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Many studies have shown that dance and moving your body to music boosts your physical and mental well-being, and with dance being a social activity it provides an essential connection to other people.

Get your heart pumping

Regular dancing is great for maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, and can improve heart health. 

Improve your balance and strength

Dance is a great form of physical fitness for the young and old because it incorporates movements on all planes of motion and from all directions – keeping all muscles active and conditioned. 

Boost your cognitive performance

Research shows that dancing can improve the areas of the brain that control memory and skills, such as planning and organising. It's also an ideal way to look after your mental health, and great for endorphins!

Challenge your brain

Remembering steps, routines, moves and even to keep smiling, requires focus and this continually challenges your brain – giving you a mental workout as well as a physical one.

Dance is for everyone

Everyone can participate in some form of dance and movement to music. And dancing in a class, or with friends or family is great for your social and emotional well-being; reducing stress and boosting self-esteem. 


The Mark of Quality Teaching

Dancing is a great way for children (and adults) to develop self-confidence, increase fitness and physical health, improve posture and coordination, and get creative.

Qualified teachers will take the time to get to know your child, their ability, interests and ambitions in order to help your child progress and develop their dancing. Look out for the mark of quality teaching.

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Building your business

Join the Education and Training team in our final free session, designed help you build your business and upskill...

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Thursday 18 Aug

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Online: Summer Programme

Join the Education and Training team for the annual Teachers’ Summer programme of Continuing Professional Development.

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Friday 19 Aug


DFR Area Competitions

Regional competitions for Disco, Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll dancers.

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Sunday 11 Sep


Dance Exchange 2022

All dance teachers can network, expand their knowledge and learn something new at this in person day of dance....

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The Elgiva Theatre, St Marys Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR

Sunday 18 Sep


Membership Matters: In conversation with Lucy McCrudden (Dance Mama)

Join speaker Lucy McCrudden in this session focusing on how to support parents working within the dance sector.

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Thursday 22 Sep

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Online: September and October CPD

Join the Education and Training Team in September and October for online CPD.

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Friday 23 Sep


Day of Dance

Join us at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick for a cross-genre day of classes and more.

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ArtsEd, 14 Bath Road, Chiswick London W4 1LY

Sunday 30 Oct


Tap Fest 2022

A full day of Tap Dance! Teachers and students from across the UK can join us in Preston for...

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Preston College, St Vincents Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8UR

Sunday 6 Nov