Julie Dorman School of Dance

Ballet & Tap Classes for 3 years +
Belfast, Stormont, Doagh, & Carryduff (Carryduff School of Dance).

News Archive

Easter Holidays

Classes are now off for 2 weeks, Happy Easter. 


 Exam Date

The Royal Academy of Dance examinations will take place on Friday 20th May 2011 in Carryduff Presbyterian Church, I will give pupils entered their time during class. 

Adult Tap Classes - Term 3

Online enrolement is now available for all adult tap classes at the Crescent Arts Centre:

Beginners : Monday's 6-7pm  https://crescentarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/126511107/events

Intermediate: Tuesday's 5.45-6.45pm   https://crescentarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/126511109/events

Advanced: Monday's 7-8pm   https://crescentarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/126511181/events

This term runs from Monday 2nd May - Tuesday 7th June 2011.

Free Tap Taster Class

A free tap dance taster class will take place at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on Sunday 17th April 2011 from 4.30 - 5.15pm.

30th Northern Ireland Summer Ballet School

Application forms are now available for pupils wanting to attend the Summer Ballet School. This ballet school is oraganised by R.A.D. teachers in Northern Ireland and a fantastic opportunity for students to be taught classical ballet, repertoire, character, contempory, creative dance and group performance by a specialist dance faculty accomanied by a very talented line-up of pianists.

This year it takes place at Rathmore Grammar School from the 9th - 13th August 2011. If you haven't sublmitted your application form please do so asap as places always fill up very quickly. If you require a form please speak to me and I will give you a signed copy.




The majority of classes have now resumed and a number of ballet students are now preparing to take their Royal Academy of Dance ballet examination during the summer session which runs between 9th May & 5th June 2011.  If you are taking an exam you will be notified over the next few weeks.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

Christmas Holidays

Monday - Shorts Recreation Club - No Classes  20th, 27th Dec & 3rd Jan (3 weeks off)

Tuesday - Moneyreagh Community Centre - No Classes 21st, 28th Dec & 4th Jan (3 weeks off)

Thursday - Robinson Centre - No Classes 23rd & 30th Dec (2 weeks off)

Saturday - Carryduff School of Dance - No Classes 25th Dec & 1st Jan (2weeks off)

Adult Tap Last classes 13th & 14th Dec, restart 17th & 18th Jan (remember to enrol online)

Crescent Arts Centre - Tap Enrolment - Term 2

It is now possible to enrol online for Tap Classes at the Crescent Arts Centre. Click on the following links to book your place. 10 week term starts 17th January 2011 with half term 21st - 28th February.

Beginners  Monday 6-7pm

Intermediate Tuesday 5.45 - 6.45pm

Advanced Monday 7-8pm



City Dance 2010

The advanced tap class will be performing a routine at 2.00pm on the 30th October at the Crescent Arts Centre as part of  City Dance 2010. A short workshop will follow so that everyone can have a chance to learn some basic tap steps. Come along and join in. Advanced tap dancers should meet at 1.35pm at the Crescent Arts Centre.

Crescent Arts Centre - Half Term Break

Remember that there are no adult tap classes on Monday 18th, & 25th October or Tuesday 19th & 26th October. Classes resume Monday 1st November and Tuesday 2nd November. All classes return to the Crescent Arts Centre. 

Monday Adult Tap Classes - Venue Change

The beginners and advanced class will now take place at Rosemary Hall, Elmwood Avenue rather than Southbank as advertised for the next 4 weeks. 

Ulster Rugby Line Dancers

On Friday 27th August 2010 Julie put on her cowboy boots and headed to the country to teach the Ulster Rugby Team along with their friends and family some Line Dancing.They learnt the Electric Slide and Tush Push along with  other sequences and showed they all had hidden talents. Lets hope they can use their dancing skills on the pitch at Ravenhill.

Crescent Arts Centre Autumn Term

The new Crescent Programme can be downloaded by clicking here. Adult tap classes will take place at the following times:

Beginners: Monday 6-7pm

Intermediate Tuesday 5.45 - 6.45pm

Advanced: Monday 7-8pm

There is an Open Day on Saturday 4th September (11am-2pm) at the Crescent Arts Centre when enrolement will take place.

Classes Filling Fast

Please be aware that classes for September 2010 are filling up quickly with limited space avaiable, please register your child as soon as possible.

Northen Ireland Summer Ballet School

The Northern Ireland Summer Ballet School which is organised by RAD teacher in Northern Ireland will take place on the 10th - 14th August 2010 at Methodist College Belfast. 

Ballet Exam Results

Congratulations to all pupils who took Royal Academy of Dance examinations in the summer exam session, 100% pass rate. Well Done! 

September 2010

Ballet classes restart the first week in September, register now to secure your place. New classes for 3 and 4 year olds will also begin at the start of September - register now to avoid disappointment. Adult tap classes enrol on Saturday 4th September at the Crescent Arts Centre.

Summer Holiday's

Classes have now all finished for the summer holiday's, have a lovely summer.

Back to the Crescent Arts Centre

The first week of adult tap classes at the newly refurbished Crescent Arts Centre have taken place. The dance studio is fantastic all 3 classes enjoyed their new surroundings. 

New Ballet Classes

At Shorts Recreation Club, Holywood Road, Belfast starting Monday 10th May 2010.

2.45 – 3.15pm   3 - 4 Years Old

3.15 – 4.00pm 5 – 7 Years Old

Please telephone 07966659497 or email juliedormanschoolofdance@yahoo.co.uk for registration or further details.

Dancing Display

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the Carryduff School of Dance Display on Saturday 24th April The show was a great success and the dancers were fantastic. A DVD by Memorable Moments Videography was filmed and available to purchase £10.

Extra Adult Tap Classes

Due to the long break at the Crescent Arts Centre there will be extra classes held at Shorts Recreation Club on Monday 12th April + Monday 19th April 2010 at the following times:

Beginners: 7.00 - 7.45pm

Intermediate: 7.45 - 8.30pm

Advanced: 8.30 - 9.15pm

Supper Dance

27th March 2010, Greenisland Golf Club

Featuring dance demonstrations including NI Fitness Team, supporting Macmillan Cancer. Tickets £15

Contact Anne: 07719608853

Crescent Arts Centre - Opening Festival

As part of the opening week celebrations at the newly refurbished Crescent Arts Centre there will be a free taster tap class held on Sunday 25th April from 3.30pm - 4.30pm 

BBC Newsline

The Advanced adult tap class from the Crescent Arts Centre were filmed dancing on Monday 15th February. An interview with teacher Julie Dorman and then footage of the dancing was shown on all the morning news bulletins and lunch time news on Tuesday 16th February 2010. 

BBC Radio Ulster - Good Morning Ulster

The Beginners tap class were recorded dancing during class on Monday evening, an interview with Julie Dorman and some of the students as well as some of the class was broadcast at 7.50am on Tuesday 16th February. This recording is available on bbc iplayer if you misssed it.

Moneyreagh Community Centre

New Term begins Tuesday 16th February some places are available contact Julie on 07966659497 for further information.

Carryduff School of Dance

Half Term Holiday - No Classes on Friday 12th February & Saturday 13th February.

Adult Tap Classes

All Crescent Arts Centre Tap classes are now full for the January - March term, the next enrolment session takes place in April 2010 (date to be confirmed).

Adult Tap Classes 

If you wish to enrol for any of the Monday / Tuesday Night Adult (16+) tap classes at The Crescent Arts Centre you should attend the following: 

Enrolement Night - Monday 11th January 2009

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Venue: The Crescent Arts Centre, 165 Ormeau Road, Belfast