Commercial Dance Beginners

Tuesdays: 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm
22nd September - 24th November 2020 (10 weeks)
£180 (£144 with 20% Early Bird)
YMCA at One KX, WC1H 8BS
Samantha Pauls Samantha Pauls is a former professional dancer. Originally from Canada, she began her career at age 15, joining pre-professional company The Young Canadians where she performed across opening ceremonies, stadium shows, television and other public appearances. At 18, she left Canada and began her international career which included cruise ships, private and corporate events, and working in cabaret venues and pop up shows in Europe, Asia and the Middle east. She now works as a producer, director, and choreographer. A former cabaret artist with a residency at The Box Soho, as well as touring internationally with production company Variety Worldwide, Samantha has had a very successful performance career across North America and worldwide. As Assistant Choreographer for Love Rudeye Agency, she has assisted with casting and choreography for music videos by artists such as Ella Eyre. Samantha has extensive experience in concept development and creative production for Black Cat Cabaret, Proud Cabaret, Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse and Iris Theatre to name a few.

20% Early Bird Discount if £20 deposit paid by 7th September.

Due to social distancing we have reduced all our class sizes. If any classes have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will get a refund for all classes unable to be delivered.


Do you envy the moves of Usher, the synchronicity of Diversity and the flawlessness of Sara Barasa? Then let us help you be the envy of your friends, pump up your heartrate, meet new people and rediscover your rhythm in this unique Commercial dance class led by choreographer, director and creative producer, Samantha Pauls. We are hugely privileged to be working with Sam who has worked with the likes of the National Centre for Circus Arts, Black Cat Cabaret and Proud Cabaret.

Sam will be leading you with her unique, eclectic style. Her mission is to share the joy of dancing and make the art form feel inclusive and accessible.

Commercial dance is the style of choreography you will see in music videos, live shows, music videos and TV adverts. It’s fast-paced, funky and oh, so fun! Get ready for a hybrid of different styles including Jazz, Street, Hip Hop, whacking, voguing, heels and street dance; and of course a little Diva thrown in the mix.

This Beginners course will be an introduction to commercial dance, learning different style elements and learning how to pick up choreography. No previous experience is required, just your energy and enthusiasm for learning something new. You will develop confidence in your own movement and work on improving your ability and fitness for both fun and pleasure. Once you develop your confidence and skills you will have the opportunity to audition for our very own Commercial Dance Company.

Dancing with your feet is one thing, dancing with your heart is another.

Course Content

  • Introduction to rhythm and musicality
  • Learn how to pick up and retain choreography
  • Introduce yourself to the different commercial dance styles
  • Train your flexibility, coordination and general fitness levels
  • Boost your confidence through the joy of dancing


This 10 week course will take place 6.45pm – 7.45pm, Tuesday 22nd September- 24th November. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Charity Kids Theatre School.