Dancing with the Stars!

Dancing with the Stars!

This weekend (Sunday 21st July 2013), The Anna Shimmin School of Dance, based in Shevington, is proud to welcome James Robinson who will be running a series of dance masterclasses for students of the School.

James is a nationally-recognised dancer and choreographer who has worked on many hugely successful television series’ including The X Factor, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing On Ice. He has also worked with stars of the music industry as diverse as Cliff Richard and Chaka Khan to the Spice Girls, Jessie J, The Saturdays and The Pussycat Dolls.

James will be giving three commercial dance masterclasses, each two hours long, to students aged 10 and under, between 11 and 15 years and 16 and over. Commercial dance is the high-energy, fast-paced style enjoyed by the nation in their millions on Saturday nights and this is the first time that masterclasses such as this will have been run in Wigan.

Anna Shimmin, Dance School principal, says about this weekend’s visit, “We are very excited about being able to provide this opportunity for our students to learn from one of the best in the industry. James’ work has been viewed and talked about up and down the country and we are really looking forward to learning more from him.”

The masterclasses are taking place on Sunday at the following times (please note that the masterclasses are not open to the general public; places are limited to those already attending the Dance School):

Age 10 and under:            10am – 12pm
11-15 years:                     1pm – 3pm
16+ years:                        3pm – 5pm

We would be pleased to welcome a photographer to the School if you wish to feature the masterclasses. Alternatively, please let us know if you would like us to supply photographs.

About the Dance School:

The Anna Shimmin School of Dance was founded by Anna Shimmin in 2009 after starting her successful career as a professional dancer in shows and cabarets both in the UK and abroad. The School caters for all ages and abilities and currently teaches over 180 students across a range of disciplines such as ballet, tap, modern jazz and street dance. Anna also runs pay-on-the-day zumba fitness classes for over-16s and adults. Anna and her team have an infectious and passionate love for dance and they are dedicated to passing this onto their students. The School is proud to boast a 100% examination pass rate and will be performing their annual Dance School Show, this year titled ‘Live, Dream, Dance’ at St Helens’ Theatre Royal in November.     

Where you can find us:

Anna Shimmin School of Dance
Gathurst Lane



Anna Shimmin: anna@shimmindance.com or phone 07738 350164

Victoria Gregson: victoria_gregson@hotmail.co.uk


Website: www.shimmindance.com

Twitter: @ShimminDance

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