About us:  

Samantha Dene's Dance and Fitness was launched in January 2018, it is a friendly non-competitive dance school which continues to expand. We provide professional and exciting classes for children ages 2+ and fun fitness classes for adults. We also provide holiday clubs, performance opportunities, host children's parties, themed events, fundraising events and more.

At Samantha Dene's Dance we want children to discover and develop their artistic side whilst building and enhancing their self-confidence. We are passionate about the art of dance and encouraging children to believe in themselves. We use a growth mindset through our teaching to develop confidence in our students.

At Samantha Dene's we are resilient, passionate, and creative. In every class, we want to give your child the encouragement and direction they need to excel and we create an ideal learning atmosphere by providing a positive, happy, and creative environment. 

We pride ourselves in being an affordable dance school open to all.

Our aim in our children's classes is to encourage not only confidence, but to enhance performance skills and teach the correct dance technique in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere and without the pressure to take exams. 

We believe that children who dance work on; their creativity, expression and on building relationships with peers. Children develop gross and fine motor skills, strength, balance, increase cardiovascular health and kinaesthetic awareness. The classes teach the children structure, class etiquette, and team work, helping to put them in good stead for their future. 

We recognise hard work and reward our Little Ballet Stars with reward stickers, our Mini's with the Star of the Week reward stickers, our older students are rewarded with the "Star Award" each half term and each child receives a certificate termly.

We at Samantha Dene's have performing and teaching experience as well First Aid qualifications. 


Samantha has launched her own Shake Dance Fitness class, brand and franchise called "Shake, by Samantha." The ethos of the class is to strengthen both mental and physical health by leaving all stresses, negativity and worries outside of the class and by taking part in an endorphin releasing workout. The aim with the class is to have all clients leaving feeling uplifted, motivated, de-stressed and energised whilst shaking off any undesired weight too!

 Core Strength classes are also available to help you to achieve your fitness goals.

Book onto an adult fitness class here

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About our Teachers:

Meet Samantha:

Samantha, Principal of Samantha Dene's Dance, trained at The Hammond School, Chester from the age of 11, graduating in 2012 with a Distinction in a Level 6 Diploma of Professional dance.

She is a versatile dancer having trained in several styles; ballet, contemporary, tap, street and commercial. She was chosen as Dance Captain on a U.K tour for the 'Hammond Performing Company'. Since graduating; she completed her first 9 month contract on-board a Costa Cruise ship, training in Italy and sailing around the Mediterranean and Europe. From there she went onto 'P&O Australia' cruise line working with 'GrayBoy Entertainment', training in Sydney and sailing around Australia and Asia. Sam has done various other performing work including; flash-mobs, fashion show events, commercial corporate events and more.

Since being back in the U.K she has completed her Diploma in Dance Instruction and a Diploma in Dance Education therefore becoming a fully qualified ISTD dance teacher enabling her to enter children into examinations. She has gained teaching experience working for established dance schools and in both primary and secondary schools across North Wales and the North West. Samantha gained her ZUMBA qualifications in 2017 and held successful Zumba classes for three years.

Samantha is passionate about teaching and loves to motivate people therefore she pursued her ideas and dreams and launched classes under the name 'Samantha Dene's Dance and Fitness' in January 2018 and the school continues to expand.

In 2020, Samantha launched another business avenue with a new dance fitness class and franchise "Shake, By Samantha". She hopes this class will bring positivity and stress relief to those participating, as well as help people achieve their fitness goals.

Samantha has an enhanced DBS, is first aid trained and holds safeguarding qualifications so you can be sure that your children are in safe and qualified hands. 

Meet Lauren:

Lauren trained at the Hammond School of Dance as a Musical Theatre student. After graduating, Lauren went straight into working across the Canaries and later the Mediterranean as part of two 6 month contracts with PEEL Talent as a Singer/Dancer on the Thomson Majesty. Shows whilst on board covered an array of genres from rock & pop to musical theatre, featuring material from Les Mis, Oliver!, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (amongst others.)

Lauren has a vast amount of experience as a Singer, Dancer and Choreographer and has performed across the U.K. in well known venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Shaw Theatre in London's West-End and The Lowry, in a number of concerts including 'The Band that Jack Built' and 'Spring Awakening'. T.V credits include Blue Murder, Waterloo Road, Got To Dance and the short-film Out in the Darkness directed by Emma Lucia.

Lauren has also graduated with a first in Theatre BA Honours at the Guildford school of acting. Lauren is engaged and passionate about all forms of musical theatre and looks forward to helping Samatha Dene's students kick start their careers in the performing arts industry!

Meet Mia:

Mia is a professional performer and teacher. She is a new graduate from the Hammond School after completing her BA Hons in Musical Theatre. Mia has taught dance and drama for over 4 years and absolutely loves seeing children grow in skill, talent and confidence and can't wait to teach the students at Samantha Dene's Dance and Fitness.

Meet Rachel:

Rachel Gittins is an independent dance artist based in the North West and North Wales. Since graduating from Edge Hill University she has had a versatile career of performing, teaching and modelling.

Rachel has toured with contemporary dance companies such as Company Chameleon and Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance, and performed in ballet productions for companies such as Box Events UK and Oyster Opera.
So far Rachel has featured in four music videos, including The Hara and Holly Fitzgerald, and was a backing dancer for Boney M in 2019 and the Voice's Holly Ellison in 2017.
Rachel has a passion for teaching and facilitates dance workshops of all genres within dance schools, prisons, elderly groups, universities and primary/ high schools.

Meet Sophie:

Sophie is in her final year of study at the University of Chester studying Performing Arts with prior training in Musical Theatre and LAMDA acting, achieving a grade 8 Gold medal with a distinction. Whilst in her second year of University, Sophie was delighted to be a member of the 2023 Storyhouse Young Company, and performed in a play called 'The Trials'. The Young Company is a training programme held in Chester's local theatre designed for aspiring young actors aged 16-25. Sophie is currently working on her final production at University where she will be performing in the play 'The Real Estate'.

Sophie has experience teaching in other drama schools in Staffordshire where she is from, before moving to Chester for University. Sophie can't wait to pass on her passion and love for all things musical theatre with the Samantha Dene's students. 

Register your interest for joining our team at Samantha Dene's Dance and Fitness or for becoming a Shake instructor.