About MODE

Makers of Dance Energy dance school was established in Swansea in 1999 to overcome the formalities that can be associated with traditional dance schools.  From 22 students to maintaining over 300 students for the last 22 years, the school’s stature for professionalism and quality means our reputation precedes us. 

MODE celebrated its 20 year anniversary in 2019 with a huge sell-out show at Swansea Grand Theatre. We also held a 20 year anniversary party in February 2020 to celebrate MODE going into its 21st year.  Now as we enter a difficult period, we are still providing dance classes in a covid safe and secure enviroment, plus online.

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Book a Trial

If you would like to attend a trial before enrolling with Makers of Dance Energy please fill out the enrolment form.

The trial class is £5 for Mini and Junior, £6 for Pre inter, Inter and Senior classes.  You can have up to two weeks pay as you go trial classes.  There is no uniform, so just clothes they can move in, trainers on the feet and a drink preferably non-fizzy.  That’s it! Come and join the fun!

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  • Rhona Baldwin

    It was lovely to watch the lesson and get a feel for what you all do.  I was very impressed by the structure of the class and the enthusiasm of the girls assisting you! 

  • Samantha Griffiths

    I just wanted to let you know that Toria thoroughly enjoyed both classes with you tonight! Thank you for making her feel so welcome and see you next week

  • Sam Shingler

    Keira has had a fabulous week & met some lovely new friends. Thank you all. X

  • Lisa Corfield

    It was fab - kids have loved it this week-thank you!! Xx

  • Jill Newnham

    Good reputation + recommended by friends.

  • Clare Finselbach

    MODE is run smoothly; Sarah is very pleasant, friendly and helpful.  The lessons are short enough to keep my sons attention while not being too challenging” + “ I choose MODE because of many reasons; locations, times + cost being very important.  I contacted Sarah via email and she was very welcoming.

  • Ffion Harries

    As I had heard a lot of good comments from one other older child’s mum, I thought I would give it a go – it’s the best thing I have ever done.

  • Rhodri Harries

    I heard a lot of good comments from other parents, it’s the best thing, thank you for making his confidence grow so much.

  • Michael Bevan

    Friendly staff and good ethics.

  • Claire Harries

    Classes are local and affordable and I received great feedback from other parents when deciding on a school.

  • J Evans

    I chose MODE after speaking to Sarah and receiving a warm and professional welcome.

  • Heather Roberts

    Initially because it was local, we’ve stayed because it is friendly, professional and child centred.

  • Syvona Woods

    Maddi loves to come to MODE, as it is fun + friendly, she has met a lot of friends and achieved so much over the years ... the classes are fun, all the older girls help with the younger ones and the teachers are amazing.

  • Ffion Harries

    Since joining MODE it has built her confidence a lot. Ella loves coming everything about the dance class, she looks forward to coming every Wednesday.

  • Rhodri Harries

    Iestyn loves dancing with MODE, he has become more confident to dance, he enjoys learning new moves, he also loves showing his friends what he has learnt.

  • Rebecca Rassatter

    Relaxed atmosphere, make friends whilst learning new dance moves and keeping active ... fantastic show where the parents are so proud and the children are confident and raring to go ... fees have hardly increased in the past 4 years, have recommended MODE to many.

  • Sky age 6

    It’s fun and I enjoy learning new dances.

  • Michael Bevan

    I rang around and after speaking to Sarah, really friendly choose MODE. Wasn’t disappointed, Ashleigh started just before her 6th Birthday with no experience and was made to feel welcome and fitted in, in no time and was involved in the annual show which was a massive confidence boost – RECOMMENDED!

  • Claire Harries

    Demi has and still does dance everywhere she goes, even at the shops! She started dancing with MODE in the Minis and has progressed through the years to the Pre inters. Demi loves MODE and enjoys every class, Fridays are always a good day! She loves the sense of MODE being a big family!” + “happy children = happy mummys.

  • Kathryn Williams - Mini class

    Alisha enjoys coming as she has made new friends and Sarah makes dancing fun... the teachers and helpers are very friendly.

  • Anwaar Younnis - Pre inter + Junior Class

    Relaxed approach, Fun, Sarah is wonderful!

  • Heather Roberts - Mini Class

    I hadn’t realised that she loved it so much until 1 week I made a mistake with dates – she was inconsolable. She’s never got bored or not wanted to attend.

  • Jemma Leentfaar

    Adult class is fab! You burn as many calories laughing, as you do dancing!!!!

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  • Mini Mode

    Mini Mode

    We have so much fun in this class, we change the theme every term, from funky fairytales to space we head off on a mini adventure. Fusing the styles of hip hop and jazz into a fun, inclusive and supportive class.

