• WSD School Show 2022
    School Show 2022
  • WSD School Show 2022
    School Show 2022
  • Welcome
    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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  • Pre-school, Budding Ballerinas, Junior and Senior Summer Schools
    Summer Schools

    Summer schools will be running from 16th to the 27th August this year. Please click on the below link to enrol in a suitable summer school.
    This is a great way to try out our school if you're thinking of joining our regular term time classes

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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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  • 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
    Spring Term enrolment is now open!

    Enrolment is now open to new pupils. Existing pupils please check your calender for week commencing 10th January on your Parent Portal to confirm your enrolled classes.

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  • School Show
    Welland School of Dancing

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

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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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Lincolnshire Youth Ballet

Showcasing our region's talent

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Sleeping Beauty 2022

Audition date: Sunday 23 January 2022 - Welland School of Dancing

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Welland School of Dancing Uniform Shop

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The WSD Xmas Competition

SATURDAY 18th December

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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.

Enrol now for Spring Term 2022 Classes

Classes for the Spring Term commencing 10th January 2022

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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; 07921 213024
Email Address
If you'd like to speak to someone in person, reception times are Mondays 12:30-3:30pm, Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 5:15-7:30pm, Fridays 4-6pm and Saturdays 9-3pm. Otherwise, please fill in the form alongside and we will get back to you as soon as possible.