Mad4Dance, Christchurch

Tonight’s performance at Mad4Dance Studio

The 11th advent window was opened this evening by Mad4Dance in Bargates and despite the weather there was a full house!

The evening started with the younger children who gave a delightful performance and  stole the audiences hearts, followed by a dynamic show from the older students. Both were equally impressive and a credit to Julie Laming the proprietor of Mad4Dance.

The Charity this evening was Helping Young Minds, which Julie is also involved with, and she received a cheque for £500 from their generous sponsor, Simon Ward of Mr Greens Estate Agents.

Thank you to our MC , Rotarian John Cooper, who also sponsored a child this evening, as did Rotarian Janice Straughan.

Please see the website for details of how you can get involved.

Mad4Dance performing at CLAC 2022
Mad4Dance performing at CLAC 2022

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Helping Young Minds

Helping Young Minds is a registered charity which was founded in 2020 and is based at the Mad4Dance centre for Dance and Wellbeing in Christchurch. The charity aims to help and support children and young people in the local area with their mental and emotional wellbeing through activities, guidance, information and support.

Helping Young Minds website

Thanks to the venue:

Mad4Dance Studio

Mad4Dance is a vibrant dance school based in Christchurch offering professional training to children, young people and adults. We are committed to enabling every child to grow and develop in dance while always prioritising their overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

We provide classes in street, contemporary, acrobatic arts, tap, modern and ballet for all ages, abilities and backgrounds which are taught by a team of qualified and dedicated teachers.

Thanks to the local sponsor:

Mr Green Estate Agents

Mr Green Homes are an estate agents in Southbourne and Christchurch.

The entertainment was provided by:

11th December’s surprise performers:


Mad4Dance offers classes in ballet, modern, tap, acro, street, contemporary, drama and singing. Students have the chance to take exams, compete in competitions and perform in shows and events locally as well as in Disneyland and the F1 Grand Prix. The teaching is delivered from a holistic approach by prioritising the students’ wellbeing and ensuring they are nurtured and cared for in an inclusive, safe and loving environment.

“Being part of Mad4Dance is like being part of a family. I have found some amazing friends and dance has given me so much confidence in myself.” – 14 yr old student

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Highlights of the event