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SCHOOL DIRECTORIES
Directory of Schools which have participated in 2017

From Ballet to Zumba for the dance classes in your area, please search on the Directory below. This directory is for everyone interested in Dance.

Chance to Dance does not endorse or promote any of the schools listed on the directory they are listed purely through their participation.
The public are advised to check qualifications and legitimacy when choosing dance activities to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Click below to see participating schools in your area

KENT - SUSSEX - DEVON

KENT

ACT II ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

ALL THE ARTS THEATRE SCHOOLS
Dance styles taught: Street, Jazz, Musical Theatre.

Brief description of classes: Affordable, professional classes in Street Dance, Drama & Singing. Current pupils have won major roles in West End shows including Oliver, The Railway Children & The Fantastic Mr Fox & TV shows including Holby City, MI High, Scoop & Spy’s. 100% pass rate in IDTA & LAMDA exams. Regular chances to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells, The Church Hill, The Stag, Her Majesty’s, The Bob Hope & Danson. All the Arts have been awarded Recognised Schools Status by CDET.

Location: Branches in Bexley, Chislehurst, Eltham, Mottingham & New Eltham

Contact name: Jillian Morgans
Email:enquiries@allthearts.co.uk    
Tel no:.020 8850 2384
Website: www.allthearts.co.uk          

BEXLEYHEATH STAGE SCHOOL OF DANCING
Dance styles taught: Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Acrobatics, Cheerleading, Singing, Musical Theatre, Drama

Brief description of classes: Relaxed but Disciplined classes enabling All children to reach their full potential. Performance classes for Pupils desiring a challenge, who display talent and are wanting to Perform.

Location St. Michael's Community Centre, Wrotham Road, Welling, Kent

Contact name Principal/ Janette Williams
Email: janette.p.williams@googlemail.com
Tel no: 0208 306 2408 or 07708 226757


CASCADE DANCE
Dance styles taught: Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet

Brief description of classes:
Cascade Dance is a contemporary dance company focusing on education, community and performance in the South East. Although primarily a contemporary company, Cascade also offers a range of dance styles through their classes, youth companies, workshops and performances including ballet, jazz, physical theatre, street and hip hop. Cascade strives to be different in their approach to dance by providing activities that are fresh, creative and inspiring, opening up opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Canterbury, Maidstone, Lenham, Hextable & Dartford

Contact name: Ricia Taylor
Email: rt@cascadedance.co.uk
Tel no: 07925455868 / 07540724027
Website:www.cascadedance.co.uk

COOPER SCHOOL

CORA THEATRE ARTS

DASEVENOAKS
Dance styles taught: RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, Street Jazz Classes, Contemporary Dance and Progressive Ballet Technique

Brief description of classes:
dasevenoaks was established by Margie Rice in 2008 and offers various classes for all ages at all levels of training. With a team of specialist teachers, the students are taught at the highest level whether it be RAD ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, street jazz classes, contemporary dance and progressive ballet technique. Adult classes offered currently include jazz. The school organises regular holiday workshops and annual theatre trips which reinforces the students’ experience of dance and theatre.

Location: Sevenoaks

Contact name: Margie Rice – School Principal
Email: dasevenoaks@btconnect.com
Tel no: 01732 469806
Website: www.dasevenoaks.co.uk

DANCE ACT THEATRE SCHOOLS
I.S.T.D Ballet, Modern and Tap, Street Dance, Disney Pop, Jazz, Baby Ballet and Musical Theatre.

Brief description of classes:
We provide a wide range of classes from a number of venues in Kent, supported by qualified instructors with years of experience. We pride ourselves in the creation of supportive, fun and enjoyable environments where our students can enjoy learning to the best of their ability. Whether just for fun or as a foundation to a professional career in the Performing Arts, Dance Act offers enjoyable classes at an excellently high standard for students aged from 3 to 19.

Location: Weekday and Saturday locations: Hextable, Bexleyheath, & Otford.

Contact name Vikki Aldridge
Email: info@danceact.co.uk     
Tel no:. 07811373247
Website: www.danceact.co.uk/classes

DANCE ON
Dance styles taught: Modern, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap

Brief description of classes:
Dance Company for the over 50’s who meet once a week at the Howard Venue in Hextable, Kent. All dance styles practised and performed for the local community and further afield.

