Birmingham Rep, and shortly after, his film debut in Mary Poppins returns as a Leerie and a penguin. He then returned to The Snowman as dance captain, and all being well will be appearing again this Christmas.

Karin Chaplin

Karin began dancing ballet at age 3 and tap and freestyle with Karen a few years later. By her early teens, she was taking multiple classes each week with Karen as well as helping out with her younger classes after school. She knew she loved dancing and wanted to become a teacher so began studying for the IDTA teachers exams as soon as she was old enough, becoming a pre-associate teacher of freestyle at 16. By age 19 she was an IDTA associate and gained a place at Buckinghamshire New University where she completed an FDA in Dance Teaching. After university, she began teaching more classes for Karen; choreographing showpieces and working with students of all ages and levels, as well as continuing her teaching qualifications before taking time out to start a family. After taking time out for family reasons, Karin returned to teaching gaining an IDTA associate in ballet and Tap and will soon take licentiate tap.
She is currently working at the school ever since as well as doing dance and choreography in various local shows and productions and training new teachers!