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Winter Dance Exams

Winter Dance Exams

We held our winter dance exams on the 10th & 11th December where over 500 of our pupils took their exams. We had exams in a range of styles including street, freestyle, ballet, tap, ballroom & Latin. As usual the examiner was blown away by the high […]

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ActiveDance’s first gymnastics exams

ActiveDance's first gymnastics exams

ActiveDance’s first ever gymnastics exams took place on Sunday 4th December at our Bolton studios. We had children as young as 3 years old demonstrate their 10 skills to complete their gymnastics level and gain their badge and certificate. Every child was fantastic and put 100% effort […]

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‘Under the Sea’ Pantomime

'Under the Sea' Pantomime

On the 2nd December we held our second pantomime, Under the Sea, at Heywood Civic Hall. Our brilliant actors and actresses had been working so hard all year on their performance and it was absolutely fantastic! We’d like to say well done to the whole cast: * Ariel…..…………………………..…..…Faith […]

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November Fantasy Show

November Fantasy Show

On the 12th and 13th November we held our Fantasy themed shows at the Longfield Suite where over 200 of our fantastic pupils got to show their brilliant dances to the hundreds of family and friends in the audience. We had everything from the Flinstones to Harry […]

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TinyRox nominated for Sport in Bolton Award

TinyRox nominated for Sport in Bolton Award

Well done to TinyRox (under 10’s Street Team) and Sarah Moore who were nominated and shortlisted for the Bolton Sports Awards. TinyRox was shortlisted for Junior Sports Team of the year and Sarah Moore was shortlisted for unsung hero of the year for her contribution to fundraising […]

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UDO Street World Championships 2016

UDO Street World Championships 2016

ActiveDance’s Street Department have had a very busy and successful year. TinyRox under 10’s Beginners, Fugitives under 14’s Novice and Assix Adult Intermediate competitive teams all qualified for the UDO world Street Dance Championships that was held in Glasgow in August. Fugitives and Assix danced amazingly in […]

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ActiveDance achieves Bolton Mark Inclusion

ActiveDance achieves Bolton Mark Inclusion

In July 2016 we were awarded Bolton Mark Inclusion from Bolton Council. This shows that ActiveDance complies with operating standards set by Bolton Council’s Positive Contribution Service which deems our organisation as safe friendly and effective. The accreditation is a mark of high quality for organisations working […]

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July Cowboys and Indians show

July Cowboys and Indians show

On the 1st and 2nd of the July we had another 2 brilliant shows, this time the theme was Cowboys and Indians! As usual our brilliant pupils, as young as age 2, wowed their friends and family with their amazing routines and the amount of effort they […]

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ActiveDance with I Will If You Will

ActiveDance with I Will If You Will

We are delighted to announce that we have linked up with I Will If You Will to promote our fantastic range of Adult classes such as Ballroom, Burlesque and Boogie Bounce, and encourage active lifestyles in the community. We believe that there should be no age restriction […]

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Ballet Tea Party

Ballet Tea Party

Saturday 19th March we hosted our first Ballet Tea Party for all our brilliant ballerinas! We had 30 of our pupils attend where they learnt a short ballet routine, enjoyed some sandwiches, juice and snacks and played lots of fun games. The pupils were also wowed by […]

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ActiveDance February Divas and Legends show

ActiveDance February Divas and Legends show

We had a busy start to 2016 at ActiveDance, coming straight back into show rehearsals for our February presentation on the 5th and 6th February! Our theme for this presentation was Diva’s and Legends and we had some brilliant dances with songs from some of the greats […]

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ActiveDance Flashmob on CBBC’s ‘Taking the next step’

ActiveDance Flashmob on CBBC's 'Taking the next step'

On the 16th January 2016 ActiveDance took part in CBBC’s taking the next step flashmob at the Trafford centre over 200 children age between 11 and 15 years old participated in a flashmob in different locations in the Trafford centre. The Choreographer Simeon Qsyea was so impressed […]

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ActiveDance Bolton on BBC2

ActiveDance Bolton on BBC2

From September the BBC were hiring our Bolton studios for filming ‘You make me feel like dancing’  which is a programme following choreographer Jack Murphy as he attempts to teach the people of Bolton to dance, and re-open the Palais de Danse (now known as Icon) for […]

