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Art of Dance in Lewes

  1. We offer classes in RAD ballet IDTA modern, IDTA tap, street dance, flamenco and Spanish, salsa and Bollywood dance through our timetable of classes, workshops and dance camps.  Dancers have many opportunities to perform and achieve successes with a range of examinations and awards.  With spacious and conveniently located studios, registered dance teachers with years of experience, as profession dancers and as teachers and lots of friendly students, there is much to smile about at Art of Dance.

    Art of Dance began in 2005 with just one toddler. She is now a grade three ballerina and is preparing to dance as a naughty tooth fairy and a Bollywood dancer in our summer show. Art of Dance has grown to become a highly respected dance school for both children and adults.


    Art of Dance teaches the R.A.D. syllabus from pre-school level to grade 5, continuing to vocational levels. Experience is not required to begin ballet classes and we cater for dancers who want recreational ballet as well as those who want a career in the arts.

    Tap & Jazz Classes

    These are great classes for improving motor skills and is a fun and popular dance style which improves dancer rhythm, co-ordination and advanced motor skills.


    Contemporary dance has strong classical foundations without the rigidity of ballet. More emphasis is placed on the ease of movement, fluidity and energy. Dancers will learn contemporary based technique such as Martha Graham Technique and dance choreographed pieces.

    Pre-School Classes

    Classes are a fun and creative exploration of free movement and basic dance steps using props and costumes. Dancers meet new friends, work in a group, solo and in pairs, learn safe stretching techniques and are introduced to working to music. This develops musicality, creativity, gross motor skills and self esteem.

    Areas covered


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    • Lewes Phoenix Theatre Q1 Phoenix Industrial Estate, Phoenix Place North Street Lewes BN7 2PG
    • Lewes Southover Church Hall St James's Street Lewes BN7 1HR
    • Lewes Lewes New School Talbot Terrace Lewes BN7 2DS


    Baby, toddler and pre-school Dance, Ballet dancing classes, Contemporary Dance, Flamenco dance classes, Spanish Dancing classes, Street Dance classes, Tap dancing classes

    Pricing & Other Information

    30 minute classes are charged at £4 per class
    45 minute classes are £5.50 per class
    Sixty minute classes are £7 per class

    The Spring term lasts for 11 weeks making the fees £44, £61 and £77 respectively. Dancers in both Primary tap and Primary ballet £77.

  2. Art of Dance has 14 reviews with an average of 4.9
    • Quality of Service 4.9
    • Value for Money 4.9
    • What the Kids Think 5.0
    • What the Adults Think 4.8


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    • Kathy,Mum of Eleanor (8 years), Lewes

      My daughter Eleanor has been attending Art of Dance twice a week for 5 years now. Under Michelle’s teaching she has come on leaps and bounds and has a fantastic time learning her fresh and new imaginative ideas. She’s very encouraging and can adapt to different children’s requirements. The kids respond fantastically to her and all really enjoy the lessons. They do Summer and Easter camps where the children can take home a DVD of their performance and show off to their parents what they’ve learnt throughout the week, a great souvenir!

      Kathy 23 May 2013

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    • Mica, mum of one from Lewes,

      I often recommend Art of Dance to other mums. The teachers are great; they are really sweet and lovely. They make the classes really engaging and they have a brilliant way with the children. My daughter always has great fun and come out really enthusiastic about what she has learnt. There is a real sense of accomplishment about the lessons as they put on end of term performances for the parents.

      Mica 22 May 2013

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    • Rooth, Mum of 9 year old daughter, Lewes

      Michelle is such a fantastic teacher - my daughter has been having dance lessons there for the last 3-4 years and Michelle is so attentive to ALL the children in the school - she knows how well they dance, why they dance and their strengths and weaknesses - my daughter adores her!

      Rooth 21 May 2013

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    • Mum in Lewes

      Michelle is amazing with the children. My daughter loves her ballet class.

      Zoey 29 May 2013

    • Jennifer, mother of three, Lewes

      My daughter has taken a variety of classes with Michelle, for the last four years. She has gone from being a beginner to a very happy grade 4 ballet dancer. She loves going, and says she likes Michelle's classes because "they are fun and you learn!". Thank you Michelle.

      Jennifer 09 Feb 2015


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    • Lewes New School

      15:30 - 16:00 – Pre-Primary ballet
      16:00 - 16:30 – Primary Tap
      16:30 - 17:00 – Primary ballet
      17:00 - 17:45 – Contemporary dance for Juniors
      17:45 - 18:30 – Modern for teenagers
    • Southover Church

      15:00 - 15:45 – Ballet and tap (pre-school children)
      15:45 - 16:30 – Ballet and tap (reception)
      16:30 - 17:15 – Ballet and tap (year 1/ year 2)
      17:15 - 18:00 – Senior tap
      18:00 - 18:45 – Junior street dance
      18:45 - 19:30 – Senior street dance
    • Lewes New School
      Royal Acadamy of Dance ballet classes

      08:45 - 09:30 – GRADE 5
      09:30 - 10:00 – Pre-School ballet
      10:00 - 10:30 – Pre-Primary ballet
      10:30 - 11:15 – Primary ballet
      11:15 - 12:00 – GRADE 1
      12:00 - 12:45 – GRADE 3
      12:45 - 13:30 – GRADE 4
      13:30 - 14:15 – GRADE 2
  5. Lucy Nelson

    Lucy starting her training in Solihull with the West Midlands Youth Ballet where she was a soloist by the age of 16. She went on to study at the Rambert School of ballet and Contemporary Dance before dancing professionally in the UK. She then started teaching and studied with the Royal Academy of Dancing to gain her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and Registered Teaching Status, hoping to pass on her passion and joy of dance to her students. Lucy has many years of experience teaching in London and Sussex, teaching children from 2 to 16 years ballet, tap and contemporary dance. She teaches classes for Art of Dance as well as the Rennie Dance Academy and her own NelsonDance.

    She is a member of the RAD, FCD, fully insured and CRB checked

    Michelle Wilson

    Michelle trained at Elmhurst Ballet school and danced professionally in the U.K. and abroad. On retiring from professional dance she ran a successful ballet school in Brighton, gaining Distinction in her Royal academy of Dance teaching certificate. Michelle has also taught dance in a number of successful dance academies in Australia. She is a tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance on their continued professional development programme and a Practical Teaching Supervisor, also for the R.A.D. This involves tutoring and assessing new dance teachers. She is a mutually recognised member of the I.S.T.D., fully insured and C.R.B. checked.

    • Qualifications (9)
      • Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
      • Sports Massage
      • Mechanical & Electrotherapy Techniques
      • RSA Assessor Award
      • Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate
      • Licensed Chaperon
      • Further & Adult Teacher's Certificate Stages 1 & 2
      • Diploma in Anatomy,Physiology & Body Massage
      • Sports First Aid
    • Annual memberships (2)
      • IDTA Membership
      • Royal Academy of Dance

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
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  • 14+

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  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Weekly , Termly , Weekends , Weekdays ,
  • Grouping: With others (group, class or team)

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  • Mechanical & Electrotherapy Techniques
  • Sports First Aid
  • RSA Assessor Award
  • Registered Teacher - Royal Academy of Dance
  • Diploma in Anatomy,Physiology & Body Massage
  • Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Royal Academy of Dance
  • IDTA Membership
  • Further & Adult Teacher's Certificate Stages 1 & 2
  • Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate
  • Sports Massage
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