Meet our Instructors

Ashley Wells ADPA – Dance Instructor/Owner & Choreographer

Ashley began her career in dance at the age of thirteen, where she performed at her schools yearly dance show, she was noticed by a well known National theatre company who urged her to enter a national Street Dance competition. Ashley went on to win the competition and achieved the title of Under 18’s UK Freestyle Dance Champion in 2005 and since then has appeared in an MTV music video,  BBCs Blue Peter Roadshow and performed in both local and national shows. She has also had the opportunity to have Dance Master classes with world champions who have worked with the likes of  Usher and Sean Paul. From there she went on to teach throughout Dumfries and Galloway with the local Council, bringing Street Dance to the pupils and schools. Ashley has achieved qualifications in dance and fitness and holds a qualification in first aid.

Ashley strives to keep up to date with what is happening in the wider dance arena for her dancers and has recently trained in London to learn the latest Street Dance moves in Poppin/Lockin/Breakin’/Hip Hop and following her hard work and dedication she now holds a recognised Diploma in Street Dance.  Ashley continues to travel to London to keep up with her training and her dance assistant Corrye Adamson has also been busy undertaking Street Dance training in London so that she can also assist and encourage youngsters.

Ashley has worked abroad for Thomson and First Choice teaching and performing to large audiences every night. Returning home she wanted to bring her experience and knowledge in dance to the people of Dumfries, Ashley started Attitude Dance Group in 2010. Her passion for dance comes from watching her icon Michael Jackson, as Ashley is a self taught dancer she is inspired by the beat of the music and how one person could change the way of the entertainment industry by being different, she hopes to bring this out in each individual child and enable them to show their talents no matter how different they may be.

Ashley who has a great amount of experience on teaching and performing says that she is excited by the new opportunities that the dance studio brings and she plans to build on the current dance classes offered from age 3 years to Young Adults and themed Dance Birthday Parties to encourage youngsters to come along to classes, build their confidence, meet new friends have fun, and learn fresh moves.  The recent addition of a  Boyz only class has been very successful on encouraging boys into dancing.


Corrye Adamson- Dance Assistant

Corrye has been dancing since she was 10, where Ashley taught her at her primary school, she then went on to attend her classes at the David Keswick Centre on a weekly basis. She has a rare talent in dance which caught Ashley’s eye, as she is also a self taught dancer and able to choreograph her own material, Ashley asked Corrye to help her with Attitude Dance Group when she launched it in early 2010.

She has also obtained her first aid certificate, and is willing to progress her dancing so that she can further her talent and her teaching skills.