About Us

Nicola Cleaver and Laura Moore set up ActiveDance in April 2006. Their aim was to provide a safe environment for children to come and learn to dance. Street & Freestyle Classes started in local church halls and community centres and soon proved extremely popular with the need for a permanent base becoming obvious very quickly. In September 2009 ActiveDance opened their state of the art Elton Studios and also took over the Spirals studios from Nadine who had run the successful Radcliffe based dance school for nearly 20 years!

In 2015 ActiveDance took over Footsteps Dance School in Bradley Fold to launch ActiveDance Bolton. Their pupils have remained at the school, along with some teachers, and we also relocated our Spirals centre to this site. This has allowed us to offer an exciting new timetable with a range of new classes at these state of the art studios. We now also offer this centre as a venue for our parties.

With their new bases ActiveDance extended their dance styles and introduced Ballet & Tap, Drama, Ballroom & Latin, Competition Classes and pre-school classes to their timetable, as well as children’s parties at weekends, and now have an excellent core of teachers who work at all centres. As well as the studio classes ActiveDance also work with numerous schools and children’s Centres within the Bury and Bolton area.

ActiveDance now have nearly 1,000 pupils attending classes each week ranging from 18 months right up to adults.

Our ethos is that ‘everyone is equal’. Although nothing is compulsory we include every single pupil who wants to take part, in exams, shows, performances, competitions etc. Everyone is welcome, whether it is to attend a weekly class as a hobby, compete or to make dancing a career we have classes to suit every dancer.

Dance classes in Bury, Radcliffe and Heywood
We pride ourselves on being ‘more than just a dance school’ by offering more than a weekly dance class. We offer exciting sports holiday clubs through our sister company QFirstSports that parents rave about!

“they enjoyed it that much they have already asked if they can come back next year so thanks sooooo much, it’s a real weight off your mind when you know your kids are going somewhere where they are happy, once again thanks”

We also offer fantastic Birthday parties with PartyRox that enable parents to sit back and relax knowing that their child’s special day is all being taken care of in a professional manner whilst the children have a blast!!

“Thank you so much for a great birthday party on Friday evening. Natasha, Eleanor and their friends had a great time – some said it was the best party ever!”

Our shows are also legendary! We feel it is important to allow the children to show their parents what they have been learning in class and to reward their hard work and excellent exam results with a presentation evening. For one of our shows we turned our stage into the ActiveDance County Jail and performed an array of show stopping dances!

“Thanks so much for another fab show the girls loved it and so did we!”

Elton Studio 1
Now we have all these amazing pupils our aim going forward is to offer experiences that enrich our dancers. For the past 3 years we have taken dancers to London to watch West End musicals and attend professional workshops at famous studios such as RADA and Pineapple Dance Studios.  We also hold professional Master Classes at our studios for our pupils to ensure our styles are always on trend and up to date.  We also perform in spectacular arenas such as the English Institute for Sport to crowds of over 2,000 people for prestigious events and host our own freestyle and hip hop competitions so we certainly have lots going on!!

It has been a very busy time for ActiveDance over the past 10 years but we have no intentions of slowing down! We are all about pushing forward and taking on the next challenge!

So what are you waiting for? Come and dance at the studios everyone is talking about!!!

Bolton Studio

Unit 22C
Bradley Fold Trading Estate
Radcliffe Moor Road

Tel: 01204 399778
Email: info@activedance.co.uk

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