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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 Oulder Hill 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 a 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

I’m Natasha.

I work as a carer.

My eldest daughter has been attending Kats dance since she was 3 she is now 9. 

My younger daughter attends the contemporary classes and i attend the adult ballet.

I've had training in first aid & safeguarding and I also hold a enhanced DBS and a Rochdale council chaperone licence.

Jenna Collins

I had the opportunity to send My daughter to Kats Dance Academy and never looked back.

In this time I have got to know the people of Heywood and especially Michelle.

She introduced me to people from the local community and this is where my story started when I got the opportunity to open my own Business.

I have worked in Hospitality for 15 years, at first in bars and nightclubs and as I progressed as manager I found my love for cooking.

I changed career from bars to just food and festivals.

Then my opportunity came alive after showing what I love to cook.

I now have a stall on Heywood Market selling British Carvery and American Street Food.

I have had enormous support from Kats Dance Academy and now it’s time for me to support them and I’m thrilled to be asked to be part of there growing Committee.

Vicky Collins

Hi I'm Vicky. 

I am a safeguarding offer for Lancashire Constabulary. My daughter Poppy has been with Kats dance for 4 year. since she was 3 years old and is currently in the prelim red group. 

I hold an enhanced DBS from my work with vulnerable adults and children.