    Ages 3 - 5

    Length of Class - ¾ hour

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    Created for little dancers this class combines a fun mixture of dance, technical exercises and movement games. Songs and poems are especially written by Makers of Dance Energy teachers, combined with current chart / TV music suitable to that age group. Makers of Dance Energy focuses on the dance basics that increase musicality, co-ordination and confidence.

    Each term is themed and children receive a free colouring sheet and stickers every week.

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  • Junior


    An exciting, fun class that will have them giggling all the way through. In this class we fuse the styles of hip hop and jazz in a creative way. We teach the foundations of hip hop, timing, styles and through in some movement games too. All to age appropriate current music.

    Age 6 - 8

    Length of Class - ¾ hour

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    The Junior class offers the younger generation a chance to experience the funky combination of two dance styles in one creative session. Using current chart music applicable to their age, mixed with dance games, technique and routines, students increase mobility and co - ordination; gain confidence and have fun dancing.

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  • Pre Inter

    Pre Inter

    A fun dance class where you can make new friends whilst learning a skill. Its mixed ability, we can cater for all. Get fit, be creative and get inspired to dance. Whether it’s the jazz technique or the upbeat street, you can dance both or just 1 style it’s up to you.

    Ages 8 - 11

    Length of class - 1hour of Jazz or 1 hour of Street or 2 hours of both

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    Pre Intermediate is designed to bridge the gap between Junior and Intermediate age groups. This class aims to push the students that little bit harder as it separates the styles of Jazz and Street dance. Improving upon the basics of each dance style, new steps are added and students are encouraged to take their technique one step further. An energetic class full of new ideas, fun routines and funky steps that improves confidence, concentration and technical ability.

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  • Intermediate


    Like minded, inspirational, creative and fun. Many of the words that the students have associated with the Intermediate class. It's a mixed ability class, so whether you are just starting out or have done a couple of years in classes, we have a dance class fo you.

    Age 11 +

    Length of class - 1 hour of Jazz or 1 hour of Street or 2 hours of both

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    Intermediates are introduced to more specific styles within Street and Jazz dance. Using a specially created dance syllabus that enhances their technique, flexibility and co-ordination, students focus on more detailed technical exercises combined with funky routines in both classes. Using current chart music, mixed hip hop tracks and introducing jazz, swing and musical theatre music this class gives a vast variety of dance and music trends.

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  • Senior


    Students build on their technical vocabulary and develop a more individual style. Mix, laugh, socialise all whilst staying fit. A class that will push you not only creatively but will improve stamina, flexibility, strength, style, musically…the list goes on.

    Age 13 +

    Length of class - 1 hour of Jazz or 1 hour of Street or 2 hours of both

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    The senior class is a more advanced version of the Intermediate class that allows the students to build on their technical vocabulary and develop a more individual style. Dancing to mixed hip hop tracks, chart music and various styles of jazz music this class not only expands their dance skills but also enhances their cultural appreciation.

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  • Advanced


    For experienced dancers our advanced classes really push the technical ability of our students. Challenging, inspiring and fun. Come away from the class with the feeling of WOW! We have advanced classed in Street/Hip Hop and Jazz, so there are options for everyone.

    An adventurous, fun filled class for adults, focusing on Street Dance technique.  With the option of being involved in the show or not - NO Pressure, just Fun! 

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Venues for makers of Dance Energy

Please click on the venue  that is closest to you for further information

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  • Ace Kirby AJ

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    Ace Kirby AJ

    A graduate of UEL Urban Dance Degree, I have been teaching for over 7 years. A professional dancer with numerous music videos including George Ezra, my passion for street dance its development and history is top priority. I love tea! Pizza and anything not good for you! As well as working with MODE, I am also an event manager for Deja Vu Entertainment organizing some of the top UK dance events.

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  • Caitlin Brown

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    Caitlin Brown

    As one of the longest members of the MODE family, I have years and years of experience within MODE and am delighted to finally become a permanent member of the teaching team. My energy and passion for minis and juniors is forever growing and as I have been a cute little mini & junior on that big stage, I’m excited to pass my confidence and happiness into the classes.

    If I’m not teaching or dancing, you can catch me on the sofa singing along to the best musicals in town with some chocolate nearby. This big friendly giant is a huge ball of fun, don’t let my height fool you!

  • Harrison Campbell

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    Harrison Campbell

    As a recent graduate of Shockout the UK's only street dance training college, I still dance professionally between teaching and master class workshops.  Dance is my passion and I love having the opportunity to pass that on to the younger generation.  If I am not dancing, then its lunch with my mates! 

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  • Lauren Buckley

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    Lauren Buckley

    I trained at the prestigious London Studio Centre, a performing arts college where I studied a range of dance mediums from ballet, contemporary, commercial to the 1920’s Charleston. My two passions in life are performing and my two beautiful children. With over  30 years of experience in the dance industry I am so excited to pass my knowledge, skills, ambition and most of all my love for dance to the younger generations. After returning home from the big smoke, I resumed my passion for dance at Makers of Dance Energy, which makes it even more exciting to return to MODE for the second time.

