DANCE CLASSES FOR AGES 2 -19
My name is Marie Spanou and I would like to introduce you to Fortitude Dance Company. We teach various dance styles in St Paul's Church Hall and we also provide children's dance part
courage, strength, resolution, determination, guts, patience,
endurance, bravery, backbone, perseverance, staying power,
strength of mind
We are teaching our pupils life skills through the medium of dance, whilst they have fun.
Learn Ballet and Street Dance in our exciting and energetic classes in St Paul's Church Hall,
Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, N21 1JA
Ballet For Fun
A fun and exciting class introducing children to the technique of ballet. The classes use props and engaging music to add to the fun. We have an annual show which all our pupils are invited to participate.
Ages 2 - 3 10-10.45am Ballet For Fun
Ages 4 -6 11-11.45am Ballet For Fun
Learn Street Dance, Break Dance and Hip Hop routines in this exciting and energetic class.
Ages 6 -11 12-1pm Street Dance
Looking for something different, fun, entertaining & full of energy for your child's birthday?
Why not try one of our dance parties! We offer various packages for ages 1 upwards with various options and can tailor the party to suit your preference, themes etc. Our dance parties will make your child's birthday party one to remember!
I trained in community dance at Middlesex University and have been have been teaching dance in Primary & Secondary Schools and Community groups for more than ten years, working with young people of all ages and abilities.
Working with young people is my passion, watching them grow and develop through dance is so rewarding. The confidence and social skills they gain are taken into other aspects of their lives and that is such a rewarding part of the job. I set up Fortitude Dance Company because I wanted to provide classes for young people where dancing just because you love to dance was the main focus. Classes where children are not judged on ability and everyone is equal. Where new friendships form and children really discover who they are, gain confidence & are able to express themselves. We do teach exam syllabuses or push for perfection, we teach for enjoyment. Here is what some of our pupils and parents have said about Fortitude:
"The company will also give the young people opportunities to perform gaining many excited experiences. Young people are the future and investing in them is so important. At Fortitude my children are inspired to dance in a happy, friendly environment with the emphasis on fun, enthusiasm and dedication rather than ability. We look forward to the Fortitude show every year and are constantly amazed at the professionalism of the children and the joy with which they dance. I am eternally grateful to Marie and her team for the work they put into making dance enjoyable and inclusive whilst at the same time challenging the children creatively and physically. Fortitude is time spent socialising, exercising and learning a skill rather than sitting in front of a screen. Thank you Marie."
"I love Fortitude. It is the place where I can express myself and be with my friends. I have also made a lot of friends from other schools. Dance is part of my heart! If I didn't go to Fortitude I wouldn't be as happy, anyone can dance if they practice. The shows we do are fabulous and make mums and dads proud. Marie is such a great teacher and is so helpful. Dance is power and Fortitude is powerful. I absolutely, positively love Fortitude."
Leila (Age 10)
On our website and Facebook page you can see more videos and photographs of our classes and performances, more testimonials and our fee structure.