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Our story

Come and experience the expertise of our professional instructors, the warm and welcoming community of dancers, and our fully-equipt studio at Danceforce Performing Arts Academy. We cater to dancers of all levels, whether you're a novice or a seasoned performer seeking to enhance your technique. Our outstanding dance school provides everything you need to succeed. Don't hesitate to contact us to discover more!

Melissa Tweddle (Miss Mel)

Owner and Principal (IDTA)
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Mel started dancing at the age of 4 at a local dance school in Wiltshire where she grew up and went on to train at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts from the age of 12-18 years, where she trained on the Classical Dance Course and the Musical Theatre Course. Whilst at Tring, Mel gained her teaching qualifications in Cecchetti Ballet and ISTD Modern.

After leaving Tring, Mel went on to dance professionally around the world, mainly in Casino shows as a Showgirl/dancer. Credits include: Benidorm Palace (Spain), The Crazy Paris Show (Macau), Casino Algarve (Portugal), Casino Loutraki (Greece), Flamingoland Theme Park (UK), and other shows and events.

After having her 2 daughters, Mel started teaching and owned her own dance school in York and gained her qualifications with the IDTA. After relocating to Hull to also become a Midwife, Mel has taught at various schools and began teaching at Danceforce in 2017.

Mel has since become owner and principal of Danceforce from September 2020.


Our Team

At Danceforce Performing Arts Academy, we feel incredibly privileged to have a phenomenal team of professionals who possess an exceptional level of training, extensive experience, and a diverse range of qualifications.


Building connections with the teacher and fellow students is a gradual process, and we aim for every prospective student during the trial period to sense the beginnings of friendships and a sense of belonging. Achieving this warm environment cannot happen within just one week.

Our goal is for new students to fully immerse themselves in all aspects of our classes and the school's offerings. One week is insufficient, particularly for our preschool students, as it often takes a few weeks to nurture their confidence and guarantee they feel secure and content. We want their experience to be rich and fulfilling from the start.

We welcome all new students to join us for 2 weeks for just £15 before signing up to help you settle in, meet your teachers and classmates, and make sure you're happy in your class.

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