Dance. Connect. Celebrate.


Matthew’s Zumba® Fitness classes are fun, energetic, effective and leave you feeling amazing. More…


Increase muscle balance, improve posture and help your body to function free from constraints. More…


Matthew will be presenting dance fitness and Pilates classes at YogaFit Ibiza in April 2017. More…

Dancefloor Activist is a fitness company that promotes body positive messages and runs classes that are inclusive and fun.

Our ethos is to encourage everyone to be part of a community dedicated to being active, present and involved. We encourage people to take to the floor for all the benefits that moving the body can bring. We activate the dancefloor to get people moving, dancing, connecting and celebrating.

Dancefloor Activist is the creation of Matthew Black, who originally trained as an actor, working in theatre, film and television. Matthew is also a presenter and teacher, creating and leading workshops for adults and young people. More…


“Matt really ensured the success of Ellie’s party on Sunday afternoon with his kind and co-operative involvement in the event. He understood, very quickly, the needs of the party goers who were young people with disabilities. By the end of the afternoon, students with complex learning difficulties and many who are normally very socially and physically inhibited were joining in and dancing happily. Matt has such talent as a dancer, but he is also a gifted and empathetic teacher. Ellie LOVED her 21st and will never forget such a joyful time.” — Heather Evans, Ellie’s Mum

“Thank you so much for performing and weaving your dance teaching magic so smoothly among our delighted guests. You were the highlight of the night for many. Thank you for being professional, uplifting and entertaining, inclusive, inviting and unfazed by all deliberate and accidental interruptions to your routine. We had an awesome Jersey-Boys style quartet singing 50’s medleys… the audience leapt to their feet and started dancing… improvised jive and all sorts… it was no doubt the magic you slipped into people’s toes.” — Vania Mills, fundraising event for Gladrags Costumes
“After my second child I needed physiotherapy to encourage my tummy muscles to come together again. I was then recommended to try pilates to further strengthen them. It has helped so much and there is almost no gap between my muscles now! I can’t recommend Matthew enough. He is so calming during the sessions, and is focused on each person in the class, and cares about each individual. Pilates with Matthew gave me back my core. I don’t think any other exercise would have had the same effect while being so enjoyable!” — Grace Thompson
“Matt’s Zumba class is a most joyful fun way of exercising.  My body and equally my mind get a good workout and I am learning to coordinate new movements and steps. The Zumba class focuses my mind away from daily tasks. And it is a lot of fun and laughter all around.” — Heike Roesel

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Want to participate in my outreach work? + classes update

Classes update Classes continue as normal until 25th July (when I go on honeymoon) and start back on 6th August. For full dates, visit my calendar. I know many of you take other classes aside from mine or are members of a gym. For those who aren't, whilst I'm away...

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No Monday class. See you in the Spiegeltent instead??

Hi everyone, another quick reminder that due to the bank holiday there’s no Zumba class on Monday, 28th May. All other classes are running as normal next week. Also, there are still a few tickets left for the tea dance in the Spiegeltent on Sunday, 3 June.

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No Monday class, the Fringe, and more!!

No class on Monday Hi everyone, Just a reminder that Zumba class is not running on Monday, 7th May due to the bank holiday. All other classes are running as normal. Clowns Without Borders at the Fringe The charity Clowns Without Borders, which I support, is doing a...

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