We are very fortunate to have 2 full time studios. Large dance floor, with sprung canadian maple, ideal for dancing. Our studios are fully equipped and create a warm friendly atmosphere for learning and socialising.
County School of Dancing
We pride ourselves on being able to cater for everyone, from 18 months to 80+, complete beginner to experienced professional, or perhaps you just want to have fun, socialise and do a little light exercise. You can be assured of a warm welcome, so why not take the plunge and come to one of our classes.
The County School of Dancing was taken over by Molly Richardson in 1957. Her daughter Mary Richardson, the current owner has run the School since 1966. The School is well established in the UK and has a reputation for teaching excellence producing some of the top young dancers in recent years.
It doesn’t only cater for competitors however. Every night of the week there are classes for Beginners and Improvers in both Latin and Ballroom. Monthly tea dances are held so that you have somewhere to practice your skills, and the School hosts 2 Black Tie functions a year often with a live band and cabaret, so that you can enjoy a glamorous evening!
The County School also has a celebrity connection as Ian Waite, one of the stars of the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ trained for over 8 years with Mary and is still based at the County School.
A large car park opposite the studios for our pupils (permit required). We have a lobby, reception desk, seating for up to 100 including a converted raised stage area with balcony, display of ballroom shoes for sale, kitchen, and male and female toilets. Built in music equipment, varible speed (essential whilst learning as a beginner) and a huge selection of strict tempo music. Soft lighting and of course the essential Glitter Ball!
Reasons To Try County School of Dancing
Meet some of our Team
Medal Tests and Competitions
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Phil and Sue
Three years ago, after watching yet another series of Strictly, my husband treated me to a short course of dancing lessons at the family-run County School of Dancing. With no previous dance experience, but full of enthusiasm we were hooked from the start.
We love the expert tuition, the fun atmosphere and the opportunity to practise at the weekly social events organised by the school. There’s so much to learn, but the instruction is excellent and we are starting to feel like dancers and part of the County School community.