Welcome to Elegance Dance School

Offering dance classes in Tap, Classical Ballet & Pointe Work, Contemporary Modern Jazz and Freestyle from age 3 onwards.

Dance Classes from age 3

Start a lifelong love of dance

“I have been dancing since I was three years old and my love of performing continued into my teenage years when I decided to train to become a qualified teacher. I trained in Shrewsbury and in Birmingham covering all styles of dance and I was delighted to achieve 94% in my teaching examination.

Elegance Dance School is a large dance school offering classes in four venues across Shropshire & Powys (Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Bayston Hill and Arddleen). I bring my expertise and experience into local communities providing a wide variety of dance styles.”

Miss Lydia A.B.A.T.D. A.I.D.T.A DipLCM
Principal, Elegance Dance School

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Dance Styles at Elegance Dance School

Learn Tap dance, Ballet, Contemporary Modern Jazz and Freestyle Dance

Tap Dance

A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to dance! Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age, the Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing, the English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals. Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs, highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping.

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This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone. Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.

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Contemporary Modern Jazz

Modern Jazz is fun. Your child will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.

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Freestyle Dance

A modern, expressive and varied dance style. Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.

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Make dancing a part of a healthy and happy life

“I would like to express my gratitude for the way you brought on my children’s confidence and love of dance. They loved coming every week and still love to dance. Thank you for your patience and words of encouragement to my children. You are an excellent dance teacher and I hope you continue teaching for many years to come.”

“My daughter joined as a very shy 4 year old who would not talk or join in and with the help from Miss Lydia she is now a very confident 8 year old who loves to dance!”

“I think Elegance Dance School is fun and it makes me happy, I’m always excited to go back!”

“Dancing is great for my little ones health, coordination and confidence, and they love it! My children thoroughly enjoy their lessons with Miss Lydia at Elegance Dance School.”

“I really love dancing with Miss Lydia, she always makes it fun and I love dancing with the wands too.”

“My child has really enjoyed starting ballet and tap at EDS. Miss Lydia is so welcoming and friendly, and we always look forward to ‘ballet day'”

Miss. Lydia has nurtured our daughter’s dance skills in four different disciplines over the past few years. She clearly upholds principles of discipline and a group culture amongst the girls in her teaching but above all, enjoyment of what they are able to achieve. Her school is stimulating, well organised, good value and keep the girls on their toes (literally!) Highly recommended!

Class Timetables

Our current dance class timetables for Shropshire and Powys

Dance Classes in Ellesmere, Shropshire

(Every Monday during school term times*)

TimeDanceSuitable for
3.45pmTap3-5 years
4.15pmBallet3-5 years
4.45pmBallet6-9 years
5.15pmTap6-9 years
5.45pmTap10-13 years
6.15pmBallet10-13 years

Dance Classes in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

(Every Tuesday during school term times*)

TimeDanceSuitable for
4.00pmBallet3-5 years
4.30pmTap3-5 years
5pmBallet6-9 years
5.30pmTap6-9 years
6pmContemporary Modern Jazz6-12 years
6.30pmFreestyle6-12 years
7pmTap10-12 years
7.30pmBallet10-12 years

Dance Classes in Arddleen, Powys

(Every Thursday during school term times*)

TimeDanceSuitable for
4.20pmTap3-5 years
4.50pmBallet3-5 years
5.20pmBallet6-9 years
5.50pmTap6-9 years
6.20pmFreestyle6-13 years
6.50pmTap10-13 years
7.20pmBallet10-13 years

Dance Classes in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

(Every Friday during school term times*)

TimeDanceSuitable for
4pmTap3-5 years
4.30pmBallet3-5 years
5pmFreestyle14+ years
5.30pmContemporary Modern Jazz14+ years
6pmTap14+ years
6.30pmBallet14+ years
7pmPointe Work14+ years

Dance Classes in Shrewsbury

(Every Saturday during school term times*)

TimeDanceSuitable for
9amPointe Work12-14 years
9.15amBallet12-14 years
9.45amTap12-14 years
10.15amContemporary Modern Jazz12-14 years
10.45amFreestyle10-14 years
11.15amContemporary Modern Jazz10-13 years
11.45amBallet10-13 years
12.15pmTap10-13 years
12.45pmFreestyle6-9 years
1.15pmContemporary Modern Jazz6-9 years
1.45pmBallet6-9 years
2.15pmTap6-9 years
2.45pmTap3-5 years
3.15pmBallet3-5 years

*Lessons take place following most school term dates, but you will will be advised of exact lesson dates when booking.