- Louise Sheaves is a registered teacher of both the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Louise trained in ballet, modern and tap while at school, before going to the University of Bath, where she gained an honours degree in modern languages. She returned to dancing in her mid twenties and began her teaching career in Lagos, Nigeria where she also choreographed and appeared in shows. On her return from Lagos she set up her school in Harpenden, where she taught from 1982 - 2007, except for an 18 month stay in New York from 1991-93. While there, she attended the City University of New York where she gained qualifications in dance notation.
- In 1990, Louise gained a Master of Arts degree in Dance Studies from Laban Centre, London. Louise taught A level dance for 5 years at Oaklands College in St Albans and for 2 years was a moderator for AS level dance. In 2005 she was appointed a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD’s CBTS teacher training course. Louise retired on 31st July 2007.
- On her retirement from running the school Louise and her husband moved to Dorset where she still lives. She is very active in the artistic life of the area and since 2011 has been the Chair of Dorchester Arts, one of the leading professional and community arts providers in the area.
HARPENDEN DANCE SCHOOL ESTABLISHED 1982