Dance Academy

Dance in education is fundamental for promoting health, fitness and wellbeing in Children & Young People.

In addition, dance can pave the way for both key and core skill enhancements from self-confidence and social strength right through to motional and cognitive development. Sessions can be offered in a number of ways; as lunch time and after school clubs or as a PE module which can also be linked into the year groups core learning curriculum.

Our trusted partners at Empowered Studios and Tara Jane Warburton supply top level coaches to your establishment who come highly skilled in their craft, have qualifications and sound experience in dance delivery and are fully compliant with all insurance and health & Safety regulations - including recent Covid-19 Preventions.

Based in Pendlebury, Swinton, Empowered has been successfully delivering first class dance training to its students over the last 5 years; operating 5 days a week offering a full timetable from theatre and contemporary through to freestyle and street dance. Empowered Studios is a recognised centre of excellence for the region with Acrobatic Arts and has more recently started to offer Aerial and Hoop classes.

Alongside weekly classes, Empowered Studios offer further opportunities for it members that include yearly examinations with the International Dance Teachers Association, annual showcases, guest led workshops and national competitions. For more information, please see

Tara-Jane Warburton graduated in 2015 with a BA Honours in Dance from The University of East London studying urban dance practise for 3 years.

Tara has a very wide range of knowledge when it comes to dance experience and technique and has performed and danced in many places over the UK working in a variety of dance schools, dance companies,dance colleges, primary and secondary schools, frequently spending her time training in LA, California at the worlds biggest dance studios Millenium Dance Complex, Playground studios, Movement Lifestyle, IDA and Debbie Reynolds.

Tara has worked in music videos alongside celebrities including Little Mix and has trained with choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Sisco Gomez, Hamilton Evans, Rob Rich, Matt Steffanina to name a few. After graduation Tara went back home to North Wales to set up her own weekly community dance classes which later became a success with the support of council funding.

Tara began full time teaching in London in 2016 and graduated from Middlesex University with postgraduate degree in MA dance.

Tara now has relocated to Manchester and works as a full time dance teacher in schools and Colleges and looks forward to continue her teaching career with Salford Red Devil’s foundation


For more information on how to get involved please contact Joanne on 0161 631 5252 or