Shake was founded in 2003 by Artistic 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. Dancers of all ages and abilities can learn in an environment where challenge, hard-work and fun is important. Every dancer 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.
Not only do we focus on developing and strengthening dance skill, we also focus on helping people achieve their goals and dreams in dance. Dancers at Shake have had the privilege of performing at some of the UK’s biggest venues including for 10,000 people at Wembley Arena, for royalty at St James Palace, with Diversity on their arena tour as well as to sold out audiences at The London Palladium, 02 Arena and The Royal Albert Hall. Shake have appeared on Got To Dance, Alesha Dixon’s Street Dance Stars, Daybreak, BBC news and featured in music videos and films including the 2013 release ‘All Stars’. Shake have won the UK championships on several occasions giving them the honour of representing the UK in European and World Championships in Germany, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Denmark. At the 2015 World Street Dance Championships Shake’s Over 18 advanced team were placed 2nd, their Under 14 advanced team were placed 5th.