‘To surprise our guests on our big day we decided we would like to learn a wedding dance. As complete novices this was going to be no easier task! With our music in mind we contacted Virginia. Over the following weeks, she worked with us to create a unique dance. She was extremely patient and made the classes great fun. We can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed learning the dance with Virginia as much as performing it on the wedding day in front of our guests.
It was an experience that we will never forget and Virginia enabled us to achieve something at the outset that we thought would be beyond our capabilities. Our guests were truly amazed and we are extremely grateful for all her help.
Em & Will
November 2019′

“Like many folk my wife and I first encountered social dancing on a cruise ship. We then went looking for a local dance class to improve the few bits we had already picked up. The first couple of classes we tried were very serious which meant they were intimidating and not enjoyable. But when we went to Pure Dance we found a perfect mix of good tuition, lots of patience and fun! We would highly recommend them for beginners, improvers and beyond!

Derek and Jan
This is a welcoming and friendly class and Virginia is an excellent dancer and teacher.She is always supportive and encouraging, no matter one’s ability and she has endless patience with those of us who get L and R confused.Virginia has a good sense of humour so there’s always laughter.
Dance is a great way to improve fitness and to keep the brain active.Give it a try, either with a partner or on your own, you will never feel left out in Virginia’s classes

I heard Puredance had started Ballroom and Latin American dances on Monday nights in Bashley and I thought why not go alone. My dancing skills like most men was limited to dad dancing …!!!

Virginia makes everyone feel welcome and we also have a great laugh as well. Her enormous talent and infectious personality makes you want to try your best and learn to improve your dancing skillls in a disciplined fun way.

Not only does it make you engage the brain but it also helps you to keep fit ..!!

I am single and there are others singles there too so come along as everyone in the group will make you welcome and you will not feel left out.


‘Having had the privilege to travel on the great QE2 and recently her successors.. I was always in awe watching the professional and passengers gliding gracefully across the great ships dance floor. I would head for the disco aboard, as I thought I could never do it….. however for my 50th Birthday – I promised myself I would and since joining ‘Puredance’ – I have been given the opportunity to learn these terrific dances. Virginia, our dedicated tutor, has worked with the group, teaching, guiding and mentoring… I have found feet I never knew existed.  The class is a great social event meeting some wonderful people! It’s also a great way to exercise  and watch strictly come dancing in confidence … knowing we really have had a taste of Latin  American dancing! I can only but recommend the class. And yes –  I got to dance in the Queens room on board the Queen Victoria – all thanks to Puredance…..’

Thank you

My husband and I were complete novices in ballroom and Latin dance and were uncertain how much we might achieve as we are retirees.
However, we went along to Virginia’s Pure Dance class to give it a try.
Virginia made us feel welcome and put us at our ease right away. Her positive attitude and light hearted  humour make you believe that all the skills are achievable.  Virginia’s teaching skills are disciplined but fun and her talent has helped my husband and I achieve our goal of being able to dance at our son’s wedding.
We shall continue dancing because it is such a pleasurable, sociable thing to do. It opens the door to a new experience.
We recommend Virginia’s class to anybody. We guarantee you will have fun. Just do It!

Virginia taught us our wedding dance in 2017, she came up with a unique and fun routine. The mix of moves really made our first dance go amazingly as we were circled by the guests who clapped and cheered throughout.
We had so much fun learning that we have continued to dance together. We would recommend Virginia to those seeking to have a great wedding dance teacher.

Max and Evelina Holmes