Classes

The McOnie Company classes were launched in 2015 as a training platform for dancers specifically within the Theatre Dance community. Held at the world renowned Pineapple Dance Studios, these classes have introduced the work of the company to a new generation of training artists. For many dancers they have also been a gateway to performing in Drew’s productions, both for the company and beyond.

These Advanced/Professional classes are usually held from 7-9pm on Thursdays at Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden; however, company training has currently paused. Please keep your eyes on the company’s social media channels for news of the return to the studio.

All funds raised from these classes go towards developing new work for the company’s repertoire.

If you are planning on joining us, come wearing clothes you are comfortable in. The technical section of class is usually done in socks or bare feet. We usually dance in trainers or show shoes for the combination; however, this is totally up to you.

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  • ‘I have been taking the McOnie Company class now for many years and I can not recommend it more highly. Through these weekly classes, I feel I have been able to not only develop my dance technique, but also better my style and musicality as a performer. Drew always creates the most warm studio environment, free of judgement to try new challenges which really allows you to leave any inhibition at the door and get stuck in. These classes are a brilliant opportunity to learn some of his fantastic repertoire and learn skills that will serve you well in the professional industry. A class I can not get enough of with one of the most passionate and inspiring creatives at the helm.’
  • ‘Drew and The McOnie Company are a real beacon of light for artists in the industry. His work reaches dancers from all backgrounds because of its versatility and provides us with the passion and inspiration we all need to keep moving.’
  • ‘I look forward to class every week and I can’t wait to get back in the studio with Drew and fellow dancers. The choreography is always intricate and interesting and really allows me to make exciting character choices and tell a story.’
  • ‘Thank you so much for these classes! It’s really inspiring each week and I’m really grateful for the time Drew has devoting to all of us wanting to come together and train.’
  • ‘McOnie Company class is more than just a dance class. Every Thursday, a fun, relaxed and uplifting environment is created which I really look forward to each week. Allowing me to forget any previous or future worries I may have and just dance! Thank you for teaching a strong, inspiring and professional class that has taught me much more than technique, and allowed me to create many new friendships which I am so grateful for.’