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, as well as offering adult Stretch & Fitness sessions and Drama for young people
Our Beginners dance class is Thursday Evening at 'The Venue', Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole PR4 4QA, £7.00 (1 hour) 7.30-8.30pm (except the 1st Thursday in each month). We usually cover two dances in blocks of around 6-8 weeks (a Ballroom and a Latin dance) Our current beginners group started in mid September 23. Contact us for information about our next beginners block. But if you want to get started straightaway, we can offer private catch up sessions for individuals, couples or small groups.
Our Improvers and Intermediates classes are Wednesday evening, £6.00 (40 mins) 7 pm till 7.40 pm and/or 7.40pm till 8.15pm, at St Teresa's Social Club, Queensway, Penwortham. Click on the 'Events' tab above for more information and then again on each specific event/class. Our programme runs in blocks of around 6-8 weeks with Ballroom and Latin or Popular Sequence routines. You are more than welcome to join either or both classes. 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 8.15pm till 10.40 on Wednesdays and is half price if members attend a class.
Our small group classes, private lessons and Latin in Line class for adults are Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons at Priory Lane Community Centre, Penwortham, 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 PR1 0DS (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 great music. There is a 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
New in 2023 is our Tuesday Afternoon Tea Dance 2.00-4.15pm (including 'Tea @3) at The Venue, Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole PR4 4QA. It's a fabulous venue, with all the same things as our Dance Night but with tea/coffee & biscuits.
New in 2023 we have 3 different adult fitness sessions, including low impact morning 'Move & Stretch!' session from 9.30-10.30am at The Venue (Tuesday) and a Stretch Out' session from 9.30-10.30 am at Priory Lane (Wednesday) Improve flexibility, strength, mobility, posture and balance. For a higher-impact dance workout 'Energise' to fun, feel good music at Priory Lane 7.00 - 8.00pm (Tuesday) evenings.
Our groups for children and young people are weekly on Saturday mornings, at Priory Lane Community Centre PR1 0AR in Penwortham, where we have been teaching for 30 years. We run a number of classes for different age groups and levels covering a selection of Ballroom, Latin American, Disco/Streetdance/HipHop.
Starlites For children aged 4-6 Yrs from 9.30- 10.30 am. This group 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.
Preps, Primaries and Bronze groups For children aged 7-11 Yrs from 9.25 to 10.40. These groups cover Ballroom/Latin and Streetdance within the morning with qualified, experienced dedicated teachers. All of whom are insured and have DBS checks.
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 1-1.5 hr group class is £6 per week (and we offer a discount for block payment for 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 Monday evening Streetdance/HipHop and Jazz/Stage Dance workshop for 8-17yrs, at the same venue, with the award-winning Ethan Castle, alongside our new 'Stage and Street' drama and performing arts sessions. The 'Act 1' (7-11yrs) and 'Act 2' (12-17yrs) drama sessions are an excellent way for young people to delevop skills in acting and performance alongside transferable skills in communication and teamwork whilst developing esteem and self confidence, all in a fun, enjoyable way.
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, competitions 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. If you'd like further information you can email us direct, or ring us on 01772 752522 or 07853 772995.
WE'RE EXPANDING! - with new classes, genres and venues! It's an exciting time as we include 'The Venue' in Much Hoole alongside our Penwortham venues. We've added Drama and Jazz/Stage dance to our range of classes for young people, and also introduced fitness and stretching classes as well as a new Tea Dance on Tuesdays and beginner sessions for adults on Thursdays. All with the same friendly style that has made PM Dance so special for more than 30 years.
Classes for young people at Priory Lane Community Centre are in full swing; Adult classes continue to be popular at St Teresa's on Wednesday evenings and Priory Lane Community Centre on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Why not join us for a group class and/or private lesson ? Or come along on Wednesday to the Social Dance Night at St Teresa's. A great evening with friends and a chance to meet new people.
For more information click on the events page and then click on each specific event to get more details
Please contact us so that we can keep you informed about all our new classes and dances.
We have left some older news items on our site too, to give you a flavour of what we do!
Our latest NEW BEGINNERS course at 'The Venue' started in mid January 2024 on Thursday evenings 7.30-8.30pm. 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 Jive and Social Foxtrot.
For those who can already dance but want to refresh or learn a bit more come on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm & 7.40pm at St Teresa's Club in Penwortham. We're running two 'Improver/Intermediate' classes. Our Winter programme commenced in mid January
For those who can't make it to our classes on Wednesday evening at St Teresa's (or who want an extra dance session!), some weeks we have a new 'hobby class' 1.30-2.00pm, prior to our new Tuesday Tea Dance in Much Hoole. We are also now offering lessons on a Tuesday evening at Priory Lane Community Centre. This is an excellent venue 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 2023, 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 in May 2023, 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 danced in the Penwortham Gala Arena in June. As always, all the children (and staff!) were fantastic at both events and it was a pleasure to be a part of the community at the 2023 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.
'STAGE & STREET' Drama