Woking Dance Space

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Joining Forces 2020 postponed

April 3, 2020

Following ATG's announcement on 3rd April that their venues will remain closed until the end of May, we must sadly confirm that our Joining Forces 2020 show has been postponed.

We are in discussions with ATG about alternative dates and will share plans with you as soon as we can!

The show WILL go on... at some point...!!

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information For WDS Studio Users

March 15, 2020

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE). 

WDS is committed to providing our dance community with a safe and hygienic space to exercise in and we are taking this situation extremely seriously. At this time there are no recommendations to cancel classes or close the studio.

We are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to any person attending the studio. We will keep you updated should this situation change. If you are aware of any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has attended the studio please get in contact with us.

In line with the latest NHS recommendations we ask that anyone with flu or cold symptoms DO NOT come to the studio. For the latest NHS advice please refer to the NHS web site https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or phone 111.

At this time we are still planning to go ahead with our Joining Forces 2020 show in May. Ticket are still on sale and rehearsals will continue on Sundays as scheduled.

We understand that people are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring the situation closely and we will continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can to our dancers and community.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

March 17, 2020

We have been keeping an eye on the changing situation related to the virus and regretfully believe that it will be in everyone’s best interests to suspend classes FROM TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th March) until further notice, but likely until after Easter, and to close Sunday rehearsals for at least the next two weeks.

At this time, We do not intend to announce cancellation of the show – obviously the venue is currently shut, but as May is still some time away,we feel it would be precipitate to make any decision at this point. We may, however, have to have an updated rehearsal schedule to cover the gaps.

We will continue making announcements along the normal channels, so do keep looking out on our various social media groups and the website. We want to reassure you that our community still exists with our shared love of dancing, and we will be there for each other!We all look forward to it all blowing over and in the mean time, even if its just in your kitchen, keep dancing!!

Joining Forces 2020

March 2, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our 2020 community show 'Joining Forces' are on sale NOW!!

Joining Forces

Visit the online-shop to place your orders and spread the word to family and friends. We have added the shipping option to ‘collect at theatre’ which may be useful for ‘non dancers’ that wouldn’t get to the studio to collect otherwise.

Seats are allocated on a ‘best first’ basis, with the ‘best’ seen as the middle of the auditorium, but if you have any specific requirements, wheelchair, end of aisle etc etc, please make sure to add a comment when placing your order.

Absolute Beginners Tap Course Full

December 11, 2019

The January Absolute Beginners Tap course is fully booked! Get in touch to be added to a waiting list or to find out about future courses.

Class Cancellation

June 4, 2019

American Jazz class cancelled 4th June

Unfortunately, due to sickness, tonights American Jazz class at 7:30pm has been cancelled

Class Cancellation

June 3, 2019

Lyrical Jazz Cancelled 3rd June

Unfortunately, due to sickness, tonights Lyrical Jazz class at 7:30pm has been cancelled.

Gotta Dance! tickets are on sale

March 11, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our 2019 studio show 'Gotta Dance!' are on sale NOW!!

Gotta Dance

Visit the online-shop to place your orders and spread the word to family and friends. We have added the shipping option to ‘collect at theatre’ which may be useful for ‘non dancers’ that wouldn’t get to the studio to collect otherwise.

Seats are allocated on a ‘best first’ basis, with the ‘best’ seen as the middle of the auditorium, but if you have any specific requirements, wheelchair, end of aisle etc etc, please make sure to add a comment when placing your order.

Snow Snow Snow !

February 1, 2019

Friday morning classes 1st February cancelled due to Snow.

Classes will be made up in half-term 22nd February

New Dance floor

January 3, 2019

We have a new shiny dance floor!!

Being a professional (and therefore expensive!!) commodity we have purchased to improve our facilities for you, our lovely dancers, we ask that everyone helps us look after it.

You can help by;

Monday Mix Up !

December 9, 2018

As we approach the new year, you may have seen that we are offering a new class from January!

Natalie Dodd has taken the decision to move her career in way that takes her away from WDS on a Monday night. We are sad to see her go, but wish her the very best in her new ventures and insist that she is not a stranger to us!!

So, with Natalie moving on, we have been given the opportunity to mix up Mondays!

From January we welcome to the teaching team :

Gotta Dance! Montage

November 12, 2018

For the last few years we have started our shows with a 'Montage' of dances of different styles joined together with a single theme. This year we can reveal that the theme for the Gotta Dance! Montage is based on the musical City of Angels.

