Welcome to Dorchester Ballet and Dance

We are the largest dance school in Dorchester, with 4 teachers offering classes in the widest range of dance disciplines; for enjoyment or as an opening to a dance vocation. We have a large airy dance studio with mirrors, barres, a sprung floor and plenty of free parking.

Now enrolling new students for September 2024. Come and try a FREE taster class!

For more information and to reserve your place please email: 


Adult Classes

Tap beginners/improvers
Dance Fusion
Dance Fit
Ballet beginners/improvers

FABS – Move it or Lose it

Children’s Classes

ISTD Tap & Modern
RAD Ballet
Acrobatic Arts
Street Dance
Commercial Jazz
Little Stars (from 2yrs)
Modern Performance
Performance Ballet

Dorchester Ballet and Dance was founded in 1958 by Ann Hannay and Elizabeth Goodchild MBE, who wanted to “make dance available to all, regardless of age, wealth or ability”. We are a family-friendly, not-for-profit organisation, committed to providing dance classes for children & adults at an affordable price and maintaining standards of excellence in teaching for dancers of all abilities.

Established 1958 | Company No.  04056878 | Registered Charity No. 1087930