Richmond Dance Centre was established on 1st May 1984 by Maureen Mundell and Christine Hepworth.
The venue for the Dance Centre was originally the Garden Village in Richmond until 28th April 2003 when we relocated to our current location in Stags Way, Scorton.
In December 2011 Christine Hepworth retired and Maureen Mundell became the sole proprietor.
Thanks to our excellent teaching staff we can claim an almost 100% pass rate in examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance and British Association of Teachers of Dance.
We endeavour to produce a showcase of our pupils every two years although on two occasions it has been stretched to three years. Our shows have gained excellent reviews and are certainly very, very popular with our pupils who really look forward to show time.
Mrs Mundell taught for 10 years before forming Richmond Dance Centre with Mrs Hepworth in 1984 and has continued teaching ever since. Mrs Mundell holds qualifications for RAD and BATD. She also teaches in schools for children with learning and physical disabilities, mainstream schools and a local charity We Can Dance that hold regular workshops.
Debi Vickers (formerly Debi White)
Mrs Vickers joined Richmond Dance Centre teaching staff in late 1984. Several years later she left when her husband’s job took her to Leicestershire. Having returned to this area a few years later, Debi rejoined the dance centre teaching staff when we moved to Scorton.
Natalie Normanton (formerly Natalie Mundell)
Ms Normanton qualified as a teacher in both ballet and stage in 1999. She has only recently joined our teaching staff but can usually be found in the office!!
We follow the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus for ballet from pre-primary to major grades. For tap, modern, stage and some ballet, we follow the British Association of Teachers of Dance.