We are a friendly club based in Penwortham, near Preston in Central Lancashire. We run classes and dances for both adults and children, and teach Ballroom, Latin American, Social and Sequence, Streetdance, Argentine Tango, Salsa and Rock'n'Roll
Our beginners dance class is on Wednesday evenings, 7 pm till 7.40 pm, at St Teresa's Social Club, Queensway, Penwortham. Click on the 'Events' tab above for information about all our current classes. Our beginners programme runs in blocks of 6-8 weeks with new Ballroom and Latin or Social Sequence routines. We usually cover two dances each block (one from each dance style). Our current beginners group started in October (but we have more people join at different points who are keen to get started rather than wait till the next full run starts).
Our improvers and Intermediate classes follows on (after the beginners) on Wednesdays from 7.40pm till 8.20pm. We cover again the main dance styles together with the more complex social dance routines.
You are more than welcome to join either class or both whenever you like, however if you would like to start with the next group of absolute beginners, you can join us in OCTOBER. We can email you with more details if you leave us your details.
We are a very welcoming club with great facilities, large car park and a Wednesday social dance night to come along to if you wish. This is a chance to practice your dancing with one of our experienced partners if you are coming on your own and meet other people. The full social dance night starts at 8.20pm till 10.40 and is half price if members attend a class.
We also run small group classes and private lessons for adults on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons at Priory Lane Community Centre, Penwortham, including our solo 'Latin in Line' group - again click on the events tab or contact us for more details.
1:1 Lessons for individuals and couples. Go at your own pace and tailor the lessons to suit your requirements. Excellent value for money. Contact us for availability and prices
We run a social dance each Wednesday evening at St. Teresa's Social Club on Queensway (turn off Liverpool Road opposite Salvatore's Resaurant). Doors open at 8.15pm and dancing continues until 10.40pm. We play a selection of Ballroom, Latin, and Social and Popular Sequence Dances to some great music. There is a great dance floor, friendly atmosphere, licensed bar, and large free car park. You can come on your own, with a partner, or with friends, and you're assured of a warm welcome. We also hold special themed Dance Nights a number of times a year
Our club for children and young people meets weekly on Saturday mornings, at Priory Lane Community Centre PR1 0AR in the centre of Penwortham, where we have been teaching for a number of years. We run a number of classes for different age groups and levels covering a selection of Ballroom, Latin American, Disco/Streetdance/HipHop, and Cheerpom. (We don't do ballet & tap)
We have a special class for the youngest age group is our 'Starlite' group which runs from 9.30-10.30am which has around a dozen children aged 4-6yrs. This introduces the children to the main dance rhythms, moves and techniques from a range of dance styles to give them a good grounding for their dancing.
We also have other groups for boys or girls aged 7-11yrs running at the same time in different rooms in the centre, covering Ballroom/Latin and Streetdance.
Between 10.45am and 12.15pm we have mixed classes for those in the 7- 17yr age group. The children rotate round a carousel of 3 classes – ballroom, latin, and streetdance.
The cost for a 1-1.5hr group class is £6 per week (and we offer a discount for block payment or 3 or more children from the same family). It's just 'pay as you go' - no membership charge. If children would like to come along and give it a try then we offer the first week as a free trial. We can also offer 1:1 tuition and small group boosters on request.
We also offer a Tuesday evening Streetdance & HipHop workshop for 9-16yrs, at the same venue, with the award-winning Ethan Castle
We are a friendly club and although we teach to a high standard and are affiliated to the BATD, the emphasis is on the enjoyment of dance. We offer BATD medal tests twice a year and the children can take part in a number of displays and events if they wish.
Hopefully this is what you are looking for. Please let us know if you'd like your child/ren to come along and contact us to book a place and agree a starting date. If you'd like further information you can email us direct, or ring us on 01772 752522 or 07853 772995.
WE'RE BACK! - and although we're still slightly scaled back due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we've still maintained the style and atmosphere that has made PM Dance special for 25 years.
Classes for young people have now in full swing (with Covid-safe practices in place) and we have now resumed adult classes too. Adult classes have restarted at St Teresa's on Wednesday evenings and Priory Lane Community Centre on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with small group classes and private lessons. In addition our Wednesday Social Dance Nights at St Teresa's are back now we feel it is safe to do so. Please contact us so that we can keep you informed about the resumption of classes. We have left some older news items on our site too, to give you a flavour of what we 'normally' do!
Whilst we've been keen to help everyone get back dancing again, our priority is everyone's safety. We have produced detailed COVID-19 risk assessment and management plans for all our classes, and we are maintaining some of the practices we introduced to reduce risks and help everyone stay safe.We also suggest you contact us before first coming, as numbers at all sessions are still limited, so get in touch NOW to reserve your place.
Our first NEW BEGINNERS course for over 2 years started in mid October 2021 on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm at St Teresa's, and started a new block in May 2022. It's a great chance to learn to dance and 'bring out the 'Strictly' in you, learning all the most popular ballroom, latin and sequence dances, starting with the Waltz and Cha Cha.
For those who can't make it to our classes on Wednesday evening at St Teresa's (or who want an extra night out dancing!), we are now offering lessons on a Tuesday evening at Priory Lane Community Centre. This newly refurbished venue is excellent for small group teaching and the classes there are proving a popular addition to our programme
Our fantasic Easter Ball took place at St Teresa's on Wednesday 20th April 2022, with a great atmoshere, Easter fun and games, charity raffle and fabulous dancing. Look out for our further Supper Dances and themed nights . Our young people won't miss out, with special themed fantastic 'Days of Dance' during the holidays.
Our young people once again performed at the Penwortham Live arts festival on the weekend of 13/14/15 May 2022, at the youth centre on the Saturday morning as well as doing an evening showcase and workshop on the Friday and Saturday evening, and a Charity Gala on the Sunday! We also taking part in the Penwortham Gala Arena on Saturday 11th June. As always, all the children (and staff!) were fantastic at both events. Both events have been 'on hold' the last two years, so it was great to be back for the the 2022 events!
Pre-lockdown, our fabulous young people presented a fantastic Charity Showcase - the Christmas Express - in conjunction with our friends at Double R Arts. It wowed the audiences and played to packed houses in the arts theatre at All Hallows RCHS and raised over £1500 for St Catherine's Hospice. Well done everyone! On our return, in December 2021 they did a similarly marvellous Christmas show at st Teresa's Parish Centre to another packed house.