Learn to Dance age 3 to 103!
We are based in our own large dance studios in Houndmills, Basingstoke, with sprung floors, and we provide a variety of dance classes across age groups and abilities. We have a strong emphasis towards dance education, whilst also being fun. Our three dance studios are also available to hire. We are a large school but nurture a family and team atmosphere.
We teach a variety of dance styles with a very talented and experienced teaching faculty. We achieve excellent exam results in R.A.D Ballet, I.S.T.D. Modern and Tap. We are also an I.S.T.D. Approved Centre for teacher training. Examinations are usually held twice a year. We are also a Certified Studio with Acrobatic Arts and have started teaching the new I.S.T.D. Contemporary syllabus .
In normal years, we provide performance opportunities at various events for a large number of our dedicated students by having Performance Squads of varying age levels. There are annual theatre shows for these students too and every other year we include everyone (over 5) with a full school production. Recently this has been difficult to achieve due to the pandemic, however we did manage a set of in person exams for each of the ISTD and RAD exam boards (with excellent results) and qualified 17 Dances to 2020/2021 Dance World Cup Finals, winning Senior Large Group Commercial 2020 (World Champions), the results in the end with 38 dancers in the team winning 1 1st Place, 6 2nd Places, 3 3rd Places, 2 4th Places, 3 6th Places, and 1 7th Place. We were proud to dance as part of TEAM ENGLAND for 2020 and 2021 after incredibly trying circumstances. TEAM ENGLAND won the 2020/2021 Dance World Cup and we were part of this amazing experience.
We also facilitate pre-vocational training with a very high success rate for those students wanting to teach or work professionally in the performing arts industry. These students also form our student B.A.D. Company.
So, whether you want to keep fit, gain confidence, improve your health or be the next Fred Astaire, we have dance classes that can help.
WE WERE DANCE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2019
BRONZE AWARD WINNERS DANCE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2021