ABOUT LIVE TO DANCE EU
Welcome to the Live to Dance EU website
We are very pleased you found your way here.
Hopefully you are thinking about taking your first steps towards learning to dance, or maybe you've danced before and are looking to get back to it. No matter at what stage you are at of your dancing journey we are here to help.
Dancing is fun, energetic, inclusive and helps with social skills, confidence and literally changes lives. Many of our students have made life long friendships and partnerships through our dance classes. We believe we are a community, not just a dance school. We promote social inclusion and aim to eradicate social isolation.
We want to teach the world to dance, we're sure we could bring about world peace one day through the love of dance, but we're taking it just one step at a time for now.
Our aim is to bring affordable, accessible classes to as many adult dancers as possible. We don't believe there should be a price or location barrier which excludes people from learning to dance.
We want to make the world a better place through dance, we know it's possible.
We want to create opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance.
Through dance we are changing lives and transforming communities.
We have a vision of a world where dance is a part of everyone’s life and our mission is to make dance important to all individuals, communities and society by promoting excellent dance practice.
We share our vision with the People Dancing Foundation for Community Dance
Delivering excellence.. with dignity and respect
Acting with courage.. to challenge what isn't right
Never giving up.. we're changes lives forever
Creating a community.. one step at a time
Everyone is welcome.. we want the world to dance
Why learn with us?
Everybody is welcome with or without a partner. We switch partners regularly throughout our social dance classes so no one gets left out.
Most weekly classes are drop in, pay on the day, so if you miss a week it doesn't matter. Only the 'taster courses' are paid in 1 block and this is always made very clear on our advertising.
No matter what shape, size, age or background you are from you are most welcome at our classes
We promise high quality, content filled classes that are fun and inclusive
We only have teachers who lead by example
If you have a physical or learning disability, or care for someone who does, then you are still most welcome at our classes. We'll discuss with you which classes will be accessible. In 2019 we will have access to a wheelchair accessible studio in Belfast and aim to be holding new classes especially for people with Parkinson's disease by the end of Summer 2019
Creative Director & Principal Instructor
Supporting Tesco Dance Beats Fundraiser 2019
Here's a little video of us on Saturday 20th July 2019 in Tescos Ballymena, supporting their Dance Beats Fundraiser which was raising money and awareness for Cancer Research Uk, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.
Tescos said: "Get ready for Dance Beats – your chance to step up, shake it down and move your feet to help beat cancer, beat heart diseases and fight diabetes."
We said: "bring it on!!".. although the Conga line around the biscuits & crisps raised a few eyebrows later!!
MEET THE TEACHERS
Alex Fright.. Live to Dance EU Team Teacher
Alex Fright is well-known on the salsa scene for his eccentric flair and individual dress sense. Having been an instructor since 2007 at various dance companies in Hertfordshire, Bournemouth and Bristol, we are delighted to have Alex as our guest male teacher for our Salsa Bliss events in 2018. As a performer, he has danced internationally with Pexava Dance Company, and has performed all over the UK, including at the Scottish Salsa Congress. Alex is found most regularly these days in Bristol for Salsa Bristol with his dance partner Hannah.
Rasa Pauzaite.. Live to Dance EU Team Teacher
Since winning the 2011 freestyle Salsa & Bachata Championships in the UK Rasa has captivated the UK and international salsa scene.. As a beautiful, elegant dancer she is known for her friendly teaching style that demonstrates her passion and enthusiasm for dancing with a fun, student centered and accessible approach. Rasa has been in big demand at many congresses, parties and workshops in the UK and across Europe.
2019 - 2020 Term Dates:
We have a progressive learning plan for each class, which means that at the end of each Half Term you should be able to move up into the next level with ease.
Half Term: W/c 28/10/19 (1 Week NO CLASSES)
Autumn Term 2: W/c Mon 04/11/19 - W/e Sun 22/12/19 (7 Weeks)
Xmas Hols: W/c Mon 23/12/19 - W/e Sun 05/01/20
(2 Weeks NO CLASSES)
Winter Term: Mon 06/01/19 - W/e Sun 16/02/19 (6 Weeks)
Half Term: W/c Mon 17/02/19 (1 Week NO CLASSES)
Spring Term 1: W/c Mon 24/02/19 - W/e 19/04/19 (8 Weeks)
Half Term: W/c 20/04/19 - W/e 03/05/20
(2 Weeks NO CLASSES)
Spring Term 2: W/c 04/05/20 - W/e 05/07/20 (9 Weeks)
Half Term: W/c 06/07/20 - W/e 19/07/20
(2 Weeks NO CLASSES)
Summer Term: W/c 20/07/19 - W/e 30/08/20 (6 Weeks)