SPSD Facilities

Offering the gift of Dance since 1965

A Passion For Dance

Tara and her team teach a combination of skills which allows their students to experience technique with creativity, and produce work of a very high standard.
She believes the key to the success of the school is giving her students what they want while making it fun and enjoyable.
She has provided unique dance experiences for her students at a variety of events and venues around the UK and Europe. She has taken them to  Disneyland Paris and several London West End Theatres and recently to the stadia of Wembley and Twickenham Rugby Football Union.
Her aim is to cater for her clients' needs with a commitment to provide them with the best and most enjoyable experience.
Tara is not only passionate about dance but also about offering a sense of class and style with her own classic touch, which is why her clients are greeted in the reception area by a beautifully decorated  room with a modern  feel. Everything was taken into account when the new building and studios were designed, from fully ducted air conditioned studios with mirrors and barres, to the warm and welcoming reception area.
Tara provides first class teaching and opportunities in dance for everyone from the age of 18 months (her 'Mini Movers') upwards. 
TARA PRIOR  2019 Show
TARA PRIOR 2019 Show
Tara prides herself with knowing every student who crosses the threshold of the school by their first name !
Try it sometime ! 

Whether you have been coming for years, or it's your first time, everyone who joins the SPSD family is welcomed with open arms and a huge smile :)

SPSD Studios

STUDIO 1 has a Harlequin Tap surface laid over a 'Junkers' wood dance floor


The Stephanie Prior School of Dancing is certainly one of the longest established dance schools in Hertfordshire. The current principal and owner, Tara Prior has been teaching most forms of dance for many years and is a Licentiate member of the N.A.T.D (National Association of Teachers of Dance)
If you are not dancing, you can relax in the lounge and watch what is happening in the studios on the video monitors. If you need to work and stay in touch or just want to browse, then high speed wireless internet is also available.
Attending a class for the first time can be quite daunting and some will be quite nervous when it comes to stepping into one of the studios. Tara wants her students to relax and wants to offer more than just a place to learn to dance; that's why the facilities include a lounge area where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a quiet drink before taking your first steps on the dance floor.
The School was founded in 1965 by the late Stephanie Prior. In 2004 Tara decided she wanted to continue the business her mum had started and gave up her day job to manage the school. She had one studio at the outset but the school grew fast and in 2011 she bought another building refurbished it and gained a further 2 studios. It has since grown into a very successful, family orientated business
You will always receive a warm welcome here. SPSD uniform and other apparel may be purchased here from our shop. Don't forget to check our Video message screen.
Visitors and parents can watch the classes on the wall mounted monitors. Coffee to suit all tastes along with bisciuts & tea are available from our excellent machine in the lounge.

We are back in our Studios - Tara x