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Harriet Walmesley, Principal L.I.S.T.D
Harriet began dancing at the age of 5. Throughout her childhood she took examinations in Disco Freestyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence with the ISTD. She also competed in many competitions across the Country, including National Finals held at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Her love of dance led her to include it in her Academic Studies. She studied Dance as one of her A Level subjects along with Business Studies and Accounting and Performance Studies at AS Level at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge.
At the age of 17 Harriet began teaching Disco Freestyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Ballroom and Latin American at Deville Dance in Haverhill and Adult Ballroom and Latin American Classes for West Suffolk College.
In September 2006 Harriet opened her own classes for adults and children in the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire area. She is now successfully running Hot Steps Dance Academy in Steeple Morden, Harston, Papworth Everard and Haverhill. The school regularly holds examination sessions for pupils to take their medals with the ISTD.
After passing all of her Associate teaching qualifications with the ISTD, Harriet more recently took her Licentiate Ballroom examination and successfully passed with flying colours.
She is a very enthusiastic teacher who loves her classes! always working hard to maintain a successful, fun and friendly atmosphere at Hot Steps Dance Academy.