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ActiveDance Christmas show 2015

ActiveDance Christmas show 2015

On the 18th and 19th December our fantastic dancers graced the stage at the Longfield suite for 2 brilliant Christmas shows! The evening was fun and festive and as usual our dancers blew us away with an outstanding  standard of dancing. We would like to say a […]

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TinyRox make the UDO World Championships

TinyRox make the UDO World Championships

Tiny Rox qualified for the UDO World championships at the Lancashire championships in Blackpool in May 2015. 18 of ActiveDance’s pupils aged between 5 and 9 years travelled to Glasgow with their families during the Bank Holiday weekend to compete against dancers from all over the world. […]

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ActiveDance introduces Boogie Bounce

ActiveDance introduces Boogie Bounce

On the 18th July 2 of our fantastic teachers, Danielle and Katie, ventured down to Birmingham for their Boogie Bounce instructor training and are now fully qualified in this new fitness craze. We will be ordering trampolines soon and can’t wait to introduce these classes into our […]

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Around The World July Presentation 2015

Around The World July Presentation 2015

On the 10th and 11th of July our fantastic pupils took to the stage for our sold out ‘Around the World in 80 moves’ presentations. With over 35 songs our students worked incredibly hard in the weeks leading up to the show and their hard work definitely […]

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RAD ballet exams

RAD ballet exams

More Ballet exams at ActiveDance, this time it was RAD exams. On the 2nd July over 50 of our ballerinas from ActiveDance Bolton impressed an RAD examiner in their ballet exams. They all looked gorgeous in their ballet uniforms and their hard work and extra rehearsals definitely […]

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UKA Ballet exams

UKA Ballet exams

On the 27th June our beautiful ballerinas, some as young as 3 and 4, took their UKA ballet exams at our Bury Studios. An external examiner came in and marked each pupil on their technique and general ability. As usual the examiner was blown away by the […]

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TinyRox Sponsorship

TinyRox Sponsorship

After qualifying for the world championships in May our fantastic under 10’s street team TinyRox have now been sponsored £1000 towards costumes for the worlds by the brilliant William Developments! We are so proud of all the hard work TinyRox have put into their journey for the […]

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Exams May 2015

Exams May 2015

May has been a busy month of exams for ActiveDance! On the 12th and 13th May we had our Tap and modern exams at our Bolton studios, then on the 15th, 16th and 17th May we had a full exam weekend with over 400 pupils from our […]

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Street World Qualifiers!!

Street World Qualifiers!!

We would like to say big congratulations to our adult advanced street team Sirens who qualified for the world championships in January and our Under 10’s team TinyRox who competed at the UK’s biggest dance competition UDO in Blackpool in May. The UDO dance championships will be […]

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Flamingo Land 2015

Flamingo Land 2015

After our success at last years freestyle festival at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire we decided to venture up again this year from the 24th -27th April, and once again our Freestyle competitors gave it their all and we came home with brilliant results and lots of […]

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ActiveDance + SDI North West Street Dance Championship

ActiveDance + SDI North West Street Dance Championship

On the 22nd March over 1000 dancers and families flooded into Castle Leisure Centre for the North West Street Dance Championships which we hosted with Street Dance International. As usual the quality of all the dancers amazed us and despite the incredible competition our own dancers did […]

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24-Hour charity Danceathon for SuperJosh and Dig Deep for Ellie

24-Hour charity Danceathon for SuperJosh and Dig Deep for Ellie

From 9am on Saturday 28th February all the way through to 9am on Sunday 1st March our staff and pupils took part in a 24-hour Danceathon to raise money for the SuperJosh charity and the Dig Deep for Ellie campaign! Through the day on the Saturday we […]

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90’s Theme Presentations

90's Theme Presentations

On the first weekend in February we had our presentation evenings to award the fantastic results from our December exams. The theme for this show was 1990’s which proved very popular with the parents. On the Friday night we had our first show with ActiveDance Bolton which […]

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ActiveDance Bolton

ActiveDance Bolton

After our Radcliffe centre being open 25 years it has now moved to our new premises on Bradley Fold Trading Estate, formerly Footsteps Dance School, and become ActiveDance Bolton. We are happy that we will be working alongside Clare and her other members of staff whilst also […]

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Christmas Party!

