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.




 Zoom Online Class Timetable


   Zoom Online Class Timetable

Commencing Monday 4th May 2020

These on line classes will be a fantastic opportunity for our current pupils to get back to their classes, they will also be a great opportunity for pupils to try a class in a new dance style whilst they have the time and energy, they will also be a great chance for new pupils to join us to try a class.

Please note that all of these classes will be suitable for small spaces, we will also be teaching in small spaces, so please do not worry if you don't have a lot of room at home.



Monday Classes

4.30 - 5.10pm - Grade 4 Ballet

5.20 - 6.00pm - RAD Intermediate Foundation

6.30 - 7.10pm - RAD Intermediate Ballet

7.20 - 8.00pm - Grade 6 Ballet

Tuesdays Classes

4.30 -5.10pm - Beginners Acro - All ages

5.20 -6.00pm - Intermediate Acro


Wednesday Classes

4.20 - 5.00pm - Progressions Ballet for all pupils who normally attend Monday, Wednesday or Thursday Progessions Classes

5.10 - 6.00pm - Intermediate Foundation Ballet (Please note that there will be 2 RAD Intermediate Foundation Classes running per week as I want to progress these children as quickly as possible)

6.20 - 7.00pm - Grade 5 Ballet 7.00 - 7.40pm - Intermediate Ballet (Please note that there will be 2 RAD Intermediate Classes running per week as I want to progress these children as quickly as possible)

7.50 - 8.30pm - Grade 7 Ballet

Thursday Classes

Times may vary each week - Free fun dance class with Rhiannon, Live on the closed school Facebook group

4.00 - 4.30pm - Private Lesson

4.40 - 5.20pm - Grade 3 Ballet for Crewkerne, South Petherton and Norton Sub Hamdon pupils)

5.30 - 6.10pm - Junior Fun Jazz Dance Class with Emilie for anybody aged 6 -10 years (including all Junior Street Dance, Mini and Junior Elite Beats and Amber and Coral SDYDC pupils)

6.20 -7.00pm - Senior Fun Jazz Dance Class with Emilie for 11 -15 year olds ((including all Intermediate/Senior Street Dance and Commercial classes, Senior and Advanced Elite Beats and Ruby and Opal SDYDC pupils)

Friday Classes

4.30 -5.10pm - Free Cardio/Body Conditioning class suitable for all ages (mums and dads as well) and all abilities.

This class will be on the school Instagram page

Saturday Classes

9.30 -10.00 - Pre School / Primary Ballet

10.10 - 10.45 - Grade 1 Ballet

10.50 - 11.30am - Garde 2 Ballet

11.30 - 12.10am - Grade 3 Ballet - all Yeovil classes, Sherborne, East Coker, Ilminster