Meet The Team

Our mission is to provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines. 

Here at Art in Motion Dance, we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer. Are you ready to get up and move? Contact us today to learn more about our studio.

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Amy Dowden-  Principal Director

 

Amy has just completed her second year as a Strictly come dancing Professional and is currently in training for the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2019. Amy has enjoyed her 2 years on Strictly, in 2017 she was partnered with the fabulously entertaining Brian Conley. Team AmyandBri made it to the 5th week and Bri is now a huge part of our Art In Motion family. Amy then went on to win the Children In Need Strictly Special with the lovely Mark Curry and to finish off Amy's first season off she danced with athlete Colin Jackson in the Christmas special scoring four 9's. She has just completed her 2nd Strictly journey with actor Danny Jules-Jones.

 

When not in rehearsals you will find Amy at the studio teaching her competitive couples and formation teams.

 

Amy started dancing at the age of 8 and has since gone on to win many titles both Nationally and Internationally, Amy and her dance partner Ben Jones are the current British National Latin Champions, 4 x British National Finalist and 

 10 x Welsh Open Champion. While Amy's passion is for Ballroom and Latin dance, she has also been trained and has experience in Ballet, Contemporary, Freestyle and Zumba.

Amy Dowden

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Ben Jones - Principal Director

 

Ben started his dancing career at the age of 14 after accompanying his sister to their local dance classes. Since then Ben has gone on to become one of the top Latin dancers in the world and with his partner Amy and is the current British National Closed Champion. Ben trains some of the UK's top dance couples creating exciting new choreography. 

He has been trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Zumba and Street dance as well as Ballroom and Latin. Ben has been 4 x British National Closed Finalist,  World Open Semi-Finalist and a  Professional Dancer on SCD Mexico and Strictly Come Dancing Uk 

Ben Jones 

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Katie is one of our active competitive dancers and Ballroom and Latin teachers. Katie started her dance career as a young child and has progressed through the years to become the wonderful dancer she is today. Having achieved many titles including winning at Champions of Tomorrow, Stars of the future and the UK Closed Championships she has also just graduated university with BA (hons) degree in dance. Whilst specializing in Ballroom and Latin Katie has vast experience in many other dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Disco and Street

Katie Wallis