Adult classes

Our adult classes are a blend of dance and fitness...work out without realising it. 

 

Come along to one of our friendly, fun classes, meet like-minded people and get moving. No prior dance experience is needed and all abilities are welcome. We range in ages  from members in their twenties, to young-at-heart 70-somethings! 

 

Please 'like' our Facebook page where updates of when new term booking links are live. 

 

Book for individual sessions or an entire 6-7 week term for a reduced rate.

Booking opens a few weeks before the start of a new term. Places are allocated on a first-come, first served basis. But, if you're struggling to get a slot, please contact us​ where we can place you on our waiting list, advise of cancellations or remind you when new booking links are live.

Dance Blast

Wednesdays 7-7:30pm, Ruskin Leisure 

WIth the popularity of short bursts of high intensity exercise on the increase, we launched our Dance Blast class. Short of time? Don't worry - we'll guide you through a fast-paced set of upbeat routines to get you moving and burning calories in just 30 mins.

 

In this class we don't worry too much about perfect placement. Bring your own style and if you love a good boogie, you'll probably be having so much fun (and concentrating on remembering your steps) you won't even realise you're exercising!

Ballet/Barre Fitness

Wednesdays 7:30-8:15pm, Ruskin  Leisure 

Ever wonder how ballerinas get so toned? It's because they do ballet everyday! In this class we use some of the principles of ballet to create repetitive sequences that tone, loosen, stretch and improve flexibility and balance.

 

It's a low-medium impact workout that you can really feel working. We do moves in the centre, on the barre, on the floor and often finish the class with a quick balletic dance routine. Buns and leotards are definitely not mandatory (unless of course you want to wear them!).

Tap 'n' Tone 

Wednesdays 8:15-9pm, Ruskin Leisure

Admittedly this is more tapping than toning! But we often get a sweat on and have that lovely little burn the next day that lets you know you've done some exercise. Remembering all those steps and rhythms is certainly a workout for the brain too!

 

This is definitely a class for those who don't take themselves too seriously.  We have a good giggle and tap to lots of different styles of music. There's normally also an annual opportunity to get on stage (but that's not compulsory!).

News

Introducing Little Oris Dance

Our newest arm, Little Oris Dance officially opens its doors from September. Based at The Nest in Eccleston, we are opening the magical world of dance up to our youngest ever attendees :) Babies from birth through to toddlers will join us with their parents/carer for classes on Saturday mornings. 

Adult classes are back!

Put 22nd Sept in your diaries. Adult dance blast, barre fitness and tap are back on Wednesday evenings. Look out for updates on our website or Facebook page. Alternatively, contact us for more info.

New September term 

We're back to our usual venues and (hopefully) a regular schedule of classes again from September. 

 

Saturday classes start from 4th Sept. Contact us to enquire about a place.

New September term 

We had great fun at our summer Days of Dance over the holidays. To ensure we're still distancing, we ran more sessions this year, with fewer numbers in each. But the atmosphere was still fantastic with lots of enthusiasm and energy from all our attendees. Thanks to everyone who came along and made such great fun memories!

Congratulations Advanced Dancers

Congratulations to our Advanced class (plus Mollie who's not pictured above) for some fantastic exam results. Not one, but two distinctions for these superstars in their most recent exam session. Plus, some amazing comments from the examiner..."Tap at its best" and "A showstopping performance!." Just brilliant, ladies. Keep up the great work! 

Excellent exam results 2019/2020

We are absolutely delighted with not only a 100% pass rate for our most recent set of practical dance exams, but some outstanding results. Well done to everyone - we're proud of you all! 

Now accepting new starters for January

Are you looking for a St Helens dance class? Now is the perfect time to sign up with Oris Dance as we're starting brand new work across all classes in January. Contact us to ask about availability and the most suitable class for you.

West End Workshop

Another amazing day with professional west end dancer, Andrew, took place on Saturday 5th October. Andrew led two brilliant musical theatre workshops for some of our Ruskin dancers, filling the room with energy, fun and laughter. We learnt a lot and look forward to welcoming Andrew back soon. 

Summer holidays Days of Dance - join us!

Have you signed up for one of our summer holiday Days of Dance? If 6 weeks seems just too long off dancing, we've some great activities planned at our Ruskin Drive Leisure Village studio - get in touch to find out more. 

It was lights, camera, action at our annual end-of-year show

What a fantastic afternoon we had at the Theatre Royal for our annual performance on 14th July. Our movie themed show was a great success - every single one of our dancers did us proud. We were sooo impressed with you all! A massive well done to everyone who took part and thanks to everyone who came to watch. 

West end star visits our studio

Our Easter workshop with Andrew Chadwick was a full day of learning, lifting and most importantly, laughing. Our dancers had a wonderful time learning some original west-end musical theatre choreography and mastering partner lifts and balances. Here are some photos of the day: 

Great fun at our Feb Day of Dance

Thank you to guest teachers, Victoria and Sheila, who ran two great fun workshops. We learnt a lot from you both! 

Congratulations, Laura

A distinction grade is rare, but our dancer and class assistant, Laura, smashed her exams this year by receiving, not one, but three!! 

Huge congratulations on this outstanding achievement, with love from all your fellow dancers and teachers at Oris Dance. x

Outstanding exam results 2019

We were thrilled to receive some outstanding gradings and remarks from our recent exam session, including a high number of honours and distinctions. What an achievement!! 

A huge well done to all of our dancers who have (yet again!) done us proud!

100% pass rate in Dec 2018 exams 

Following our recent exam session with the ADA, we are thrilled to have once again achieved a 100% pass rate. Congratulations and well done to all of our dancers - we are so proud of you all! 

End of year theatre trip

We had a great afternoon out at the Lowry watching Dr Doolittle and celebrating the end of another fantastic year at Oris Dance. Thanks to everyone that came along, including parents who came to help.

Tapathon 2018

Well done to 60 of our dancers who took part in this year's Children in Need Tapathon on Sunday 18th November. The atmosphere was electric with all those shoes tapping together! 

No Guinness World Record this time (for the largest tap dance across multiple venues), but over £37k raised for Children in Need and a great day had by all! Thank you and well done to everyone involved. 

We welcomed ex Pussycat Doll and TV dance judge, Kimberly Wyatt, for an exciting end-of-term dance workshop! 

We were so excited to have Kimberly Wyatt join us on the afternoon of 21st July. Kimberly ran two workshops for two different age groups working on technique, confidence and a fantastic commercial routine with us. There was also time for lots of photos and autograph signing! A fantastic day - thank you Kim! x

Teddy Bear's Picnic..."If you go down to Oris Dance today..."

We had a lovely end to the school year with our yongest dancers at our Teddy Bear's Picnic on 21st July. Teddies, cake and of course lots of dancing! Thanks to everyone who came. 

St Julie's Gala

Thanks to St Julie's who invited us to perform at their summer gala on 15th July. Well done dancers - you did us proud!

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