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Street Dance Club Sheerwater

A fun & creative dance club using urban dance styles

Thursday’s 5pm – 6pm

Open to children aged 10 to 14 years

Dance Woking’s new Street Dance Club will use different urban and street dance styles with a focus on having fun, learn some new moves and get fit in a creative weekly dance club.

Thursday’s booking 1 February until Thursday 21 March 2024

(No Club 15 February – Half Term)

Every Thursday for 7 weeks, it is hoped the group will perform at Dance Woking’s Surrey Schools SLAM on Tuesday 26 March 2024 at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

The dance sessions will include warm up/cool down, choreography and also creative movement where dancers will be encouraged to get involved.

To sign up please use this link – to book a place follow this link: HERE

There is no set fee to sign up, we are asking for a donation, suggested £21.00 for 7 weeks dance club and performance opportunity

Dance Woking is partnering with Freedom Leisure and being supported by Shanly Foundation and Arts Council England

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March Travelling Tea Dance

Dance Woking has only two dates available on this very popular tour: 19 March – 11am & 20 March – 2pm, don’t want to miss out? Contact Us

The Travelling Tea Dance forms part of our work focusing on the older members of our community, to support their well-being through connectivity and supports five ways to wellbeing through the following:

  • By connecting with others
  • Being active
  • Take notice through the themes and dance styles
  • Learning through new dance steps and styles
  • Give – through shared memories support

The event will feature a mix of dance performances and participation opportunities. The Travelling Tea Dance is delivered indoors and gives you and your residents a chance to come together, enjoy some dance, music and movement and be part of a shared experience.

The event is led by 2 professional dance artists, and a facilitator. The team bring resources related to the event theme to support participation.  The event lasts approximately an hour.

Now in it’s third year of touring, this is the final tranche of funding. We have tested the format using various themes and can’t wait to bring dancing to your residents. Feedback from participants has said it is the right mix of participation, performance, fun and length. We believe it would be a highlight to any social calendar in your venue.

March Travelling Tea dance tour booking is now being finalised, last two sessions available

To find out more and to book your date on our next Travelling Tea Dance tour please contact us.


This tour has been made possible following funding support from Surrey Community Foundation and Arts Council England Project grant.

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Surrey Schools SLAM 2024

Dance Woking is excited to be producing its 3rd Surrey Schools SLAM! A schools dance platform, where groups in Woking & Surrey will be able to share work completed this term in front of family and friends in the hip hop/street style of dance.

Tuesday 26 March 2024, 7.15pm

Tickets for Surrey Schools SLAM are now on sale: school & guest groups taking part include:

The Park School, Beaufort Primary School, Westfield Primary School, Artemis College, Vital Signz, Stage Coach Woking, Trumps Green Infants School

To purchase tickets via ATG website please follow this link: HERE


This activity forms part of Dance Woking’s Inspiring Learning Programme and is an important area of our work. The dance clubs have been set-up to:

  • Improve the participants self-esteem and give them a new focus
  • Help improve the participants fitness, health & wellbeing
  • Learn new movement skills
  • Improve the participants understanding of teamwork
  • Through shared experience build a community feel within group
  • Encourage mutual support and respect
  • Provide an activity for the participants to do within their spare time
  • Raise aspirations for young people

Tickets are now on sale soon: To buy your tickets click HERE

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Woking SLAM 2024

An Urban Style Community Dance Platform

Sunday 24 March 2024

Dance Woking is delighted to be back at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, hosting our 14th SLAM platform for community dance groups based in Woking & Surrey, who will be joined by guest groups from further afield.

Woking SLAM is a community led dance platform that showcases performances using urban dance styles such as street, hip hop, breaking and popping.

Featuring some of the best groups in Woking and Surrey this platform highlights the depth and breadth of this movement style.

Dance Schools taking part include: BKD Performers Junior & Senior Crews, LDA Dance XL & XLNC, Betty Bloom Dance, Urban Dance School, Holly School of Dance, Movement Momentum from Dance Phaze, DancAYers Company, Alexandra Dance Company


Applications are now closed.

Key dates to note: 

Tickets are now on sale: To buy tickets follow this LINK HERE

If you have any queries or would like additional information on this platform please contact us.


