Our team

The Woodside Dance Retreat team are husband & wife, Simon and Nicola Moriarty. Plus their 3 little helpers, Harrison, Elliott and Elise (The kids). Competent, committed and experienced in everything needed to run Woodside Dance Retreat. Allow us to introduce them to you.


Nicola Moriarty



Originally trained as a gymnast, at 13 she took her first dance class. At the age of 16 she joined The Royal Ballet School. She has danced with both The Royal Ballet, and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and toured across Europe. After several years of working as a professional Classical dancer, Nicola discovered a passion for teaching. She is now Head of Dance at one of England's top performing Arts establishments. Past students are performing in London's West end, with Kylie, Rhianna, Katy Perry to name a few, in dance companies across the world.



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Simon Moriarty

Managing Director


Working within the promotional merchandise industry for nearly 20 years, running his own successful business for 13 years.  Simon knows how to keep clients happy, fulfil client' specific needs and requirements, and offers a personal and flexible profession liaison with all WDR customers. Feel free to message him anytime with any questions or concerns you may have on any matter, he will be happy to hear from you.



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"Come to learn, stay to relax, and unwind with us. Be part of our WDR family and discover a new way to express your passion for dance !"

         - Nic & Simon


Woodside Dance Retreat

The Old School

School Lane

West Kingsdown

TN15 6JN

"A happy dancer is a good dancer. Student welfair and happiness comes before the artform, ALWAYS" - Simon Moriarty, Director

Client Comments

"I had such an amazing time at Woodside. I feel like I have learnt so much and gained confidence" - Louise (Principals Weeks 2018)

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