Welcome to Oris Dance

We dance at various venues throughout the St. Helens area. Browse our website to learn more.

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 mesmerised by the Flamenco dancers on holiday, to the excitment of getting new ballet or tap shoes...


...And of course there were dance classes each Saturday and the fun that came with them - 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


Summer Break

Our last classes before summer take place on Wednesday 16th July and Saturday 19th July. We return on Wednesday September 3rd and Saturday 6th. We hope you all have a lovely break!

Easter Holidays

Classes are closed on 19th and 26th April.

100% Pass Rate

We are very pleased to announce that ALL of our dancers passed their dance exams. Not only this but we have some fantastic results and comments back from the examiner. Congratulations and well done to everyone!!

Exam Day 2014

Oris Dancers, break a leg! We know you will be wonderful in your exams on 1st March. For anyone not taking an exam, classes are back to normal times on 15th March.

St. Julie's Classes, 1st February 2014

Due to an event happening in the hall on 1st Feb, both Preps class and Primaries class will start and finish 15 minutes earlier than normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Exam Day

Exam day 2014 takes place on Saturday 1st March. Break a leg, everyone!

Happy New Year!

Our classes start back on Saturday 4th January. We cannot wait to see you all there for a brand new year at Oris Dance!


Christmas Party and Presentation

Our Christmas party is taking place on Sunday 15th December. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Happy Birthday, Oris Dance!

Oris Dance is now 6 years old! Where has the time gone? Thanks to all our wonderful dancers and their families for your continuous support.

2013 Tapathon

Well done and thanks to all our tappers who successfully completed the 2013 Children in Need Tapathon on Sunday 17th November. The event was enjoyed by all involved and raised more than £15,000 for Children in Need.

Tap n Tone - 9th Oct

Tap n Tone will be closed for one week only on Wednesday 9th October. Sorry for any inconvenience.

New Class for Tots

Due to the increasing number of enquiries for very small children, we are pleased to announce that we now have a new class especially for 2.5 - 4 year olds.


Please get in touch for further information or to register your child for this class which takes place at 10am on Saturday mornings at St. Julie's church hall.

Join us in September!

September is the perfect time for any new intake to join us! If you or someone you know are interested in joining one of our classes, please get in touch. The new term promises lots of exciting new projects. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Summer Holidays

Classes finish this term on 20th July and we return on 7th September.


Tap 'n' Tone's last class is on 17th July and we start back on September 4th.


We hope you all have a great holiday! (fingers crossed for some sunshine)

Post Show Work

With our show now out of the way, we will be concentrating on street dance until we break for summer.

No classes 15th June

We are closed on Saturday 15th June. See you all as normal on 22nd.

What a Show!

Oris Dance proudly performed our 2013 show at the Theatre Royal, St. Helens. We've received some amazing feedback! Well done and thanks to all involved.

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