There will be three blocks or choreography, and we are looking for dancers to sign-up for the first and third part (yes, you can sign-up for both parts if you want).

The three Parts and the relevant Choreographers are as follows:

For this show we are making a change to the way in which the Montage choreography is taught. Instead of fighting for class time with other pieces all of the Montage choreography rehearsals will be held on Sundays.

The dates for the rehearsals are 13th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February and 3rd March 2019 and the rehearsals are at 10:00am to 11:30am for Part One, and 11:30am to 1:00pm for Part Three.

If you are interested, and you can commit to the Sunday dates, sign-up sheets are on the studio notice board.

Please sign-up before 1st December.

New Lyrical Jazz class

November 10, 2018

Lyrical Jazz - Monday nights from 7:30pm

Lyrical Jazz

An energetic class combining elements of ballet and jazz. Classes consist of a warm up, body conditioning, corner work and a routine.

A fun class structured for experienced dancers with good jazz and ballet technique.

Starts 14th January 2019

Taught by Laura Sharp / Porter


Gotta Dance !

November 6, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2019 studio show GOTTA DANCE!

Gotta Dance

The show is open to everyone attending classes at the studio, so if you want to get involved come along to class from January and learn the choreography.

There are also many opportunities that do not involve going on stage. Please let us know if you could help out with front of house, costumes, stage management etc.

We would love everyone to start thinking about getting involved so here are the important dates for your diaries:

Sunday run-throughs at the WDS Studio

Please keep these days free.

Technical and Dress rehearsals at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre

Ready to start at 6:30pm.


Warm-up on stage at 6:30pm.

Show tickets will be on sale from the WDS online show from 2nd March.

More details to come in future posts...

Welcome to the BLOG

October 30, 2018

Welcome to the WDS Blog !

If you want to keep updated and informed about everything that is going on at WDS this is the place to check. We will be making regular posts and updates related to our Classes, Shows, and other important events.

So bookmark this page, or add the RSS Feed, and have the latest information at your finger-tips...

Eastbourne Dance Space

January 1, 2015

We have great pleasure in introducing Eastbourne Dance Space, a sister studio to Woking Dance Space, opening in January 2015.

The studio has been established by Claire Tabraham, who was previously a teacher and trustee at WDS. They are starting with a great timetable including Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary classes running during the daytime and evenings.

We wish Claire every success with her new venture. If you are in the Eastbourne area and are looking for a dance class you know where to go..

Hot Hot Hot !

July 22, 2013

Members of Woking Dance Space braved the 30 degree heat on 13th July to perform in Woking’s summer event, Party in the Park.

They presented three popular pieces from our recent show (Taylor, Runaway Baby and Zorbing), as well as reprised the pretty Village Fete ballet from a previous show.

These were performed on the Main Stage and the Big Top – both only a few degrees shy of temperatures hot enough to melt the dance floor.

A group of our dancers also performed in Encounter, a 20 minute long piece, themed around the idea of journeys and involving other community groups, choreographed by Temujin (of Olympic dancing-nurses fame!) and danced in weather defying wellies and rucksacks.

The liberal application of iced water bottles and towels kept everyone on their feet, and WDS proved yet again that they are one of the best community dance groups in the area!

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us!

Dance classes and workshop with the Royal Ballet

August 1, 2012

On 1st September 2012 we are hosting a day of dance classes taught by members of the Royal Ballet, followed by a cocktail party, to help raise funds for a project called INALA (‘An abundance of goodwill’).


The project aims to celebrate and raise awareness of South African culture, with music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, choreography by Mark Baldwin and dancers from the Royal Ballet and Rambert.

The project is being managed by Sisters Grimm, with support from the Royal Ballet, Rambert and Sadler's Wells Theatre, where it will be performed in July 2013.

To book your place for the INALA Masterclasses and Cocktail Party

Class Time Description
Ballet Masterclass 10:00 - 11:15 ages 11 - 16 (Intermediate standard)
Ballet Masterclass 11:30 - 1:00 ages 13 - 18 (pre-professional standard)
Ballet Masterclass 1:30 - 3:00 adults aged 16+ (Inter / Adv standard)
Ballet Repertoire 3:00 - 4:00 adults
Cocktail Party 7:30pm onwards with members of the INALA project

Classes cost £20 each. Please emailinfo@wokingdancespace.org.uk with your booking information and post cheque to Woking Dance Space, Mayford Centre, Smarts Heath Rd, Mayford, Surrey GU22 0PP.

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