Sept 2020 - we are back to dance after a long 20 weeks out of the studio! We are currently running double classes to accomodate all of our existing dancers into smaller groups so please note your timetable may have changed. We have many COVID-secure protocols and policies in place - all available to read and view at the studio. We hope there are no further restrictions on us being allowed to stay open and the children can get back to a small piece of normality within the studio. Please stick to the government guidelines and stay away from dance if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are isolating from work/school. Stay safe everyone!

March 2020 - our exam session went amazingly well! We had 94 exams taken - 94 exams passed! A 100% pass rate and ALL candidates were marked above 90/100 which was fantastic! We are so overwhelmingly proud of our entire school, what a record to be proud of! We hope to have an exam presentation soon for the reports and medals to be handed out, and a big party!

In addition - Kirstin also undertook her Licentiate teaching exam which is a higher level qualification, and she also passed! 98/100 which was classed as an Honours with Distinction! This enables Kirstin to adjudicate at some of the country's top level Championship competitions. We are so proud!

Feb 2020 - We have just handed out details of our NDCTA (Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association) exam session. This will take place on Sunday 15th March! Please ask Kirstin or Dean for a leaflet with the information if you are interested.

Classes are well underway! We regret to inform you that the 2&3 years class is absolutely full and not accepting any new starters at the moment (Feb 2020). If you would like to contact us to be placed on the waiting list you are welcome to do so!

There are a few remaining spaces in our 4+ class and our pre-competition squad. Contact quickly for details!

2020 is here! All classes resuming Saturday 4th Jan and we hope to see everyone back with us! We are in for an exciting year again with lots to do!

Our competition team have just returned from a succesful weekend in Skegness at a championship festival! We brought 85 trophies home! This included 35 podium placings and some new titles!

*Our adult intermediate team held their record from the World Championships in June and won their category again from 7 teams! Our u12 intermediate team were also the winners in theirs!

*We now have a new starter fast dancer Ellie Taylor who won u16 beginners! And a new intermediate slow dancer Olivia Elder who won u16 starters!

*Also losing lives in their catergories were Alisha Clifford in both fast and slow u14 starter, and Georgia Gailes runner up in her slow dance u16 championship!

*We have the u4 slow beginner winner Hannah Brown in her last under 4 competition!

*Adult rock n roll winners Faith Chipchase and Mia Fife who succesfully beat off 2 rounds of competition to place 1st!

*Our u6 babies managed to collect a trophy in every section they entered - a whopping 7 categories! Well done Phoebe Green, Heidi McIlhatton-Lambert, Hannah Brown and Bobby Parker!


We are so proud of the entire team and can't wait to do it all again next year!


DanceMax Studio

6-10 Newmarket Street


County Durham




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Kirstin - 07969137076

Dean - 07805722674


If Kirstin is unavailable to take your call due to teaching or competition feel free to call Dean in case of any important matter.

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