MRS. CAROLINE RANDALL. FIDTA & Examiner
Proprietor of Footsteps dance school (overseeing all branches) and Principle Teacher Principal Mrs. Caroline Randall qualified as a dance teacher 26 years ago in all theatre subjects and Footsteps was established soon after! Having trained with the renowned and highly respected Ms. Yvonne Gout since a young age, Mrs.Randall has gone on to fulfil her ambition in becoming an IDTA dance examiner! Having taught many hundreds of students over the years Mrs. Randalls expertise and knowledge of the syllabus is significant, as is her experience in dealing with diverse standards and abilities. Students remain at Footsteps for many years, several are now managing their own branches of Footsteps as well as continuing their professional development under Mrs. Randalls tuition and guidance.
CORINNE GOLDBERG - Teacher - Chigwell branch
Corinne’s passion for dancing started at the age of 3 when she started at Footsteps dance school taking classes in ballet, tap, modern jazz and street jazz. Having been part of the school for 23 years Corinne has achieved associate status in ballet and tap, as well as having an A level in dance. Corinne now manages her own branch of Footsteps in Chigwell as well as teaching classes at the Chingford school. “throughout my dancing childhood I performed in many theatres including Millfield, Harlow, Drury Lane and Saddlers Wells. I have competed in festivals across the country and was part of the British Dance Troupe Champions with my school. I chose to take a teaching route as I have a passion working with children and love guiding them through the same journey as I made.”
JOANNE CARNE-HOWELL – Teacher - Walthamstow branch
Joanne started dancing at the age of 3 and has been training with Footsteps since she was 5. Joanne has trained in a number of styles including Tap, Theatre Craft, modern and Freestyle, she has taken exams in all of these disciplines over the last 20 years, as well as competing in many festivals and regularly performing in shows. "Having now taught at Footsteps since the age of 17, Joanne now proudly manages the Walthamstow branch of Footsteps! Joanne teaches all ages and abilities. “I really enjoy preparing my students for exams and choreographing routines for shows. I also work in many primary schools teaching PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.” Joanne is also a level 2 gymnastics coach which adds to her skills as a dance choreographer. Joanne currently holds her Tap Associate and is working towards her Associates in Ballet and Modern.
SAMANTHA APPERLEY – Student teacher
Sam has been a keen pupil at Footsteps Dance School since the age of 3, attending many classes and private lessons. Sam is now working towards her intermediate exams in ballet and tap with Mrs. Randall.
Sam has recently become part of the Footsteps team and is now a student teacher! Sam helps out in the younger classes where the children really love her!
Sam is enthusiastic and reliable, she is a great role model and will one day make a fantastic dance teacher.
CHARLOTTE EVANS - Student teacher
Charlotte has been a member of Footsteps for over 12 years and has taken part in all shows, festivals and examinations throughout this time! Charlotte is now training for her first professional exams in ballet and tap with Mrs.Randall. Charlotte is responsible and reliable and helps to teach many of the younger pupils. Charlotte is a really kind and friendly girl and an asset to the school who will one day make a great dance teacher.