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Footloose Fever For Comic Relief!

Let’s get everyone feeling fantastic, dancing to the fabulous feel good track which is Footloose and raising lots of money for Comic Relief.

So, here’s how it works:

Step 1:

Watch the video of Rachel doing the 1 minute #FootlooseFever routine and teaching us how to do it

One of our Popdance Partners, Angie from Angies Dance Academy demonstrates a seated version and a low impact and SEND version of the Footloose Fever routine – thanks, Angie!

Seated Version

Low Impact and SEND Version

Step 2:

Donate whatever you can to Comic Relief via the Donate Here button or the QR code – every single penny counts, so no matter what size of donation, you really are making a difference


Make sure you use this donation link so that we can see how much we are all raising together

Donate to Comic Relief Here

Step 3:

Book to join us LIVE online via zoom on Thursday 18th March at 7pm to perform the 1 minute routine!

Book now as there are limited places.

Dress up, or wear branded clothing, get a credit for your dance school or business on the recording.

Step 4:

Nominate or invite your friends, family, colleagues, customers, neighbours, schools, colleges and businesses to take part – share this link with them for all the info


We want to get everyone involved – from kids to grandparents, neighbours to work colleagues, schools to colleges – it’s been a tough year for everyone, so let’s let our hair down, have some fun and get some “Footloose Fever” for Comic Relief!

“I thought this was supposed to be a party – let’s dance!”

Want to know how much we all raised? Find out here

By |March 8th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Dance Teacher Online Meet Up

It was so lovely to meet you and chat with you all this morning – we hope you enjoyed the get together. If you weren’t able to make it, never fear, we have a summary of what we talked about:

Charity Dance Video for Comic Relief  Thanks for all your input on this and thanks for the offer of your choreo, Natalie, we will have a chat this end and get everything set up with step by step instructions of how to get involved, etc on our website shortly – we will send you all a link when it’s ready – very, very exciting! So get 19th March in your diaries – around 7pm

Dance News Round Up

This is FREE for Popdance Partners to feature, £25 to registered and non partners – it’s an opportunity to share your online classes, your news, anything you want the world to know – it goes to thousands of people that want to dance, and thousands of dance teachers, so perfect if you are recruiting too – here’s all the details

Submit your entry for the April issue now

Blogs, News and Features – and don’t forget, as a Popdance Partner, you can share your blogs, news and features on our website – simply send us the details, any images or videos you want to include, etc and we will do the rest – we will then promote that across our social media channels too –

Central Online Timetable

If you are running online classes and you are a Popdance Partner, did you know that we can add your classes (whatever genre of dance or fitness you offer) to our central online timetable that we promote to thousands of potential customers.

Simply email us the details at, or update your Popdance webpage and let us know –

Central School Holiday Timetable

If you are a Popdance Partner and are running any online workshops or classes or activities during the school holidays, we can add them to our central timetable which we promote to thousands via email and social media – all with links for customers to book directly with you.

This can be for any activity you are offering (including cookie making ;) This is great with Easter holidays coming up – here’s an example of the Feb half term one we had

2021 Dance Year Planner

If you haven’t yet got your mitts on one of these, download it for FREE – print and pop on your wall. It features lots of national awareness days to help you plan social media content, plus prep prompts for things coming up.

Or, if you would like a printed A3 one sent to you – give us a shout

Download FREE here

Work With Us

We are looking to build relationships with dance teachers, dance schools and performing arts schools to not only help them to promote everything they offer, but to also be able to pass you things like Popdance parties, workshops and classes.

It’s FREE to register with us, or £25/month to become a partner – find out more here

Google My Business

If you are not yet registered for Google My Business, it’s definitely worth doing so – it’s a FREE service and great for keeping customers up to date and being found more easily via google search – here’s a bit more info from pals of ours, Striking Places  

As a Popdance Partner, we will set you up with Google My Business


Give us a follow on TikTok and help Shauna and the team reach a 1,000 followers so that we can go live on 19th March with the Comic Relief Charity event – please do share the link with your customers, your social audience etc as it will really make a big difference – thanks in advance –

If you are a Popdance Partner or Registered Teacher and you would like to film some Popdance Fit 15 minute sessions for us – paid work, then get in touch at


If you are a Popdance Partner, you are invited to choreograph for Popdance and get paid for it – get in touch with to find out more

Corporate Teambuilding

We chatted about the benefits of running corporate teambuilding online workshops – so we will be doing a marketing push on this – and revamping our webpage about this.

