Welland School of Dancing

The Welland School of Dancing was established in 1964.Teaching the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for Ballet, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabus for Tap and Modern Theatre Dance.

Syllabus Get Ahead Workshops, Peter Rabbit Ballet Workshop

Easter Workshops to open Studios

We're running ballet Get Ahead Syllabus Workshops as well as a Peter Rabbit Workshop for younger Pre-school and Pre-Primary pupils over Easter. Please click on the below link for more details. This is a great way to try out our school if you're thinking of joining our regular term time classes.

Want to learn some Acro dance skills?

Acro Classes

Why not enrol in our Junior or Senior Acro classes. All abilities Welcome!

Welland School of Dancing

School Show 2020

Explore all our RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap & Modern, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop and Performing Arts classes on offer

Re-Opening 19th April 2021!

Dance will help develop great coordination, strength and stamina, self esteem and well being. Boys are welcome and make great dancers too!

School Show

Welland School of Dancing

Show Dates for our next show: 1st - 7th March 2020

Classes for little ones pre-school ballet, tap & modern and Acro

Pre-School Dance and Movement Classes

Welland School of Dancing offers a great range of classes for the little ones: Twinkle Tots Dance (Age 2-3), Pre-School Ballet, Mini Groover's Pre-School Modern and Tap classes and Baby Acro (Age 2.5 up)

Celebrate your next birthday with a dance party at Welland

Twinkle Tots Parties

A professional ballerina will take the children on a magical adventure with dances, music, games and surprises

You are never to old to dance

Adult Classes

We offer a great range of adult classes, from beginners up to advanced level with new faces always welcome. Purchase an Adult Dance Pass on our Parent Portal to get started.

Outstanding pass rate for RAD and ISTD graded exams

RAD & ISTD graded results

Our school has an outstanding pass rate for RAD and ISTD graded exams and we offer vocational grades taught up to Advanced level.
The Welland School of Dancing has been holding classes in Stamford since 1964; Teaching the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for Ballet, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabus for Tap and Modern Theatre. Current principal Maggie Purr A.R.A.D. R.A.D. R.T.S. took over the school in September 2010. Former principal, Anne Desbruslais F.I.S.T.D. C.D.E is still involved with the Welland School of Dancing in her capacity as school patron.
The school caters for both the serious student (many will go on to professional training and careers in the theatre), and the recreational pupil. Children are accepted from age 2 for Ballet, age 3 for Tap & Modern Theatre and Age 7 for Hip Hop. The school has its main full time dance studio in Stamford, based in the Ballroom complex of the former Stamford Hotel circa 1820, with pianists, ballet barres, mirrors and sprung floors; all essential for long term dance training. The school also holds adult classes in ballet, tap & jazz with beginners welcome.

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