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Hired to compere and teach at the salsa world record attempt at the AO Arena, Manchester

4 sold-out Strictly events raising £100,000 for 3 children's charities

Hired by Oti Mabuse to compere and teach for her new London Nights Events

Sold out the Wintere Gardens Blackpool and The Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the same year – the first dance hosts to do so

The One Show

• Opened our new flagship Studio – a 5000sq ft ballroom on Market Street in Hindley, Wigan

• Chosen to co-host and teach 200 people for a BBC programme You make me feel like dancing, to
   be aired in January 2016

• Chosen to host our second Dancing with Dementia event at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

• We were asked to provide some dancers for an upcoming TV programme featuring Len Goodman
  and Anton Du Beke. Our lovely Enid Hodgson and her sister gave them the pleasure of dancing with two fabulous ladies

September – we are delighted to announce the grand opening of our new studio on Woodhouse Lane in Wigan. This fantastic, state-of-the-art, dance studio will enable us to provide a more diverse timetable of classes.

February – we are delighted to announce that, starting March 2014, we will be the official Dance Teachers to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

October – we helped to raise a massive £4,500 for Wigan & Leigh Hospice in memory of our friend Joss.

Awards at Blackpool2012.....
UKA National
Kathryn HurstOur Dance School pupils had great success on Sunday, 7th October, 2012 at the UKA National at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. We had a great day and scooped two 1st places and several 2nd and 3rd. We became the most succesful dance school in the area that day, with over 850 entrants and every single one of our adult competitors reaching the finals. 

Our children did a great job too, including little Lana, just 5 years old, at her first big competition scooping a great 5th place out of 60 in her age range. What a fabulous day.

April – Phil & Kathryn were approached, and appeared, on Tim Shaw's award-winning show on 97.4 Rock FM. They were interviewed about their events successes and teaching the hosts to dance live on air!

First Ever Tower Event – 22nd October 2011 – A roaring capacity sell-out success – event endorsed by DSI (makers of dancewear on Strictly Come Dancing).

Great News – Thanks to the success of our events at the Monaco Ballroom, Phil has been given the honour of being offered several dates at the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom and, also, a weekly daytime spot.

October 2010 – Phil was interviewed and appeared on Granda Reports live from the Monaco Ballroom. The interview featured a film with all of our regular dancers and discussed the popularity of our dances at the Monaco.

September 2009 – Monaco Ballroom
It has been 18 months since I began my mission to bring the social back to the Monaco and bring the Strictly show stars to Wigan and it is a huge success. We even got on last year's Strictly Come Dancing but this is only because of the dedication and enthusiasm of all of you who attend, so, thank you – it means a lot to me. I would also like to thank my Mum & Dad and my sister, Laura – without them I simply could not have even got going!

Kids Classes – I am pleased to announce my new mission for this year is to inspire and produce a new generation of dancers in our famous dance-loving area. For many years, dancing was massively popular in and around Wigan and produced some great champions. I hope to inspire a new generation and keep dancing alive and our kids winning.

August 2009 – Charity Snowdon Climb
I would like to thank everyone that sponsored my Dad on his latest mission for charity. I am happy to let you know that on the 5th September he made it to the summit of Mount Snowdon in 2 hours 50 minutes, raising lots of money for Darien House Children's Hospice. Not a bad time eh!! He has run marathons and even did the Krypton Factorfor charity. I am very proud of my Dad and all his efforts to help others.

May 2009 – The Paul O'Grady Show
Two of my younger dance students appeared on the Paul O'Grady show on Monday 11th May.

March 2009 – Due to the sell-out success of our show with Vincent and Flavia we added a second daytime performance at the Monaco Ballroom, selling out on two shows in one day. The first time this has ever been done!

September 2008 – Hurst Dance show appears on Strictly - It Takes Two
We were lucky enough to be contacted by the BBC, having heard about our fabulous shows, requesting to come and film our latest showcase with Strictly stars Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup. They performed a wonderful show as always, along with our top amateur couple, Kyle Taylor & Jourdan Stone, and both received a standing ovation. A showreel of the event was wired with interviews from some of our guests in September.

August 2008 – Received recognition about our services in reigniting the social dance scene in the northwest from

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