If you are a Popdance Partner, make sure you have it as an offering on your Popdance webpage and let us know so we can promote it for you

Demo Day

This has been discussed in previous online meet ups – but we will put something together to see if this is of interest.

The thought was that we have a “day” of demos of dance and fitness – so teachers can run a 20 or 30 min demo of their classes or workshops and we promote the day to thousands of people who can then choose what they want to have a go at.

More on this over the next month – register your interest if you would like to demo one of your classes at


This was raised in the meeting as to whether it’s worth being Ofsted registered – we will have a chat with EMD about this and report back

Free Marketing Tips For Dance Teachers

If you haven’t yet done so, register to get these free bitesize easy to implement tips to help your dance business every month straight into your inbox

Future Subjects

Meanwhile, if there are any subjects you would like us to cover in future meetings or as separate workshops, let us know by emailing – things like finance, social media, marketing, etc – whatever you would like some extra support with

Help and Support for your dance business  Get in touch if you would like to find out more about how we can work together – from one off promotions, to working in partnership together – 

The PopShop The brand new PopShop will be live shortly – so look out for lots of ideas on how to market your business – woo hoo!

Next Meeting

The next Dance Teacher Online Meet Up is on 1st April – April Fools Day ;)

Get it in your diaries and register FREE here

Have a great month – look out for more on the charity Comic Relief dance very very soon! Exciting!

If you want to book a slot to be one of the 100 on the live zoom, then let us know at asap so we can reserve you a space – will be around a £10 or £15 donation to Comic Relief – we will set up a donation page.

 Sue and The Popdance Teamx

By |March 4th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Dance News Round Up – March Issue

Welcome to the March edition of the Dance News Round Up – there’s lots of classes, news and products to help you feel amazing through dance.

Whether you are a participant in dance, or you are a dance teacher – here’s a summary of what’s going on this month.

This month we are sharing tons of online dance, fitness and yoga classes available through our Popdance Partners PLUS get your FREE Popdance Fit 15 minute session as well as hear news from and for dance teachers around the globe!

Got something you want to promote? Whether that’s your dance classes, events, products or services, or how you are getting on in your nearest dance class? Get your business or news in front of thousands! Find out more here

Brought to you by the Popdance Team


Got news and events you want to share? Find out more here

Customers LOVE these short sessions!

“Loved it, easy to follow, great to be able to do whenever it suits me, and lots of fun to do with my daughter”

Get your FREE 15 min dance workout here

Online Dance Classes

More 15 minute on demand dance workout videos have been added to the vault, from Olly Murs to The Pointer Sisters – get a free Popdance Fit dance workout session

Mondays, 11am – Popdance Seniors with Kerry – Popdance Seniors is based on low impact, fun dance moves to pop music from the 80s, 90s, 00s and current tracks

Mondays, 5.50-6.20pm – Beginners Cheer Dance with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For aged 6-9 years

Mondays, 4.25-4.55pm, Beginners Musical Theatre with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For ages 4-7 years

Mondays, 6-6.30pm – Popdance Fit with Ciara – Cardio based dance workout class to your favourite pop tracks – all abilities welcome, adults and teens

Tuesdays, 7.30am – 8.00am – Stretch Class with Lianne – a class for adults of all abilities to stretch and mobilise your body and improve your overall flexibility.

Tuesdays, 4.30-5.00pm – Advanced Street Dance with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For ages 11-14 years

Tuesdays, 5-5.30pm – Beginners Freestyle Dance with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For ages 5-8 years

Tuesdays, 4.15-4.45pm, ThinkFit Kids with Emma – Based on the same concepts as ThinkFit, but is brought across in a simpler way for children to relate to and understand.