Location:
The Howard Venue, Egerton Avenue, Hextable, Kent, BR8 7LG

Contact name: Dance Director: Pam Howard MBE
Email: dance-on@outlook.com
Tel no: Secretary Veronica Day: 07773 295367
Website:www.dance-on.btck.co.uk

DARTFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

EMILY BALMER DANCE COMPANY
Dance styles taught: ISTD – Modern/Tap/Ballet, Musical Theatre, Street, Commercial, Technique, Performance Team

Brief description of classes:
We offer ISTD graded syllabus classes which provide a strong knowledge of dance technique. Our musical theatre and street/commercial classes are none syllabus classes to help boost confidence. We also have an award winning performance team (audition only).

Location: Ashford, Kent

Contact name: Emily Balmer
Email: admin@emilybalmerdancecompany.com
Tel no: 07772155844
Website: www.emilybalmerdancecompany.com

EMMERSON SCHOOL OF DANCE

EVOLUTION DANCE ACADEMY
Ballet, Tap, Modern Street, Contemporary, Commercial and Musical Theatre

Brief description of classes:
Evolution Dance Academy offers the chance to learn to dance in a fun and relaxed environment. Exam opportunities available with the IDTA. With a Junior and Senior Performance Group, students age 7 and upwards take part in shows throughout the year. With new adult ballet and tap classes we now offer classes from age 2 and upwards. EDA strive to help their students progress to the best of their abilities giving them the opportunity to be creative and fun.

Location: Branches in Edenbridge, Lingfield, Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood

Contact name: Chantelle Kite
Email: evolutionda@outlook.com
Tel no:  07709348723
Website:www.evolutiondaco.uk

FOOTSTEPS PERFORMING ARTS
Dance styles taught: IDTA Tap, Jazz and Ballet, Musical Theatre, Performance Troupe and Extra-Curricular classes

Brief description of classes:
Brief Description: We are a family orientated company who's primary focus is ensuring that the children who train with us love our classes and are passionate about learning to dance, sing and act. Our students at Footsteps have the opportunity to take IDTA exams, be entered into shows and competitions and enjoy being part of our annual events.

Location: Various venues, please see our website for further information

Contact name: Victoria Sbraga, Owner and Principal
Email: hello@footstepsperformingarts.com
Tel no: 020 8123 6826
Website:www.footstepsperformingarts.com

FUNSTEPS DANCE SCHOOL

HARLEQUINS THEATRE SCHOOL
Dance styles taught: Ballet, street dance and musical theatre

Brief description of classes:
Here at Harlequins we know that every student is on an individual journey to success. Whether they join Harlequins as a hobby or to pursue a career in performing arts our dedicated professionals will ensure each student achieves their full potential. The emphasis is on fun, meeting new friends and nurturing talent. We run classes for children aged 2 to 16 with over 200 students being taught each week. Students are encouraged to take their IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Freestyle dance exams and the LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) Drama Exams. We are proud to have a 100% pass rate.

Location: Bromley Kent

Contact name: Debbie Elwell
Email: info@harlequins-theatre.com
Tel no:. 07984 096 576
Website: www.harlequins-theatre.com

HOLLY BELLSHAM PERFORMING ARTS

HOLLYWOOD PERFORMING ARTS
Dance styles taught: Lyrical, Jazz, Street, Contemporary, Ballet & M.T

Brief description of classes:
Hollywood PA is a Performing Arts school which runs at 4 different locations across Kent. We hold performing arts evenings where the children can come and study the 3 main disciplines, dance, drama and singing within one evening. We also hold non syllabus ballet and street classes. We have fantastic staff with a huge range of knowledge of the industry, Hollywood PA can prepare you for a professional career or just a fun loved hobby.

