Fun, Friendly, Freestyle Dance Classes in York and Selby!


"The best thing about Evolution Dance is Hayley."

"Hayley is an exceptional teacher."

"Hayley is a dedicated dance teacher who is always full of encouragement for her dancers. She is professional, her lessons are enjoyable and most of all fun!"

"Hayley is a fantastic teacher."

"Your patience, enthusiasm and relationship with the younger children is wonderful."

"She is patient and gentle with all ages and her passion for Dance always shines through."

"Hayley is an absolutely inspirational Dance teacher!"

"Hayley has worked wonders for my 5-year-old daughter's confidence."

"Hayley is such an amazing person with a genuine passion for dance."

"Hayley is the perfect teacher."

"Hayley is a brilliant dance teacher."

Principal: Hayley Patrick-Copeland

A dancer since the age of three, Hayley has trained in Ballet, Tap, Disco, Line, Latin, Ballroom, Freestyle and Contemporary dance, as well as Musical Theatre.

Hayley’s love of dance began at the age of three, when she enrolled in local dance classes. Her passion to teach grew when she attended the Clover School of Dance, where she was thrilled to be offered choreography and teaching opportunities from the age of eleven.

As a young teenager she competed at both UK and World events in Line Dance, and began to privately train her own students.

After taking her Theatre and Dance “A” levels, Hayley taught Zumba and Zumbatomic classes successfully for three years.

Hayley has also appeared as a performer in several productions in York theatres.

She taught for seven years at Tread the Boards Academy of Performing Arts. Hayley is also the choreographer for York Light Youth, for whom she has choreographed “Honk!”,”Cats”, “West Side Story”, "Barnum" and most recently "Our House".

Hayley is an Associate Member of the I.D.T.A., DBS checked, insured,  first aid trained and holds a PPL music license.

She was very proud to be awarded the Ann McKeown Award for Excellence and Inspirational Work with Children and Young People.

Hayley is very proud of Evolution Dance and of her students’ achievements in just four years. She loves the energy and enthusiasm her dancers bring to classes each week and she hopes to share her passion and inspire her students. Hayley is very excited about what the future holds for Evolution Dance as it continues to expand and indeed all the school’s wonderful dancers as they learn and grow.

Administrator: Jill Patrick

Jill started her working life in an office and worked in administration for 17 years. After becoming a mother, she worked for a local nursery, which she went on to buy a share in. She managed and co-owned both nursery settings (one in York and one in East Riding) until starting work at the local primary school. Jill enjoyed supporting children with special needs until latterly when she did more general TA work. Now she has retired from her main job, Jill looks forward to becoming more involved in her eldest daughter's dance school. Although she has chaperoned for the school and helped at events from the very beginning, Jill looks forward to taking on a more active and formal role in Evolution Dance, supporting Hayley and working with the super students and their families!