About 4M

History of 4M Dance Centre

4M Dance Centre began with the vision of developing a hip-hop base dance studio in Galway City. We teach everyone: adults and kids, beginners to advanced. Monika and Yuri are the owners of 4M Dance Centre, both sharing a common desire to bring their international dance experience to students in Galway. With over 20 years in the professional dance arena and multiple qualifications and awards, it is time to pass their knowledge, passion and experience in the art of dance to others. Forming a partnership aspiring to teaching on a professional level, the duo have created a studio that welcomes anyone with the interest, drive and hunger to dance.

4M's vision is to prepare and train dancers who wish to fulfil their personal ambition, participate in competitions and more, and will guide them to a possible career in the dance industry. 4M creates a fun, safe, friendly environment for all participants from the age of 4 and upwards. Creating an internationally-inspired dance space with professional and innovative dance instructors is the very heart of 4M Dance Centre's ethos.

The 4M Mission

We look to promote self-awareness, teamwork, physical and mental development, and the awareness to love and respect both oneself and fellow students. The practice of dance helps students to get to know their mind and bodies better, while promoting mental and physical wellbeing. Education is central to 4M Dance Centre's philosophy: students learn the many benefits of dance, including improved coordination, flexibility, muscle toning, heart and lung strength, and weight management.

Challenge yourself—
Keep pushing!

Dance brings us happiness and we want to share that feeling with all our students. In all aspects of life, only by getting involved, challenging yourself and pushing boundaries, will you achieve desired goals and dreams. So get up and dance if you wish to become more active, lose weight, want to learn a new and exciting skill, wish to meet new like-minded people, push yourself out of your comfort zone, or just want to have a bit of fun. Dance does it all!

Meet the Team

@4M Dance Centre

MONIKA

Founder, Dancer, Dance Instructor & Choreographer

MONIKA

Monika’s adventure with dancing began in Poland when she was 6 years old. Initially trained in ballroom and disco dancing, as soon as she discovered hip hop classes it became her main style.

“Through my dancing adventure I practised, expanded, and improved my skills by taking part in different dance classes such as technique/ballet, and attended workshops conducted by the best instructors from all around the world—Tony Tzar, Candace Brown, Luther Brown, Diana Matos, Maniek Kotarski, Kumari Suraj, HomeBros, Kerrie Milne, Clara Bajado, Kendrick Mart and others!”

From 2007, Monika was a member of UDS Dance Studio, and in 2009 she became a dance instructor.

  • 1st place at the Polish Championships in Hip Hop category
  • 1st place at the Polish Championships in Hip Hop category
  • 4th place at European Championship in Hip Hop category
  • 2nd place at the World Championship in Hip Hop category
  • Finalist of GOT TALENT Show (Polish edition)
  • Co-operation with Polish and foreign artists and companies
  • 1st place at the Polish Championship in Hip Hop category
  • 1st place at the European Championship in Hip Hop category
  • 1st place at the World Championship in Hip Hop category
  • 1st place at National Dance Championship
  • Participation in Ireland’s Got Talent Show

YURI

Founder, Dancer, Choreographer, Crafter and Makeup Artist

YURI

Yuri has an extensive background with over 20 years both performing and training in a variety of styles. She began her training at the age of 5 in ballet, jazz, tap, belly dance, and flamenco at ISA (Institute Art Superior). Later on she also joined drama theatre training and self-defence.

“While finishing my career and diploma in dance instructor in 2003 I was introduced to Avant Garde Producciones, which focused on art, dance and action theatre performances. Joining this company gave me the opportunity to combine my passion for dance and theatre at the same time. I have mainly focused my dance career on hip hop, jazz, contemporary, cirque, percussion. As the years passed by, I not only became a dancer but also  an assistant director, choreographer and costume designer.”

Working extensively in action theatre performances that use entire rooms and provide an immersive experience for the public, Yuri built a strong base for performing and self-expression. She has taken classes with different instructors throughout the years, and her passion for improvement has never failed. She has learned from Jonathan Palermo, Amir Thaleb, Alma Farinelli, Lucas Trejo, Kerrie Milne, Kendrick Mart, Caetlyn Watson and many other notables. You never stop learning, as her idol once said:

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.”

YURI

Testimonials

“4M Dance Centre is the new name of dance school in Galway. Universal and devoted to children, always putting them in a first place. Oskarito, Martynka, Lara, Nikita, Oskar, Oliwia and more kids have discovered that passion is something amazing.

In this case, their interests connect with dance studio they attend after their daily activities. Because our lovely Monika they are making their hip-hop dreams come true. And we are so grteful for that. I honestly recommend to the smallest, biggest and oldest as well!”

Paulina & Marcin

Parent's

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.”

Mata Hari

YAMILA

Dancer, Dance Instructor, Photographer & Choreographer

YAMILA

She’s been a dancer since she was very little, studying jazz, belly dance and hip hop. In 2011 she graduated as a hip hop instructor from the Bayres Studio dance academy, and gave her first classes in the 2011 Bayres Convention in Buenos Aires, among her national and international colleagues.

In 2014 she started getting involved in the dancehall world, while in 2017 she joined Faw Crew, where she acquired the knowledge and techniques of twerk, dance hall, vogue, Afrobeats and house. Yamila has performed live with the crew in different venues and urban festivals, and co-created multiple choreographies.

Her style is powerful, fun, yet feminine. Yamila loves fusing different styles—especially dance hall and twerk. Her mantra is:

“Everybody and Every Body is welcome!”

YAMILA

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

Martha Graham

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    4M Dance Centre,
    Unit 7, Kilkerrin Park 3,
    Liosban Industrial Estate,
    Tuam Road, Galway,
    Co. Galway

  • Phone

    085 847 8053 / 085 853 9410

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