Location: Dartford – The Dartford, Adult Education Centre, Summerhill rd, Dartford, Kent, DA12LP Crayford – Haberdashers Askes Federations, Crayford Academy, Ironmill Lane, Crayford, DA12RS Swanley – Swanley Youth and community centre, St Marys rd, Swanley, BR87BU Gravesend - The Gravesend Adult Education Centre, Victoria Centre, Darnley Rd, Gravesend DA11 0RX

Contact name: Holly Penny
Tel no:. 07949 884377
Email: Hollywood_pa@hotmail.co.uk
Website: Find us on facebook – Hollywood Performing Arts - website Under construction


HOLY INNOCENT PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dance styles taught: Street Dance

Brief description of classes:
Classes are run by Fiona Murphy

Location: Orpington

Contact name: Fiona Murphy
Tel no: 07763648727

LADY BOSWELL’S C E PRIMARY SCHOOL

LETS DANCE UK
Dance styles taught: Ballet, freestyle, Contemporary and Cheer

Brief description of classes:
Let’s Dance UK is a new Dance School in Maidstone which offers a range of dance styles with the main focus being on fun. Let’s Dance UK believes that dancing should be enjoyable while developing students skills in dance, as well as their confidence.

Location: Chart Sutton, Maidstone

Contact name: Chrissy Sargent
Email: letsdanceuk@live.co.uk
Tel no:. 01622 863777
Website: www.letsdanceuk.com

LISA MAYBANK SCHOOL OF DANCE
Dance styles taught: RAD Baby Ballet to Advanced 2. Pointe work, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre. Adult classes in – Ballet, Pilates, Yoga, Nia Dance, Fitsteps, Zumba and more.

Brief description of classes:
We are very Blessed to have a State of the Art dance complex with 4 studios, with sprung floors, barres, mirrors, sound systems and air conditioning. I started my school 33 years ago and has a reputation for excellence through fun, passion and hard work. We teach everyone to reach their full potential, to be able to pursue a professional career if that is their dream. My pupils are involved in Associate classes at The Royal Ballet School, Central Ballet, London Senior Ballet, RAD and NYB and go on to train at all the main vocational schools.

Location: Sawmill Dance Studios, Rectory Lane, Brasted, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16 1JR

Contact name Lisa Maybank
Email: lisamaybank@aol.com
Tel no:.01732 453474 (answerphone)
Website: www.lisamaybank.net - www.sawmillstudios.co.uk

LIZ BURVILLE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Dance styles taught Ballet, Modern Tap, Jazz, Street, Contemporary and Hip Hop

Brief description of classs:
LBPAC has been proving high quality dance and Performance training for 25 years this being our silver Jubilee year. We provide many dance, singing, acting and musical theatre classes. Our performances teams have performed all over the world, last year on a cruise ship in Norway and this year we are representing the UK in an international dance festival in LA. Come along for a trial we promise you will enjoy it.

Location: The Liz Burville Performing Arts Centre Studio Court Bexley Cricket Ground Manor Way Bexley Kent DA5 3QG

Contact name: Liz Burville
Email: office@lbpac.co.uk
Tel no: 07792 162267
Website: www.LBPAC.co.uk

MAIDSTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

PLAXTOL PRIMARY SCHOOL

PRIMA STAGE SCHOOL
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Street dance, Freestyle, singing, drama, musical theatre. Adult Dance

Brief description of classes:
We run around 80 classes a week - 2 to 80 yrs, and based in fully equipped studios.

Location: Larkfield Leisure Centre, (ME20 6RH); Branch classes at Kings Hill Community Hall.

Contact name: Julie Hutchings
Email: julie@primastagescool.co.uk
Tel no:  01732 844415
Website:
www.primastageschool.co.uk

REISS JERRERIES SCHOOL OF DANCE

SAPPHIRE DANCE & DRAMA ACADEMY

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOL

SEVENOAKS SCHOOL OF DANCE

SHOREHAM VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

SP DANCE

STARSTRUCK DANCE SCHOOL

STEPS PERFORMING ARTS

ST JOHN’S C E PRIMARY SCHOOL

THE DANCE STUDIO
Dance styles taught Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Street, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Drama

Brief description of classes:
The Dance Studio offers classes from age 2 to adult in all the main disciplines of Dance. We aim to provide classes for all, from beginners to advanced, whether it be once-a-week for fun or dedicated dancers looking into a career in dance. Pupils have the chance to perform regularly in professional theatres as well as take examinations with the NATD.

