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Update 21st August, 2020

We are delighted to say that our phased reopening in August went amazingly well, and we are opening all other classes and venues from 5th September.


All venues are reopening from 5th September including
• Hindley
• Standish
• Penketh
• Culcheth
Same times – same locations

All safety measures are in place and full risk assessment has been completed.
In order to comply with guidelines required, it has been necessary to apply a few temporary changes to help us manage classes as safely as possible for all concerned.

Temporary Procedures and Changes
All sessions are now reduced by 10 minutes – this is to allow for cleaning inbetween hire and for safe exit and entry of the building.

Classes and practice sessions are now limited numbers. As such we advise booking your place ASAP! Once we’re full we’re full.

All classes and practice sessions are booking in advance only – NO PAY ON THE DOOR.
Please call to reserve your place to save disappointment.

Practice Sessions
We will be holding limited number practice sessions on:

Tuesdays – 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays – 8pm -10.30pm
Saturdays – 8pm -10.30pm
Sundays – 7.30pm -10pm

We have a temporary 'bring your own drinks policy' in place and, as such, the price is temporarily £8, rather than the usual £6, to facilitate this and the reduced numbers.

We wait month by month for updates. Currently all planned events are scheduled to go ahead.

All 2020 holidays have been cancelled and refunded.
2021 are on sale now ὠa

For information regarding bookings and payment please contact Phil direct via private message/text to 07872 146896.

For any other general information or queries please contact Phil.
We look forward to welcoming you back and dancing with you very soon.

Stay safe and take care

Phil & Kathryn

Hurst Dance

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

Join Wigan's No. 1 Dance School

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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