Tuesdays, 5.45-6.30pm – Contemporary Dance with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For ages 10-14 years

Wednesdays, 3-4pm – Beyond Basics Ballroom & Latin with Debbie For adults

Wednesdays, 4.30pm-5.00pm, Primary Ballet with Emma – Fun beginners ballet class for children age 3-5yrs – all abilities welcome

Wednesdays, 4.30-5.15pm – Beginners Street Dance with All Sorts of Performing Arts – For ages 6-12 years

Wednesdays, 4.30-5.15pm – Dinky Dancers with Debbie. For ages 4-5 years – includes Popdance Kids routines in this lesson

Wednesdays, 5.25-6.10pm – Mini Moovers with Debbie. For ages 6-8 years – includes Popdance Kids routines in this lesson

Wednesdays, 5.30pm-6.00pm – Junior Ballet with Emma – Fun open ballet class for children age 6-11 yrs, all abilities welcome

Wednesdays, 6.15pm-6.45pm – Popdance Kids with Emma – Learn fun dance routines to your favourite pop tracks. For age 5-11 yrs, all abilities welcome

Wednesdays, 6.20-7.20pm – Improvers Ballroom and Latin with Debbie. For adults

Wednesdays, 7.30-8.30pm – Intermediate Ballroom & Latin with Debbie. For adults

Thursdays 7.15am – 8am – Ballet Barre with Lianne. A ballet inspired full body workout, combining elements of dance, yoga, strength training and pilates. For adults of all abilities

Thursdays, 2-2.30pm, Popdance Kids with Megan – for aged 5+, the class is all about learning fun dance routines to their favourite pop tracks – for all abilities

Thursdays 4.30pm-5.00pm Popdance Tots with Emma – For children aged 3-5 yrs. Learn fun dance routines to pop music that they love.

Thursdays 6.00pm – 6.30pm – Popdance Teens with Emma – Dance to your favourite pop songs. Suitable for older children, age 11+ years. All abilities welcome

Thursdays 6pm – 7pm, Sun Power Yoga with Paula – a blend of 4 traditional styles of yoga. Sun salutations and a flowing sequence of postures moving with the breath – great for adult beginners and intermediates

Thursdays 6.45pm – 7.15pm – Senior Ballet with Emma – fun open ballet class, suitable for older children aged 11+ years

Thursdays 7.30pm-8.00pm, Popdance Fit with Emma -great cardio workout that you can take at your own pace. All abilities welcome

Fridays 9.30am – 10.15am, Ballet Bums with Lianne – the first HIIT ballet workout of it’s kind, cardio based to upbeat music – no ballet experience required

Fridays 10.30-11.30am, Popdance Fit with Lianne – a fun dance class for adults – learn fun dance routines to pop music that you love from the 80s, 90s and 00s and current tracks. Great fun for all abilities

Saturdays, 9-9.30am, Popdance Kids and Tots with Megan – suitable for some of our younger Popdancers. Learn fun dance routines to pop music that they love

Saturdays, 10-10.45am – Dance Fusion with All Sorts of Performing Arts. Mixture of Street, Jazz and Cheer dance

Saturdays, 10.30-11.00am – Teeny Boppers with Debbie. For ages 2-3 years – Popdance Tots routines included in this lesson.

Saturdays, 11-11.30am – Fun Ballet with All Sorts of Performing Arts. For ages 3-7 years

Saturdays, 11.15am-12 noon – Dinky Dancers with Debbie. For ages 4-5 years – Popdance Tots routines included in this lesson

Saturdays, 11.40am-12.20pm – Beginners Drama with All Sorts of Performing Arts. For ages 6-12 years

UK Dance Update

Online Dance classes with Emma Louise Dance Club

Westminster School of Performing Arts are operating all their lessons online…don’t miss out!

Introducing FIT4TAP the Fun ‘n’ Funky Tap Dance Fitness Fusion!

Nicole Ricardo offers a variety of classes to encourage health, fitness and joy in yours and your families lives!

Barre Flow launching Monday 1st March on Zoom. Visit us on Facebook or email for further details

International News

Outevsky Bespoke Dance Education provides professional development courses in many areas from Dance History to Dance Injuries with CID accredited completion certificates. Please see our website: OUTEVSKY.COM for more information.

Dance News

Book a birthday party with Popdance – learn fun dance routines to your favourite tracks – for all ages and abilities – book for offline, or an online session, with full covid refund guarantee

Popdance, Creative Director, Lianne Holt raises almost £1,000 for charity, MIND – read all about how she did it here

Interested in dance and fancy listening to a great Podcast? Check out Growing Through Dance with Katherine-Lucy Bates here

Support & Jobs for Dance Teachers

Register your details FREE for paid jobs from Popdance here

If you would like help, support and marketing for your dance business at just £25 per month, find out more about becoming a Popdance partner here

101 Marketing Tips for Dance Teachers – available as kindle or hardback from Amazon

Want to meet up online with other like-minded dance teachers, marketeers and people from the dance industry? FREE to attend – get ideas, motivation and inspiration for your dance business – next one is Thursday 4th March at 10-11am – full details can be found here

Get Dance News Every Month Here

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Feature your news in the next issue

By |March 2nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Popdance Fit Class Raises Almost £1,000 for MIND

Popdance Creative Director, Lianne Holt, raised almost £1,000 for the charity, Mind.