Christmas Party!

On the 21st December 2014 we held Christmas parties at Elton Vale sports club for all our amazing pupils and their family and friends. We held an infant party first followed by a senior party. Both were filled with lots of dancing and games and we hope […]

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ActiveDance win ‘Dance School of the Day’

ActiveDance win ‘Dance School of the Day’

On December 14th our freestyle competitors went to the FAPA competition in Flixton. Our competitors, and even a parent, danced their hearts out in their special Christmas outfits and ActiveDance won Dance School of the Day. What a great way for our freestyle competitive department to end […]

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Street and Freestyle Exams

Street and Freestyle Exams

On Sunday 14th December over 300 of our fantastic pupils took their street and freestyle exams and we also had a professional exam and two choreography exams for our teachers. The external examiner was really impressed with the standard of our pupils and they all received brilliant […]

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Launch of Elsa

Launch of Elsa

On the 13th December 2014 our new Frozen entertainer made her first appearance at one of our parties; meeting and greeting the children, having pictures and also singing three songs from the film. The children were absolutely mesmerised and the parents were very impressed as well. We […]

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Drama, Ballet & Tap and Ballroom & Latin Exams

Drama, Ballet & Tap and Ballroom & Latin Exams

On the 7th December 2014 an external examiner came to our Elton studios and over 120 of our pupils took their exams. The pupils worked so hard in the months leading up to their exams and we were extremely pleased with their results. The pupils will be […]

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Beth and Georgia 1st Place Champ Pairs

Beth and Georgia 1st Place Champ Pairs

At the Nigel Horrocks freestyle comp on the 23rd of November two of our amazing freestylers, Beth Eastwood and Georgia Real, performed their pairs spot for the first time and came 1st. We would like to say a huge well done to the girls and hope they […]

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Active Dance Hip Hop Competition

Active Dance Hip Hop Competition

After the success of our previous comps we held our second hip hop competition on the 23rd November at Howe Bridge sports centre in Atherton. We had 700 spectators and competitors attend from 14 different schools across the North West and we were impressed at the high […]

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Unite’s Debut Performance

Unite’s Debut Performance

Our contemporary company Unite, created and led by Joseph Mannion, had their first performance at the Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform in Chester on the 14th November. The performance was very well received and we look forward to their next performance in March.

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Key 103 Christmas Light Switch On

Key 103 Christmas Light Switch On

After our performance at the Rock’s Rio Carnival in summer we were asked to perform at the Key 103 Christmas Light Switch On on the 6th November. Over 50 of our competitors performed a fantastic ten minute medley at the Rock in front of more than 500 […]

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Monsters Ball 2014

Monsters Ball 2014

On the 25th October we had a busy day with over 100 pupils performing in 2 back to back Halloween themed shows. All our performers, from pre-school to adults, gave it their all and created an amazing show. Well done to all pupils and teachers for your […]

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Tower FM awards

Tower FM awards

On the 24th of October we had a staff night out at the Tower FM awards, where Active Dance was proud to sponsor the Young Achiever award.

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Joe and Josh Perform at Pilot

Joe and Josh Perform at Pilot

On the 10th of October our hip hop teachers Joe and Josh performed an amazing contemporary piece at the one year anniversary of Pilot, which is an event for top choreographers to showcase their talents. Well done boys!

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5 Year Anniversary

5 Year Anniversary

Time flies when you are having fun!! September 2014 sees 5 years since we opened our Elton studios and took over the Spirals studios.  This coincides with some other very exciting news – which will be revealed very soon indeed!! Happy Birthday ActiveDance xx

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Champ Champ Champ!

Champ Champ Champ!

