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20 February, 2020


Local MP takes to the floor at local dance school



Macclesfield MP David Rutley put his best foot forward recently as he visited Macclesfield dance school Sylk Dance Academy with Cllr Adam Schofield, deputy mayor of Macclesfield.

Founded by local resident Amy Mayers in 2009, Sylk Dance Academy specialises in street dancing, including: hip-hop, house, locking and breakdancing.

Cheerleading and gymnastics sessions are also on offer, and the academy works with more than 15 local schools both in curriculum time and through after school clubs.

David was shown around the facilities available to students, who range in age from pre-schoolers to adults, and who comprise a range of different skills and abilities.

He also met with students and staff, and had the opportunity to view the artwork on display at the studio, produced especially for the academy by Macclesfield College art students.

Such is the popularity of the Sylk Dance Academy that it has recently moved into new, larger premises on Union Street in Macclesfield town centre to accommodate continued growth and demand for its services.

Speaking after his visit, David said: “Dance is a positive way to help both younger people and adults keep healthy, whilst building confidence at the same time.

“It was impressive to see the range of classes available at Sylk Dance Academy and to learn more about how Amy has built up this thriving local business. I wish her and the Academy continued success for the future.”


Photo shows MP David Rutley with Cllr Adam Schofield, Amy Mayers and students at Sylk Dance Academy