Our Mission Through Motion
There is more about Motion Control Dance than just movement – we aim to ENRICH LIVES THROUGH MOVEMENT whilst tackling social change in the Vale of Glamorgan. Committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.
This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression is encouraged. Our amazing & dedicated teachers are passionate about enriching lives and making a difference through movement. Striving to nurture and develop talent and celebrate the success of all students. We aim to inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance.
We are dedicated to creating beautiful & treasured memories by providing exciting opportunities and experiences in dance that they will remember forever. Our goal is to create a positive and enjoyable experience for all. Developing confidence and self-esteem to overcome and break down barriers. Allowing our members to achieve new skills that will broaden their horizons.
“We are experts who allow the Joy of Motion help our members and their families lead better, healthy, happier lives.”
Progression Over The Years
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Since 2000, Emma Mallam the founder of Motion Control Dance, has provided the Vale of Glamorgan with opportunities and experiences in community dance. Whether it’s dancing for fun, fitness or working towards a professional career, she has worked in both the educational and community setting. Teaching hundreds of children, young people and adults each year. Her motto for her service is to give everyone ‘A Chance 2 Dance’.
From 2008, Motion Control Dance began to grow into a buzzing community dance project with an array of freelance dance tutors with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Offering a range of weekly dance classes in different dance styles for children and young people of all ages and abilities. Our disability dance programme was established and has grown in reputation throughout the region.
In 2015, Motion Control Dance became a registered charity to advance the education of people of all ages, in the art of dance, through the provision of classes, training, workshops and performance opportunities.
With the lease of our new studio in 2017, Motion Control Dance charity extended its reach into the community by providing movement sessions for adults and older people. This increased our mission to tackle social isolation in the community and give everyone a Chance to Dance.
The end of 2019 saw our room be transformed into a fully equipped dance studio with a new sprung floor thus ensuring we are enriching lives through movement. The journey of Motion Control Dance is now thriving in our community.Find Out More
Meet Our Dream Team!
We have a Dream Team faculty at Motion Control Dance. They are dedicated and passionate tutors, and furthermore, they are all professional and qualified in the field of community dance. They all hold a current enhanced DBS and stay up to date with all safeguarding and professional development to ensure our members have an enjoyable dance experience. Our members to achieve new skills that will broaden their horizons whilst breaking down barriers.
Now, I am still working for the charity as the Social Media Officer, but also as an Admin Assistant too, showing how this charity provides opportunities for young people. As the Social Media Officer, I plan, create and schedule regular content for social media platforms, promote classes, work on social media campaigns and analyse engagement statistics. As the Admin Assistant, I take registers, record payments, respond to enquiries and send emails and make sure the studio is running efficiently.
Whilst working for Motion Control Dance, I have been given the opportunity to do many different online courses to further develop my skills and have been supported the whole way through.
Yasmin HarcourtStudent Teacher/Choreographer
“Motion Control Dance has always fulfilled me with amazing opportunities such as being able to compete with a team for so long, assisting and teaching teams over the years, taking us to Germany to represent Wales in Championships over the World and most importantly letting me be a part of The Big Barry Dance Project. I thoroughly enjoy being part of this organisation and it's made me realise more and more over the years just how much Emma has done for her students and for the community in Barry. She has helped so many children with confidence, comfort and activity that it is inspiring to watch how much can be changed.”
Gemma WallaceActivities Co-ordinator
“"The staff are fabulous with the participants, kind and professional"”
Denise PuttockDirector of Studies, School of Dance Therapy – Member UNESCO CID
“A courageous group of young dance professionals. This ‘experience of joy’ reflected on the children’s faces is not just for a fleeting moment. Emma and her team, work energetically – and sometimes quite sacrificially – round the clock, opening up amazing new horizons for these fortunate youngsters in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, who almost certainly would not have found this life-changing ‘chance to dance’ without their help.”
“Sam is an amazing teacher (Lara too) and has a really good understanding of what's needed and how to get individuals within the group motivated. She certainly makes it possible for my daughter to do so much more than I thought possible. Thanks for the opportunity to let her, Sam and Lara know how much Lizzie loves the classes. She loves to dance and is enjoying the opportunity of learning and achieving.”
Rachel ShepperdVale Healthy Living Team - Staff Member
““Motion Control Dance have very experienced dance teachers and their commitment and passion is evident throughout the sessions. They are inclusive regardless of ability and they always want to give pupils a chance to decide what style of dance they want to try. The teachers are able to motivate and enthuse pupils who may not have a keen interest in dance at the start of the term and by the end of the term they are performing on a stage in front of an audience!””
Jill GorinSenior Regeneration Officer - Vale of Glamorgan Council
“"Your team has gone from strength to strength and you must all be very proud of what you have achieved. Your commitment to the community and your dedication to your industry to offer exemplary dance is second to none."”
“"We love the sessions! Emma is really responsive to our needs and gives time and space for each little one to grow and express themselves - perfect for home ed families"”
“"I enjoy learning new skills every week and being part of a lovely friendly dance group. I always feel very happy after every class and look forward to the next class! I also find Dan my teacher very creative and inspiring!"”