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Formerly known as Hurst Dance Studios
The North West's Premier Dance Studio Since 2007

Philip & Kathryn Hurst
            Above: Philip & Kathryn Hurst

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About Us

Starting at the tender age of 8, Philip Hurst has over 30 years experience in the dance industry.

Trained by some of the top coaches in the UK and performing on the open competitive dance circuit, Philip became a well-known and established competitor winning his first championship only five months after taking up the sport.

During his competitive career he achieved many accolades in the dancing world as well as being spotted by talent scouts. He had a starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita and performed on television alongside West End star Christopher Corcoran, although, there was only one real passion for him and from an early age Philip decided to commit all his time to perfecting his dancing knowledge.

After competing in the UK and around the world on the open competitive circuit for 12 uninterrupted years he decided to turn his passion to teaching.

He teamed up with his partner Kathryn to form and P&K Hurst Dance Studios and, since then, they have never looked back.

Philip and Kathryn are fully qualified Dance teachers and members of the International Dance Teachers Association, Allied Dance Teachers Association and United Kingdom Alliance, as well as being elected members of the Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance and the Dramatic Arts, and being established teachers of several nationwide champions and stars of the musical theatre.

Philip & Kathryn Hurst have over 30 years of dance experience having also competed internationally. They have worked with many Strictly stars and appeared on Strictly - It Takes Two. As well as teaching Philip is also an experienced adjudicator, lecturer and choreographer.

A little bit about our school!

• Formed in 2007
     •   We run classes throughout Wigan and Warrington at various venues
     •   Teachers to more than 60 National champions
     •   Proud owners of a 4500sq ft Ballroom in Hindley
     •   Blackpool's premier dance hosts since 2010 with more than 120 sold-out events at The Tower
         The Winter Gardens to date
     •   We run 25 annual dance weekends throughout the year
     •   Hosts to the 2024 world salsa record attempt at the AO Arena, Manchester
     •   Hired to host Oti Mabuse's London events
     •   The most successful dance events and holidays company in the UK

Television and radio appearances include:
     •   Strictly It Takes Two
     •   Starred in hit BBC2 dance show 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'
     •   Choreographers and Stars of BBC 'Just One Thing' with Michael Mosley
     •   The Paul O'Grady Show
     •   Granada Reports
     •   Rock FM
     •   Wish FM
     •   The One Show – Strictly Special
     •   40+ shows with the Strictly stars

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