In the early years classes were held in church halls, then in 2014 the main studio located in Watlington, Oxfordshire opened and upgraded to a bigger site in 2015 maintaining satellite classes in neighbouring villages.
Set in the rural village locations of Watlington, Chalgrove and Crowmarsh Gifford classes attract local budding young and mature dancers alike. Over the last ten years Performanze has flourished; consisting of some wonderful children and their parents, and open to new starters who are always made very welcome. The ethos of Performanze is to provide something for everyone.
Performanze has flourished since conception and offers an amazing range of dance from ‘Mummy and Me’ classes aimed at little ones and their mums, regular dance classes for examinations, fun classes for those looking for exercise and to make new friends to ‘Elite Squad’, for those wishing to train further and perform. Each child is supported at their particular level and helped to achieve their own personal goals through creativity, co-ordination and building of self-confidence.
Top this off with 100% success rate in examinations for the last ten years too it is so easy to see why we are proud of our dancers and dance school, Performanze! This year further amazing events are being planned including 45 young local dancers performing at the Royal Albert Hall!
Performanze prides itself on being a community, a family of dancers and performers.
School Principle, Rosie Easton comments,
“We would like to express our thanks to our students, whose dedication and determination has allowed them to achieve so much already and many more successes in the future. Also to parents and family’s for their help with travel, fundraising and their support over the years not only to their children but also to the school as a whole. To our communities in which we run classes, those who upkeep the village halls and those who make Oxfordshire such a wonderful and beautiful place to be.
We have had an absolute blast over the last ten years and are looking forward to the next ten years”.
For more information about Performanze Drama, visit www.performanze.co.uk
Achievements to date include:
Dancing at Disneyland Paris
A CD of Xmas hits
The creation of a school DVD
Dancing at a number of theatres including; Saddler’s Wells, Her Majesties Theatre, Oxford New Theatre and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Backing dance for Foxes at Wembley Stadium
Dance at the inaugural football game of West Ham at its new stadium, the Olympic Stadium
Participation in the O2 Indigo performance.
A number of students have performed with the English Youth Ballet and invited to dance with Rya Jenkins’ ID dance company London
Students progressing to Performing Art colleges.