Welcoming ‘Got To Dance’ Semi-Finalist Lauren Ogden to Empowered Studios

Lauren Ogden
Lauren Ogden

It is our pleasure to welcome Got To Dance semi-finalist Lauren Ogden to the teaching team at Empowered Studios .

Lauren is currently training at Stockout Arts, where she is completing a BA Honours degree in Professional and Commercial Dance.

She has been delivering classes and workshops throughout the country for a number of years and has trained in dance styles including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary.

Lauren has travelled as far as America to further her training, more recently concentrating on Commercial, Urban Choreography and Street.

Got To Dance

Other career highlights include travelling to America to train in Los Angeles; performing in the LA Carnival; performing at the World Of Dance in Germany, and of course, appearing on the hit TV show, Got To Dance.

Lauren and her street dance group just missed out on the finals of the show. As a semi-finalist on Got to Dance, she was mentored by Ashey Banjo from Diversity.

Lauren is looking forward to passing her knowledge and skills on to the students of Empowered Studios. Watch this space!

Click here to meet the rest of the Empowered team.

Empowered Students Appear in Educational Dance Video!

Five lucky Empowered students were chosen by producers at the Animalates team to appear in their new eductional dance video.

The students spent the day performing at the Animalates Studio in Wigan.

It was a fantastic experience for them and we were extremely proud of how professionally they all behaved.

Four of our older students were also selected to wear the full Animalates costumes – see if you can guess who is who!

Feedback has been excellent and we are looking forward to working with the Animalates team in the future.

Click on the picture below to watch the  video.


IDTA Freestyle Nationwide Medallist of the Year

On the 7th & 8th of November students from Empowered Studios who had previously qualified to represent the Northwest, travelled to Blackpool to compete in the nationwide finals.

The competition was held at the prestigious Winter Gardens, a stunning venue.

Empowered freestylers certainly didn’t let the Northwest down, battling through the rounds to achieve some fantastic results.

Special congratulation to the following students:

  • Phoebe Billingham – 6th place in the 6-8 Rosette Solo
  • Lucy Brown – 2nd place in the Up to 9s Solo
  • Nicole Saunders – WINNER in the Up to 9s Solo
  • Mya Walker – WINNER in the 6-10 Stardance
  • Charlotte Pritchard – 4th place in the Up to 9s Slow
  • Mya Walker – 7th place in the Up to 9s Slow
  • Ruby Smyth – 2nd place in the Up to 9s
  • Abbey & Charlotte – 3rd place in the 14-17 year Rock and Roll
  • Kerys & Elle – 3rd place in the 10-13 years Freestyle Pairs