We focus on encouraging our students, both young and old, to enjoy dancing and to see it as a joyful way to keep fit and express yourself through music.
Our aims are:
- to build confidence in our students, especially those who have never danced before
- to provide classes which are affordable to our demographic, to ensure we are as inclusive as possible
- to deliver high quality dance tuition, helping students progress from beginner level through to advanced
- to teach dance in a way which is enjoyable and fun, and promotes a strong sense of teamwork
Our styles of dance
Freestyle disco – this dance style is incredibly unique. A combination of high energy dance with some gymnastic movement which draws inspiration from current trends. Fast-paced and requiring a high degree of stamina, our beginner classes in freestyle introduce students to the basic moves, working up into more complex routines as their confidence increases.
Street dance – a style which is very well promoted in the public eye. From movies like Step Up and Street Dance 3D, to TV talent shows like Got to Dance and Britain’s Got Talent, street dance is everywhere. A very commercial dance style, which can be seen in many music videos, beginner street requires plenty of attitude!
Our teaching staff
Laura Powell (Association of Dance Freestyle Professionals, National Association of Teachers of Dance, DBS checked and insured)
As the principal at Empire Dance Centre, I personally teach every class. I have been performing since I was eight years old and over the past 20 years I have competed around the country in freestyle disco, street dance and rock ‘n’ roll, performed numerous times at the Birmingham NIA and taken examinations to the highest standard.
I have always been passionate about dancing and the positive effects it can have on an child’s confidence and self esteem, not to mention fitness levels, concentration and co-ordination. I hope to instill this passion in the children (and adults) I teach.