Welcome to the Torbay School of Dance
Torbay School of Dance was established 50 years ago in Paignton, Torbay, and is still run by Mrs Jillian Webber one of the original founders of the school.
Classes are offered in ballet (both RAD and NATD), Contemporary, (NATD), Tap, Modern Jazz (NATD), gymnastic dance (NATD) and musical theatre. We now offer Mini Groovers for 2 & 3 year olds.
The dance school welcomes all ages and abilities and has pupils whose age's range from 2 to 72! Many of our mature students began dancing with us as children and have seen their own children or even grandchildren follow in their footsteps.
Dance class sizes are kept small (usually no more than 12) so that every child receives the individual attention that is appropriate for their ability. If demand for a class is high then a parallel class is started in order to maintain this policy. This enables the teachers to bring out the best in all pupils and ensures that everybody feels a sense of achievement.
All students have the chance to perform in front of an audience at the schools bi-annual Christmas show that has traditionally taken place at Paignton's Palace Theatre. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate in the region's dance festivals at Exeter, Paignton and Plymouth if they so wish.
Students from the school have recently progressed to the Royal Ballet School, Hammond, London Studio, Millennium, Northern Ballet School and Trinity Laban.
For most children however, dance classes will never be more than a hobby, for some they are the start of a career and the first step to a cherished ambition. Whichever category a child falls into, he or she will find a happy and supportive atmosphere at Torbay School of Dance where their abilities will be nurtured and their confidence can grow.