March 3rd, 2017

We want you to find the best location for you (or your child) to strike your favourite dance position for Dancewise’s

All you have to do is upload your photo to our Facebook page and the one with the most likes wins. The winner will be announced on Monday 13th March.

How to enter…

1. Like our page
2. Post your super awesome dancing selfie to our page
4. Caption your selfie with the hashtag #DancewiseSelfieContest
3. Share this status with your friends!

Here’s an example of DancewiseWhiteley‘s 2015 selfie winner Holly

Contemporary Tip Number 1 – RELAX!!

March 3rd, 2017

If you’ve taken one of my classes before you will have heard me say, “imagine the floor is like a bouncy castle or a big marshmallow!” Whether you’re performing a standing phrase or one on the floor, the more you can relax into the movement and release into the floor the more the movement will just flow!

And then you can really begin to put your own stamp on it!

So get rid of the unnecessary tension and just let go!

Contemporary tip

March 3rd, 2017

As we spread the Contemporary Dance love with our TWO new Contemporary courses starting this week in Whiteley, keep your eyes peeled for some helpful hints and tips that will boost your Contemporary dance technique!

Intro to Acro

March 3rd, 2017

NEW Intro to Acro Course! The course will run every Tuesday from 4:00-4:45pm for six weeks, starting Tuesday 28th February. Book your little one in now for just £42 for the whole 6 weeks!

Choreography Competition

March 3rd, 2017


Still need to enter? Just let us know in the office on 023 8001 9845 or


Chase your passion

March 3rd, 2017

It’s true fam! Just keep chasing your passion! Whether it’s dance, downhill skiing or donuts!

Just keep chasing your passion like it’s the last bus of the night!

Zoe started dancing with us when she was 4. This is her story…

March 3rd, 2017

“Dancing makes me a lot happier and is my hobby away from school. I’m always really excited to come to dancing. It just makes me happy and I don’t think about anything else, I just think about dance.

If I hadn’t started classes at Dancewise I definitely wouldn’t be as confident as I am today. I’ve made friends for life and everyone just welcomed me in. Dancing is my own little bubble, it just makes me happier and more confident. If something bad happens I use it in my dance – if Im angry about something I can take it out on the floor.
The more classes I come to the more confident I feel.
I think my greatest moment was when I did my first performance when I was 5, I was really scared before I went on but I did it and then felt really proud of myself.
Since being at Dancewise I’ve had some amazing opportunities including the chance to work with Fran Dunne who has danced the lead in Lord of the Dance and got lots of tips from her.

“If you are thinking about your child starting dancing I would definitely say sign them up. They will just have a really enjoyable time. Have them try something different, thats what I did, step out of your comfort zone – that’s where the best things in life are. They’ll be happy with themselves and have had a really good time and they’ll want to keep irish dancing. “

Zoe also said before she spend time with the Dancewise family, she didn’t even want to set foot on a stage – the second photo is her at Southampton Airport having danced for the inaugural flight in from Ireland!

What lovely comments from one of our Dancewise Mums

March 3rd, 2017

What lovely comments from one of our Dancewise Mums

“….Dancewise is no ordinary dance school they are also an extended family with a big heart and care so much for their students. The teaching styles are superb offering authentic street. Its great that the students are given the opportunity to choreograph some of the routines and their input is valued. They always feel listened to, supported and helped by the teachers to become the great people they are.”

Thank you Kelli!

February 7th, 2017

Some selfies of Miss A’s day spreading the #Dancewiselove in Wickham! 500 flyers dropped through letter boxes and a lovely coffee in La Bocca!9

Win FREE dance classes for you and a friend!

February 7th, 2017

Hey fam, who’d like to win a months FREE dance classes for you and a friend?
Of course you would!!
Enter below!

Miracle dancing baby changes thousands of lives!

February 7th, 2017

Jan & Clive Foster were told their little baby, Alison, would never walk, after she suffered brain bruising at birth in October 1981. 35 years on and Alison spends her time teaching dance to thousands of people at branches of Dancewise Studios across the South.

Thanks to her parents, who spent hours doing physio at home with her, Alison did learn to walk against all the odds. She then learnt to dance, to the amazement of her doctors, before creating Dancewise in 2005 to “change lives through passion and positivity”.

Dancewise has now expanded with branches in Whiteley, Abshot, Fair Oak and at Pixies Day Nursery in Locks Heath as well as in it’s flagship studios in Hythe. Alison says “me and my team are committed to welcoming everyone to the Dancewise Family, and to supporting them in order to make their dancing dreams come true.”

Dancewise offers classes for kids, teens and adults in Authentic Street Dance, Irish, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acro, Contemporary, Pilates and Singing and also offers a unique boys only training programme. If you think you know someone who would benefit from being part of the Dancewise fam, you can book a free class by clinking on the BOOK NOW button or by calling 023 8001 9845.

New flooring goes in!

July 27th, 2016


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