On Sunday 7th September 3 of our freestyle competitors became champs in one day!! Back in May Millie Greatbanks became our first freestyle championship slow dancer.  Well she did it again and is now an U10 Championship Solo Dancer.  Beth only took up slow dance in January […]

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Drama Department Success

Drama Department Success

Our drama department is flying high at the moment!! Alicia Robinsion-Stewart secured a CBBC commercial and has been selected to feature in an Iceland commercial alongside Peter Andre. Jasmine Karim, Kelly Stevens and Kelly’s 3 children secured a Sports England commercial. Rhys Seddon has won a part […]

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Freestyle Championship Dancer

Freestyle Championship Dancer

We have our second Championship Dancer!! Huge congratulations to Aiden Gardner who competes with our freestyle department and is an U12 Championship Solo Dancer.  Aiden has only been with ActivDance just over a year and has quickly flown through the categories to become a champ!! Well done […]

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The Rock Does Rio

The Rock Does Rio

On Saturday 19th July 2014 The Rock in Bury town centre held a Rio carnival themed event and over 200 ActiveDance pupils performed to the Samba band as well as showcasing advanced performances too.  Unfortunately the Rio weather didn’t join us and we ended up dancing in […]

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Summer Presentation Evenings

Summer Presentation Evenings

The weekend of the 4th and 5th of July saw us hold our summer presentation evenings. We had over 200 pupils in each performance with audiences of over 400 on both nights. The American Independence theme show was a hit and the pupils got to receive their […]

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Freestyle Competition

Freestyle Competition

On Sunday 29th June we held our second freestyle competition at Radcliffe Civic Hall. Again this was a huge success with over 8 different schools from the North West coming together to compete. We had great feedback from all the schools that attended and our pupils did […]

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Bling Babies!!

Bling Babies!!

Two of our freestyle competitors have been chosen to be sponsor dancers for costume design company Bling Boutique.  Owner of the company Zoe Sutcliffe came along to one of our freestyle classes and had a hard job of choosing from our outstanding competitors.  She eventually decided on […]

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CBBC Commercial

Alicia Robinsion-Stewart was selected to feature in a CBBC commercial through Warwick Management.  Alicia attends our Street and Drama classes and was put forward for this commercial by our drama teacher Lauren.  Alicia fought of stiff competition to win the role and we are very proud of […]

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Freestyle Championship Dancer

Freestyle Championship Dancer

We have our first Championship Dancer!! Huge congratulations to Millie Greatbanks who is ActiveDance’s first ever champ. Millie competes with our freestyle department and is an U10 Championship Slow Dancer. Millie has quickly danced her way through the freestyle ranks becoming an intermediate solo dancer and championship […]

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Frankie is accepted into to LIPA

Frankie is accepted into to LIPA

Huge congratulations to our Student teacher Frankie Connolly who has been auditioning at dance colleges up and down the country. Frankie had a number of offers but finally chose LIPA. We are very proud of you Frankie and wish you all the best with your studies however […]

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Bellagio Ball

Bellagio Ball

For the third year running we took a group of performers to the Midland Hotel in Manchester to perform at a prestigious black tie event for local charity The Frost Foundation.  As in past years we completely wowed the crowd with our performances.  Well done to all […]

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Drama Department Reshuffle!!

Drama Department Reshuffle!!

We were absolutely devastated to hear Miss Suzy would be leaving, but when she explained that it was to move to London to pursue her singing career we were overjoyed for her!! We wish you all the success in the world and hope to welcome you back […]

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Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land

Our freestyle department attended their first ever freestyle festival weekend and absolutely loved it!!  The festival was held over 3 days at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire.  As well as competing in numerous events the competitors and their parents could also enjoy the theme parks attractions which […]

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Sport Relief

As you all know we love to get involved in charity events in any way we can, so for Sport Relief we sent one of our teachers to a local primary school to carry out a Zumbathon with their pupils and also our street teams performed at […]

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Exercise To Music Qualifications

Exercise To Music Qualifications

Even our teachers have to keep up to date and train.  So Laura and Katie got back into the studio as a pupil and took their exercise to music exams.  This consists of tough practical and theory examinations but of course they passed with flying colours – […]

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February Presentation Evenings

February Presentation Evenings

Valentines weekend was the weekend we held our February presentation evenings so what else could we have as a theme other than Love? Over 250 pupils performed over the 2 nights to audiences of over 400 people each night.  As well as dazzling the audience with dances […]

