XCITE Dance logo for dance competitions and masterclasses UK.

ABOUT US

We wanted to create a business which supports the dance world in many ways,

using our knowledge and experience to help dance schools and performers 

 be the best that they can be.

Julie Holden XCITE Dance Director

JULIE HOLDEN

Julie has many years’ experience being

a dance mum and chaperone,

so understands what dancers and their families really want from competitions and workshops.

She combines this with her project management skills and business operations flair to deliver a fair,

value for money, fun experience

every time anyone interacts with XCITE Dance.

Lucy Wood XCITE Dance Director

LUCY WOOD

Having worked with the education sector for many years, Lucy has a passion for guiding young people to achieve their potential in life. She also understands what it takes for a dance academy to flourish,

using her direct approach and

unhealthy love of documentation

to benefit all of XCITE Dance’s customers.

 

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

Angela Taylor
Alan Burkitt
Hannah Levitt-Collins
Sara Morley
Lucy Jane Adcock
Josie Lee
Harriet Bunton
James Redman
Megan Heathcott-Mould
Danni Fry

 

We surround ourselves with wonderful people

who bring further creativity, artistry and technical knowledge 

to our team. 

These include academy principals, choreographers, technicians, dance teachers and dancers themselves.

 

CLICK HERE to look at some of the great people

who work with us at our UK competitions and masterclasses.

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

 
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Premiere Scholars is an exciting Dance and Musical Theatre Associate programme designed to advance talented students located in the south of England. This course is designed to run alongside students’ existing training, complimenting this with the opportunity to work with leading professionals in the dance and theatre industry.

The Premiere Scholars directors, Alan Burkitt and Claire Brazier, are dedicated to nurturing unique performers and encourage a perfect balance of technique, artistry, discipline and passion.

They have been running with huge success for three years. Many of their Jazz and MT Scholars have appeared in various West End and touring productions, as well as feature films.

 

Premiere Scholars graduates have also been successful is gaining entry to many top Theatre colleges including Bird, Laine Theatre Arts , Performers, London Studio Centre and Wilkes.

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The Brighton Academy opened its doors to its first class of full time performing arts students in September 2011,

with four successful West End performers

at its head.

Their courses are aimed at presenting the industry with individuals who are not only talented and professionally trained but also well equipped,

both physically and mentally to face the inevitable challenges they'll encounter

as they break into the business.

With Patrons including Sir Matthew Bourne,

Dr Stephen Mear & Bill Deamer,

TBA really is the place to train.

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At MEPA they take pride in their open and friendly approach to teaching by nurturing a “can do” attitude. They are determined to bring out the best in every performer, by understanding that each individual has their own unique way of learning. This enables them to acknowledge and support each student’s specific needs.

Through the implementation of effective teaching methods, they can create an environment of trust, confidence and achievement where each and every student can thrive.

By receiving their bespoke and tailored training, they aim for their students to gain the skills and knowledge to uphold a long, healthy and successful career in the performing arts.

 

MEPA College is delighted to be working in conjunction with XCITE Dance, helping to provide support for young dancers, dance schools and small businesses.

DANCEWEAR SPONSORS

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Eden Dancewear launched in Spring 2017, driven by the ambition to create the most glamorous dancewear which is hand-manufactured by experts in the UK. 

Their collections are inspired by what dancers want to wear and be seen in, whilst remaining comfortable and durable.

Eden Dancewear Ambassadors also represent the brand. They are accomplished dancers in their own right who share Eden’s principals and integrity, championing their core values of inclusivity, fun and friendship and encouraging dancers to support each other across the wider dance community.

For these reasons XCITE Dance is proud to be partnering with Eden Dancewear.

MEDIA SPONSORS

Some of the amazing businesses XCITE Dance is working with.

MEMBERSHIPS

 
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One Dance UK is the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and more diverse dance sector.

 

They present one clear voice to support, advocate, enhance and give profile to dance in the UK. 

 

Their aim is to provide information, resources and opportunities for a workforce that is well-equipped

to secure dance’s prominence in the cultural landscape of the future.

XCITE Dance is happy to be supporting this worthy cause which does so much for our industry.

 

WORK WITH US

We love working with people who have a passion for supporting the dance world

and get excited going to work! 

If you feel this is you or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

“I have been working closely with the XCITE Dance team for many months now and have found them to be brilliant!

They helped me to get organised and focused, streamlining my processes, setting up a

new class management system and getting some new projects off the ground. 

They supported with the minefield of Covid regulations to help get us dancing in the studios again.

Recently they organised an in-house showcase to give our students the opportunity to perform –

all live streamed and organised with little involvement from me.  Our parents and students loved it! 

I am looking forward to XCITE Dance continuing to support me in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them.”

— Angela Taylor, Principal, Steppin' Out Academy of Performance