An older couple laughing with each other, hand in hand, dancing. The man has a grey beard and moustache and is wearing a blue checked shirt and brown leather waistcoat. He has a large, faux sunflower pinned to his shirt and an oversized straw sombrero on his head. The lady has short brown hair and is wearing glasses.
Dance your way to a more confident you!

Inclusive dance workshops

We offer dance workshops for all, whether the cheeky Charleston or joyful Jive, or a session of Strolls to Rock n Roll. Workshops can be adapted to all ages and abilities and we would love to welcome those who might usually shy away from the dance floor.  

 

Our founder, Vie Portland, says: "For me, the best move on a dance floor is a smile. I teach in a fun, informal way, encouraging everyone to enjoy it and telling them that there are no wrong moves, only unintentional solos. "

"So, whether it's help with a wedding first dance for those who think they can't dance; or support for those who don't want to awkwardly shuffle with all their guests watching, there's a workshop for you."

Watch and hear Vie talk about how she teaches.

Workshops available

 

  • Beginner's Jive

  • Charleston

  • Moves from the Movies (Vie choreographs an accessible  routine to a chosen movie musical number)

  • Strolls (solo dances to rock n roll)

  • Wartime style party dances

  • Party dances
     

Pricing

Prices are dependent on group sizes and venue availability- please get in touch!

Burlesque workshops

Our founder, Vie Portland is a former award winning burlesque dancer and knows the power dance has to boost your confidence and wellbeing. 

In this four hour workshop you will be given a brief history of burlesque; a description of the different styles; you'll be taught poses, walks, shimmies, glove removal and more. You'll also learn a full routine.

Vie says: " These workshops are lots of fun, a great way to spend time with friends, and a wonderful boost to your confidence."

We also offer one to one tuition for potential performers, current performers, and those looking to learn something extra for themselves.

All routines can be adapted for different abilities.

Pricing

Prices are dependent on group sizes and venue availability- please get in touch!

Vie Portland is on stage, mid shot, standing sideways, her profile facing to the right. She is grinning widely at the camera. Her curly dark hair frames her face and is at shoulder length. She has a purple bow in her hair, gold eye makeup and is wearing red lipstick and a shiny, purple sleeveless blouse. She is making a "strong" pose with her right arm- showing purple tassles stuck to her biceps.