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Committee Members of the Kats Dance Event & Community Team

Kats Dance events & Community team, is a committee run non-profit group with some key parents who are volunteers. 

We try our best to raise funds for community events days and a dancing show including costumes and qualification costs to run these events

We also raise funds for our teachers trainee programme and other additional support 

We attend the following in the community 

 1940's day 
 Charities fete 
Dance Show

Committee members who help at these events have DBS / Chaperone licence / First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications

We also raise money for local charity’s including the Heywood Food Bank, we have raised £4800.00 to date.

Email Address [email protected]

Richard Mann

I'm Rick, husband of Jen so same two dancing daughters. I work with local government organisations across England looking at service delivery and customer service quality. I am also involved with 6/15th Middleton F.S.E. Scout Group as a leader.

Gwen Simpson

I'm Gwen, I work for Lineage Logistics in the IT department as a System Analyst on the service desk. I have 2 daughter that go to Kat's Dance. My oldest since she was 6 and is now in the Seniors. My youngest started when she was 3 and is now in the Junior Intermediates. I attend the Adult Tap and my eldest helps out with the Drama Groups.

Jen Mann

I’m Jen, I work as a HLTA in a special needs school, and also provide respite care for a young man with additional needs. I have 2 daughters who both attend Kats Dance - Emily in the seniors, and Phoebe in the prelim advanced group, and have been part of the adult tap and ballet classes myself since they began. First aid Pediatrics/ safeguarding and I also hold a enhanced DBS and Rochdale council chaperone licence

Virginia Williamson

I'm Ginny. I'm the Operations and Office Manager for Benchmark Security Solutions Ltd, managing sites and operations for the company across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland. My daughter, Marie, has been attending Kat's Dance Academy for six years and is the Junior Intermediate class. I have a first aid certificate and an Enhanced DBS and have been involved with youth activities as a leader for over 15 years.

Fiona Howells

I’m Fiona, I’m a science teacher at a high school but more importantly my girls have been at Kat’s Dance for 8 years from when they were 5 and 4 years old: they love and live it. My eldest also helps out and attends the contemporary classes.

Chris Williamson

Hi all. I'm Chris. I work in national distribution and am married to Ginny. My daughter has attended Kat's for around 6 years and is in the Junior intermediate group. She also attends drama and contemporary classes at Kat's.

I've over 20 years first aid experience and hold an enhanced DBS.

Kelly McGrath

I'm Kelly, I work as a assistant practitioner. My daughter has been attending Kats for 7 years and my son for 2. I am trained in first aid, BLS and safeguarding level 3, I hold an enhanced DBS and Rochdale council chaperone licence.

Adel Bridges

My name is Adel Bridges. I work for co-operative bank as a executive tester for digital banking. My daughter had been at Kats dance since she was 3 for a total of nearly 6 years and is in the prelims blue group.Katie also attending the Drama & contemporary classes. I also attended the adult tap and adult ballet classes since they began. I am first aid trained /DBS checked and have attended Safe guarding course and have a chaperone licence.

Natasha George

Hi I’m Natasha.

I am a personal assistant supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

One of my daughters joined Kats dance when she was 3 and she is now 10.

My other daughter attends the contemporary classes in the evening.

I also help with the evening classes.

I have first aid training, safe guarding and epilepsy training

I also hold a DBS And have my chaperone licence.

Tom Fernandez

Hi, I'm Tom both my daughters attend the dance academy so I felt I had a vested interest in the activities of the academy and wanted to help in some way. I work within homelessness and manage temporary accommodation projects, I have worked with vulnerable adults and children for over 13 years. I am not sure yet what strengths I will bring to the committee but look forward to being involved as my daughters grow and learn within the academy.

Kelly MacPherson 


I'm Kelly,

My sons started at Kat's Dance Academy when they were 3 years old. My eldest has been attending now for 4 years and my youngest for 1.

I hold an Enhanced DBS and have first aid and child safeguarding training.