DANCE HAPPY workshops aim to motivate, inspire and encourage children to express themselves....

For boys and girls from ages 5-12 years old, who will have the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends at the end of the week. Workshops include: Musical Theatre & confidence building games, Modern Dance & Street Dance.

Children are split into two groups: 5-8 yrs and 9-12 yrs. Each younger child will be partnered up for the week with an older buddy to look out for them and help them with things, if they need it. The 2019 workshops run in the week of Monday 12th - Friday 16th August from 10am to 2pm at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre. There is also a sibling discount of 10% off.

A HAPPY & FUN environment, children will be introduced to diverse styles of DANCE. Jo and Robin throughout the week aim to build children's confidence, whilst encouraging them to work well individually and within a dance crew. Motivating children's imagination and inspiration for dance.

Last year the children performed at the end of the week to: 
CALL OUT (The Weekend) 
FINALE: COME ALIVE (The Great Showman; Movie/ Musical) the Ensemble.

Jo Freeman, trained with Laine Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre, RAD & ISTD Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern, Jazz, Street Dance, Contemporary and Flamenco. Jo also teaches Street Dance on Thursdays at Oatlands Village Hall, 4:45pm – 5:45pm. Ages 5-9 years.

Robin Grahame, started dancing at the age of 3 years. Growing up she performed in Oliver! at the Leatherhead Theatre, Little Britain Live at The Apollo and filming for Channel 4. Robin has completed her dance grades to Advanced Two Ballet and Advanced One in Modern and Tap. Robin recently graduated with a First Class Honours from her Musical Theatre degree at London Television Studios.


Riverhouse Barn,
Manor Road,
Surrey, KT12 2PF

Tel: 07511 156222

2019 Summer Dates:

Monday 12th - Friday 16th August
10 - 2pm daily

I love dancing with Jo at Dance Happy - every class is fun yet informative and it doesn’t matter what age or size you are, everyone is welcome. Life just wouldn’t be the same without my dance class.
— Gillian, Walton local
Jo’s classes are very good fun with plenty of laughter and chat - but grounded in serious footwork. All in all, I would highly recommend Jo’s relaxed teaching style. Dance happy - it does what it says on the tin!
— Maura, Walton local