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
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!
All Rusin classes will be at the Theatre Royal for a rehearsal on 11th October 2014. We're excited to see you all there! :)
Oris Dance is closed for one week on 25th October for half term.
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!
Classes are closed on 19th and 26th April.
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!!
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.
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 2014 takes place on Saturday 1st March. Break a leg, everyone!
Our classes start back on Saturday 4th January. We cannot wait to see you all there for a brand new year at Oris Dance!
Our Christmas party is taking place on Sunday 15th December. Look forward to seeing you all there.
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.
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.