Limelight was founded by Lisa and James McCann in 2007. They first met on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 1999 and have performed together on ships, in hotels and theatres all over the UK. When their daughter Eliza arrived, they decided to start their own business, utilising all their live entertainment skills. Limelight has grown from one class, to hundreds of students in a bespoke studio and regular shows at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax. 

Lisa McCann A.I.S.T.D.

After training at Performers College, Lisa travelled the world as a dancer, singer and choreographer. An accomplished actress, she has performed in venues such as Leeds City Varieties, The Buxton Opera House and Wembley Stadium. She created Limelight and Boogie Babes and now teaches dance of all styles including Street, Tap, Fitsteps and GloFit. GloFit is her own fitness creation and exclusive to The Limelight Studio.

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James McCann

Among many roles, James has been a gameshow host, a dodgy elvis and a circus ringmaster! He’s an experienced presenter and singer and has written and directed shows for holiday resorts, theatres and cabaret artists. In addition to Limelight, he performs his Olly Murs, Robbie Williams and Britpop shows at venues all over the country.


Completed in February 2015, the Limelight Studio hosts all of Limelight’s dance, drama and fitness classes. At the weekend, it’s also an incredible party venue with intelligent disco lighting, lasers, fog and a great sound system.

The studio can be hired for a great hourly rate which includes use of the fully equipped kitchen, tables and chairs and accessible toilet facilities with baby change. If you would like to hire the studio for a weekly class or a one off event, please get in touch