Some of our best childhood memories involve dance. From creating routines in the garden with friends, to proudly hanging certificates on the wall; from being mesmerized by the Flamenco dancers on holiday, to the excitement of getting new ballet or tap shoes...
...And of course there was dance class each Saturday and all that came with it - fun, friends, performances, new skills, achievements.
Some years on, those children are now the teachers. Dance routines with friends in the garden are less common (although not completely unheard of!) and we hope to provide the kind of fond memories for our dancers that have always stayed with us.
"Oris" is a Latin word meaning expression. If you want to dance for fun, fitness, and with friends, come and express yourself with Oris Dance.
The teachers at Oris Dance
Our Mission Statement...
Oris Dance is a not-for-profit dance group aiming to provide dance classes in a variety of styles to people of all ages, from 2.5 and upwards. The main emphasis is on fun and enjoyment in a relaxed and safe atmosphere.
Based at Ruskin Drive Leisure Centre, Ruskin Drive, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 6RP and St Julie's Church Hall, Howards Lane, Eccleston, St Helens, WA10 5HJ.
We are closed for one week for alf term on Saturday 20th February. Enjoy your break and we'll see you all on 27th!
Ruskin Dancers - please remember on 13th Feb, all classes are joined 12-2pm as we work on our group dances for this year's show.
There is no change to St Julie's classes.
All Ruskin classes will move to St Julie's Church Hall on 28th Nov for a rehearsal at our Awards Day venue. Please check your emails for your class time.
Preps and Primaries classes are as normal.
Oris Dance proudly took part in the 2015 world record attempt Tapathon in aid of Children in Need. Thanks and well done to all involved.
We are now accepting new members. Please get in touch to reserve your place.
Our new term starts on Saturday 5th September. We can't wait to see you all!
Thanks and well done to everyone who took part in and helped out with our 2015 show, Step in Time at the Theatre Royal. It was a fantastic day and we look forward to reliving it all with the official photos and DVD which will be available soon.
"Wow, wow, wow! your best show yet, ladies! We laughed, cried and cheered all the way through" Alison, parent July 2015
We are sad to see our wonderful senior dancer, and class assistant Zoe, leave for uni. Zoe, thanks for everything and we wish you all the best! What a fantastic dancer you have become! xxx
Thanks to all our dancers and their parents who got everything together to make 13th June a sucessful dress rehearsal!
Our theatre rehearsal for Ruskin classes takes place on Saturday 6th June. We look forward to a great fun day with you all.
It's our Team Awards Day on Saturday 24th January. All dancers should arrive at St. Julie's Church Hall at 10:30am. The session will end at approximately 12:45pm. Classes will be back to the usual times on Saturday 31st.
Saturday 13th December is our last day before we close for Christmas holidays. Dancers may wear their own clothes for our Chritsmas party sessions. See you all there!
Classes start back on 3rd January 2014.
Well done to all our amazing dancers on a fantastic show on 30th November. We hope our audience enjoyed watching as much as we did performing!