DanceConnect is a pro class initiative developed by Coalesce Dance Theatre in partnership with The University of Salford and supported by Arts Council England.
DanceConnect aims to provide Manchester based, professional dance artists with an affordable space to train, share and connect. Classes run on a Monday morning 10:00 - 11:15 and a Tuesday evening 18:30 - 20:30. These artist led sessions focus on delivering up to date, relevant technical training, alongside facilitating a creative space for people to meet and play. Sessions are delivered by Fern and Rachel from Coalesce Dance Theatre. Their collective practice focuses on a floor based contemporary style, with a movement quality that equally combines strength and fluidity. Their uniquely creative and highly energetic approach to delivering class also involves improvisation and task based play.
DanceConnect also welcomes Guest Artist teachers from across the UK to deliver sessions. Previous Guest Artists have included; Josh Hawkins, James Wilton, Jamaal Burkmar and Gracefool Collective.
The classes run as ‘drop in’ sessions and on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis (£3.00
minimum). For Guest Artist sessions we request you book a place in class by dropping us an email to or sending us a message via social media.