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NEWS - 2020

Masters of Dance Event - Sunday 2nd February 2020 - Sept 2019

Some of you may have seen a recent post on our Facebook page about nominating us for

‘Dance School of Excellence’ with MASTERS OF DANCE, well the news is out and we have been shortlisted! As some of our supporters of the school have already voted for us we have automatically been given a performance slot in the show!

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The London Ballet Company - June 2019

Congratulations to Bella, Katherine, Hannah & Cara who all successfully auditioned for

The London Ballet Company.


Summer Term Ballet and Modern & Tap Exams - June 2019

We had a fantastic set of Summer term exam results - well done to all our students who took an exam.


Premiere Scholars - June 2019

Congratulations to Daisy who successfully auditioned for the Premiere Scholars JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE associate programme.

Footloose - New Victoria Theatre - June 2019

Congratulations to Kaitlyn who successfully auditioned for Footloose in Woking! She'll be performing on Thursday 1st August and Saturday 3rd August at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking 7.30pm.

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Oklahoma - Leatherhead Operatic Society - June 2019

Congratulations to Charlotte and Victoria who successfully auditioned for ‘Oklahoma’ with the Leatherhead Operatic Society, they will be performing at the Epsom Playhouse in November.


Graded RAD Challenge - June 2019

Congratulations to Hannah and Bella for participating in the RAD Dance Challenge 2019. A special well done to Miss Annabelle as well who was awarded the 'Jean Bedells Choreographic Award' with Hannah's solo.


Sound of Music - Hinchley Manor Operatic Society - Aug 2019

Good luck to Charlotte who is playing Louisa Von-Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music’ at Epsom Playhouse in October - break a leg!

Aladdin - Dorking Pantomime - Sept 2019

Congratulations to Victoria and Evie who successfully auditioned for The Dorking Pantomime. They will be on stage at Dorking Halls in December.

CDMT - Recognised School - Oct 2019

We are very excited to announce that we have been approved by CDMT as a Recognised School.

“Dance First is a Recognised School with CDMT and has been awarded the certificate of good professional practice. Schools awarded CDMT’s Recognised School Award demonstrate to students, parents and guardians that they adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard young people whether dancing for leisure or with an eye to a career in the profession.”

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We Have Rebranded! - Sept 2019

We thought it was about time to bring the school up to date with a fresh, contemporary image. We have a brand new name and a brand new logo!


Charlie's Chocolate Adventure - The Leatherhead Theatre - Apr 2019

I can’t express how proud I am of each and every one of our students who performed in our show. I am completely overwhelmed with the reaction and so happy that all your hard work paid off. I think I speak on behalf of all the team when I say your dedication and commitment this term has blown us away. thank you to all our parents as well - what a fantastic team!

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Brand New Classes Starting in 2020! - Dec 2019

We are very excited to announce we are introducing Adult Pointe and Acro into our timetable next year

- keep a look out for our Spring term timetable!

New Acrobatic Arts Class - Feb 2020

Acrobatic Arts is based on safe and effective progression for students in the five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Acrobatic Dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!  

Classes run on a Saturday at 2.15pm


March 2020 - Due to the current situation we have taken all our classes online! 

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‘A Great Cause to Dance’ - Apr 2020 


Dance First is organising an online dance event, ‘A Great Cause to Dance’ on Saturday 2nd May at 4.00pm to raise money for the NHS!! This will be a fun family event and we want everyone you know to get involved wherever they might be - brothers, sisters, mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, cousins in Australia, aunts and uncles in America and friends, all over the world. EVERYONE - all ages and no dance experience is required!  


We are putting a fun routine together which we will email out to everyone on request (please email info@dancefirst.co.uk). All you have to do is to encourage everyone (including those with 2 left feet!) to learn the routine and then on Saturday 2nd May we all come together and DANCE DANCE DANCE for our great NHS! In return, we ask you to support A Great Cause to Dance by going to our Just Giving page and make a donation - all funds raised will go directly to the NHS -


We are all in this together - stay home & stay safe!


UPDATE: We raised an AMAZING £1,375


The London Ballet Company - April 2020

Congratulations to Evie who has been offered an associate place with The London Ballet Company!