Shake was founded in 2003 by Director Rachel King with one simple aim - to bring the very best street dance training to the South Coast. Inspired by her own professional training in LA, New York and Europe under the worlds best instructors, Rachel aimed to create a place dancers can depend on for quality teaching/training. Her passion for dance and her community is visible in her unwavering commitment to Shake 15 years later.
Our biggest priority is making Shake a fun place to dance, knowing that if a person enjoys something they will excel at it. Students of all ages and abilities can learn in an environment where challenge, hard-work and fun is important. Every student at Shake is encouraged and supported to grow to their full potential by a top faculty of both in-house teachers and regular guest choreographers.
Members of Shake are frequently considered for performances. Current and former students have taken part in TV Shows, Films, Music Videos and Live Performances including Rock Assembly at Wembley Arena, for royalty at St James Palace and to sold out audiences at The London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall and with Diversity on their UK Arena Tours. The students at Shake also work towards their own annual show in January, giving everyone the opportunity to not only train but to perform.
There is a yearly opportunity to audition for our competition crews. Shake have been honoured to represent the UK in the World Street Dance Championships in Germany, Amsterdam, Denmark and Glasgow, achieving top 5 places on numerous occasions.