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East Sussex Dance in Patcham

  1. East Sussex Dance offer professional tuition in association with the ISTD in the Brighton and Lewes area. We are a young, vibrant and growing Dance School, committed to making dance accessible to all ages and abilities across East Sussex.

    The School was founded by Alex Skinner (FISTD, LISTD, AIDTA) who was a regular finalist in various National events and has lectured for the ISTD. We offer a wide range of classes from beginner to performance levels in venues near you.

    • DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 - 3rd/4th/5th/6th August Ballroom & Latin, Street Dance, Jazz, Rock n Roll Professional instruction with room for creativity! Based at our Lewes centre, but students from across Sussex all very welcome Give us a call!

      06 April 2015 - More announcements

    Areas covered

    Brighton, Patcham, Danehill, Lewes, Cooksbridge

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    • Patcham Patcham Community Centre Ladies Mile Road Patcham BN1 8TA
    • Cooksbridge Beechwood Hall Beechwood Lane Cooksbridge BN7 3QQ
    • Lewes St John's Church Hall Talbot Terrace Lewes BN7 2DS
    • Lewes Christ Church Prince Edward's Road Lewes BN7 1BL
    • Danehill Danehill Memorial Hall London Road Danehill RH17 7ER


    Ballet dancing classes, Ballroom dancing classes, Dancing Party, Fitness for Mums, Gift Ideas, Hip Hop Dancing classes, Holiday camp, Jazz dancing classes, Modern dancing classes, Pampering Place, Pop Dancing classes, Street Dance classes

    Pricing & Other Information

    Please contact me for details on pricing and class availability.

    Most classes are paid for at the beginning of each half term in one single payment. A half term is usually six or seven weeks. Prices range from £22.00 £39.00 for half a term.

  2. East Sussex Dance has 16 reviews with an average of 4.9
    • Quality of Service 4.9
    • Value for Money 4.9
    • What the Kids Think 4.9
    • What the Adults Think 4.8


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    • Julie, Mum of Emily (16 years), Lewes

      Emily has been dancing with Alex since she was in Year 8. One of the best things about East Sussex Dance is that Alex provides such a wide range of different dancing styles to try and is very supportive. She has given Emily such confidence in what she does and this has extended to all areas of her life. Emily is now continuing to study dance at college and still studies many styles of dance with Alex. Alex has built a wonderful relationship with Emily who trusts her and her judgement.

      Julie 09 Apr 2013

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    • Silke, Mum of Maya 14

      Maya has made great friends at East Sussex Dance and now attends classes 4 days a week. I am very happy with the school who are organised and good at communicating with parents. Alex the teacher is great with the kids and as well as performing in shows Maya has enjoyed learning Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Street Dance and Rock and Roll.

      Silke 04 Apr 2013

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    • Emma, Mum of 3, Brighton

      My son (10) does ballroom, latin and a weekly private lesson and my daughter (4) attends a disco streetdance lesson for the under 6's. The teachers at East Sussex Dance are so good with the children - very warm and welcoming, and treat them all as individuals. They inspire the children to be "as good as they can be". My son is a very good dancer and they challenge him in his lessons to improve constantly. All the children I know love attending the classes and they are really good value as well.

      Emma 26 Mar 2013

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    • Fleur, mum of Olivia (7), Saltdean

      Olivia has been taking classes with East Sussex Dance for two years now. She loves to dance and really enjoys her ballroom and disco lessons where she has made some wonderful friends.
      Both Alex and Marcus are excellent teachers and know just how to bring out the best in their students. They provide a happy and encouraging environment where you can learn at your own pace whilst having the opportunity to participate in medal tests and school productions.
      I have no hesitation in recommending East Sussex Dance to anyone looking for a vibrant, inspiring and nurturing dance school.

      Fleur 07 Jul 2014

    • Yasmin, mum of Colombo (8), Rodmell

      My son absolutely adores his ballroom lessons. Alex's style has the perfect mix of strictness & fun to get them to pay attention, learn the routines & still love going. It amazes me the things he is learning. It's also really good to see so many other boys in his class.

      Yasmin 11 Dec 2013


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  3. Latest from East Sussex Dance

    • DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 - 3rd/4th/5th/6th August Ballroom & Latin, Street Dance, Jazz, Rock n Roll Professional instruction with room for creativity! Based at our Lewes centre, but students from across Sussex all very welcome Give us a call!

      06 April 2015

    • We now have spaces available fo new students in our "Boys only" Street dance class on Friday afternoons in Lewes as well as our mixed Street dance class. Get in touch if your kids love to dance and want to learn more!

      29 January 2015

    • Kids classes restart Monday 8th September! Disco, Street Dance, Ballroom, Latin American, Ballet, Rock n Roll and much more! We even have classes for mums! See our timetable at

      01 September 2014

    • SUMMER SCHOOL 2014: 4th-7th August, 9.30am-1.30pm For Kids who love to DANCE! Rock n Roll - Street Dance - Jazz - Ballroom - Salsa Suitable for ages 6-13. All levels welcome. Central Lewes venue. £60 the whole week, single days by request.

      17 July 2014

    • New Saturday morning Under 6's Disco & Street Dance classes start in Lewes on 24th May. Enquire now and receive your first trial class in May for only £3 when you mention Kallikids!

