Aimee’s Dance Academy

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays (term time only).

Aimee’s Dance Academy, 262 Ringwood Rd, Poole BH14 0RS.

Classes for children & adults. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Pointe, Street, Musical Theatre and Irish dance under the British Theatre Dance Association. Classes for children as young as 2-4, progressing when they are ready.

For more details contact 07828789147.

AK Academy of Dance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

Classes are held in Parkstone, West Moors, Christchurch, Ferndown and Corfe Mullen.

AK’s Tiptoes classes offer energetic and imaginative dancing classes in both ballet and tap from walking up to 8+ years. We also host children’s parties.

Contact 07525 259492 for more information.

Dorset Creative Dance

Various times, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Various Locations around Wimborne.

We offer sensory and movement sessions for babies, and creative dance classes for toddlers and early years children. We deliver contemporary dance classes for all ages and adults, alongside parties and workshops for community settings.

Please contact 07759 949 478 for more information.

Elite Academy of Dance

Various times and days (term time only).

Oakhurst First School, West Moors, Ferndown BH22 0DY.

The Elite Academy Of Dance is a small school based West Moors in Ferndown that offers training in Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics, Parents and Toddler dance, Ninja Acro etc,… for children aged 2 upwards.

For further information contact Kelly at The Elite Academy of Dance.

Footlight Fabulous Feet

Various times, Various Days.

Locations in Wimborne and Poole.

A big variety of classes from toddler age up to Xyrs. Ballet, Musical, Tap, Acro, Modern Dance, Adult Tap and DDMIX, etc.

Please contact 01202 848052 for more information.


Inspire Dance Academy Poole

Various days and times (term time only).

Magna Academy, Ashdown Cl, Poole BH17 8RE.

Our classes work on developing a sound technique and enhancing expressive performance quality.

Some classes:
  • Mummy and me
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatic Arts
  • Adult Classes

And more…

For further information contact 07922 570918.

Jamie Lee Dance Academy

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

JLDA Studios, 1631-1633 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH11 9AR.

Jamie Lee Dance Academy (JLDA) is one of the finest Performing Arts Schools in Dorset. We offer Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Acro, Contemporary, Jazz & Adult Tap classes and so much more. We also run Summer schools in the school holidays.

Please contact 07710 878382 for more information.

Legacy Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Poole

Legacy Academy of Dance & Performing Arts, 21 Dunyeats Rd, Broadstone BH18 8AB.

A family run, fully accredited Dance & Performing Arts Academy under BTDA, Acrobatic Arts, Acrotrix, iD-Company & LAMDA for all ages, giving the very best, enjoyable training!

  • Toddler Classes
  • Main School Classes
  • Acrobatics
  • Adult classes

For further information contact 07753 320336.

Mainstage Performing Arts Poole

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays (term time only).

Mainstage Performing Arts in Wimborne providing performance and examination classes from 18 months to Adult.


  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • I.S.T.D Modern
  • Acrobatics
  • Jazz
  • Drama
  • Musical theatre

And more.

For further information contact 07595 503357​​​.

O’Leary Academy of Irish Dancing

Various times, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Classes located in Christchurch and Ferndown.

We offer traditional Irish dance classes for both children (4+) and adults from complete beginners to the world championship stage, Adult & Adult Ceili classes and private classes available too.

Brand new for September 2022 – ‘Reels and Heels Toddler Class’ Wednesday mornings in Christchurch for preschool age children 2-4 years.

Please contact Kate on 077 91491884 for more information.

Select Performing Arts

Various Times, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Singing, Acting, Drama, Cheerleading classes in Poole, Wimborne and Corfe Mullen.

  • Singing and Music Theory ( 5+ years )
  • Cheerleading/Gymnastics ( 5+ years )
  • Drama ( 8+ years )
  • Commercial Dance ( 5+ years )
  • Mini Theatre Babes ( 2 – 3 years old )
  • Theatre Babes ( 3 – 4 year olds )
  • Theatre Class ( 5 – 7 years old )
  • Adult Drama ( over 18’s )

For more information contact 07894712577.

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays (term time only).

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance, 3, 446 Blandford Rd, Poole BH16 5BL.

A safe, friendly and lively environment in Poole where children can gain self-confidence and learn new skills in all aspects of performing arts. From Ballet, Tap, Acrobatic Arts, Commercial & Street, Jazz and more,  children and young adults have the opportunity to work along side qualified teachers and experienced professionals from the performing arts industry.

For further information contact 01202 667 893.

Swish of the Curtain Theatre School

Various times & days.

The Studio, 117 Jumpers Rd, Christchurch BH23 2JS.

We are the South Coast’s leading part-time theatre school! Every new student is entitled to a 2 week taster course to make sure Swish is the right place for you! We currently run classes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Poole & Ringwood.

Classes for children aged 2-15+. We also run exiting school holiday workshops.

For further details contact 01202 418999.