• specialising in commercial & URBAN DANCE

    Based in the heart of Sheffield, INK Dance deliver current and innovative dance training with open classes, training programmes and masterclasses.

     

  • A Update from us

    INK Dance Statement released 16 March 2020

     

    We have been continuously been monitoring the updates regarding COVID-19.
    In light of the government guidance, I feel that it is my social responsibility to protect our dancers, INK families and community to temporarily suspend classes at INK Dance.

    INK Dance classes and training programmes will be closed from 16th March until further notice.

    During this temporary closure, we’ve decided it’s our responsibility to be innovative and creative. We will be creating online content in the form of online tutorials and content promoting health and well being to help uplift our INK Community.

    We hope this will encourage everyone to continue moving, dancing, exercising and of course, share positivity within our community. The key for us is to promote that everyone stays healthy and happy!


    When we return back to the studio, all dancers who are on existing dance training programmes with "classes in credit", will be fully entitled to access these classes, which will be rescheduled.


    We do hope to be back in the studio from September 2020 but in the event of further necessary closure, we plan continue classes through a new online platform “INKDanceON” until the announcement of us re-opening for studio classes. “INKDanceON” will be completely FREE to access via our instagram social media page @inkdanceuk.

     

    Check out the video below to learn more about #INKDanceON!


    These are challenging times for our staff and our small business, but with your continuous support and community spirit glowing around the INK Dance Community, we know we will continue to serve our community on the other side as we return to the studio.


    Stay healthy and safe INK Family! We’re looking forward to being back in the studio, coming back stronger than ever!
     

    With love INK fam!
    Suzy

    A message from Suzy, INK Dance

    #INKDanceON

     

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  • ABOUT

    We aspire to inspire

    Homegrown in Sheffield

    What We're Made Of

    INK Dance bring something exciting and innovative to Sheffield’s dance scene.

     

    Specialising in commercial and urban dance styles, we aim to bring the positivity, fun and good vibes in all our sessions.

     

    With classes suitable for all ages and abilities - whether you're looking to dance for enjoyment, or pursue dance as a career, we're excited to welcome you to the INK family.

     

    Founded in 2013, our aims are to inspire the community to learn, grow and progress within a supportive environment, with classes delivered by industry experienced choreographers from Sheffield and UK-wide.

     

    You can read more about us, and our story here.

  • DANCE CLASSES & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

    Soak up the good vibes, transform the way you train, and join the INK Family

    OPEN URBAN CHOREO CLASS

    Tuesdays, 7.30-9pm, The Fitness Club, Surrey Street, £6

    Our open choreography classes feature a new street or commercial style routine every single week, so it's always the right time to join in!

    Expect to meet a variety of class takers, from INK members, students, and those who want to escape from work for the evening.

    Previous experience recommended. Open to 14+

     

    16+ ADULT BEGINNER STREET CLASS

    Thursdays, 7.30-8.30pm, The Fitness Club, Surrey Street, £5

    Always wanted to learn to dance? Here's your chance to learn with us, whilst meeting new friends with some #sweatandgrooves! Our brand new class focuses on having fun and picking up the basic's; learning street dance grooves and beginner urban choreography! If you are 16+, and budding dancer, we’d love to see you there!
    Complete beginners welcome! Open to 16+. £5 Adults/£4 Students-NUSCard

    INK TRAINING PROGRAMMES

    Sundays, Various times with a programme to suit you.

    Our training programmes are designed to help you grow and achieve your full potential within dance. Feel like you need more than just class? Want opportunities to progress and perform? Well here's the good news... Our experienced core team of tutors are here to train you! Contact us to join a programme now (suzy.dyson@inkdance.co.uk)

    Please email to enquire. Various Training Programmes for 5-8 years, 9-13, 10-15, 16+ and 18+

    MONTHLY MASTERCLASSES

    Scheduled every month! Classes from UK-Wide Industry Dancers

    Attend our Monthly Masterclasses to experience classes taught by guest choreographers from all around the UK. Expect to be inspired and motivated with a fresh new experience from the best teachers around.

    Every month! Fridays/Sundays and aimed at those with previous dance experience. Email to enquire or keep updated through our Facebook page.

  • Latest news

    Keep up to date and find out what we're up to on our instagram and facebook pages!

  • Train with INK Dance in our Sunday Training Sessions
    Join the INK family. Train and perform with us, and dance alongside positive, supportive and passionate dancers...

