Welcome to The Helen Laxton School of Dance





Outstanding Results

Congratulations to all pupils who recently took Grades 2,5,6 and 7 RAD examinations. A total of 19 Distinctions with many in the high 80's and 90's and 25 high merits.


New Lyrical and Contemporary Classes plus Adult Fun Fitness, Exercise, Dance and Ballet Classes









Congratulations / Good Luck

Congratulations to Emma Harris on gaining a place at Bird College, Danika Gawronski and Laura Male for gaining a place at Chichester to study Dance.


Congratulations to Molly Birnie for gaining a place at Falmouth University to study Dance, Tara Jordan for gaining a scholarship to attend Barbara Speake Stage School.


Congratulations to Faye Jordan for gaining a scholarship to study performing arts at Susie Earnshaw Theatre School.


Congratulations to Natasha Webb on gaining a place to study at The Royal Academy of Dance






Former pupil Abigail Matthews has made her West End debut in the hit musical "The War Horse"

Former pupil Alex Jackson has extended his contract in the West End hit musical "The Bodyguard" and has also performed with Rita Ora and Arianna Grande

Full Scholarship places at top vocational dance schools, Chloe Burton to Doreen Bird College, Faye Jordan to Susie Earnshaw Theatre School, Ellen Welch to Ballet Theatre UK

Faye and Tara Jordan on winning Gold Medals for England at the World Tap Dance Championships which were held in Germany







Octagon Academy Classes





Fun filled music and movement classes for toddlers from 15 months and their parents. The classes aim to improve co-ordination and basic movement skills whilst teaching rhythm, musicality and basic dance techniques. The classes help to build the child's confidence and to enable the children to interact with each other and with their parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


For children from 3 - 4.5 years . These classes are based on The Royal Academy of Dance Pre Primary Ballet Syllabus. They are carefully structured to inspire young children, to promote creativity and to make them aware of their bodies and how they move. The class teaches the basic Ballet positions, steps and techniques in a fun filled, imaginative way.



Please telephone The Octagon Theatre on 01935 422884 to reserve a place in any of the above classes