  • Molly Carr

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    Molly Carr

    After growing up being a dancer at MODE myself, I am overwhelmed and excited to now be a part of the teaching team. After studying dance at college for 2 years and a years intensive training at Shockout Arts, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and skills. With over 15 years experience in MODE I looking forward to sharing the passion, commitment and love I have for the school.

  • Natalie Sabidio

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    Natalie Sabidio

    Don’t let my size fool you, in the words of Dylan Thomas “tough but tiny”. All I’ve ever wanted to do with my life was to dance and I am so privileged to be able to do it every day. I enjoy my job, I believe in high energy classes. If I’m having fun so will my pupils!! Dance class to me should improve not only the pupil’s technique and skills but also help their confidence and expand their minds. As the saying goes Live, Love, Laugh. In this job I definitely do all three. If I’m not dancing (which is all the time. Ants in her pants springs to mind) I can be found spending my time with my friends trying out new things whether its skate boarding down mumbles, paddle boarding or trying new things you can guarantee one thing. I’ll be smiling the whole time.

    PS if you ever find I’m not smiling give me food, it usually does the trick!!

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  • Sarah Gittins

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    Sarah Gittins

    As the founder of MODE and mum of 2 young even busier boys, my cup of coffee (white if you are making) takes me head long into the school run. My passion for dance and creativity is evident, as anyone who I have bored the pants off whilst talking about it would testify! I am learning to worry less, laugh more, and not stress over the small stuff. If I am not singing Frozen (badly!) with my boys, creating poems or lesson plans, dancing in my kitchen or racing down a hill on my mountain bike (my new found hobbie!); then find me on the beach! Ideally with a glass of red!

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  • Are your classes safe with Covid-19?

    MODE has its certificate to recognise that we are covid secure and all the staff have passed Covid training. We have very comprehensive safety procedures, risk assessment and are very strict about the rules. You and your family's safety is our priority and we take this very seriously.
  • Do classes run in the summer?

    No, MODE’s terms run in conjunction with the school term. 3 terms a year and we stop for half term.
  • Does my child need to bring anything to class?

    They need to bring a drink to every class (non-fizzy)
  • How many shows do you do a year?

    We do 1 large show each year in the summer term. We have been asked to perform in the Lord Mayors Show at Christmas, but this is optional and requires additional rehearsals.
  • How will my child develop?

    Each student will progress at a different speed and some make better advances in one style more than another it depends on each individual child.
  • What if my child does not want to attend anymore?

    You will need to notify the office before the term starts.
  • What if we miss?

    Then you can take a top up class; these are available to all students - if you miss a week, notify the office and you can attend any of our other schools and catch up your class, within that term. Unfortunately this is not available on show terms, as routines will vary from class to class.
  • What should my child wear to class?

    Here at MODE, we don’t have a uniform, many of the children like to wear a MODE t-shirt but it is not compulsory. Your child will need to wear clothes that they can move in and a pair of trainers on the feet. If doing jazz (Age 9 and up) jazz shoes are advised but only after the trial, for the trial, soft shoes, socks with grips like trampoline ones or trainers/pumps will do.
  • What will my child be doing each week?

    It depends on the age group (see classes) generally dance classes are broken down into a number of sections. Warm ups, technical exercises, traveling and routines. If it is a show term, the focus is mostly on the show dance only.
  • When does my child move up a class?

    The classes are age based, however if we feel as teachers that your child needs to be challenged more then we will advise accordingly. Sometimes there is a big jump between two classes and we have to make sure the children are ready for that jump.

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News and Events

  1. We are back open! 21.Dec.2020

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    We have been open since Sept and are planning on re-opening on the 19th Jan. In person, or online, we will be back dancing.

  2. An offer for the New Year 21.Dec.2020

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    It has been a difficult year, so here at MODE we are offering 50% off ALL trials before half term.

  3. A mini Adventure! 21.Dec.2020

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    Our mini theme this term is Step in Time. Join us as we travel to different times and lands on a magical, musical and creative journey.

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  4. Keeping your child safe 26.Sep.2020

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    Here at MODE we take the safety of your child and your family very seriously. If you have any concerns about sending your child to our classes, Sarah invites you to ring her so she can talk you through the various procedures we have in place.

  5. Our Mini Dancers are off on and adventure 26.Sep.2020

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    An exciting journey into fairytale land, filled with stories, games and maybe the occasional giant or dragon! Help us open our magical story book into a fun filled world of dance.


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    Taking on New students from age 3+ for the WINTER Term 2020 Limited spaces left in a high number of classes. Please get in touch to check availablity

  7. MODE 20 Years 10.Aug.2019

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    MODE is celebrating its 20th Year in Business! Established in 1999 and still going strong.

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