We, and our teaching staff are all kind, dedicated, hard-working, fun-loving, and energetic and it is our aim to motivate, encourage and inspire your child to ensure that as well as concentrating on technique your child enjoys learning to dance, whilst continuing to grow in self–confidence and also to achieve high levels of success.
Children of all ages and abilities are nurtured to progress and to achieve their own personal best and it is during our annual show in the spring, which is the pinnacle of our school year, that parents, family, and friends can see for themselves just how much each child has learnt and LOVES to dance and perform with S4D!
We are a dance school that is quite literally never standing still and so if you want your child to enjoy learning the love of dance in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment, then please bring them along to join ‘STUDIO4DANCE' we promise they will be made to feel very welcome and a valued member of our wonderful dance family!
Our school, previously named ‘The Susan Holman School of Dance’ has been established for over 45 years and was founded in 1971 by Miss Holman. Miss Sharon was a pupil of Miss Holman’s since 1975 and had been teaching alongside her since 1995 and Miss Ellie joined the school as pupil in 1994 and joined the teaching staff in 2010. After many years of success, Miss Holman retired from teaching in July 2016 and we were both honoured to be offered the opportunity to take over the school and our own personal mission since that time, has been to further its potential and growth with a careful and considered approach.
Our very first step (if you pardon the pun!) was to give the school a new vibe and identity, so that is how the name change came about and so in August 2016, ‘STUDIO4DANCE’ was formed. Since that time, we are extremely proud that we have succeeded in our aim to grow the school carefully thereby ensuring that we can stay true to our aim and that we continue to do so and this continued growth has enabled us to recruit two team members who we chose very carefully to ensure that they matched our schools’ ethos:
September 2017, we appointed Miss Hollie Dawson who joined us to teach all our Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Ballet and Pointe Ballet classes and Acrobatic Arts.
September 2020, we welcomed Miss Juliet Richards who joined us to teach Contemporary dance and also ‘Hip Hop Heels’.
September 2022, we welcomed Miss Sophie O'Connor into the school to teach the Younger Street classes.
By having other teachers working alongside us, has enabled us to add more classes to our already varied timetable across a wide spectrum of dance genres i.e., Musical Theatre, BalletBums, Tumbling and not one, but EIGHT Street Dance Classes!
We are a progressive school however, we do identify that your child's happiness and their physical and emotional wellbeing should be considered above all else and recognise that ‘glitzy costumes and tricks’ will never be as important as your child’s wellbeing, so rest assured that they (and their feet!) will be safe in our hands…!
'S4D' is the place to be!
Studio4Dance - YOU ROCK!
What amazing dance school! My little girl loves her dance lessons and is forever practising around the house. Can't wait for her sister to join too!
Miss Sharon and Miss Ellie are clearly passionate about what they do. I would recommend to anyone!
Very friendly and fantastic teachers with a lot of experience
My girls love dancing at Studio4Dance.
Over the years they've done Mime, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Ballet and they enjoy showing off their skills in exams.
Fabulous shows for the whole family to watch and be proud of. I highly recommend Studio4Dance.