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Essex Academy of Dance

Welcome to the Essex Academy of Dance

As a leading Ballroom and Latin medalist school in the country we aim to make every experience you have with us professional, knowledgeable and most importantly lots of fun!

We teach all ages and abilities and we have turned tentative beginners into confident Blackpool champions time and time again

We offer private lessons in Ballroom and Latin for solos and couples with our highly talented teaching team. We run classes for all ages and levels in Ballroom, Latin, Commerical and Fitness sessions

​We hold masterclasses with experts from all around the world and are always striving for excellence for our pupils and ourselves!

Ballroom and Latin Dancing
A montage from our fabulous dancers competiting at The NATD Blackpool medalist of the Year 2022

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The Essex Academy of Dance is so much more than just a Dance School, it’s a Dance Family! We have 2 girls who dance in the EAD and have been for a long time. The wonderful team of teachers not only teach to a very high standard (the great results in competitions speak for themselves 🥰) but also give so much support in any way possible. The support however doesn’t just come from the teachers but also from the other dancers (whether adults or children) and parents. Everybody is getting on so well and helping each other out.
The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming, no matter if they’ve known each other for years or someone newly joint.
We very highly recommend the Essex Academy of Dance.
Linda & Trevor

At Essex Academy of Dance (EAD), i am lucky to be taught by a team of highly skilled, talented and accomplished, excellent, caring dance teachers, who have years of professional dancing experience.They have helped me build my confidence and taught me in ways that ensured that I learned even the challenging dance routines with ease.

They are excellent, caring dance teachers and have simple and clear way of explaining the steps. I am always looking forward to my private dancing lessons and still learning something new with each lesson and continue to improve my dancing skills. Whether you wish to simply learn how to dance for your own pleasure, learn a new skill, to keep fit, I would highly recommend that you try out EAD. They are simply the best!

“Our daughter has always loved to dance, but never seemed to truly enjoy the classes we tried – until we found Essex Academy of Dance! She started in July 2021 with the commercial class, before moving over to Latin & Ballroom just after Christmas and has been well and truly hooked ever since.
Janine, Rianna and the rest of the teaching team are the most friendly, welcoming and supportive teachers – their passion and enthusiasm for the dance school, the sport in general, and each and every one of the dancers is infectious.
Not only has our little girls dancing flourished, but her confidence too, and we’re so happy to have found EAD.”

“I have been at Essex Academy of Dance for just over a year and it has been an amazing experience. Janine, Rianna, Rosie, David and Nico are great teachers, who all are very experienced, hardworking, kind and fun.  Essex Academy of Dance has made me feel very welcome and joining has really boosted my confidence, I definitely would recommend it to everyone!”



Awe Inspiring,

Nimble Footed,

Cheeky Moves,


Nostalgic Music,

Glamorous & Graceful,

All of these and many more, its the best time of the week.


Since joining Essex Academy of dance my dancing ability has improved. All the teachers are amazing, supportive and encourage me to do my best and my recent results reflect this. As a whole Essex Academy if dance is a family, and everyone is supportive of each other and we are all there for each other. The best dance school around.


I joined Essex Academy of Dance about 3 years ago. In that time I have learned so much and come so far. Last weekend I fulfilled my ultimate dream of dancing at Blackpool. With the greatest of thanks to Janine and her superb team of top quality teachers giving me encouragement, support and sharing their knowledge with me in my weekly lessons I came home from Blackpool with 6 trophies – one of them being a first place. This was beyond my wildest dreams and I can’t thank Essex Academy of Dance enough. One very happy, fit lady, in her 50’s, who’s living her best life. It’s never too late to dance!!


I think it’s the  professionalism of all the teachers, their focus to strive to be ‘the best’ and bring that ‘best’ out in their students, which sets Essex Dance Academy apart from other schools.  Every teacher I’ve danced with here has expert knowledge to impart with such passion and enthusiasm for dance; it’s infectious!



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