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WHO WE ARE

"To bounce or not to bounce" That is the question. The answer is very simple! BOUNCE! That’s the answer you will get from our team every time!
AcroPAD is for dancers by dancers. Creating a fun, safe and functional range of products that helps you.
AcroPAD founders Dan & Amanda Keating both have an extensive dance & teaching background. They own two growing performing arts schools (A 6th Form & evening school) outside London.
Amanda has a classical dance background. Trained at Ballet West and The Urdang Academy, where she also teaches.
Daniel's less formal training has allowed him to perform all over Europe & teach at some of the best performing arts schools in the South East.

AcroPAD was born from our passion for teaching technique. Allowing students to explore and develop their skills to be a technically rounded performer while massively reducing the risk of injury. The aim has been to put the fun into technique and students to feel the end result they are aiming for. This is not about bouncing on an AcroPAD, it’s about taking new skills and technique to the stage!

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WHAT WE DO

AcroPAD offer a range of high quality products and services. All based around our inflatable flooring and equipment.
Space saving, highly functional, easy to store and portable makes AcroPAD products a key piece of equipment to have in your facility.
Are you a College, University, Dance School, Studio, Health club, Dance teacher, School? Do you offer Acro, Dance or Performing Arts? You need to talk to us. Book a call with a member of our team here.

We also offer AcroPAD Workshops, Workshop Intensives, and Masterclasses.

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WHY WE DO IT

Over the past three years we have seen the affect AcroPAD has had on our own performing art schools. Increased confidence and technique with our students. Added different levels of skills to our students. Added new classes to the timetable and revenue.
We know that by using this AcroPAD you create a point of difference in your local area. Developing higher level performers.

TEAM

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Daniel Keating

Owner & Workshop Instructor

Performance Credits: X-Factor, BRITS, MTV Tour.
Daniel moved to London in his early 20s to train as a dancer with a focus on Breaking, or B-Boying. He started at the world famous Ministry of Sound nightclub, where he was a resident for two years. In 1999, at the Millennium party at the Dome, Daniel was one of 50 Ministry of Sound dancers performing in front of more than 50,000 people at the stroke of midnight. From there, Daniel has travelled throughout Europe, performing in front of thousands of people. His dancing credits include dancing for Jamarique, DJ Sonique, Top of the Pops, MTV, MTV Club Tours, the BRIT Awards, X Factor, Cher Lloyd, Cheryl Cole, Plan B and Take That. He’s also been recruited to perform at numerous private, celebrity parties, for stars including Jack Black, Uma Thurman and Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Daniel has been teaching dance for the past 15 years in many schools across southeast England.

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AMANDA KEATING

Owner & Choreographer

Trained: Ballet West and The Urdang Academy.
Performance Credits: Swan lake, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Canon (TV Advert), Into The Woods. MOVE IT (Main stage opening year). Amanda's passion and focus has always been teaching and over the last 7 years Amanda has built up her reputation with excellent exam results. Her skills lie in tutoring aspiring performers and helping them to gain the credits to achieve vocational college and university places in Dance and Musical Theatre. Her affiliation with the Vocational schools allows her to keep current with industry's ever changing requirements. This is why she has enjoyed such success, with her students gaining College and University placements at the most successful Schools, such as The Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet, The Place and Laine Theatre Arts to name a few. Her past students have then gone onto working in the Industry in Shows such as Matilda, Once the Musical, Billy Elliot and Matthew Bourne's Junior company.

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Sarah Carr

Admin & Marketing

Sarah Carr has had extensive experience in gymnastics and dance, along with cheerleading at both a competitive and a University level.

With her Bachelor’s degree in Media and concentration in Advertising with an Art minor, Sarah Carr has worked in three US based Marketing and Advertising agencies, before moving over to the UK to get married.

She now currently focuses on Social Media, but has experience in placing adverts in mediums such as Radio, TV, Digital, Print, & Outdoor.

Sarah loves merging the platforms of advertising and engagement with dance, and can still pull her back tuck on a good day.

 
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Kieron Providence

Workshop Instructor

Kieron Providence Graduated from the urdang Academy for performing Arts with a National Diploma in professional musical theatre professional.

As well as being a seasoned performer Kieron has been a street styles dance teacher for 13+years during that time he collaborated with other members of the dance industry to create a introductory syllabus to the street styles.

Kieron also had an affiliation for tricks and was predominantly self taught until his days at the Urdang where has was able to refine his skills doing acro and gymnastics classes. Kieron is also an Acrobatics Arts certified teacher.



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Jack GORGONE

Sales/Bookings & Workshop Instructor

Jack has been coaching for over 5 years in different sectors of sports, dance and fitness. He has experience working with children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Jack started his love for dance at the age of 15 in hip hop, breaking and tricks and continues to enjoy and learn regularly.

Jack works in the Fashion Industry as an Account Manager specialising in sales, building brands and relationships and is now excited to take his knowledge in brand building and sales into the Acro/Dance world.

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Lisa McCann

Accounts

Although her working career is unrelated to Dance/Acro, Lisa has a keen interest in this area as her daughter is training to become a professional performer and has a place at Urdang Academy, London.

Lisa has a BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology and has worked in the fashion sector since graduating in 2001.

Fashion Retail Manager, Womenswear Assistant Buyer, Fashion Agency Operations Manager, Fashion Agency Project Manager , Fashion Agency Accounts Assistant and most recently AcroPAD Accounts Assistant.