When: Sunday 24 March 2024, 7.30pm 

Where: Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacock Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via The ATG website. HERE


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Young Dancemakers 2022

A Schools & Colleges Dance Platform

Local schools and colleges have been using 2022’s theme of ‘Rhythmn Storm’ as their stimulus to create imaginative and dynamic dance pieces. This showcase includes Primary, Secondary and higher education students. The schools have been working with Dance Woking’s Outreach team for 8 weeks to create their work.

This platform gives students the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre. As well as being encouraged to develop and input into the making of the piece, the students will experience the excitement of being backstage, with pre-show nerves, waiting to perform, the joy of the performance and the preparations in advance such as the dress and technical rehearsals. The choreography, costume and lighting design has all been the responsibility of the young dancers with some help from the Dance Woking team

Performance Groups Include:

Westfield Primary School, Horsell Village Infant School, Horsell Junior School, New Monument Academy, Broadmere Academy, Kings Academy Binfield, Guildford College and Woking College


Tickets are now available to purchase.

Doors open at 6.15pm for refreshments, Theatre doors open at 6.45pm with the show commencing at 7pm

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Innovate 2023

A Contemporary Style Community Dance Platform

Dance Woking is delighted to be hosting our annual contemporary led community dance platform Innovate’. This year we will be holding this popular platform at Rhoda McGaw Theatre

We are once again looking for local dance groups who would like to perform at our Contemporary Community Platform INNOVATE on Saturday 2 December 2023 at Rhoda McGaw Theatre.

Groups must be working mainly in Contemporary dance, all ages and abilities are welcome. Please note that there is a registration fee of £35.00 per piece performed.

For your chance to take part, please complete the apply here. The deadline to apply is Monday 2nd October 2023.

Please contact office@dancewoking.com if you have any queries.


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Innovate 2022

A Contemporary Style Community Dance Platform

Dance Woking is delighted to be hosting our annual contemporary led community dance platform Innovate’. This year we will be holding this popular platform at a purpose built theatre situated within Jubilee High in Addlestone.

Join us as we celebrate local dance schools at this contemporary dance platform.

This year we are thrilled to welcome, Illume, Zambesi Dance Company, First Dance Studios, Richmond College, Cremona School of Dance, Alexandra Dance Company, Integr8 Dance, Dancayers, Vital Signz Dance, Leanne Edwards School of Dance and KJ Theatre Arts.

Doors open at 6.15pm for refreshments, Theatre doors open at 6.45pm with the show starting at 7pm.

Please contact office@dancewoking.com if you have any access requirements.


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Stanwell Events Party in the Park with Dance Woking

The Jubilee weekend will see Dance Woking partner with Stanwell Events group to host a community party in the park to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Held on the 4th June, this special event held on Long Lane Recreation Ground will see Dance Woking facilitate 2 dance workshops throughout the day, a community flashmob performance with the Youth Club, local community performances and bring professional companies Folk Dance Remixed and MCDC (Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company) to perform for the local residents to enjoy.


Dance Woking Outreach team have been working with the Stanwell Youth Project over the last 6 weeks to device a community performance piece and this will be performed on the day at 2pm.


MCDC will perform Fish Out of Water which is a fresh, family-friendly outdoor dance performance using hip hop, interactive sculptures & responsive music to explore themes of belonging, otherness & migrancy. Follow the dancers as they find themselves in a strange new place and help them overcome bizarre, colourful obstacles. By the end of the show, you can help them build a home somewhere new and show them that whatever challenges we face, we are stronger together.

Fish Out of Water is the latest touring performance from MCDC Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company, known for bold visuals and her signature hip hop and contemporary dance style. Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England.

Performances will be at 11.30am & 1.20pm


Folk Dance Remixed are a groundbreaking company creating unique fusions between Folk and Hip Hop styles with live music. Led by Artistic Directors Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani, the company rediscover old traditions through contemporary forms.