Lianne ran the online charity event for Mind, to raise awareness of the importance of movement and mental health. She taught a 30 minute Popdance Fit dance class via zoom on 20th Feb 2021 and invited participants to make a small donation to the charity. The dance class was open to EVERYONE! Mums, dads, kids, pets, it was great fun to do with the whole family, to lift our spirits during this difficult time, and to raise awareness for an important charity close to Lianne’s heart 💕
WOW!! I am completely overwhelmed by all the support and energy that was this morning! I cannot thank you all enough, everyone that turned up, danced, and donated to such an important charity right now. 50 of you lovely people joined in class this morning and 56 people have donated to the cause, raising a grand total of £963 for @mindcharity 😀💜
I couldn’t have done it without you all, there’s too many to tag!! so THANK YOU and I hope all those that took part enjoyed and feel uplifted and positive right now.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend 💜💜💜💜
Lianne Holt
Lianne HoltPopdance Creative Director

Donate to MIND here

Take part in Lianne’s dance classes here

Take a look at all the online dance and fitness classes here

By |February 25th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Growing Through Dance Podcast

Growing Through Dance Podcast – hosted by Katherine-Lucy Bates

As a lifelong dancer, teacher, arts educationist and facilitator of dance, I passionately believe that dance is for everyone, a natural reaction to being as the ability to form movement and express yourself is in all our bodies from birth. We can all harness our personal dance ability to enable and lead our unique dance journeys.

This week I spent a lovely hour in the company of Sue Wybrow discussing how dance has influenced and interacted in her life.

Growing through Dance podcast explores the way dance interacts with life.

The “Growing Through Dance” Podcast features advice, views and anecdotes from a continuum that ranges from the local grass roots movers up to the dance world professionals. Every dance parent and would-be dancer can make use of the dance world’s insights, life and social skills, confidence building and evolving lifelong friendships. Hosted by dance teacher and professional dance educationalist, Katherine-Lucy Bates MA, the podcast stems from her lifelong experience as a dancer, teacher, tutor and facilitator, and her passionate belief that everyone benefits in multiple ways from dance and movement in their life. This podcast is for everyone who is interested in watching or taking part in dance.

The ethos of my podcast is that dance is for everyone and in one way or another dance touches and interacts with everyone’s life. This season, I am concentrating on showing the connection dance has to life for students I have taught over the last 25 years, at my own dance school CCDA (Cirencester Creative Dance Academy) as well as 17 years spent teaching on a vocational performing arts course. The Alumni of current professionals, as well as ex pupils who work as doctors, lawyers, mums, business women, PTs, etc. We are going to delve deeply into the dance journey with each episode dealing with a different aspect related to dance. You will see how dance can benefit yourselves and your children. You will hear the views of three musical theatre professionals, a singer song writer, a Danish composer, two dance coaches, a dance business brand founder and an international ballet master, a GP, a lawyer and a period activist among others. The podcast has listeners in 20 countries and over 30 five-star reviews from 5 episodes.

The Instagram account is @growingthroughdancepod  (if you would like to give it a follow.)

My guests will have their own perspective on how dance has helped them develop and grow into the person they currently are. If you have something to share, get involved email me to discuss being on the podcast.

In the meanwhile, please subscribe and/ or Follow, and share with your social networks and on social media.

Look out for Sue’s episode, later in the Spring 2021, she had a great story full of interest and shared some nuggets of inspiration.

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By |February 22nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How To Do The Jerusalema Dance

When an Angolan dance troupe recorded themselves dancing to a hit South African house track by DJ Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo in February, they sparked a viral phenomenon that has since lapped the globe.

Our Popdance Partner, Emma Abel of Emma Louise’s Dance Club, takes you through, step by step, how to do the Jerusalema Dance.

Have a go and why not film it and tag us so we can share for you @PopdanceWorld on instagram and @PopdanceWorld on twitter

Dance with Emma online here

By |February 10th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments