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Our Teachers: Welcome


At Pat Steel we believe that everyone can dance - but not everyone can teach dance. Unqualified teachers devalue the whole art form because a bad experience can put people off dance for life, not to mention potentially causing injuries. Conversely, a great experience with an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, can be life changing. 

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications with either the RAD, ISTD, NATD, PBT at the minimum and most of us have more than one.


Please be assured we have your child’s well being at the core of our values.

candy cox


Principal of Pat Steel School of Dance

Head of Ballet


BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dance, Associate of National Association of Teachers of Dancing and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Qualified Beginner Mat Pilates instructor, Qualified Silver Swan instructor.


As the daughter of a dance teacher, Pat Steel, it was inevitable that Candy would attend classes as soon as she could walk which she did and loved every minute of it. She won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance in London when she was 11 and attended ballet classes there twice a week being taught by some of the best teachers in the UK as well as attending classes at Pat Steel every day of the week.  At 18, she went to Leicester to study for a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts gaining a wider knowledge of dance and performance skills.


It was obvious that Candy’s passion for dance would make her the teacher she has become over the years – dedicated, kind, and encouraging. In 2019, Candy was awarded the prestigious Life Member status by the Royal Academy of Dance, in recognition of her ongoing commitment and dedication. Her many years of experience has led her to mentor new Ballet teachers during their training to become Registered teachers of the RAD. She is proud to have been instrumental in the training of Miss Zoe, Miss Sarah C, Miss Catherine and latterly Miss Kim as they begin their teaching careers.


When she’s not dancing, her favourite things are walking with husband David and dog Ted, preferably to a nice pub and spending time with all 5 of their children and their partners and dogs, particularly over a loud, noisy family Sunday lunch!

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