The Ceilidh Jam will get you on your feet for a funked up, unique, folky, social dance – a fabulous chance for all to dance! Using traditional callers to teach, we’ll be mixing folk formations, Street Dance, legendary moves and freestyle grooves – from the Soul Train Line to Lucky 7, Strip the Willow to the Electric Slide. The Ceilidh will be performed at 12.30pm & 2.15pm


Provisional Running Order is as follows:

11.00am Dance Workshop – led by Dance Woking

11.30am MCDC- Fish Out of Water

12noon Stanwell Community performances 

12.10pm Dance Workshop – led by Dance Woking

12.35pm Folk Dance Remixed – Ceilidh Jam

1.20pm MCDC – Fish Out of Water

1.40pm Stanwell Community performances

2pm Flash mob – Stanwell Youth Group and audience join in  

2.15pm Folk Dance Remixed – Ceilidh Jam

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Dazzle Days

Dance Woking is delighted to be able to include DAZZLE DAY enrichment activity to our cross-curricular outreach provision this summer in local schools.

Dazzle Days are an ideal enrichment day activity, end of year celebration or a creative approach to curriculum learning. 

The workshop days can involve multiple groups or classes, all participating in short workshops based on a dance style of the school’s choice.

Dance Woking workshops aim to provide the following for your students:

  • Teach them new skills and ways of moving, using choreography and teamwork
  • Allow them to discover, share and gain insight into physical learning and creative approaches to topics and themes
  • Engage young people into the creative arts through dance
  • Widen access to all dance genres
  • Dazzles Days can be delivered between 9am – 3pm to fit in with the school day and your school’s timetable
  • A qualified Dance Woking Outreach team member will lead the sessions

Download Information Pack HERE

Dazzle days on offer for 2024:

Carnival Dances – Delve into the vibrant celebrations of Carnival Dance through music and movement. Lively, fun and accessible workshops for all ages, including colourful props and shakers. The day culminates with the opportunity to try a carnival procession. KS1, KS2, KS3
Living Oceans – A creative and contemporary dance day exploring life under the sea and the impact of pollutants such as plastics. Thought provoking with opportunity to link to curriculum projects. Includes interactive props. KS1, KS2
British Values – Championing historical folk dance and its accompanying music at the heart of cultural life across England. Experience some traditional English Folk and/or Morris Dances. Workshops includes claves and scarves. KS1, KS2, KS3
Maypole Dances* – A transportable Maypole will arrive at your school and participants will gain the unique opportunity to try Maypole dances. We can accommodate up to 24 participants per workshop. *Please note; this workshop requires two artists to attend and if indoors, a ceiling of minimum height of 4 metres is required.  KS2, KS3 (KS1 with staff support)

Ellie Dowling, Engagement Manager said “Dazzle Days are a fantastic opportunity to unite year groups or even the whole school in an immersive, cultural activity. An asset to any enrichment week, our Dazzle days have been extremely popular in the Summer Term. Participants often enter the workshops a little unsure but leave bursting with energy and excitement, only to be followed up with a confidence boosting group performance or parade at the end of the day

Dazzle Days take place between 9am – 3pm, timetables are bespoke and are led by a member of Dance Woking’s Outreach Team.

If you would like more information about our Dazzle days or to find out costs and a breakdown of a typical day please contact Ellie, Engagements Manager.

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Dance Woking Dance Clubs

Dance Woking Dance Clubs

Supports: Health & Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Dance
Suitable for Primary & Secondary schools, Colleges
Type: Curriculum and Extra Curriculum Workshops

Dance Woking Dance Clubs provide high energy, engaging after school dance clubs. We offer a range of dance styles and levels depending on the group. Additional options include taking part in Dance Woking performance Platforms and Events.

Cheerful preteen boys and girls having fun in group dance class, jumping

Our Dance Clubs have different formats and due to the different set-ups within schools we take a flexible approach as to how these are delivered and ensure they are inline with your other activity. Some schools access the Dance Woking Dance Club option using their Sports Funding budget. This is a great way to engage children in physical activity, in a fun environment, learn new skills, rhythm and team building, and engage those that aren’t engaged in team sports.

From our Hunky Dory Dancer Programme in Primary Schools to Holiday Clubs in Half Terms to Youth Dance Clubs in Secondary Schools, that can be linked to platform performances such as our Young Dancemakers Platform, Surrey Schools SLAM & Encounters. If you would like to join one of our programmes in 2024 please contact us.