Weekly classes and after school clubs for children aged 5 to 12 in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Surrounding Areas.

Please contact us here if you’d like to list your class.

AK Academy of Dance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

Covering Parkstone / Westmoors / Ferndown / Stanpit / Burton / Corfe Mullen.

We are a friendly, family-run dance school offering a range of disciplines led by our professionally trained instructors from walking through to adulthood. Classes include ballet, tap, modern/jazz, Contemporary, Disco, Rock n Roll, Street Dance Acrobatics and Musical Theatre.

Contact: 07525 259492.


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.

Breeze Academy of Dance

74a Ringwood Road, Poole, BH14 0RG.

Breeze Academy of Dance has a wide range of lessons and grades and can cater for most ages and levels for children age 3 + all through adulthood. Breeze offers lessons in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern, Performers, Jazz, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Disco Freestyle, Rock’n’roll, Pointe and Musical Theatre.

Please contact us on 07484 664811 for more info and to book your free trial.

Centre Stage

Various Dance studios in Parkstone.

A centre of excellence across all genres of dance and performing arts, providing an inclusive, nurturing, environment for almost 400 students of all backgrounds, aged 2- 62.

  • Performing Arts
  • RAD Classical Ballet
  • ISTD Tap Dance
  • Modern Theatre
  • Acro Dance
  • DDMix Adult classes

And more…

For more information call 01202 733 231.

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.

Element Dance Academy

4.30-7.30pm, Fridays (term time only).

Branksome Community Centre, Branksome Recreation Ground, BH12 2BQ.

Element Dance Academy offers lessons in Freestyle including street and lyrical, following the IDTA syllabus offering exams and competitions. For children aged 5+. Juniors Year 1-6 and Seniors Year 7 and up.

For more details call 07887 959998.

Footlight Fabulous Feet

Various times, Various Days.

Locations in Wimborne and Poole.

A big variety of classes from toddler age up to adults. 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.

JASS Dance Studios Bournemouth

468 Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2EY.

JASS Dance Studios Bournemouth offer a variety of classes from dance to singing and drama like Acro Conditioning, Ballet, Drama, Little Stars, Modern, Musical Theatre, Tap, Street Dance and Singing for children age 2.5 years onwards.

Please contact Julie on 01202 511 916.

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.

Lil Beatz Street Dance

Various times, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Located in Wimborne and Broadstone.

We are here to make toddler dance classes cool and hip by adding an urban twist to all our classes. Your lil ones could be busting moves to the freshest new sounds of Lil Beatz… from Hip Hop to Raggae… Dancehall To RnB …Bhangra to Afrobeats. For children age 1-6yrs.

Please contact Nina on 01202 20848052.

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.

Poole Academy of Dance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

Francis House, 11-15 Francis Ave, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, BH11 8NX.

Technical training in Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern Jazz, Group Singing, Vocal Coaching, Stage Work and Acting, training pupils to major standards in all subjects.

Classes for children aged 2.5 +.

Adult classes also available, including PiYO and Adult Tap.

For more information call 07738 571931.

Renascence Gymnastics

10a Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3LE.

We offer disciplines to all ages from tots to adults, and also have the provisions for disabilities.

Parents and tots classes (18 months – 3 years) – term time only.

General Gymnastics – Evenings & Saturdays.

School Holiday Courses program includes:

  • Trampoline,
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • and more …

We also host birthday parties.

For further details contact 07824661711.

Secret Circus Kids

Secret Circus Ltd, The Project Climbing Centre, BH15 1UD.

Starting this August 2022! Summer Taster Sessions (drop in only) ÂŁ10.50.

Term Time (starting in September) Membership ÂŁ42 per 4 weeks. (rolling direct debit)

Secret Circus Kids – Aerial Circus ages 6-12 years.

Creative Acrobatics and Aerial Circus ages 7-12 years.

Please book via our Secret Circus Agency website.

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.

Shine Academy Poole

Various times & Days.

F2 Dolphin Shopping Centre, Towngate Bridge, Poole BH15 1SP.

We provide Ballet and Jazz combined classes, Tap, Commercial, Contemporary, Lyrical and Acro classes for children ages 2.5-18 years.

Hall also available for hire.

For further information contact 07584697192.


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.

The 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 via the FB page.

The Junction Broadstone

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX.

The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre has a huge variety of classes from pre-school up to adults. External Clubs offer football, tennis, dance and gymnastics for preschool & juniors and Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness, from just £10.00 per month. From the Gym, the Swimming Pool, Kidz Kingdom soft play area, Fitness Classes, Tennis Courts, Sports Hall, or refreshments from the Waterside Coffee Shop there is plenty on offer.

For more info call 01202 777766.

United Stage Academy

Mondays – Thursdays & Saturdays, various times (term time only).

Unite Stage Academy, Chapel Ln, Poole BH15 1DF.

At United Stage Academy your child can express themselves through movement & flexibility, creativity and through their voice. We offer classes for children aged 3.5 years upwards in:

Musical Theatre
Singing & Acting
Modern Jazz, Tap, Ballet
Lyrical & Contemporary
We also provide Holiday Clubs.

Please contact 07554257903 for more info.