Founded in 1991 by Clare Merchant Andreou, (B.Phil,( HONS) DIP TTC RBS, ARAD, Dip Benesh Choreology, Examiner, Tutor and Solo Seal Examiner of the RAD)  Dance Works offers a dance training by highly qualified staff in a positive and nurturing environment. We have a reputation for producing dancers of a high standard and for developing confident individuals who have a love of dance.

In 2016 the school celebrates 25 years of ownership. This is a sure testimony that it is efficiently managed and offers an excellent quality of service and care. 

Mission Statement

At Dance Works our aim is to nurture and encourage each individual regardless of skill or talent so that through discipline, enjoyment, mutual respect and guidance the dancer young or old can reach their maximum potential while developing positive self esteem and awareness. We like to think of ourselves as a BIG FAMILY!


What do Young people learn through dance?

  • PHYSICAL HEALTH AND FITNESS
  • CULTURAL AWARENESS
  • ARTISTIC AND AESTHETIC UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION
  • PERSONAL AND SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS
  • LEARNING SKILLS
  • LITERACY-SPEAKING THROUGH THE BODY

Philosophy

Dance teaches how to use the space around us, how to move in that space and how to project our own personality into that space. Growing up is all about carving out space and finding one’s place. The beauty of dance is that it allows the body and mind to connect in such a way that self-esteem can emerge, with staying power. Success is the belief that effort-rather than perfection-is the biggest factor to overall success. If failure occurs, it is important to look at it as a problem to solve rather than a reflection of personal ability. It is important to seek out new challenges and learn from past mistakes. This creates strong, driven dancers who have the ability to deal with any situation life presents to them.