Location - Kemsing, Otford, Shoreham, Tunbridge Wells, East Peckham, Paddock Wood and Pembury

Contact name: Marianne Faulkner
Email: mariannedance@aol.com
Tel no:. 01892 521687
Website: www.thedancestudio.biz

THE HOUSLEY SCHOOL OF DANCE
Dance styles taught: Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre

Brief description of classes: 
The school has been running in Riverhead and Sevenoaks for 12 years. It runs in conjunction with a successful theatrical agency and has had many children graduate to full time performing arts colleges. It's principal Jane has appeared in over 15 musicals and also teaches at various professional colleges.

Location: Riverhead and Sevenoaks

Contact name: Jane Kirkby
Email:janeh95@aol.com            
Tel no: 01732461550
Website:www.thehousleyschoolofdance.co.uk


THE JUDITH WILSON SCHOOL OF DANCE
ISTD Cecchetti Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz

Brief description of classes:
Our school is very much a family and we have been established for over 30 years. We train our pupils to the highest standard of technique and performance through fun classes. Some of our pupils are currently Cecchetti Scholars, Associates and Royal Ballet Associates and performing with London Children’s and National Youth Ballet. Some senior students are now dancing professionally while others leave with an appreciation of dance. We offer two free trial classes and welcome all to experience the joy of dance.

Location: Penshurst Village, Kent

Contact name Judith Wilson LISTD LCDD Teaching Diploma
Email: jwdance@gmx.co.uk
Tel no:. 01732 851591

THE KNIGHTS ACADEMY OF DANCE
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Street, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Musical Theatre

Brief description of classes:
Welcome to The Knight’s Academy of Dance – an innovative school with many classes designed for children and adults. This is an opportunity where everyone can learn dance skills and build their confidence in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere. We offer professional training and all teachers are qualified and CRB enhanced.

Location: The Mick Jagger Centre - Dartford

Contact name Stacey Knight
Email: Theknightsacademyofdance@yahoo.co.uk
Tel no:. 07523 335 360
Website: www.theknightsacademyofdance.co.uk

THEATRE STREET

TRINITY SCHOOL

VR SCHOOL OF DANCE
Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap, Street Jazz, Musical Production, Singing and Adult classes

Brief description of classes:
The VR School of Dance prides itself on providing a solid foundation to pupils in various dance styles within a fun, professional and friendly environment. Whether pupils are wishing to pursue a career in dance or attend classes just for pleasure, we offer something for everyone.

Location: The Drive, Sevenoaks, TN13 3AB

Contact name: Kiera Hegarty
Email: info@vrdance.co.uk
Tel no: 07539 551568
Website: www.vrdance.co.uk/


KENT - SUSSEX - DEVON   

SUSSEX

DFF DANCE

HAPPY FEET SONG & DANCE COMPANY

K.C’s DANCE

LITTLE DANCERS
Dance styles taugh
t: Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Disco Duck.

Brief description of classes:
Little Dancers is a fun, friendly school bringing the magic of dance and performance to children from 18 months upwards.

Location: Crawley

Contact name: Nikki Collard
Email: Ldcrawley1@outlook.com
Tel no:  07747720612
Website:

SAMANTHA JANE PERFORMING ARTS


TURNING POINTE SCHOOL OF DANCE
Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Adult Ballet

Brief description of classes: 
We offer fun and friendly classes for childen aged 3 to adult. All classes are taught by highly experienced and qualified teachers. Students have the opportunity to work towards RAD and ISTD exams, and take part in performances.

Location: Haywards Heath, Plumpton, Barcombe, Lewes

Contact name: Julia Canneaux
Email: juliacanneaux@hotmail.co.uk
Tel no:  07936 588802
Website: www.turningpointedanceschool.co.uk

URBAN CITY

UNIVERSAL DANCE

WHITESIDE SCHOOL OF DANCE

WILLIAMS SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (WISPA) WEST SUSSEX
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics.  Also Adult Jazz and Adult Tap.

Brief description of classes: 
Dance Training for beginners up to professional standard. Students are accepted from age 3 upwards and students can work towards taking Exams and Medals with the Dance Teachers Federation and also have the opportunity to perform in Shows. Adult Tap and Jazz Classes are also available where Beginners are always welcome.  Joining WiSPA is a great way to meet friends, learn new skills, instil discipline, inspire creativity, build confidence but most importantly have fun!

Location: Horsham, Ashington and Hastings.

