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 Junior, Senior Lyrical and Contemporary Classes. Specialist Pre School Ballet, Disco,Street Dance and Tap,RDC Hip Hop Training, Academy Adult Ballet.


New classes in Acrobatic Arts and Commercial Dance







Congratulations / Good Luck

Congratulations / Good Luck to all our pupils who have gained places at top vocational dance schools and universities.


Congratulations to our Hip Hop Crews, Rhiplay, Rhimix and Rhiact who were placed first and second at the recent UDO Street Dance Competitions and have qualified for the World Championships







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