We are strong believers in encouraging dancers to not just teach but make a business from their passion in dance that in turn contributes to the expansion of the dance industry in the UK

– Dawn Mendonca & Suzanne Mendonca, Directors DanceMode UK Ltd

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DTT is part of the Dancemode UK group has to date trained over four hundred new dance teachers to the exacting IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) standard, and since established in 1999 has inspired thousands of children to learn to dance via our children’s dance schools DanceMode Schools of Dance. Dancemode UK Ltd has a flexible model which allows it to establish independent dance clubs and also to help schools develop dance within and outside of the curriculum during term-time and in school holidays

Run as a licence, DanceMode has extended the Dancemode brand from Surrey to Essex, and under DTT has trained over 400 teachers who have travelled to train with us from as far as Toronto in Canada, Malta, Los Angeles to UK, Scotland and Ireland to gain an internationally recognised qualification. Since 2005 DanceMode directors have also coached and consulted dance teachers to assist with the setting up and marketing their own businesses under the brand Dance Business Success. Click here for more information on dance business success consultation services.


DanceMode are also the main sponsors and presenters of Dancepreneur TV, an online TV network helping dancers grow and develop their business. The show consists of exclusive interviews from other leading dancepreneurs to inspire dancers who are looking to turn their passion into not just a career but a long standing business.  Dawn & Suzanne are also the founders of Dancepreneur networking events. For more information visit

dance-dynamicThe founders, Suzanne & Dawn are also  experts writers for Britain’s popular “Dance Dynamic Magazine” available in retail stores.

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Meet the founders!

Dawn De Mendonca 
Co-director DanceMode UK & Business Marketing Coach

From being keen on Latin American and Ballroom as a child, she moved into Freestyle dance and went on to win the London & Home Counties Freestyle title five years running. A spell at the famous Brit School fed her love of dance and performance, and she later became a commercial street dance backing dancer  for UK hip hop artists and choreographed various Kiss FM and Choice FM events. Dawn also founded DanceMass TV and now provides a training programme for those wishing to teach dance online. Today, with 22 years’ dancing experience of learning, teaching, adjudicating & presenting she has a wealth of knowledge to pass on, she also helps businesses to market their business online, mentors and coaches them to online business success. Her mission is to give back to the dance world by helping dancers get professionally qualified and empower dancers to entrepreneur success

Dawn says “Happiness comes when you follow what you were born to do, with the right mindset, teacher training and skills dancers can turn their passion into a lucrative business .. but regardless if you are selling lollypops, cars or dance classes you have to know how to play the game of sales and marketing and deliver a good service .. period !”

Suzanne Mendonca
Co-Director DanceMode UK & Teaching Educator

Have been involved in the dance industry for over 25 years with extensive dance background and has worked as a Dance and PE co-ordinator in education
Choreographer and committee member for dance in schools
Dance teacher running my own dance school
National competition adjudicator
Lecturer training dancers to become dance teachers

The knowledge gained from ‘Dance Teaching and ‘Business Studies degrees’ together with her skills gained from being a parent. fitness instructor and school teacher ( both in the private and public sector) has enabled her to forfil her ambition of contributing her business skills in teaching and development in the dance industry, coaching dancers, teachers and studio owners on teaching and learning strategies.

Suzanne says “Being a brilliant dancer just isnt a guarantee to a successful dance business. To run a successful business you also need to recognise the needs and requirements of your students and staff and know how best to communicate and teach or coach them.”

DanceMode Uk’s courses are professionally recognised and an approved establishment in providing professional training for dancers looking to further develop their careers into the professional world of dance.

DanceMode UK has been awarded as a recognised school from the Council of Dance Education and Training.


DanceMode UK has won business award 2014 in a national campaign to find Britain’s most successful companies against 400 other nominations.


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