A Centre of Dance Excellence on the Costa Blanca

Principal Erica Dorrill first started dancing at the age of two and a half at her local dance School in Derbyshire, after gaining excellent results in all her ISTD, RAD & AAD Dance exams & Guildhall & LAMDA Drama exams, plus winning numerous medals, trophies and scholarships with her local dance school Erica was accepted by the prestigious Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts. The local County Council where Erica lived recognized her talent and after an audition and interview they offered her a full scholarship to commence her training with Bush Davies. After graduating Erica worked professionally as a dancer, acrobat/contortionist and actress for many years around the world on cruise ships, in the UK, and also on TV.

Since gaining her teaching qualifications Erica has worked as a respected teacher and choreographer for various schools in the UK as well as opening her own dance schools in Sussex, Norfolk, and finally in Derbyshire, before moving to Spain. Many former pupils from her performing arts school, Footwork Dance Studio, in Derbyshire, went on to train in vocational schools in the UK such as Elmhurst, Italia Conti, Arts Educational, Tring, Hammond, LIPA, London Contempory Dance, Urdang, Performers and Millenium to name a few and many students are now working as professional performers on stage and in TV or have now opened their own dance schools after becoming fully qualified teachers.Footwork Dance Studios offer an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities from 3 years to adults. We are a thriving, friendly and caring dance school encouraging students of all ages and ability to develop self-confidence through dance. Classes are taught in a safe and caring environment, in a fun and inspiring way, encouraging children and students to progress at their own pace, for them to fulfill their potential and develop confidence.
Classes are offered in the following subjects: Children and students.

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Theatre Craft, Acrobatics, Gymnastics.

Adults.

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Dancercise, Dance Fit, Ballates, Tai Chi  & DDMIX.

Footwork Dance Studios which is based in Los Montesinos, and a further Studio in Cabo Roig on Orihuela Costa offers all round Dance and Performing Arts Centres offering classes for children and adults alike, whether it is just for fun, fitness or future!

For those who are interested we perform shows throughout the year, take part in Fiestas, enter competitions and exams in the ISTD and IDTA syllabi.

Students who wish to take their training that one step further Footwork Dance Studios can prepare you for vocational Performing Arts School or the professional world whether that would be as a performer or teacher.

If you have any further queries or you would like to take part in any of our classes please contact us either through this website, call Erica 662003823 or alternatively call in at the studios.

We guarantee you are warm welcome and look forward to meeting you!

More success for Footwork

Erica meets Darcey

So far Its been quite a year for Footwork Dance . Following a very successful Christmas show, the opening of a second studio in Cabo Roig and students achieving exceptional exam results, it’s the turn of principal and owner Erica Dorrill to shine. Recently qualified as a DDMIX instructor, Erica has been back to London for training with Darcey Bussel and the DDMIX Dance Team. DDMIX, Stands for Diverse Dance Mix, it is an aerobic dance fitness programme, which is designed to get everyone moving whilst embracing a broad spectrum of dancing cultures and genres from around the world. It has been created by Darcey Bussell, principal dancer from the Royal Ballet and now a judge on “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Erica explains, “It’s a fun class with easy repetitive steps which can be adapted to suit any level of fitness, helping to tone the body and improve general fitness. Routines range from Bollywood, Arabic, line dancing, jive, salsa and much more! It’s a great way to meet friends and have fun whilst keeping healthy.”