W.I.K.E.D. dance was formed 8 years ago by The Trees Association, a local residents group in Whiston. It all began when a young girl named Keera approached them and asked if they could start a dance group in the community and from this W.I.K.E.D was formed. When W.I.K.E.D. (Whiston Inclusive Knowsley Educational Dance) first started the numbers were small, but soon the word spread and the numbers grew and it wasn’t long before bigger premises were needed. These premises were found in the grounds of Whiston Willis Primary School.
In Jan 2012, the founders decided to hand over the baton and retire and Julie Cullen and Helen Greenop took over the running of the group. As time went on and numbers continued to increase, W.I.K.E.D. had to move again, and again bigger and better premises were needed to accommodate the increase in numbers. This was found in our current location which is The George Howard Centre, Lickers Lane, Whiston.
W.I.K.E.D’s dance Teacher is Alan Pugh, who along with his staff Keera (the very same who approached the Trees Association) and Danielle, teach Street dance to boys and girls aged 4 – 18.