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 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

Backstage at our 2015 Showcase
Showcase 2015


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.


Tap 'n' Tone - new term

Adult tap returns on 7th September. See you at Sutton Leisure 19:45.

Summer hols

Have a lovely break everyone. See you on 3rd September.


Now recruiting for September.  Get in touch for a place.

Show success. Well done dancers!

Brilliant day oerforming our annual show - well done dancers, and thanks to parents and families who came along to support us. Have a great summer break everyone.

Show 2016 - 17th July

What a fabulous end to the school year! Very exited to be performing our show on 17th July. Tickets available in classes now.

Show 2016 Dress Rehearsal

It's dress rehearsal for all classes on 25th June. Please advise a teacher if you are not available to attend.

Hurray! Theatre rehearsal day!

Ruskin classes and Primaries are at the Theatre Royal on 11th June. aplease see emails for times you need to be there.

Whit holiday

We're closed for Whit 28th May.

Filming trip for Ruskin classes

We're very excited about our filming day taking place at the Transport Museum and Ainsdale Beach on 7th May. Pack your buckets and spades! ?

Easter Break

We are closed for Easter on  26 March and 2 April. Have a great break and see you all on 9th.

Feb 2016 Half Term

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 joint classes, 13th Feb

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.

Exam Day Rehearsals Saturday 28th November at St Julie's

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.

Tapathon 2015

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.

New Intake

We are now accepting new members. Please get in touch to reserve your place.

Show Success, June '15

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

Bye Zoe Pye!

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

Team Awards Day

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.

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