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Diana Louise Towe

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First Dance Studios

First Dance Studios

We opened in 2005 with one aim – to provide fun dance classes for adults. No syllabus work, no exams, no stress and no previous training necessary. Since starting out we have also introduced a wider offer including a choir, Pilates, Yoga and a Children’s Musical Theatre Academy.

We offer a fun and friendly environment to anyone that loves dancing or would love to learn to dance. Whether you learnt dancing as a child, or are just starting from scratch, there really is something for everyone here.

We cover all styles of classes for adults, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, yoga, pilates

We love what we do, we love our studio and we hope you will too.

We have also just moved Studio to Heather Farm, Woking, Surrey GU21 4XY

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Cremona School of Dance

Cremona School of Dance

Cremona School of Dance established in 1990 is based in Woking and is renowned for its excellence. The School is a traditional dancing school offering tuition for 3-18 year olds in Ballet (Cecchetti Method), ISTD Modern, ISTD Tap, ISTD Contemporary, Musical Theatre and GCSE Dance. Students have the opportunity to train right through to the Vocational Grades at Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels. Examinations are held annually.
Alongside our own School shows, students are offered chances to audition for local productions at The New Victoria Theatre and the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Talented children are encouraged to audition for The Royal Ballet School, The Cecchetti Associate Programme, London Junior and Senior Ballet, London Children’s Ballet and other organisations.
Whether a student attends once weekly for fun or is considering dance as a career, every child matters. Our aim is to bring the joy of dancing into the studio through nurturing and encouragement. Every child is given the opportunity to incorporate skills developed in dancing, into many to other aspects of their lives. Dance develops confidence, poise, self-discipline, musicality and increased physical and sensory awareness.
Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced professionals. All staff are committed to ongoing professional development and are DBS checked.

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Flipside Dance

Flipside Dance

Based in the heart of Cobham, KT11, Flipside is the number one choice for a local, established and professional dance school.

Formed in 2007 by ex professional dancer Deborah Rich, the school offers students age 2 to 19 years a wide variety of dance styles including ballet (ISTD syllabus), contemporary, hip hop, tap, jazz, acrobatics, PBT and musical theatre.

Classes run throughout the whole week catering for students with all levels of abilities.
From our teeny class to our elite performance team the passion to nurture our student‚ enthusiasm is a priority within all the teaching staff. All our teachers are affiliated with the style of dance they teach and the continuation for professional development is always on the agenda. All staff are DBS checked and first aid trained.

Flipside is an award-winning dance school and for those who wish to take dance more seriously we offer ballet exams, private lessons and take part in national competitions.

Our professional yet friendly classes are suitable for everyone and we are passionate about seeing our students be the very best they can be and when we watch them successfully dance on a stage in front of an audience, pass a ballet exam or win at competition we know we have nailed it.

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Woking Dance Space

Woking Dance Space
Woking Dance Space

We are a non profit organisation, providing dance and exercise classes for adults, no matter what their age, experience or previous training. Woking Dance Space is unique in that classes are offered for all age ranges, from young adults to senior citizens. We run classes in many dance disciplines, hold special events and performances and provide a forum for people to meet and explore what is both a creative and beneficial interest.

With ages ranging from seventeen to seventy, every ability is covered from complete beginner through to examination standards.

The studio also serves as a place for dance lovers to meet and arrange visits to local and London shows, master-classes and other performances. We offer a friendly environment for all, maximising the opportunity to enjoy dance. Whether it be to learn a new skill, revisit old times, or just get some exercise. With friendly, experienced teachers our studio is supportive and most importantly, fun! We run a biennial show and other opportunities for performance, with fantastic costumes and buzzing back stage atmosphere, but no pressure to take part.

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Dance Shack

Founded in 2006, the school’s aim is to encourage everyone as an individual to gain confidence in performing in dancing, acting, and singing. Through good teaching, grounded in solid technique, a student’s confidence is able to flourish. Many of our students are represented by the school’s own agency, www.shackattack.co.uk, and can regularly be seen in the West End, on TV and film.

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Ellie Marsh

Ellie Marsh

Ellie Marsh trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. She then went on to work as an apprentice with National Dance Company Wales performing works by Nigel Charnock, Ed Myhill and Fearghus Ó Conchúir. Ellie is a dancer for Fertile Ground most recently working with Renaud Wiser and Malgorzata Dzierzon. Ellie is also a company member of Roisin Whelan Dance based in Ireland. Ellie is a choreographer and rehearsal director for National Youth Ballet of Great Britain with her work premiering at Sadler’s Wells at the age of 17. Ellie has taught for Leeds University, Roisin Whelan Dance, National Dance Company Wales Associate Program, Dance United and Northern Dance School. Ellie is also a sports masseuse and yoga teacher.

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Tara Choudrie

Tara Choudrie
Tara Choudrie

I am an experienced dance teacher and lecturer from primary school age up to degree level. I teach and choreograph in the styles of contemporary, ballet and jazz, and also teach dance fitness classes. Previously I taught mainly at BTEC and AL standard and currently I teach at degree level at PPA and as an outreach dance artist for both Reside Dance in Reading and for Dance Woking.

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Jon Chu

Ex-Contemporary/Ballet Dancer and Martial Artist, turned Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. I was a founding lecturer/Senior lecturer/Course Leader of the Undergraduate Dance degree at Kingston University and led practical and theoretical modules there for 12 years. I now offer wellbeing training, coaching and remedial treatment to Dancers and the general public. I’m also on the board of trustees for Dance West.