Thompson Dance Studio

11th May 2024
14:00 - 14:30
Rotherham Minster

The Thompson Dance Studios was opened by Minnie Thompson in 1932. Since then, Thompsons has become synonymous with exceptional dance training and providing a positive, encouraging, and safe space for students to explore their passion for dance. TDS is Rotherham’s only triple-award winning dance school, having been recognised by/for :

  • Community Service in Dance, Dance School of the Year 2021, for our seamless switch to online classes during the pandemic and the welcoming and supportive environment we have at the studios.
  • Dance School of the Year 22/23 and 23/24, Yorkshire Prestige Awards, in recognition of our fantastic training and dedication to our students. 

Having taken over the school in 1996, alongside Anne Tomlinson and Diane Wood, Mrs Monika Richards currently leads the school as principal and as Chairwoman for the International Dance Teachers Association North East Area. As a woman of colour, Monika takes great pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. TDS are incredibly grateful to be keeping the Thompsons legacy alive and hopes to continue for many years to come.

Why do we want to be part of WOW Rotherham:

TDS are so proud to be taking part in WOW Rotherham and to be celebrating diversity, empowerment, and creativity. Through dance, we are able to share our passion, inspire change, and foster inclusivity, championing students’ talents. We are proud to be encouraging a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone.

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

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