Danceology opened in June 2000 following a massive refurbishment of the 1901 St. Marks sunday school building. The refurbishment took just 2 months to complete. My studio has a fantastic atmosphere with a large maple sprung dance floor - ideal for northern. I teach lots of different styles of dance including Salsa, Ballroom & Latin American, Freestyle Dance, Rock n Roll, Street Dance and Hip Hop, plus much more. I instist on a relaxed studio, a nurturing and fun environment for all my students. It is a fantastic studio and is a licensenced premises. St Marks has served us well over the years.
Chameleon Dance Studios / Chameleon Club
We have moved into our new studios, we have 2 great studios plus we also have a recording studio. Our studios are available for hire for most activities and gatherings.
CHAMELEON SOUL CLUB
Our new soul club - SoulMates, will be up and running in 2014. We plan to hold an all-nighter once each month with soul nights every two weeks. Our club is very intimate and will limit tickets to 100 at each event. We have two rooms where you can enjoy a great night of northern soul and motown dance music. You can have a drink, have food or just chill or dance with the music. We plan to have guest DJ's and artists etc. I hope we can keep this fantastic dance and music alive and kicking for many years to come.
This is St Marks - our previous fantastic studio
Our studio was great with a fantastic maple sprung dance floor, we always have a very relaxed enironment to learn and dance. It was a great space for learning in groups or a one to one tuition set, but we needed more rooms so that we could hold our soul nights over 2 dance floors, one for motown and one for northern soul.
Chameleon dance and soul club, St Peter's Chambers, 4 Primitive Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RA
SHARON L D SULLIVAN (NEE FINCH) - Owner, Dance Coach and Choreographer
Sharon Sullivan is a professional dance teacher and a lifelong northern soul dancer who has painstakingly broken down the basic moves and steps so they can be taught to anyone who wants to learn. She can build your confidence so that you can get up and dance, and express yourself through the fantastic music - a very special experience.
Sharon has been dancing since she was 8 years old, her dancing began in Preston, Lancashire at a dance studio called 'Dancers' - her teacher was Nick Attack, a fantastic dancer and a truly nurturing teacher. She has been dancing lots of different dance styles ever since. She has represented England and Scotland in major championships and was a British Finalist four times. On retireing from competitive dance, she studied for her professional teaching certificates, including hip-hop and street dance, and opened her own dance studio in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Sharon's passion for Northern Soul began when she was just 15 years old, once she found this music, she was hooked. It was a friend who asked her if she could teach him to dance in the northern soul style, obviously her first reaction was 'not a chance', this is not a style that can be taught. Being a dance teacher, she could not resist trying to break down the moves, eventually over 7 months she had broke down and scripted some basic moves and was able to teach them. Since then Sharon has taught hundreds of people and very sucessfully too. Sharon continues to strive to keep the scene alive and fresh, keeping people dancing and introducing new people to the scene.
Sharon also has a City & Guilds in Fashion & Design, a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and a MSc in Nutrition. She is currently working on new and unique designs of clothing, shoes and accessories for the northern soul scene.