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Cheshunt Dance and Performing Arts School

Founded by Christine Sharpe in 1965 and continues today with the present principal Michelle King who was a dedicated student of the school, which encouraged her to pursue dance college, professional performance and teacher training.

Tap, Modern and Ballet classes were the original classes taught, but now our classes available have been expanded to introduce new styles of dance and performing arts.

We continue to focus on the original styles as the base of our dance technique but, also highlight the new styles in lessons.

Our belief is that it is important to keep up with the pace of the dance and performing arts industry. Therefore we would like to think the students recieve a mixture of old and new technique training, and this allows them to achieve the best results.​

Students have the opportunity to perform in Shows, Dance Festivals, Exhibitions and Dance and Drama Exams. Each performance allows their confidence to grow as individuals and performers. The students enjoy moments like this very much and the school ensures that there are always new and exciting opportunites for them to work towards.​

A number of students have gone on to prestigious performing arts colleges in the UK. Then onto performing professionally and also teacher training in dance and Musical theatre.

Whether they go on to pursue performing arts careers or decide to bring their own children to the school to learn, we are fully supportive of all students. We hope to create great and ever-lasting relationships with them all.​

Michelle King took over the school in 2003. She Along side her dedicated team of teachers, have continued to train to a high level, achieving fantastic 100% pass rate in all exams.

The school continues to compete in regional competitions throughout the year for qualification to All England. Students have in recent years competed at the Dance World Cup for Team England taking home Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

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