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.




Ballet Class


Classical Ballet is exciting, demanding and inspiring. Children benefit greatly from classical ballet training. The benefits include improved confidence, improved strength in muscles especially the legs, feet, stomach and back, increased stamina, greater flexibility, better balance and control, improved co-ordination with better posture.


The Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus has been developed to provide a comprehensive training both for children and teenagers who wish to dance for pleasure and for those who wishe to pursue a professional career.

Toddlers Dance and Groove - for children from 15 months to 3 years. Fun filled music and movement classes for toddlers 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 childs confidence and enable the children to interact wit each other and with their parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Pre School Ballet - children are taken for ballet classes from 3 years of age. The classes are carefully structured to inspire young children, to make them aware of their bodies and how they move. The classes are designed to improve co-ordination, muscular control, strength and posture.


Pre Primary to Grade 8 - children from 5 years of age are taught the Royal Academy of Dance grades which include ballet, charecter and free movement dance. Examinations may be taken and certificates and medals are awarded at each level.


Intermediate Foundation to Advanced - These vocational graded classes are aimed at children from 10 years of age. The classes include Pointe work and are a great stepping stone on the way to a professional career in dance.