Swindon dancing sisters create a stir on tiktok

By Nick Batten on 2 February, 2021

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.’

Sisters Jessi and Jade Carroll who live in West Swindon can normally be found teaching others to dance – however they recently decided to replicate the dance routine of one of Jessi’s heroes Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction. Their video of them performing the routine in their back garden has currently had more than 1.3 million views. 

Jessi (23) said, “The 16-year-old 1D fan in me just came out. Harry Styles and dance is the dream combination. Jade and I learnt the choreography within a few hours of the video release.”

Jessi’s sister Jade (28) worked with her and they practiced the routine in their garden before putting it on the social media platform Tik Tok.

“We didn’t think much of it,” explained Jessi. “It was something to do, it was fun and kept us entertained during lockdown. We went to bed and by the morning we couldn’t believe that the video had already been watched more than 200,000 times.

“We simply 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 were 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.”

Jade and Jessi are both dance crazy. They both attended New College and went 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. 

Jade said, “Dance can be enjoyed by everyone, in their bedrooms, in their gardens and it makes you move, have fun and, like so many of the arts, it’s a welcome, healthy distraction from current restrictions and worries.” 

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 of 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 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. 

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

Pictured above: (left to right) Sisters Jessi and Jade Carroll