Stevenage Dance teacher nominated for this year’s Comet Community Awards

Stephen Sapsed with children from Angelz

Stephen Sapsed with children from Angelz - Credit: Archant

A TEACHER said to be ‘one in a million’ has been nominated for this year’s Comet Community Awards.

Stephen Sapsed is a dance, drama and fitness teacher who teaches upwards of 1000 pupils a week throughout Stevenage in both secondary and primary schools.

In the primary schools he is held in great esteem where even the most difficult of children thrive and love the buzz of his classes.

The 30-year-old also has a great following in the over 50’s leisure classes he teaches at clubs and gyms around Stevenage.

As well as teaching in schools, Stephen has his own dance school Angelz were he teaches pupils aged from 3 to 83.

Parent Alexandra Burns who nominated Stephen said: “He is held in high regard because everyone is treated as an equal and all get an even opportunity to express themselves.

“He is such a special person and teacher. He knows everyone’s name and treats everyone with respect and the dignity that they deserve. He truly is very special and is one in a million.”

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The Comet Community Awards aim to recognise inspirational people, and this year’s 12 award categories include Role Model of the Year, Charity Champion, Good Neighbour, Young Achiever, Teacher of the Year, and Great and Green.

The deadline for entry is Friday, April 26 at 5pm.

Finalists for the 2013 awards will be invited to a ceremony at Icknield Centre, Letchworth GC, on Friday, May 17, where winners in each category will be crowned.

If there’s someone you think deserves to be recognised, visit and fill in the form.