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    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.

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  • Want to learn some Acro dance skills?
    Acro Classes

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

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

Welland School of Dancing Classes

To find out more about individual classes please just click on the dance category and on the right hand side select class that you are interested in and you will be able to find all the information related to that class, from class structure, age group, timetable, fees, uniform and all the related class info.


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Our Location
The Former Stamford Museum,
Broad Street,
Stamford, PE9 1PJ
Phone Number
01780 917049
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