About Us

This year RMD celebrates its 17th year as an independent dance school.

Rhythm Mix Dance Academy was established in 2004 by Lucy Manston. Previous to RMD, Lucy was a Dance Teacher at Feet First which was also a very successful dance school in Dorset. When the principle of Feet First retired, the Upton and Parkstone classes were handed down to Lucy and that was when Rhythm Mix was born!

As the classes grew and became very popular Lucy wanted to expand RMD and in 2006 Gemma White joined the school. Gemma had a previous dance history and was also studying Dance at University. In April 2007 Gemma took her Associate Freestyle Dance examination and helped teach the classes whilst Lucy was on maternity leave. Gemma then decided to open her own classes in Wareham.

Hannah Ewers qualified as a teacher in 2015 and Alice Jones in 2016 and they have been dancing with RMD since it all began. In 2017, Lucy and Gemma decided to take a step down and handed their classes onto Hannah and Alice who are now RMD’s principals. Hannah and Alice have since opened up more classes themselves.

We specialise in Freestyle, Commercial, Contemporary, Team, Cheer Dance and AcroDance. Our classes are for all ages and abilities. With our classes you have fun, keep fit and develop your dance knowledge and skills.

We run annual dance shows and UKA dance examinations.

All classes are run by fully insured UKA Dance, Acrobatic Arts and British Gymnastics qualified teachers.

Our prices are kept affordable as we are passionate about every child having an opportunity to take part in what they love.