About Us

Move It Dance was formed in 2011 by Kate Caine. We started with one class a week in Onchan community centre, and we have grown to over 30 classes a week, and over 10 different dance styles. Our aim is to bring fun, through dance, to as many people as possible. Move It has a very enjoyable style of dance class and we try to be as relaxed as possible. We have a 100% pass rate with our students in their exams through IDTA and we enter various competitions as a team. (You may have seen us in the live final of Isle of Man’s got talent 2013! Or 2015 Next Big Thing where we won the people's choice award!) We teach various dance styles, including Freestyle, Cheer, Lyrical, Street, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap and many others. Check out our timetable on the Downloads page for a full class breakdown.  

At Move It we also offer Private Tuition for Wedding dances, Audition pieces or just a one to one to get you started if you may feel a tad shy.

Future Plans

Since Move It began we have tried to improve and expand to bring to you an amazing dance school that has something to offer everyone. Kate recently became an IDTA Associate in the Theatre branch through IDTA and a Licentiate in Freestyle. Kate is continuing her learning, to bring the latest trends and styles to Move it. 

We also put on shows, with our first show being held on the 26th September 2014! It was at the Gaiety Theatre which we thoroughly enjoyed our second show was held on the 2nd & 3rd December 2016, which was a huge success and lots of fun! Everyone is welcome to join us in our show, no matter the age or ability. Everyone has a chance to shine. Throughout 2017 we will look to put on workshops in styles we don't teach and holiday workshops to get you to try out new styles that you may love and want us to add to our regular timetable. We also have private lessons, for Dance, Health and Nutrition or even a room to hire out and practise an instrument. We have attended four Cheerleading Competitions in Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens with amazing success of over 30 podium places and two 2nd placed squad's! We want Move It to be a place for all things dance and theatre! We have lots of exciting things happening at Move It, and we hope you want to come along and join in the fun. Visit our contact page for our details.

 

Our Staff

We have a strong team at Move It Dance to enable us to bring you a high level of teaching excellence. Our main teachers are Director Kate Caine, Jasmine Marsh and Beverley Dentith  We have 2 Teaching Assistants Georgia Maddocks and Darryl Fox, who work with our students really well on a regular basis. Behind the scenes we have our Studio Manager Angela Rowley and on reception is Sarah Lisy All our staff are fully CRB checked and we hold an upto date PRS Licence for all. Find out more about our staff below.                                                

 

A bit about Kate LFABApDIPIDTA 

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Kate has been dancing since the age of three studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Morris and Formation through the years. 

She started as a teaching assistant in 2001 and progressed to choreographer and trainer in 2004. In 2011 she travelled to London and studied the IDTA Freestyle Syllabus and became a qualified IDTA Freestyle Teacher. In 2014 she travelled to the UK and became Pre Associate 1 and 2 in the Theatre branch. In 2015 she received her Anatomy diploma, and also finished her three year training to become fully qualified in the IDTA Theatre Branch as a Ballet Associate, whilst studying for her Licentiate in Freestyle, where she gained a Distinction. Kate is also a qualified First Aider and has attended a course on Safeguarding and Protecting Children.

Kate formed our Dance School called Move It with just 10 Students In community halls. They are expanding and growing all the time and currently have various classes throughout the week, and now have over 200 pupils. Kate loves to dance, and enjoys bringing this joy to as many others as possible. Kate thoroughly enjoys performing and was a cast member in the DCU's The who's Tommy in 2014, and Was Peters Wife in the DCU's Jesus Christ Superstar, which she enjoyed performing alongside 11 Move It members and teachers.

 

 

A bit about Bev

Bev HSBev is our Exercise Coach and you will usually find her organising and ensuring all students are warmed up ready for classes. In 2016 Bev gained a Diploma with a Distinction and is a qualified Fitness Instructor. Like so many people Bev has struggled with her weight and self-confidence for many years. She decided to start studying general fitness, not only for herself, but to help others in the same situation. Bev can develop a programme to your personal needs whether its to keep you fit or support you whilst getting in shape. Bev can also provide a personal food programme, and/or a general fitness programme, tailored to your needs. She loves what Move it brings to children and adults on a health and fitness level and likes being part of the team. If you would like some one to one classes or you would like to get a group keep fit class up and running for you and your friends at your convenience then give her a call today!

 

A bit about Jasmine

Jazz HSJasmine has been dancing for 8 years. She moved to the Island when she was 10 years old and has been dancing locally ever since. She is trained in ballet, modern and tap, and has completed many exams in all three styles including her intermediate ballet exam. Jasmine has been involved in many shows at the Gaiety Theatre and loves to perform. Dancing is Jasmine's main passion and loves teaching it. She has recently passed her level 4 diploma with BBO and is awaiting her results for her level 5 later this year. This will give Jasmine a top qualification in dance teaching, which she can bring to her classes, giving your children the best learning experience, and parents the knowledge your children are being taught by someone so highly qualified.  

A bit about Louisa

 

Louisa lives on the Isle of Man and while at university in 2014 joined a cheer team and quickly advanced within the sport. During three years of cheering, she has won Coed Level Four at Future Cheer in 2017 and Level Two All-Girls at JamFest Cheer and Dance in 2016. Before cheering, Louisa was a gymnast, and a gynamstics coach for over a decade and found the skills learnt here are imperative for a good Cheer coach. Louisa is very excited to get working on our Stunt Cheer team and attend competitions with the new team.

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Suzanne has been dancing since she was just three years old and is trained in ballet, tap and modern. She has been involved in many shows and has completed numerous exams. Dancing has always been a passion of hers and she can’t wait to share this with everyone at Move it Dance.