Autumn term 1. 2023

What a fantastic start to the school year! Lots of new faces added to our dance family and getting back into syllabus classes after our busy show terms in the summer.

We also waved this lovely girl off to university. It has been very odd without her in classes this term. After 13 years of teaching someone, you really do get to know them well and get to witness many birthday’s and life events. We cannot wait to see you back ‘home’ soon Ella!

In all classes we have been getting back in the swing of learning syllabus work again after a summer term learning choreography for our successful show in July. Lots of hard work and an emphasis on flexibility.

We have welcomed lots of new faces to our Melody Bear classes with new Saturday morning classes, including new 1st ballet for those reception age, and their first taste of ‘big girl’ ballet. Melody Bear has been all about Autumn, lots of swirling, whirling and blowing leaves, rain dances, and a fabulous Spooky Halloween workshop where we flew like bats, prowled like cats, skipped in the pumpkin patch and mixed up magical spells. Many also celebrated as they received their medals this term.

Halloween was not just celebrated by the youngest members. We also had a full day of dance and craft on the 31st October, and a bunch of girls helped to choreograph 2 spooky dances along with crafts and fun games. We all had a blast!

Not forgetting all the hard work we have been putting in learning the Children in Need Tapathon 2023, organised by the Performers Project. We have been learning this across all Tap classes and I’m very excited to get back to dance next week to hand out the t-shirts ready for the big day itself on Sunday 19th November.

Looking forward to seeing you all from Monday 6th November for another 6 weeks of dancing and all the excitement Christmas term brings.

Sarah X

October 2017

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A big thank you to everyone who came along to our 10th aniversary party. I hope you all agree that it was a great evening enjoyed by all. Heres to the next 10 years!

Please note there is a change of time for Adult ballet at Shipston on Stour. It will now be at 7.00-8.00pm each Thursday evening. 

Dedicated Tapathon classes are continuing on a Saturday afternoon 12.15-13.00 if you cant make class but wiould still like to take part in the Tapathon 2016, this is the class for you, along with those wanting extra time to brush up on the routine. These classes will continue until Saturday 19th November.


New for January 2017 – Contemporary class for ages 12 years and up. 12.15- 13.00

Dont forget half term is Monday 24th Octber-Sunday 30th October.

sarah x

Melody Bear classes are coming to Moreton-in-Marsh

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Exciting news, Melody Bear is coming to Moreton in Marsh!

So come along and March like soldiers, point our toes like kings or queens, gallop on our ponies, fly like butterflies plus much much more.

Classes start at the WI Hall in Moreton-in-Marsh on Monday 26th September.

13.30-14.00 18months + with assistance 

14.00-14.30 2 1/2 years +

Come along for a free trial, then only £4 drop in, plus fantastic discounts when paying in a block


September 2016

Wow! the summer has flashed by. We certainly finished term with a bang with our fantastic 10 year anniversary show. What a show it was and im so very pleased with every one of you who took part.

This new term begins monday 5th September and im really looking forward to seeing you all and also to welcome many new faces. September also marks the annual countdown to The Children in Need Tapathon, which is taking place on Sunday 20th novemeber at The Townsend hall. This year I am running dedicated Tapathon routine classes on a saturday 12.15-13.00 from September 3rd for those who want to take part but can't make classes as well as those coming for extra practice. All are welcome.

Also this year Melody Bear classes are coming to Moreton -in-Marsh!!! Shes super excited. Watch out for details coming soon. There might even be a free class

Dont forget September 24th is our long awaited 10th birthday party to celebrate 10 years of Dance with Dash.

Another busy year ahead 

Sarah x

Spring 2016

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This has been a super short term. Lots of hard work culminating in dance exams on Sunday 20th March. This year due to the varying term times we are having a 3 week break for Easter. Returning on Monday 11th April, when we will be back at Acorns Primary school in Long Compton for Adult Tap also. Then the real hard work starts as we prepare for our bi annual show on july 9th.

Happy Easter

Sarah x

January 2014

Welcome 2014! and welcome back to the new term. Especially to those who have just joined Dance with Dash. There are still places available and no waiting lists for classes this term, so please do contact me if you want to join us. whether its a pre-school Melody Bear class, beginners or those returning to dance we will give you a warm welcome.

This term is a 12 week term running from Monday 6th January through to Saturday 5th April. Half term is Monday 17th February to Saturday 22nd February.

I have applied to the BBO for an examination session which will take place in Shipston on Stour on either Saturday 22nd or Saturday 29th March and we are working very hard in class for these.

As of January Adult Tap classes have now moved from Long Compton Village hall to just across the road at  Acorns Primary School.

Further exciting news for 2014 is we will be holding a show on the 12th July. Not to be missed so pencil the date in your diaries