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SPSD - The Dance Tuition Solution That Makes Learning to Dance... Easy & Fun!

Mini Movers

Multi-sensory, developed and targeted movement activities will promote social, emotional, and physical awareness skills. The classes are focused around the children, however, parents will also have some special time to learn their childs' unique view of the world and share experiences with other parents.
Creative movement is a way for all children, boys and girls, to explore their sense of self-being and the environment. Parents and children will experience opportunities to move, play, and connect with each other and other families.
The use of movement games, music, rhythm, balls, and other props will enhance the natural curiosity and creativity of your child.We honestly believe that all forms of dance and creative movement can be beneficial to children and they should be introduced to exercise as early as possible.
Introducing your child to dance is one of the best gifts you can give them.
Creative movement is a way for all children, boys and girls, to explore their sense of self-being and the environment.
"A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning".....

Pamela Brown
British writer, actress and
television producer.

Children Classes

SPSD Freestyle competitors  regularly attend competitions  through the year
Two Under 12's with 'Slow Routine' trophies
SPSD Freestyle competitors regularly attend competitions through the year
We have a very strong competition squad as some of our students like to take their dancing a stage further and join this exciting world. Throughout the year we participate in local and national medalist events, from which we have had regular finalists and winners.
All genres of dance are scheduled at least once a year with either of these professional organisations

Group Lessons

Our Group 'Adult Ballroom and Latin' classes are held in a friendly, and as you would expect, a sociable atmosphere. Group lessons are a great way to meet other people. You can come as a group, a couple, or on your own. With the continuing success of the BBC 'Strictly Come Dancing' programme, the appetite for learning Ballroom and Latin has grown enormously. 
We are very proud of all students who attend the school whether or not you wish to take medals, compete, or just enjoy some social dancing.

We hope to see you soon....
Ladies, even if you come along without a partner you are guaranteed to dance a few dances with a gentleman. We have three levels in Ballroom classes: Beginners, Improvers and Advanced.
Should you wish to join us and we hope you do,  you will learn to dance:
Our Ballroom & Latin Classes are more popular now than ever
Our Ballroom & Latin Classes are more popular now than ever

Private Lessons

Private lessons are all about you. They are bookable in advance and are suitable for all ages and grades. We personalise each lesson based on your individual needs, desires and goals and adjust our teaching to your expectations and ability while keeping it fun, easy and enjoyable. Private lessons  are the most effective method  to achieve your performance goals.
One to one tuition enables much quicker progress. If you are taking an exam, a private lesson is helpful to achieve a higher grade, or it can help you catch up if you are unable to make any of our group classes. Private lessons are available in 45 minute or 1 hour sessions and competitive training is available for both adults and children.

Personalised attention:
* Custom lesson choreography 
* Lessons at your convenience
* Quickest way to learn and progress

First Dance

Your Wedding First Dance
When you have chosen your special first dance song, Tara will choreograph a simple yet stylish routine with which you will feel comfortable yet will have your guests looking on in amazement !
If the wedding is some time away then you might like to consider joining one of our ballroom and Latin dance courses for beginners.  This is a great way to find out which dance you prefer and it also gives you time to learn how to dance together.
There couldn't be a better way to set the scene for your wedding party and the rest of your life together as a couple, than to step out confidently for your 'First Dance'.
"We are back from Honeymoon and had a fantastic wedding!   It was amazing.  The first dance went so well, we loved doing it!  I had to manoeuvre Jim into position at one point but no-one noticed!   The lift at the end was especially appreciated!  But, thank you so much, I'm so glad we did it, it was well worth it.  I'd love to join one of your classes.
Thanks again and lots of love" xx  Annabel
When you have sent your wedding invitations and you have booked the venue,  the cars, a  DJ or band, you then might start to think about your 'First Dance'.  However, don't leave it too late. The earlier you start to learn, the more relaxed you will be on your wedding day when you take those first few steps in front of your friends and relations.
The most popular dance and easiest to learn is the Social Foxtrot, but there are many other dances such as the Waltz, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Tango or Jive which can make up your 'First Dance,'

Dance Parties

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Suitable for any occasion, our Dance parties consist of learning one or two dance routines, traditional party games with fabulous prizes supplied by us and an extra special gift for the birthday girl / boy. We decorate the studio with balloons and banners and give all the children a fabulous party bag including a voucher for a free trial lesson at one of our timetabled weekly classes.
Our highly trained and motivated team of dance teachers will inspire the children to express themselves freely, enjoying a variety of dance styles and popular dance routines.
So, if you want to give your child a party to remember, why not let Tara and the team take the stress out of party entertaining whilst you sit back, relax and when its over - leave all the clearing up to us!  You can even sit in our lounge, have a quiet coffee and watch the fun on the in house monitors.
Our dance parties are 2 hours long and held at our studios. They are packed full of excitement and fun with a range of popular dance themes from which to choose


SPSD Productions:

  • 2023  'From Now On'
  • 2019  'Get On Up & Dance'
  • 2017  'Reach For The Stars'
  • 2015  'Moving On Up'
  • 2013 'The Beat Goes On'   

On a bi-annual basis Tara Prior and SPSD, produce a show with two performances over a weekend during the year. Her students experience the thrill and spectacle of being part of a truly professional  production in a local theatre. The multi-camera performance is recorded and a DVD produced for  posterity. To date SPSD has performed to full houses at the 'Gordon Craig Theatre',  Stevenage, Herts.

Dance Classes

Offering the gift of Dance since 1965

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