Don't just take our word for it...

"The recent exam results are a fantastic testament to your lovely team and all the time and effort you put in. You should be so proud of all the effort and sacrifice you make. You, and the dance school, make such a positive impact on the lives of the young people you train and give them skills and ability they will keep for a life time. Well done and thank you. You are stars!"

 

Marie Brown, Parent. 

"I'd never danced before so attending my first [adult tap] class was nervewracking. Eventually I bit the bullet and went along. I was immediately put at ease by the teacher and made welcome by the other ladies in the group. Some weeks on and I am addicted to tap dancing. Great class and I'd recommend anyone thinking about giving it a go, to just do it!!"

 

Deborah, Tap n Tone class member

"My children have attended other dance classes in the area, but I can honestly say that Oris Dance is the happiest, most fun, organised and professional my husband and I have seen. Miss Lindsay, Miss Zoe and the team invest so much time and patience with every single one of the children. I can't imagine my girls moving dance schools again."

 

Helen Jones, Parent

"Just a line to say what a pleasure it was to be backstage yesterday. You are so organised - covering absolutely everything in great detail!

 

You also provided all information needed - and more - to ensure the smooth running of the show. Not only this, but everybody was so calm and friendly.
 
The children were polite and well mannered. They knew exactly what they were doing! What a fabulous reflection on you both.
 
Everybody backstage was lovely too - including all the runners and dressers.
What a great team you have!
 
I wish every chaperone job I did was like this!! So... well done to all at Oris Dance!!!!!"
 
Julie Foley, Musical Theatre Tutor/Lecturer/Adjudicator/Professional Chaperone
"I just wanted to say how fabulous the show was. All (our) family and friends thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was very obvious that a lot of hard work went into it.

And if you have not seen the DVD yet you won't believe the difference in ****. That shy timid girl just loves being on that stage and beamed all the way through. She made me cry more than anything else!"
 
Vicky Richardson, Parent

"...I wanted to tell you that I thought the show was great and incredibly well organised...I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!"

 

Joanne Penny, Parent

 

"That's Entertainment!  Clearly you two CanCan do a great job. Shame it's a wrap on this year's dance show, but you'll definitely be back for a sequel.  Thank you for everything xx"

 

Angela Clarke, Parent

"The teachers are very patient with the children, especially the younger ones. I know my child is safe and well looked after in their dance class."

 

Jane Wiggins, Parent.

"The relaxed atmosphere of the classes makes them enjoyable for the children."

 

Kate, Parent.

"I am very happy with Oris Dance. My daughter really enjoys the lessons and looks forward to it every week."

 

Alyson, Parent

Ruskin Drive Leisure Centre, Ruskin Drive, St. Helens, WA10 6RP :: St Julie's Church Hall, Howards Lane, Eccleston, St Helens, WA10 5HJ :: Sutton Leisure Centre, Eltonhead Road, St Helens, WA9 5AU

News

Now accepting new starters for Sept

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 September. Contact us to ask about availability and the most suitable class for you.

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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