Congratulations Miss Kristina

We would like to say a massive congratulations to Miss Kristina for the completion of her latest Ballet teaching exam. Miss Kristina completed a teaching exam before Christmas with the International Dance Teachers Association and we have just has the fabulous news that she gained a Distinction – the highest grade possible. Miss Kristina has been teaching the Junior Ballet classes and heading our contemporary classes for nearly two years, in this time both branches have gone from strength to strength, achieved 💯 pass rate on recent exams and our Contemporary team have been to competitions, getting some amazing results!

Welcome Kristina Brown

We are so pleased to announce Kristina Brown will be joining the Empowered teaching team at the end of this month. Kristina has danced from an early age and studied all styles of dance with us at Empowered students. She is really looking forward to the role of teaching all our Saturday Ballet and Tap students and we are looking forward to seeing the students progress under her leadership!

We are back!

Empowered Studios is back and better than ever!

We just want to thank all of our amazing parents and students for their continued support during the past 18 months. We will continue to do all that we can you keep you all safe! We are now looking forward to the day we can get back to competitions and showcases.

Picture Gallery: Best of Britain Summer Show 2017

This year our talented students celebrated everything that’s great about Britain through a showcase of various dance styles.

A sold-out show at Z Arts in Manchester saw mums, dads and Empowered supporters enjoying a collection of Freestyle, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Street and Ballroom from Students aged from 3 years upwards.

Thank you to everyone who helped out. Click on any of the picture below to see a gallery of photographs from the night. And don’t feel free to get in touch if you are looking for dance tuition in the Salford area of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Picture Gallery: Empowered Studios Freak Show at Heywood Civic Hall

We had an amazing time today at Empowered’s first ever show, with some brilliant dancing on display from all of our team.

Thanks to all the dancers, friends and family members who came along to Heywood Civic Centre for the event. We hope you enjoyed it.

We got some great pictures too. Send us an email at if you’d like to learn more about getting involved.

Empowered has moved

Empowered Studios has moved to a super new home, with more space to dance and additional studios.

We’re really excited about the move, which will enable us to produce even more Empowered dancers.

You can find us at 1 Hilton Square, Swinton, Pendlebury M27 4DB.

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