Meet the Principals

Miss Shelagh Kane (M.I.D.T.A)

Miss Shelagh Kane

Shelagh started dancing at the age of three and at 16 opened her own dance school. Initially she qualified with S.A.T.D. and became a Fellow Member and Examiner. Later, wanting to give her pupils 'something better' she qualified in the U.K.A. and I.D.T.A.

For many years she had a large school in Moss Side, only moving from the area when the riots began, at the time she was blissfully unaware and carried on with classes regardless!

She also taught Dance Exercise at Hathershaw Sports Centre from 1982 to 2002, a position offered as a result of her dance qualifications, which were closely scrutinised by the local council. Shelagh says "The Workshop is a great place to be it´s fun, frustrating and sometimes tiring but I would never want to be without it in my life."

Miss Maureen Shore (A.I.D.T.A)

Miss Maureen Shore

In 1989 Shelagh and Maureen created Theatre Dance Workshop, teaching tap, ballet and theatrecraft. They are both proud to say that in all those years their dancers have achieved 100% success rate in the annual examinations and had girls who have gone on to dance professionally all over the world.

Maureen started to dance at the age of six, at 16 she opened her own school. She first qualified as a teacher with the S.A.T.D. and became an Examiner and Adjudicator, she later qualified in the U.K.A and I.D.T.A. Whilst teaching at the Russell Leite Theatre School she taught Ken Dodd's Diddy Men.

Maureen says "Shelagh and herself provide a pleasant family atmosphere for pupils, who benefit from their experience. We have ladies in the adult tap class who were pupils when they were children. The school is considerate, caring and committed."

Miss Jill Prevost (M.I.D.T.A)

Miss Jill Prevost

Jill began to dance at the age of three and qualified as a teacher for the I.D.T.A. and U.K.A. at 18, before starting her career as a professional dancer.

She started with summer season and pantomime, then went to Paris to work at La Nouvelle Eve for 6 years, the first 2 years as a dancer and the following 4 years as a 'Captain' Dancer of the troupe.

Jill went on to work as a choreographer for French Company, 'Club Med', where she travelled the world on their cruise ship Club Med 1. After returning to England, Jill went straight back to teaching, opening her own jazz class and assisting with the adult tap class. She now has an active role teaching throughout the Workshop.