    JOIN THE INK FAM

  • BTEC Performing Arts DANCE

    Applications are now open for September 2020 for our full time education programme for 16-19 years.

    Our Level BTEC Performing Arts Dance Extended Diploma is the equivalent to three A levels, and is assessed by dance performance and coursework through unit assignments.

     

    The units on our course have been carefully chosen to ensure you experience dance education and training in multiple dance genres, such as ballet, commercial dance, jazz, contemporary and street dance, thus providing you with solid and versatile foundations to aid your future career in dance.

     

    As well as this, you can expect to study performing arts in the community, employment opportunities in the arts, skills for live performance, choreographic skills and being a healthy performer.

     

    Students have ample opportunities to rehearse and perform in projects delivered through the programme as well as being involved in performance opportunities provided by INK Dance.

    Student Testimonials

    I have really enjoyed my time studying with INK Dance, gaining skills and experiences which will help me in the future. I have made the best memories and I will be forever grateful for this!"

    Alice Wilson, 2019 Graduate (now studying at Creative Academy, London)​

     

    "I have really enjoyed my time on this course as the teachers have all been so kind, caring and helpful... it has also allowed me to get into university, to carry on dancing and has given me lots of opportunities"

    Ava Costa, 2019 Graduate (now studying at Leeds Beckett University)

     

    "I have really enjoyed my time over the past two years on this course. I have made friends for life and have had the best teachers to help me get through the course."

    Katie Ned, 2019 Graduate (now studying at Addict Dance Academy Leicester)

    How to apply

    Application
     
    Submit your interest, by completing our application form or email to enquire for further information.

     

    Audition/Interview

    After we have received your application, we will notify you the next available Open Day or Audition and Interview date to attend.

     

    Confirmation

    Following your audition and Interview, you will then receive written confirmation of whether or not you have been successful in gaining a place.

     

    This programme is supported by

  • OUR CREDITS

    Because we like to 'Make our Mark'.

    Here's where you may have seen INK perform before...

    PERFORMANCE CREDITS INCLUDE

    TRAMLINES

    SHEFFIELD PRIDE

    SHE IS CONFERENCE

    CAN YOU DANCE? CONVENTION

    HALLAM FM STREET PARTY

    COLOR OBSTACLE RUSH SUPPORT ACT

    OWLS IN THE PARK

    DOPE & MEAN

    SWFC HALF TIME PERFORMANCES

    O2 ACADEMY

    SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

    HALLAM FM CASH FOR KIDS CAMPAIGN

    FOOTBALL UNITES RACISM DIVIDES

    UDO COMPETITIONS

    SDC COMPETITIONS

    CAN YOU DANCE? CONVENTION
    YELLOW BUS EVENTS

    STAND OUT UK COMPETITIONS

    CHANCE TO DANCE FESTIVAL

    SUPPORTERS OF

    THIS GIRL CAN

    CASH FOR KIDS - HALLAM FM

    MOVE GB

     

     

     

    ARTIST SUPPORT CREDITS

    HOLLY TANDY - MUSIC VIDEO

    SMASHBY - LIVE STAGE & MUSIC VIDEO

    HYPE O - MUSIC VIDEO

    POST COLLIDE - MUSIC VIDEO

    LORNA STEWART - LIVE PERFORMANCE

     

     

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  • TEAM

    Aside from extensive teaching experience, the INK Dance teaching team hold professional performance credits from a variety of industry experiences. Performance credits include X-Factor for Rita Ora, BBC Children in Need, BBC Move it Like Michael, UK Pantomime Tours (with co-star George Sampson), TV Commercials such as Yorkshire Tea, Adidas, and many more. The team have trained at prestigious dance conservatories such as The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Shockout Arts, Urdang Academy and have even been mentored by Dana Foglia (choreographer to Beyonce).

     Photo credit: Leonardo Flaiban via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND

    Suzy Dyson

    founder, choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: Street Styles, Commercial

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Mikey Lowry

    choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: Commercial, Street Styles

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Gemma Gibbons

    choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: BTEC, Jazz, Musical Theatre

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Laura Amy Maplebeck

    choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: BTEC, Ballet, Contemporary

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Jade March

    choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: Youth classes

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Georgina Allen

    choreographer & tutor

    INK Speciality: Youth classes

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