The Welland School of Dancing was established in 1964.Teaching the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for Ballet, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabus for Tap and Modern Theatre Dance.
Our main school show will be held at the Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre from Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 March 2017. Please save this date; tickets will go on sale from the Box office early in the new year.
Pre-school, Budding Ballerinas, Junior and Senior Summer Schools
Summer Schools and Workshops
Summer schools in July & August, please click on the below link to enrol in a suitable summer school. This is a great way to try out our school if you're thinking of joining our regular term time classes.
The Welland School of Dancing has been holding classes in Stamford since 1964; Teaching the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for Ballet, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabus for Tap and Modern Theatre. Current principal Maggie Purr A.R.A.D. R.A.D. R.T.S. took over the school in September 2010. Former principal, Anne Desbruslais F.I.S.T.D. C.D.E is still involved with the Welland School of Dancing in her capacity as school patron.
The school caters for both the serious student (many will go on to professional training and careers in the theatre), and the recreational pupil. Children are accepted from age 2 for Ballet, age 3 for Tap & Modern Theatre and Age 7 for Hip Hop. The school has its main full time dance studio in Stamford, based in the Ballroom complex of the former Stamford Hotel circa 1820, with pianists, ballet barres, mirrors and sprung floors; all essential for long term dance training. The school also holds adult classes in ballet, tap & jazz with beginners welcome.