      02 May 2014

    • Best of luck to everyone in their ISTD dancing exams today. Lots of first-timers this time as well as seasoned dancers. You will all be wonderful!

      27 April 2014

    • Spring has Sprung and the Summer hols are fast approaching... East Sussex Dance are running a week of Summer School in Lewes for kids who love to dance! Ages 7-14, all abilities welcome. Show of work on the last day. 4-5-6-7 August, 9.30-14.00. £60

      24 April 2014

    • CALLING ALL MUMS... BBC Strictly Stars Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe have launched a brand new Fitness class using the Ballroom & Latin dances. It's called FITSTEPS! Our Brighton Fitsteps class starts Weds 30th April, 9.30am in Patcham - Only £4!

      24 April 2014

    • New intake for Children's Disco & Street Dance classes (Lewes & Patcham) week beginning 6th January. Enquire now and receive your first trial class in January for only £2 when you mention Kallikids!

      05 December 2013

    • New term of Mum's Ballet classes starts on Saturday 4th January, 4.15pm-5.00pm at St John's Church Hall in Lewes. A great opportunity to rediscover your inner "prima ballerina", tone up, have fun and make new friends!

      05 December 2013


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  4. East Sussex Dance Timetable

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    • Patcham Community Centre

      3.45pm - Under 8's Disco & Street Dance
      4.15pm - Under 6's Disco & Street Dance

      4.15pm - Beginners Ballroom & Latin

      4.45pm - Under 12's Disco & Street Dance
      Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge
      Teenage Beginners and Intermediate Ballet classes - Russian (Vaganova Style)
    • Danehill Memorial Hall
      3.30pm - Beginners Ballroom & Latin
      4.00pm - Second Stage Ballroom & Latin
      4.30pm - Over 10's Ballroom & Latin Medal Work

      St John's Church Hall, Lewes
      4.00pm - Under 12s Beginners Ballroom & Latin
      5.00pm - Over 10s Improvers Ballroom & Latin

      6.15-7.00pm Street Dance
    • Patcham Community Centre
      4.00pm Childrens Ballroom & Latin
      4.45pm Over 12's Freestyle & Street Dance
      5.30pm NEW Beginners Ballroom & Latin
    • St Mary's Church, Lewes
      4.00pm - Competitors Ballroom & Latin
      5.00pm - Over 12's Freestyle & Street Dance
    • Christ Church
      4.00-4.30pm Under 10's Disco and Street Dance
      4.30-5.10pm Over 10s Boys Only Street Dance
      5.15-6.00pm Bronze/Silver Disco/Freestyle & Street Dance
      6.00-6.45pm Above Gold Disco/Freestyle & Street Dance
    • Lewes
      9.30am - Over 8's Disco and Street Dance
      10.00am - Beginners Ballroom & Latin

      1.45pm - Children's Ballroom & Latin Medal Work
  5. Alex Skinner

    Born and raised in and around Brighton, Alex has grown up with a love of Music, Dance and the Arts. From an early age she was successful in local Arts Festivals and competitions, qualifying for All England and Blackpool Finals on numerous occasions.

    In 2009 Alex founded East Sussex Dance, whilst continuing to further her own teaching qualifications. She is now a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and has lectured for the Society in three faculties. Alex aims to become an examiner one day, however introducing new beginners to the world of dance remains her number one passion.

    • Qualifications (10)
      • Exercise & Fitness Knowledge Level Two
      • Award in Circuit Training
      • Certificate in Fitness Instructing
      • HSE Emergency First Aid at Work
      • ISTD Teacher of Sequence Dancing
      • ISTD Licentiate - Rock 'n' Roll Teacher
      • ISTD Licentiate - Modern Ballroom
      • ISTD Fellowship - Disco/Freestyle
      • ISTD Professional Dancing Diploma 3: Modern Ballroom
      • ISTD Licentiate - Latin American

    Marcus Edwards

    Marcus stumbled into his first dance class at the age of 18 and quickly caught the bug. His natural talent and enthusiasm for dance were soon realised and he threw himself into the dance school, seizing any opportunity to learn more or simply to assist younger students. He decided to study for his teaching exams and has recently joined the ISTD as an Associate.

    Marcus is heavily involved in preparing students for competitions and medal tests, and he plans to further his own dancing by competing at a professional level.

    Stephanie Coulter

    A natural teacher, Steph became involved with East Sussex Dance as an assistant when she was still at school and trained for her full teaching qualification at the earliest opportunity! She is a talented dancer and gymnast with a wealth of performance experience and has a passion for introducing young people to the world of dance.

    Steph heads up the Street Dance and Hip Hop classes within the school, choreographing for shows and entering students for medal tests.

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12+
  • 14+

Customer Reviews (16)

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Information for Parents

  • Gender: Boys only Girls only Mixed
  • Operates during: Weekly , Termly , Weekends , Weekdays , After school , During school , Term time , School holidays , Holiday Camps
  • Grouping: One to one With others (group, class or team)
  • Disabilities catered for: Physical disabilities Intellectual disabilities


  • ISTD Licentiate - Latin American
  • ISTD Licentiate - Modern Ballroom
  • ISTD Ballroom Dancing Teacher
  • ISTD Professional Dancing Diploma 3: Modern Ballroom
  • ISTD Fellowship - Disco/Freestyle
  • ISTD Teacher of Sequence Dancing
  • ISTD Licentiate - Rock 'n' Roll Teacher
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