Picture Gallery: Best of Britain Summer Show 2017

This year our talented students celebrated everything that’s great about Britain through a showcase of various dance styles.

A sold-out show at Z Arts in Manchester saw mums, dads and Empowered supporters enjoying a collection of Freestyle, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Street and Ballroom from Students aged from 3 years upwards.

Thank you to everyone who helped out. Click on any of the picture below to see a gallery of photographs from the night. And don’t feel free to get in touch if you are looking for dance tuition in the Salford area of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Empowered has moved

Empowered Studios has moved to a super new home, with more space to dance and additional studios.

We’re really excited about the move, which will enable us to produce even more Empowered dancers.

You can find us at 1 Hilton Square, Swinton, Pendlebury M27 4DB.

Welcoming ‘Got To Dance’ Semi-Finalist Lauren Ogden to Empowered Studios

Lauren Ogden

Lauren Ogden

It is our pleasure to welcome Got To Dance semi-finalist Lauren Ogden to the teaching team at Empowered Studios .

Lauren is currently training at Stockout Arts, where she is completing a BA Honours degree in Professional and Commercial Dance.

She has been delivering classes and workshops throughout the country for a number of years and has trained in dance styles including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary.

Lauren has travelled as far as America to further her training, more recently concentrating on Commercial, Urban Choreography and Street.

Got To Dance

Other career highlights include travelling to America to train in Los Angeles; performing in the LA Carnival; performing at the World Of Dance in Germany, and of course, appearing on the hit TV show, Got To Dance.

Lauren and her street dance group just missed out on the finals of the show. As a semi-finalist on Got to Dance, she was mentored by Ashey Banjo from Diversity.

Lauren is looking forward to passing her knowledge and skills on to the students of Empowered Studios. Watch this space!

Click here to meet the rest of the Empowered team.

Empowered Students Appear in Educational Dance Video!

Five lucky Empowered students were chosen by producers at the Animalates team to appear in their new eductional dance video.

The students spent the day performing at the Animalates Studio in Wigan.

It was a fantastic experience for them and we were extremely proud of how professionally they all behaved.

Four of our older students were also selected to wear the full Animalates costumes – see if you can guess who is who!

Feedback has been excellent and we are looking forward to working with the Animalates team in the future.

Click on the picture below to watch the  video.

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IDTA Freestyle Nationwide Medallist of the Year

On the 7th & 8th of November students from Empowered Studios who had previously qualified to represent the Northwest, travelled to Blackpool to compete in the nationwide finals.

The competition was held at the prestigious Winter Gardens, a stunning venue.

Empowered freestylers certainly didn’t let the Northwest down, battling through the rounds to achieve some fantastic results.

Special congratulation to the following students:

  • Phoebe Billingham – 6th place in the 6-8 Rosette Solo
  • Lucy Brown – 2nd place in the Up to 9s Solo
  • Nicole Saunders – WINNER in the Up to 9s Solo
  • Mya Walker – WINNER in the 6-10 Stardance
  • Charlotte Pritchard – 4th place in the Up to 9s Slow
  • Mya Walker – 7th place in the Up to 9s Slow
  • Ruby Smyth – 2nd place in the Up to 9s
  • Abbey & Charlotte – 3rd place in the 14-17 year Rock and Roll
  • Kerys & Elle – 3rd place in the 10-13 years Freestyle Pairs

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Empowered Freestylers are going to the IDTA Nationwide Finals!

A huge congratulations to all of the Empowered Freestylers that competed at the IDTA North West Qualifiers on the 21st June 2015. We are really looking forward to seeing you represent the North West at Blackpool later in the year! So made of you for making finals and we even brought home a few North West titles! Super proud!

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Freestyle Competitor Workshops

Our freestyle competitors spent two full days training and developing thier skills during the whit half term. Well done everyone!

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Star Dancer (Wirral) Freestyle Competition

A fabulous day of dancing – heres our results and pictures.

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RnR

U8                          Mya & Phoebe -1st

U10                        Lucy & Ruby – 1st, Ella & Lucy – 2nd

U14                        Chloe & Liv – 2nd Elle & Kez – 3rd, Paris & Kris – 4th, Angel & Eb – 8th

U16                        Fran & Maria -1st, Lauren & Holly   6th

Adult                     Jess & Elisha -1st

SOLO

U8 BEG                 Jess – 4th

U10 BEG               Anastazja – 4th

U12 BEG               Ella – 2nd

U14 BEG               Anise – 3rd, Ebony – 6th, Angel -7th

U10 STA               Ella – 5th, Lucy – 6th

U12 STA               Melody – 5th

U16 STA                Lucy – 2nd, Holly – 6th

AD STA                 Elisha – 2nd

U8 INT                   Phoebe – 3rd, Mya – 4th

U10 INT                 Lucy – 2nd

U14 INT                  Kristina – 2nd, Olivia – 4th, Elle – 4th

U16 INT                  Jess – 3rd

U10 CHP               Nicole – 1st

U12 CHP               Paris – 3rd, Kerys – 5th

U14 CHP               Chloe – 2nd

U16 CHP               Maria – 2nd

PAIRS

U10 BEG               Anastazja & Jess – 3rd

U12 BEG               Ella & Melody – 2nd

U14 BEG               Ebony & Angel – 2nd, Maisie & Anise – 4th

U8 INT                  Mya & Phoebe – 2nd

U10 INT                 Ruby & Lucy – 3rd, Ella & Lucy – 4th, Adam & Nicole – 7th

U14 INT                 Paris & Kristina – 1st, Elle & Kerys – 2nd

U16 INT                 Maria & Ces, Holly & Lauren

AD INT                  Elisha & Jess – 1st

U14 CHP               Chloe & Nicole – 2nd

SLOW

U10 NOV             Charlotte – 2nd,  Anastajza – 5th

U16 NOV             Lauren -1st

AD NOV               Elisha – 2nd

U8 INT                  Mya – 4th

U10 INT                Lucy – 5th, Ella – 6th, Ruby – 7th

U12 INT                Melody – 4th

U14 INT                Olivia – 1st

U16 INT                Jess – 2nd, Lucy – 3rd

U8 CHP                 Phoebe – 1st

U10 CHP               Lucy – 1st

U12 CHP               Kerys – 2nd, Paris – 4th

U14 CHP               Kristina – 1st, Chloe – 3rd, Elle – 4th