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Philip & Kathryn Hurst
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About Us.....

Starting at the tender age of 8, Philip Hurst has over 25 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 25 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!

• The One Show
• Formed in 2010
• Appeared on Strictly it take two
• Starred in hit BBC2 dance show 'You make me feel like dancing'
• 2 Studios in Wigan
• Classes in 4 other areas too
• 20 sold-out events with Strictly Stars
• Official Hosts to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom since 2010 – hosting 6 annual events
• 300 children on our classes
• 700 adults
• 4500sq. ft. Ballroom in Hindley

We also run dance weekends

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In brief.....

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YouTube links... 
    •  One Show
    •  Blackpool Tower Dance

    •  BBC2 'You Make Me Feel
       Like Dancing' 2016

What's New.....
• All socials and events now listed up until Christmas 2019

• Our new Blackpool Tower Events seating is now available - you can now book VIP reserved seats :-)

• The Monaco Ballroom has been refurbished, New bar, newly decorated room and lots more...

• We have limited places on our remaining dance breaks for 2019... don't miss out, book today

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Phil & Kathryn available for guest work
Take your dancing or your pupils dancing to the next level and book a lesson or workshop with Phil or Kathryn – Tel: +44 7745 685548.

Also available for compering events and running dances in your area.


Television & Radio Repertoire
The One Show
 Strictly - It Takes Two
Paul O'Grady Show
Granada Reports
Rock FM 97.4
The Wright Stuff
BBC – Dance Hall Days


Achievements & appearances by Philip
Compere & Events
   Blackpool Tower 2011
   to date


Learn with us...
Classes 7 days and nights per week in several locations

Practice with us...
A practice session every night after classes. Three famous mid-week 50/50 socials

Improve with us...
Regular workshops and classes in many different styles

Socialise with us...
Regular Saturday socials and events. We even have 4 dance weekends per year throughout the country

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