We are passionate about what we do.

Purple Gecko is a Dance and Martial Arts Academy that offers classes covering a range of all ages and abilities.  Our current classes are running across Warrington, Bolton, Widnes and Wigan areas; if you would like a class near you please get in touch.


All of our classes are carried out by experienced instructors who are professionally qualified in their relevant fields, alongside being DBS cleared, First Aid Trained and Public Liability Insured.

Purple Gecko are very passionate about what we do and pride ourselves on offering the MOST fun and the BEST opportunities for all of our class members. 
All of our students are given the opportunity to excel with gradings and exams.  We also offer great confidence builders with multiple shows, performances and competitions running through the year. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch we are happy to help.  You can also view our amazing reviews here. - Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write one. :) 

CONTACT

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Tel. 07840 503 471

Email. info@purplegeckofitness.com

Warrington, Wigan, Widnes, Runcorn, Bolton
& nearby areas

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@purplegeckodance

 

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THE TEAM

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SAMANTHA HICKEY

The Boss

Trained by the former Shukokai Shitaryu UK team coach, Paul Graham, from age 9, Sam is a 4th Dan Black Belt Grading Officer.  Sam is also a professional dancer qualified to degree level, with certifications in dance and movement grading. 

Sam is a formidable force, filled with passion and drive to deliver the best classes and services in the North West.  Sam extended her education with dreams of expanding her business in the areas of health and fitness which has now become a reality! (Well done Sam!) 

Sam's is currently working hard to build more Purple Gecko programmes that will be rolled out through local councils and education establishments, helping to make the process of getting fit, very fun! 

Fun fact: Sam has helped choreograph huge shows & helps to bring them to life in Alder Hey Hospital Children's Ward.

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BETH CALLENDER

Dance Instructor

Beth has a BA Hons Dance Degree from Edge Hill University (2:1) and Several ADA grade dance exam certificates in Tap and Modern. 

Beth has devised and led many popular workshops based on national curriculum at primary schools.

She has also:

  • Carried out CPD training for staff

  • Choreographed school assemblies and productions throughout the academic year

  • Performed and facilitated on large scale projects such as ‘Window on Warrington’ and ‘The Moment When’

  • Performed at many local events as part of Fusion Elite, including VPX, Warrington Education and Community Platform and Warrington Wolves arts festivals, Warrington Collegiate Competition showcase, Thelwall Rose Festival, opened the Street Games event in Manchester, England vs Exhile Game, Warrington Wolves home games, Liverpool Cathedral and at Wembley

  • Warringtons Got Talent

  • Yearly showcases at Pyramid and Parr Hall

     

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AMBER ORR

Dance Instructor

Amber trained in Contemporary Dance at Edge Hill University, graduating in 2012. Amber has trained in all three disciplines of the arts, spending her years studying at various institutions across Liverpool. During her time at university, Amber discovered her love for teaching and directing, encouraging her to set up and run the University’s first dance society and company, HillStart; which is still running 6 years after graduating!

 

Amber works for many different Performing Arts establishments across the city including LIPA 4:19, The Hope Street Theatre College, Rare Studios, The University of Chester and Catherine Victoria Academy. Having worked as Head of Curriculum and Head of Quality in a vocational Performing Arts school and college in Central Liverpool, Amber has extensive experience of teaching, teacher training, directing and choreographing numbers ranging from different genres of dance, to drama and physical theatre.

Amber is currently part way through completing her MA in Dance Practices at The University of Chester and is enjoying exploring all things improvisation and creation!

Contact Us

Warrington, Wigan, Widnes, Bolton
 info@purplegeckofitness.com |  Tel: 07840 503471

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