Meet The Team

Emma Louise Abel Principal | Dance Teacher | Choreographer

Emma loves dance. She started dancing age six where she studied ballet, tap and modern dance at Wilsoncentre of Dance and Drama, West Yorkshire. Emma graduated with BA (Hons) Communication and Performing Arts: Dance from the University College of Ripon and York St John in 2001.

Emma opened Emma Louise Dance Club after moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 2006.

She is a fully qualified dance teacher with Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Exercise, Movement and Dance and Level 3 Teaching Dance to Children qualifications.

Emma joined Popdance in 2012, EMD UK in 2018, FLexercise in 2021 and I-PATH in 2023. Emma is a DBS scheme member. Emma has up-to-date First Aid qualifications and Safeguarding training.

Emma is a Recognised Teacher with CDMT. This shows that she is committed to putting the safety of her pupils first and that ELDC meets the scheme’s six requirements of good professional practice.

She is an experienced, professional, dedicated dance teacher who has taught dance across the region for schools, community groups, workshops, events and children's parties.

Emma is proud of Emma Louise Dance Club and enjoys sharing her love of dance with everyone she teaches.

Vikki Reay-Martin

Popdance Fit Teacher

Vikki teaches Popdance Fit for Emma Louise Dance Club at Isle of Whithorn.

Vikki joined Popdance Fit classes as a customer in 2017.

She taught her first Popdance Fit class in 2022.

She is a fully qualified exercise instructor with Level 2 Exercise To Music.

Vikki is a DBS scheme member. Vikki has up-to-date First Aid qualifications and Safeguarding training.

Vikki’s classes are always upbeat and lots of fun.

Vikki is a fantastic ELDC dance family member.

Kelly Whiteside

Guest Dance Teacher | Choreographer

Kelly started dancing at age six. Kelly joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2012 as a volunteer.

Kelly achieved Level 2 Certificate in Community Dance Leadership in 2016.

Kelly is a DBS scheme member and has undergone Child Protection in Sport training.

Kelly has a passion for Commercial Dance and Britney Spears. Kelly moved to the big city in 2023 where she continues to dance and perform.

We look forward to welcoming Kelly back to ELDC dance family as guest teacher and choreographer.

ELDC Associate Members

ELDC Associate Members 2018