Roz Hutchings is on a mission to give everyone the chance to dance.
“I’ve been dancing and choreographing since I could walk. From leaping around the living room at the age of 2, to ballet, jazz and tap classes at the age of 4, or from stepping into my first contemporary class at the age of 12 to skipping around clubs and festivals for the last 20 years, dance and music has always been central in my life.”
In 2003 Roz became Head of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance & Drama) after qualifying as a professional secondary school teacher with a PGCE.
Recently however, she’s struggled to find dance classes for adults which focus on dance rather than fitness - so she set up Disco Dance.
“I spoke to so many people who miss being able to dance - the connection that brings with both the music and other people. With more and more clubs being closed we’re only really able to let loose at festivals during the summer.
So I set up Disco Dance to create a space where people can come for an hour, learn routines, express themselves to the music and meet likeminded people.”