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Welcome to our friendly dance school

I am sure that you would agree with me that deciding on the best dance classes for your children in the Harlow area is very difficult.

You have probably been overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of schools out there offering ballet, tap, hip-hop, modern and jazz dance lessons. Not to mention singing and performance lessons!


Lorraine Hodges Tap and Ballet Dance Teacher Dance Scene Harlow
Hello, I am Lorraine Hodges, owner of Dance Scene.

Let me try and save you some time

If you have a minute? I would like to help make your choice easier by providing key information about Dance Scene.

My aim is to help make it easier for you to commit, we all have enough to do without the added hassle of surfing the web for “the best dance classes in Harlow”!

So welcome to my friendly dance school, where I employ highly qualified, enthusiastic teachers promoting a very friendly learning environment. All staff undergo DBS checks, so your children will be in very safe hands.

 First thing first -how do I get my child started?

The first thing I would suggest is that you bring your son or daughter along to one of our classes, such as ballet, to see if it is what they expected and whether they would like to continue with that class. If you would like to discuss further you can email me directly by

Girls in tap dancing lesson Harlow Dance Scene

You can find our full contact details here. Alternatively, check out our timetable, decide the time and place which suits you and just drop in.

Because, there is absolutely no point spending any of your hard-earned money on dance clothing, tap or ballet shoes etc. until you know for sure that joining a ballet or dance school is really for your child.

You won't have to travel far if you are in Harlow or the surrounding areas

We have been teaching dance classes for many years at two great venues in Harlow. The Churchgate Primary School, Hobbs Cross Road, Harlow and the fantastic dance studios within Harlow College, Velizy Avenue, Harlow.

Established in Harlow for many years we are here to help make dancing dreams reality and of course, to have lots of fun! Providing dance classes in Tap, Modern, Jazz, Street and Ballet for many years. More recently we have added Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Singing and Piano lessons to our repertoire. So we are not just about dance classes! Drop me an email for more information.

In summary if your child wants to start dancing - my advice is:

1.  or phone me for a more detailed chat;
2. or check our timetable and drop in (maybe worth a call to double check we’ll be there);
3. Come along and try some classes for free;
4. Sign up for further lessons or additional dance classes in person, when you meet us and have seen how cool our dance school is.

Lessons for children ballet

Find out for free!

Find out exactly what's involved before you fully commit to a full term of dance classes.

Lorraine Hodges 07711 745193
Kate Tozer   07843 274221

Kids gain a fantastic grounding in dance

Our teaching methods give a fantastic grounding in all aspects of dance, many of our students go on to further education in dance and performing, and enjoy great success.

Your kids will love our ballet and tap School, we think we're the best in the Harlow area and bet you will too!

Excellent ballet and tap exam success rates

Every year our students have excellent success rates with  "Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing" (ISTD) ballet, tap and modern examinations.

There are many Ballet and Tap Dance Schools to choose from in the Harlow area and you will ask Google: "who provides the best ballet or tap dance classes for children in my area?"

Rest assured, our experience, vast range of dance classes and friendly welcoming atmosphere will really impress on you and your children. We know that you will definitely want to stay! Come and try us out!

Offering classes in hip hop, commercial, ballet, tap, contemporary, modern and jazz with regular performances and as mentioned ISTD exams during May/June each year.

In 2016 our ballet students enjoyed a 100% exam success rate!

Each and every child should be given the opportunity to thrive and achieve to the very best of their abilities. Every dance student deserves to have equal opportunities and experiences.

Try Before You Buy!


Students are encouraged to try various dance styles

Prospective students are always encouraged to try different dance styles and classes to make sure that they join the lessons most suited to them and experience diversity.

Your children may really want to try tap dancing, but have they ever tried ballet, modern or jazz styles of dance.

You may decide that you would like to learn more than one style of dance, as many of our students do. With this in mind, we have always offered the first dance classes free of charge.

If you need to know more, feel free to contact either Kate on the mobile number provided or if you prefer to, send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you very soon!

A diverse range of dance classes.

Ballet lessons are one of our most popular classes, however, we provide access to a diverse range of dance lessons and classes, including hip-hop, street dance, ballet, modern, theater performance and tap.

Recently we added some more diverse performing skills including piano and singing coaching.

Young ballerina in ballet school practicing at the bar in white tutu

Our classes are extremely friendly, social events. Whether you would like to get fit, try out a new hobby, or even make some new friends; our school will suit you down to the ground.

Enthusiastic teachers are here to make sure that you and your children have a fun and enjoyable experience!

Contact us for more information!

Regular Performances

There is a huge amount of interest in ballet and tap dance classes in Harlow at present.

Ballet dance class

The current trend has been driven and inspired by the dancing shows on TV such as Got To Dance, Ashley Banjos Secret Street Crew, and Strictly Come Dancing.

As I mentioned, we produce at least one major performance every year to show off the results of our dance classes. Watch our under fives and primary ballet classes performing in our last show "Dance It Out!" by clicking here.

In 2014 our show was called “First Impressions” was presented at the Glass box Theater, Harlow College.

One of the most important aspects of dance is the performance and we love to give students as many opportunities to perform, in front of family and friends, throughout the year as possible.

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Often we are asked, for example, to put on a few little performances at the Churchgate School fete in the summer.

This has always been a lovely way to showcase our exemplary students. We also enter local competitions such as Rhodes Got Talent at the Rhodes Center, Bishops Stortford and Evoke Dance Competition, Chelmsford.

Fantastic venues

We are very lucky and thankful that we are able to run our dance lessons from two fantastic venues in Harlow.

We teach ballet, tap and more from the new and exclusive dance studios in the Harlow College on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

The group of modern ballet dancers

Our classes at the Churchgate School are on Wednesday evenings and all day on Saturdays. Check our timetable for more details, or contact us on the phone numbers provided.

If you are seriously looking for the best ballet and tap dance school in Harlow Essex, your search is over. You will be delighted with our friendly, inclusive school!

As we have said, we have two fantastic venues in Harlow for our dance lessons. So if you are in Matching, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Little Hallingbury, Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Moreton, Sheering, Hatfield Broad Oak, Matching Green, Roydon, Church Langley, Hoddesdon, Stanstead Abbotts, or Thornwood our dance school is ideally located for you.

Some students travel as far as Chelmsford to get to our dance school and attend classes!

Why don't you come and join us !-?-!


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