January 2020

Two teachers from Swindon’s Revolution Performing Arts, have caused a social media sensation with their version of the dance routine for pop star Harry Styles new single Treat People With Kindness.


You’ll usually find sisters Jessi and Jade Carroll, from West Swindon teaching others to dance. But they recently decided to replicate the dance routine of one of Jessi’s heroes Harry Styles – erstwhile member of One Direction. Their video of them performing the routine in their back garden has currently had more than 1.3 million views. Thus these dancing sisters create TIKTOK sensation.

Jessi (23) said: ‘The 16 year old 1D fan in me burst out. Harry Styles + dance is the dream combination. Jade and I learnt the choreography within a few hours of the video release.’

Her sister Jade (28) worked with her. They practiced the routine in their garden before putting it on the social media platform Tik Tok.

Taken by surprise

“We didn’t think much of it. It was something to do, it was fun and kept us entertained during lockdown,” Jade said. “We went to bed and by the morning we couldn’t believe that the video had racked up more than 200,000 views.’

Jessi said: “We made this video for fun. We did not expect it to get so many views/likes/comments in such a short space of time. A lot of comments came from people requesting a tutorial. So we recorded and uploaded some tutorial videos breaking down the choreography. Everyone was so supportive and grateful. It’s amazing to see so many people express themselves through dance, experienced or not.”

Delirious for dance

Jade and Jessi are both dance crazy. They both attended New College before going on to study BA Hons in Dance at university. And today they are professional teachers with Revolution Performing Arts. 

Both Jessi and Jade have found dancing has saved their sanity during this last year. 

“Everyone can enjoy dance. In their bedrooms or in their gardens. Dance makes you move, have fun and, like so many of the arts, it’s a welcome, healthy distraction from current restrictions and worries,” Jade said. 

RPA founder Fi Da Silva Adams said: “It’s been brilliant to see Jessi and Jade do something so positive during lockdown. And it’s no surprise. Like all our teachers, they’ve been running online classes, encouraging our students to get moving and have fun.

Currently Jade, who has thirteen years’ experience of dance and has worked with RPA for two years, is teaching dance classes online six days a week during lockdown. That alongside her part-time job at Nationwide. Jessi is also teaching online as well as working in her full-time role as an ASC Learning Support Assistant at The Ridgeway School. 

Revolution Performing Arts

Revolution Performing Arts came into being in 2007. The team have been running online sessions throughout all lockdowns.

When allowed, they run sessions in after school clubs and classes in other community venues. All their teachers are DBS checked, trained in first aid and receive training in safeguarding protocols. 

RPA specialises in empowering young people to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts.

For more information visit https://revolutionpa.co.uk


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