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About Us

Welcome to Dansworks!

Here at Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC, we like to do things a little differently.

Forget everything you ever imagined a dance or performing arts school to be, Dansworks is not like that. Instead, we are an exuberantly friendly bunch who take the time to value every pupil we have, regardless of their level of ability. We are not judgmental but provide a caring and encouraging environment where every student can learn and grow.

We respect individuality, so whatever you are trying to achieve and whatever you are capable of, we will make sure you fulfil your potential.

More Than A Dance Academy

Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts is more than just a dance school.

Our qualified instructors cover the full range of performing arts, so whether you want to learn to dance, perform, sing, or act, you can find a welcoming place of learning with us.

Thanks to our inclusive approach, we’re open to anyone of any gender, age, ability or experience, so whether your goal is to become a professional performer on the West End stage, or whether you simply want to boost your confidence or improve your physical fitness, Dansworks will welcome you with open arms.

At Dansworks, our vision is to realise a world where dance is part of everyone’s everyday life, regardless of ability – or disability! Our dedicated and approachable staff are on a mission to make engagement with dance important to all individuals and communities in Bacup, Rossendale and beyond but, most importantly, they are here to help you achieve your dreams.

Our Facilities

  • 4 Dance Studios
  • Viewing windows
  • Ample Free Public Parking on the Maden Centre Car Park
  • Reception area with small drinks and snacks bar
  • 2 toilets (one disability friendly accessible toilet)
  • Small waiting area with children’s toys and cloak room
  • 2 entrances/exits, one is disability friendly with ramped access for wheelchairs, prams, and pushchairs

Recreational Classes

We offer classes from pre-school up to adult. Our classes enhance rhythm skills, co-ordination, musicality, self-esteem, and the love of dance! Classes are offered during the week and on Saturdays for your convenience. Dancers from school year 1 and up can enrol in any of the many forms of dance subject to approval. Classes vary from 30 minutes a class to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students have the option to perform one routine per discipline at our annual show.


Competitive Dance

There are opportunities designed for dancers who wish to pursue an advanced level of training. Competitive dancers represent the studio at different competitions though out the year, as well as at many community events and other functions. Competitive dancers strive to achieve their goals, build confidence, and always conduct themselves in a sporting manner. Dancers can apply or be invited to join our award-winning teams or to work on individual/duo performances. We do our best to ensure our competitive opportunities are inclusive so that as many children as possible get the opportunity to experience competitive dance if they wish to.


Annual Shows

Each year in March/April, we present our annual Show. This is a production put together of all the dance classes offered at our school. The dancers present their showcase of hard work and fun in a professional theatre, with professional staging, lights, and sound.


Dance Exams

Our dancers are offered the opportunity to take part in Exams, Rosettes and Medal Tests in one or more disciplines. These Tests give your dancer the opportunity to present what they have achieved and be awarded a mark and certificate. Exam students must attend the minimum class requirements to be considered for exam classes. As students get older, many of the dance qualifications are Ofqual recognised and earn UCAS points for students.


Tuition and Classes

Registration for our classes begins 1st May. Classes run from the first week of September to the first weekend in August.

Please note we operate approximately 44 weeks of the year.


Our Payment Options

Full Payments: Tuition Fees to be paid in full as of registration date.

Monthly Payments: Tuition Fees to be paid in ten (10) equal payments. The first is taken at registration, then your monthly payments will be automatically charged to the same credit card on the 1st of each subsequent month starting October 1st.

Visa and MasterCard accepted for on-line payments - more payment options may be available at the front desk.

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About Us

Dansworks is a Performing Arts Academy with a difference; we provide a friendly and encouraging learning environment for everyone. We don’t care whether you can dance like Darcey or have two left feet, whether you can sing like Sinatra or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, we welcome you to join our family and achieve your goals.

We foresee a world full of love and laughter, so put on your dancing shoes and come and join us! Read more

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Dansworks is an amazing place, kids love it, everyone is friendly, caring and supportive. Xx

Kristy J. - Parent

In my daughters words "The teachers are nice and really helpful when you are struggling. The choreography is great and creative".

Kay H. - Parent

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