You can find out even more about Dance Days and the team.
Dance Days HQ
Dance Days HQ are a small, friendly team who are available to help with workshop booking enquiries, availability, questions, special requests and general enquiries.
We are available between 08:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday and we aim to respond to you as quickly as possible. You can get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.
Darren is the Head of Dance Days Creative and Facilitator Team. Darren has years of performing experience and has been teaching dance within schools for over 15 years. Darren is able to build confidence and encourage pupils of all ages to embrace their creative side.
Darren’s high energy approach means that he is great at keeping pupils engaged and this is seen in his numerous 5* reviews.
Matt is the Head of Operations and Wider Business Functions at Dance Days. Matt has a wealth of experience in dealing with our school enquiries, bookings, availability requests as well as our e-commerce campaigns.
Matt’s friendly approach and can-do attitude ensure that we are able to provide you with efficient and quick responses as well as full personalised support during the booking process.
Melanie has recently joined Dance Days HQ as Business Development and Operations Manager. Melanie has a very positive nature and is a natural people person.
Melanie will be focusing on our growth and the expansion of our catchment areas, alongside assisting Matt and the wider team with all aspects of operational functions.
All of our dance teachers are leading diverse careers across many types of performing arts. All have performed on stage and some have worked in TV and the film industry. We also have the knowledge to choreograph shows, should your school require our help with putting together your school productions.
Our Catchment Area
We provide our dance workshops across London, Kent, Essex and the Home Counties. We are also now covering Greater Manchester, parts of Yorkshire, the Midlands and The South West. We can and do travel much further, if your school is outside of these areas please contact us as we may be able to assist with a Dance Day.
Our team have many years experience in teaching dance, both within schools and performing arts colleges. They are able to adapt each session to the age group and help support regardless of the pupils ability or age. We also help boost teachers confidence so they can continue using dance through PE lessons.
As well as having contacts with head teachers we also have close relationships with Inclusion Managers, PE Coordinators and Extended Services Teams as we also offer dance workshops during holiday periods. Should your school be open during the holidays and offer day activities then Dance Days could help provide a dance workshop.
We fully embrace diversity and inclusivity within our team. Our team members are experienced dance teachers, and work with us due to their amazing dance skills and wonderful teaching talents.
We have dance teachers from all backgrounds, but, we do not allocate our dance teachers based on this. Our workshops are provided to share cultural and relevant information to the particular style(s) chosen, and for your pupils to learn something new and have fun.
Your team member will be allocated based on their teaching skills and knowledge of the particular style(s) and will not be allocated based on their own individual heritage.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
Dance Days is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, you can find out more about our Artsmark Dance Workshops