Contact name: Bernadene Williams
Email: bernie@wispa.uk.com    
Tel no:  07971 646380
Website: www.wispa.uk.com   

YELO DANCE COMPANY

KENT - SUSSEX - DEVON                        

DEVON

A CHANCE TO DANCE

CHARLES ACADEMY OF DANCE

DANSCI DANCE STUDIO

DARTMOUTH SCHOOL OF DANCE
Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Location: Dartmouth

Contact name: Joleen Wood
Email:joleen24@hotmail.co.uk
Tel no:  07866143748
Website: www.dartmouthschoolofdance.co.uk

EAST DEVON DANCE ACADEMY

EXETER ACADEMY OF DANCE
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Commercial

Location: Exeter, Devon

Contact name: Suzie Amiet
Email: exeterdance@aol.com
Tel no: 01392 824453
Website:
www.exeteracademyofdance.co.uk

FOOTLIGHTS DANCE ACADEMY

FOX KING DANCE ACADEMY
Dance styles taught: Ballet, Pointe Work, Body Conditioning, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Street Dance, Yoga

Brief description of classes:
Classes from ages one year to Adult Fun and exciting classes taught by fully qualified and experience teachers. Opportunity to gain teaching qualifications with ISTD examination board. Pupils have the opportunity to take ISTD examinations, perform in annual shows, competitions, workshops and guest classes. Classes held in Bradninch with the main studio and head office in King Square, Bridgwater.

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset and Bradninch, Exeter

Contact name Tamzynn Williamson
Email: tamzynn.fkda@yahoo.com
Tel no:. 07788 752491
Website: http://www.foxkingdanceacademy.com


KATHARINE MITCHELL SCHOOL OF DANCE

RAZZLE DAZZLE PERFORMERS

ROSEMARY WOODWARD SCHOOL OF DANCE
Dance styles taught RAD Ballet ISTD Modern Theatre Dance Jazz Tap Musical Theatre

Brief description of classes:
Staff are CRB checked, insured and Qualified. We teach students who come for enjoyment and the more serious, from 2 years old to include Advanced 2 standard. Shows festivals and concerts.

Location Liverton Bovey Tracey Chudleigh and Woolwell Plymouth and Buckland Monachorum

Contact name: Miss Rosemary Woodwark
Email: woodwarkdance@blueyonder.co.uk
Tel no:.01626 367537
Website: www.rosemarywoodwarkschoolofdance.co.uk


SKYE DANCE
Dance styles taught: Ballet. Tap. Jazz. Contemporary.

Location Axminster Devon

Contact name:Niclaire Skye

Email: niclaireskye@gmail.com
Tel no:. 07976312541 / 01297 561482
Website: www.skyedancer.co.uk

STRUTT YOUR STUFF

TOTNES SCHOOL OF DANCE
Ballet, modern, tap, Musical Theatre,Jazz, street dance, Contemporary, classical greek, body conditioning, pas de deux

Brief description of classes:
Totnes School of Dance has built up a fantastic reputation over 20yrs. We have 2 large studios with sprung floors based in our own premises on the KEVICC site and we offer classes from 18 months up to Advanced 2! We offer many opportunities to perform both in our school shows, Chance to Dance & local festivals. Most recently we have represented England in The Dance World Cup and won bronze medals! We teach RAD, ISTD, IDTA & non-syllabus classes. We have a good track record of students gaining places at Vocational schools, and a fantastic team of teachers, including an ISTD examiner!

Location: Totnes, South Brent, Ipplepen

Contact name: Louise Knapman
Email: louisetotdance@blueyonder.co.uk
Tel: 01803.866066
Website: www.totnesschoolofdance.com


WIGHTMORE SCHOOL OF DANCE

Dance styles taught :Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance

Brief description of classes:
Royal Academy of Dance registered school in the centre of Tiverton. Children's and adult classes in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Street Dance. Baby Ballet, Tap and Modern dance from two and a half years old. Performance opportunities, festivals and dance examinations available.

Location: Methodist Church, St Peter Street, Tiverton, EX16 6NU

Contact name: Christina Wightmore
Email: c.wightmore@gmail.com
Website: www.wightmoreschoolofdance.co.uk

KENT - SUSSEX - DEVON

 

 

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