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, Contemporary, Acro, 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.
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 2019 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.
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, Senior Coach Louisa Bowker, Hannah Gawne, Miriam Morris, Cheryl Moon and Beverley Dentith. We have 3 Teaching Assistants Annabelle Callister, and Ellie Caine who work with our students really well on a regular basis. Behind the scenes we have our Administrations Manager Michelle O'Hea and on reception is Georgia Boyd. All our staff are fully CRB checked and we hold an up to date PRS Licence for all. Find out more about our staff below.
A bit about Kate FDIPIDTA
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. In 2019 Kate obtained a distinction for her freestyle Fellowship, this is the highest qualification you can obtain in this genre, and is now qualified to adjudicate in everything that falls under this genre. Hip hop, dance exercises and Cheer as an example. This qualification means Kate is one step closer to becoming an IDTA Examiner, something which will bring so much to our students in lots of ways!
Kate formed our Dance School called Move It with just 10 Students In community halls in 2011. 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, and a show girl in the 2016 production of the Producers which she enjoyed performing alongside 11 Move It members and teachers.
A bit about Bev
Bev 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 it's 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!
Louisa has been part of the Move it team since 2017. Louisa is our head cheer stunt and acro coach as well as teaching cheer dance, freestyle and hip hop. During her three years of cheering as a Liverpool John Moores Jet, she has won Coed Level 4 at Future Cheer in 2017 and Level 2 All-Girls at JamFest Cheer and Dance in 2016. Before cheering, Louisa was a gymnast, and a gymnastics coaching assistant for over a decade and found the skills learnt here are imperative for a good Cheer coach. "Working at Move it was the best decision i've ever made. It's amazing to be part of such a welcoming dance family and I love watching my students grow in confidence and skill."
Joined our awesome team October 2018 as our Administrations liaison Manager.
Michelle O'Hea was so invaluable as a volunteer at the studio that we have offered her a permanent position within the company, and now does all back office tasks associated with running a dance school.
Miriam has also been taught by Kate for over 10 years and in this time has many 1st place trophies and dozens of amazing exam results, including distinctions in all 5 of the Freestyle grades that she completed jin 2018. Miriam is the overall highest ever scorer in an Exam with Move it scoring a huge 96/100 in one of her Freestyle exams! That is the top 1% of all students in the WORLD that score that high, according to the IDTA head office!
Miriam's passion is Cheerleading and Freestyle and still to this day regularly competes in the UK and improves with every competition she attends. Loved by everyone at Move it and in School (Chosen for Prom queen by her peers no less) she will be such an enthusiastic inspiring teacher within the Move it crew.
Hannah has been dancing at Move it since it first began and has loved it ever since. Since starting, she has taken part in many exams including Tap, Team, Modern and Freestyle where she completed her Grade 5 exam last year. Hannah has taken part in all the Move it shows and also in local competitions including the next big thing and the guild, which has helped her to gain amazing experience. Hannah is looking forward to starting her teaching work this year with move it, and can't wait to learn from the team at move it and become a great teacher with a great team.
Hannah is wonderful asset to the team, and her skills in Modern dance will be greatly used is these classes she will be teaching. She is currently studying for her A levels and is ready for the next challenge at move it and becoming an IDTA qualified teacher in March.
Annabelle started Move it in 2011 at age 9. She had never danced before, however participating in a few of Move its classes such as freestyle, she realised she had a strong passion for dancing. In 2013 she had her first exams in freestyle and Cheerleading. Since then she has completed 17 exams with IDTA, including all the freestyle grade exams possible, with each one achieving a fantastic distinction! dancing with Move it has given her lots of self confidence and a whole network of amazing friends. She is very excited to start her teacher with Move it, and looks forward to taking Freestyle classes!
This is Cheryl! Cheryl started dancing when she was three years old and continued to dance until she was 18. Cheryl trained in many different styles including ballet, tap, jazz, street and pointe work. In that time she performed in many shows, competitions, pantomimes and taught little ones ballet. Cheryl has had a ten year break where she now has a degree in nursing and has had her own family. Her children started at Move It in 2018 and from seeing how much they enjoyed dancing, she wanted to get back into it. In January 2019 she started attending Adult lessons at Move it for Ballet and Modern and achieved top scorer for both exams in those exam!
she is so excited to be part of the Move It team and to be teaching again.Here is a list of her current qualifications.
IDTA- Gymnastics Lime award
Theatre Craft - Bronze
Modern Jazz - Gold
Freestyle Solo - Silver
Ballet - Bronze
Tap - Grade 3
Rad - Ballet Grade 7
ISTD - Tap - Intermediate