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SDI Northwest Championships hosted by ActiveDance & SDI

SDI Northwest Championships hosted by ActiveDance & SDI

On Sunday 9th February 2014 we held our first ever street dance competition in collaboration with Street Dance International (SDI). We hosted the SDI North West Championships at Castle Leisure Centre in Bolton Street, Bury, drawing in over 900 spectators and competitors from 15 dance schools across […]

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Exams 2013

Exams 2013

We held two examination dates in December with over 500 pupils taking exams in a variety of dance styles.  The examiner was very complimentary about our school, teachers and pupils and we received a 100% pass rate with some pupils receiving the highest mark possible a DISTINCTION!! […]

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Christmas Shows

Christmas Shows

Christmas came early to ActiveDance and Christmas songs were being played from the beginning of October to get us ready for our November Christmas show held over 2 days at Radcliffe Civic Hall.  Children performed to over 400 friends and family at each performance (1 evening and […]

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Freestyle comp with The Frost Foundation

Freestyle comp with The Frost Foundation

ActiveDance held their first ever freestyle competition on Sunday 3rd November to raise funds for the Frost Foundations Christmas appeal – where they buy Christmas presents for under privileged or disadvantaged children in our area.  This was a huge success which was down to the fantastic schools […]

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Karate European Championships

Karate European Championships

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield hosted the WUKF European Championships, which took place between the 16th and 20th October.  More than 1,400 people from 20 countries across Europe competed over the five-day championships, held for the first time at the impressive English Institute of Sport. […]

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ActiveDance in Schools

ActiveDance in Schools

If you thought you saw enough of us at the studios; well we may just be with you at school too!! At the beginning of 2013 ActiveDance and Funtime Activities joined forces to offer the very best in sports coaching.  Our aim is to offer quality sports […]

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Successful Summer Club!

Successful Summer Club!

2013 saw us run our largest and most successful summer holiday club ever!! Along with Funtime Activities we offered a 5 week holiday scheme at St Mary’s Primary School, Radcliffe with over 250 children attending over the 5 weeks.  Activities included Trampolining, Gymnastics, Street Dance, Athletics, Cheerleading, […]

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All England Championships

All England Championships

Our U16’s Street Team Platinum and Over 16’s Street Team SFP both won their categories at the North West championships in February which meant they qualified to represent the North West at the All England Championships. On the 11th May 2013 over 70 competitors, parents and teachers […]

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The Bellagio Ball

The Bellagio Ball

On the 4th of May 1904 Mr Rolls met Mr Royce in the Midland hotel Manchester and collaborated to design the famous cars! On the 4th May 2013, 55 kids from Bury performed at the prestigious Midland Hotel to wow the black tie crowd at the Frost […]

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Mentoring Katy Bradbury

Mentoring Katy Bradbury

In April 2013 we were approached by Kirklees Council over in Huddersfield with an exciting opportunity – to mentor young entrepreneur Katy Bradbury who had secured £5000 funding to set up her own dance school.  Katy used her funding to hire dance studio space and buy training […]

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Winning the Northwest Championships

Winning the Northwest Championships

On Sunday 24th February 2013, over 50 of our street dance pupils attended a Street Dance International Competition at the Longfield Suite.  All of our competitors did amazingly well and represented us impeccably as always however our U16’s Street Team Platinum and Over 16’s Street Team SFP […]

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Bury Studio

Bolholt Industrial Park
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Elton
Bury
BL8 1PL

Tel: 0161 763 5573

Registration name: Active Dance Ltd
Place of registration: England
Registered office address:
Units 4&5 Bolholt Industrial Estate
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Bury
Lancashire BL8 1PL
Registered number: 07690536
Email: info@activedance.co.uk

Bolton Studio

Unit 22C
Bradley Fold Trading Estate
Radcliffe Moor Road
Bolton
BL2 6RT

Tel: 01204 399778

Registration name: Active Dance Spirals Ltd
Place of registration: England
Registered office address:
Units 4&5 Bolholt Industrial Estate
Walshaw Road
Bury
Lancashire BL8 1PL
Registered number: 07935659
Email: info@activedance.co.uk

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