Archive for September, 2014

2014/15 Season Sneak Preview!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

13th September                                 Irish troupe auditions

19th October                                     Dancewise Dance rehearsal

11th October                                      Choreography competition including Macmillan coffee fundraiser

2nd November                                   Dancewise Dance rehearsal

December, exact date tbc               Exam session

5th December                                    Dancewise dancing at Wembley Stadium

6th December                                    Performance at Fawley Christmas Fayre

20th December                                  Last day of classes before Christmas

3rd  January                                       First day of classes for 2015!

16th February                                    Mini dance camp for 3 – 6 year olds

20th February                                    Andy Instone Street Dance Workshop 7 years to adult

May, exact date tbc                          Dancewise dance exchange to Ibiza

Summer, exact date tbc                  Summer performances

3rd July                                               Show rehearsal 1 (compulsory)

17th July                                             Show rehearsal 2 (compulsory)

23rd July                                             Last day of classes before summer break

24th July                                             Final preparations for the show at the studio – any help gratefully received!

25th – 26th July                                  Technical Rehearsal and show(s)

27th July                                             Dancewise office closed

28th July                                             Dancewise office re-opens

30th July                                             Ballet & Contemporary Workshop 7 years to adult

31st July                                             Irish & Tap Workshop 7 years to adult

3rd  August                                         Fairy Tale Dance Camp for 3 – 6 years

10th August                                       Fairy Tale Dance Camp for 3 – 6 years

12th – 15th August                            Street Dance Intensive (Weds to Sat incl)

16th – 23rd August                            Dancewise office closed

24th August                                       First day of classes of 2015/16 – our 11th season!

With the exception of Christmas, New Year and the above August closed dates, Dancewise classes will run as normal on all bank holidays.  The office will also be open on bank holidays for the duration of timetabled classes.

All information correct at time of publishing.


Healthy Dancer Blog Part 1

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

As a dancer our body is our tool – and if our body isn’t in good nick, it’s not going to do the cool things we want it to!  We’ve got to keep our dancing body’s healthy!  So here’s Miss A’s run down on how to keep your dancer’s body firing on all cylinders!

  1. Hydration, hydration, hydration – check out what to drink, how much & how often!
  2. Give your body the right fuel – super tasty treat recipes that will give your body everything it needs!
  3. Catch some zzzzs – find out why sleep is so important and what happens to your dancing if you don’t get enough of it!
  4. Warm up and cool down properly – every time! Dancewise dancers are trained to know how to warm up & cool down properly but we’ve put together some handy tips to keep it fresh in your head!
  5. Injury prevention – If you’ve followed steps 1 – 4 you’re already minimising your risk of injury so well done! We all know that prevention is better than cure so check out our cheat sheet to injury prevention!

Check back soon to get the lowdown on Step 1 – Hydration!


Keep Calm and Dance in Ibiza!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014




May 2015 – Dates TBC

Provisional Itinerary

Thursday evening: Fly to Ibiza!

Friday: enjoy classes at Banana Studio, Ibiza

Saturday: Performance in Ibiza

Sunday: Chill out by the pool with the Dancewise/Banana Fam!

Late Sunday: Fly home

I want to be involved!  What does it cost?

Flights – at the moment are approx £100 per head return

Accommodation – cost dependant on numbers but will be a group rate


How do I apply?

If you/your student is aged 11 and up, email with Keep Calm & Dance in Ibiza in the subject line to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Exclusive Invitation for Irish Dance Students!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Here it is, a major date in the Dancewise Studios diary. The opportunity that has the potential to change your life. The Dancewise Studios Irish Dance Troupe auditions.

If you want to be part of an elite team, to push yourself and develop your dancing and take it to the next level then the Troupe could be for you.

Full information about the auditions and the troupe are below.  If you are interested in attending the audition on 13th September from 2:30pm, please read the information below and then email us to book your audition.

2014 irish troupe auditions

2014 irish troupe auditions on the day