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2021
  • NEW STREET DANCE CLASS 4- 6 years launched at DANCEWORKS Studio - Monday 4.15 pm at St Andrews Methodist , Elm Park, Filton BS34 7PS
  • NEW BALLET BUNNIES TUESDAY VENUE in BRADLEY STOKE - Holy Trinity Church, Bradley Stoke, Broad Croft BS32 0BD
  • LIVE ONLINE Zoom Classes taught in Lockdown 3 to keep our BALLET BUNNIES & DANCEWORKS dancers moving!
2020
  • BALLET BUNNIES launched at DANCEWORKS studio offering classes to Babies and Toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old on TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS
  • NEW SATURDAY morning BALLET BUNNIES offered at the Coniston Community Centre in Patchway as from September 2020
  • DANCEWORKS offered LIVE ONLINE Zoom Classes to keep dancers moving, entertained and interacting throughout Covid-19 Lockdown
2019
  • DANCEWORKS studio put on a winning performance at the 2019 Longwell Green and Kingswood Performing Arts Festival in November 2019, a competitive festival for amateur performers of all ages in music, dance and speech and is affiliated to the British & International Federation of festivals.
  • Three dancers excelled in the Street & Hip-hop category and the studio was proud to take home a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal.
  • Ashwin Madhusudhanan was awarded Gold for winning the Senior Street & Hip-hop category and was the youngest and only male entry. Natasha Harris earned a well-deserved Bronze with just a single point separating the medallists. Sean Ibbotson received a Silver in the Junior Hip-Hop and was also the only male to compete in this section, with just 18 months of dance training at the studio.
  • An OPEN Medal day was held in July 2019 at the Patchway Community Centre with a large audience supporting our dancers who all performed in front of the adjudicator and received some great encouraging comments.
2017 & 2018
  • DANCEWORKS welcomed their YOUNGEST member to the studio, our daughter Scarlett Freitag, born on 8 December 2016. It is no surprise that she loves music and to dance & at just 18 months, can kick, jump and spin, just like her Mommy!
  • International DanceCor Examinations were held in April 2018 to examine pupils for graded Certificates in Modern and Hip-hop Syllabus. Pupils all excelled with top marks between 77 to 89 %.
  • DANCEWORKS studio entertained the crowds at the Bradley Stoke Festival in June 2018, with over 80 performers and the youngest dancer at only 3 years old.
  • Our NEW Competitive Crew competed at their first UDO Street Dance Championship in July 2018 in Paignton & were placed 4th, qualifying for the UDO World Street Dance Championship in Glasgow.
  • Successful Medals Days were held in July 2017 & 2018 with dancers performing set solo routines, in front of the professional dancer & adjudicator with some excellent results
2016
  • The DANCEWORKS Medal Day 2016 was held on Saturday 18 June with over 65 dancers performing a set studio dance for a medal award in front of an adjudicator and audience. There were great, encouraging reports from our adjudicator, a very successful day!
  • DANCEWORKS had great success at their FIRST Eisteddfod at the end of 2015 with 3 teams entered. Our “Turn Down For What” Hip-Hop Crew sparkled in their red sequence jackets, and placed 4th with 84% in the Cabaret Group 12 years and Under. Our Junior dancers delighted in cute Queen of Heart costumes with the Seniors performing a Sassy Jazz routine to Cheryl Cole’s “Crazy Stupid Love”.
2015
  • DANCEWORKS entered 3 Cabaret groups at the Longwell Green Eisteddfod in October, performing Modern Jazz and Hip-hop numbers
  • NEW ADULT DANCE CLASS started on a Tuesday @ 6.30pm at The Coniston Community Centre in Patchway. A fun class for all ages and abilities including Jazz, Hip-Hop and Cabaret.
  • The Bradley Stoke Festival and Dance Explosion 2015 for Macmillan Cancer in July were a great success and the studio performs at these events each year.
2014
  • The Future Cheer and Dance International Championships 2014 in Bournemouth in July was the first competition for our young NEW STREET crew so a BIG challenge to have competed in one of the largest Hip-hop divisions. This competitive crew train on a Tuesday @ 5.30pm at Coniston Community Centre, Patchway.
  • NEW ZUMBA & Body Conditioning Class started in September on a Monday @ 6.30pm in Filton @ St Andrews Methodist Church. This is a FULL body workout to strengthen and tighten muscles, reduce inches and cellulite and improve posture, using body weight as resistance.
  • International DanceCor Examination and Medal Day was held in December to examine pupils for graded Certificates and Medals in the Modern and Hip-hop Syllabus
2013
  • DANCEWORKS MEDAL DAY was held at the Patchway Community Centre in November with 40 dancers, each performing a solo on stage in front of a large audience and adjudicated for Medals.
  • The Marks and Spencer’s Fashion Show at Cribbs Causeway was opened by a dance performance by our Teen Crew in July.
  • Our studio helped raise funds for Macmillan Cancer and ConfiDANCE by performing at the Dance Explosion 2013 at St Chad’s Church in Patchway
  • Our 4 dance crews entertained the crowds at local Summer Festivals in Filton, Patchway and Charlton Hayes, the youngest dancer at only 3 years old.
2012
  • Every DANCEWORKS pupil achieved a Gold Pass with the highest score being 94% at our first International DanceCor Examinations. adjudicated by a London examiner.
  • The studio collaborated with Patchway Community College and their High school pupils formed a new crew with a special performance for the Fusion Festival Dance project over Summer.
2011
  • DANCEWORKS was established in January 2011 offering classes to the North Bristol Community. The studio entertained the crowd at the Grand Opening of the Coniston Community Centre on 9 June 2011, showcasing performances from dancers as young as 4 years old to Adult Hip-Hop ladies.

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CLASS COMMENTS

 

Mark:

I  wanted to say how much I enjoy the class [and the banter!]. It is really good exercise and I don't feel daft doing the routines which is amazing - even if I can't 'get' them straight away! Thanks for your great teaching style, clear but relaxed too.

 

Helen & Amy:

The amount of people you get to your class is testament to how good your class is.  We love that your music is lively chart music mixed with traditional rhythms and the effort you put in to creating fun routines. It makes me look forward to Mondays and we're always talking about how fun it is at work :) we're trying to get the boys we work with to give it a go!
Keep up the good work :)
p.s. the congo and the mambo (absolutely everybody) one are my particular favourites!


Lorraine:

Just to let you know that my sister and I really enjoy your Zumba class. I like the music we dance to and the exercises. My husband said he thinks I’m more toned since I’ve been coming to your class so thats good. Keep up the good work!

   

Laura & Katie

We both enjoyed the class even though we did get lost several times I’m sure we will pick it up.

    

Alice:

I'm glad to see how popular your classes are at the moment, let's hope that the New Year's resolutions continue all year! I really love coming to your Zumba classes because you put so much energy and enthusiasm into your dancing.



Danceworks Showcase at the Opening of the Coniston Community Centre on 9th June 2011

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