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Update – posted 1st July, 2020

From 4th July the Studio is open for visits, but no dancing is allowed currently. However, feel free to pop along for a coffee and a catch up.

We believe (fingers crossed) that dance schools will reopen from Mid-July, but like many other businesses we await instruction from the government.

Here are updates in more detail.

We are now taking bookings for private lessons, private hire for practice and commercial hire. Call and book your space ready for open.

Available Areas
Studio One
Half room – 13.5m x 8.8m = £15 per hour (we have a partician)
Full room – 13.5m x 17.6m = £25 per hour

Studio Two
8.5m x 11m £15 per hour

Private Tuition
Available for children or adults. Studio and teacher for 55minutes – just £30
This is discounted to help us all back into dancing. What a bargain!

These will reopen hopefully at the same time as the studio.

Blackpool Tower Dances
These are still on sale. However if they are cancelled full refunds will be made.

We are awaiting updates from hotels.
All holidays cancelled so far have been reimbursed!

Stay safe and take care
If you need for anything or simply just to chat, here is my personal mobile.

07872 146896

December 2018
The One Show

August 2018
Classes are closed for the month of August (back on 1st September onwards). Don't worry though – we will still have our Wednesday night Social Dance and Saturday Socials throughtout August.

February 2018
Our latest newsletter is available here

September 2017
Our beautiful ballroom is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and also our 2nd year as proprietors this September.

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting dance workshops with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing every month leading to Christmas – currently confirmed are James & Ola, Robin Windsor, Kristina Rhianoff.
This Christmas will mark 30 years since Phil took up dancing – wow! how time flies!

It is the 1st anniversary of our beautiful ballroom. Wow how time flies!

Thank you to everyone that has supported our school and events this year. It has been a very turbulent year with lots of ups and some real eye openers after our massive expansion.

Everything has fallen into place now and we have finally settled in properly. We hope you can join us this year for our biggest time timetable ever and help us create lots more magical memories.

We have truly learned more than ever to treasure each and every one of you – the wonderful members of our dancing family.

We are delighted to announce that Blackpool Tower Resident Organist David Lobban will be playing Live at our studio, 3rd Saturday of every month. Just £7.50 pay on the door.

Phil is set to start in a new BBC programme airing in April.  Full details soon…..


A little bit about our school!

• Formed in 2010
• Appeared on Strictly it take two
• Starred in hit BBC2 dance show 'You make me feel like dancing'
• 2 Studios in Wigan
• Classes in 4 other areas too
• 20 sold-out events with Strictly Stars
• 22 sold-out events at Blackpool Tower
• 300 children on our classes
• 700 adults
• 4500sq. ft. Ballroom in Hindley

We also run dance weekends

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We are the biggest and simply the best

Kim Marsh (actress) & Kathryn running the WLH night at the DW Stadium raising thousands for charity.

Appeared in the BBC2 programme, 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing', airing in January 2016. Phil was hand-picked to teach members of the public to dance in Bolton in just 4 weeks – alongside host Jack Murphy – with a grand finale you simply won't want to miss!


We are delighted to announce we have a brand new ballroom opening on Market Street, Hindley. It boasts several studios but our jewel in the crown is the fully restored 98 year old ballroom back to its former glory and boasting a 4000 sq. ft. dance floor. Opening on the 8th Septmeber.

Phil has been selected to coach 200 dancers for a new BBC dance programme, 'You make me feel like dancing' to be aired at Christmas – fame at last.

We were asked to provide some dancers for an upcoming TV programme featuring Len Goodman and Anton Du Beke. Our lovely Enid Hodgson and her sister gave them the pleasure of dancing with two fabulous ladies.


We are happy to announce we have two wonderful new ballet and tap teachers – details on Childrens' page

We are delighted to announce that we now have NEW premises on Woodhouse Lane in Wigan, WN6 7LW. All our existing classes and premises will stay as they are but the Studio will open up a whole new world of prospects for us and we will start classes there on 21st June.

Robin and Christina join Philip at the 'Dancing with Dementia Fundraiser' 20th May 2014 aat the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

We are delighted to announce that, starting March 2014, we will be the official Dance Teachers to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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  In brief...

Click here for Covid-19 safety guidelines before attending Hurst Dance

  YouTube links... 
    •  One Show
    •  Blackpool Tower Dance

    •  BBC2 'You Make Me Feel
       Like Dancing' 2016

What's New
•  New intermediate and advance class – Sundays 6.30pm

• Our new Blackpool Tower Events seating is now available - you can now book VIP reserved seats

• The Monaco Ballroom has been refurbished, New bar, newly decorated room and lots more...

• We have limited places on our remaining dance breaks for 2020... don't miss out, book today

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