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Dance Classes for Children

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Dance Classes for Children in Devon

At Sarah Anne Westcott Dance Studios we believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance.

We offer a wide range of dance classes for children in Bideford and Torrington, Devon.

Our classes are designed to to build confidence, nurture development and help children make new friends in an inclusive environment. We accept all ages, abilities and experience levels in our classes.

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Dance classes for all ages and abilities.
Trial available for all of our classes.
Qualified, experienced staff to help our pupils achieve.


Ballet is the basis of many dance styles and is the foundation of all dance techniques. It teaches the students many important attributes including balance, poise, discipline, musicality and co-ordination which can open doors to many other dance styles and also facilitate achievements outside of dance.
 Classes for Children in Devon


Tap is a percussive style of dance that focuses on rhythm and coordination. It is fun and lively and provides an excellent opportunity to improve musicality whilst learning the tap technique.
 Classes for Children in Devon


Modern is a dance style that is fun and upbeat working in strength, flexibility and incorporating a combination of jazz, lyrical movement and isolations into prepared exercises.
 Classes for Children in Devon

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a dance style similar to that seen in West End Musicals such as 'Anne', 'Lion King', 'Cats', 'Hairspray' and 'Frozen'. It's great fun, high energy, expressive and very good for performance skills.
 Classes for Children in Devon


Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It aims to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements.
 Classes for Children in Devon

Boys Crew

Boys only dance classes for 5 -11yrs. Dance, creativity, rhythm, fitness and above all FUN.
 Classes for Children in Devon


Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and jazz creating expressive & emotional choreography which often tells a story throughout the dance.
 Classes for Children in Devon

New Combo Class

This class gives children ages 5yrs - 8yrs a chance to learn THREE dance styles! Ballet, Tap & Musical Theatre. A great new way to explore their passion for dance.
 Classes for Children in Devon

Find Us

We run classes all week at our own Dance Studio in Bideford, North Devon.
We also run dance classes in Torrington on Fridays.

Sarah Anne Westcott Dance Studios

The Studios
Rope Walk, Bideford
EX39 2NA
class Timetable

Castle Hill Community Hall

Castle Hill
South Street, Torrington
EX38 8AA
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Our Core Values

Build Confidence
Self Belief

Why Choose Us?

Fun Classes

Within our classes students are making new friendships, learning self confidence, building on their self worth and being trained for future life skills.


We offer a wide variety of opportunities for our pupils including dance exams, performances and shows to help nurture their development and build their confidence.

Excellent Teaching

Pupils have gained bbodance scholarships in Ballet and Jazz to attend their prestigious training scheme. Former pupils have gained places at top vocational schools, going on to work in the industry.
"I have two children at the dance school. They have always been very welcoming, kind and patient.

They have worked consistently to enable my children, whom have anxiety and additional needs, to be able to not only access the dance classes but to grow in confidence and pride.

So much so that my 7 year old just took part in her first ballet exam. My 11 year old with additional needs has grown so much in confidence at the school that she attends with enthusiasm and excitement."
"My daughter has attended the dance school ever since she was three years old, she is now thirteen.

She has loved every minute of it. She has learnt an incredible amount and has gained confidence from extremely experienced and dedicated teachers.

She has learnt to be disciplined but most importantly of all she has lots of fun and has made great friends along the way.

The dance school has been a huge part of our lives and I could not recommend it highly enough."
"I started ballet at the ripe old age of 59, never having had lessons before. I was really fortunate to have Sarah Anne Westcott (Miss Anne!) as my teacher, as her patience and perseverance with me worked miracles.

I achieved a distinction in my BBO Grades 1 to 3 examinations and a merit in Grade 4. I then switched to the Performance Award examination preparation and gained a distinction at Grade 6. I am now working towards Grade 7!

I am 71 years old, and I know that without such excellent training I should have given up years ago."

Other Opportunities


Our bi annual shows are held at the Queens Theatre Barnstaple. Our 40th Anniversary show will be on 15th January 2022. Students have many other performance opportunities such as Pasha, Cabaret & Thriller.


Our students work steadily towards exams in the BBO dance syllabus with a 100% pass rate with many students gaining Distinction. These exams are recognised by OFQUAL who regulate and insure standards of education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We offer trial lessons in all classes including our adult classes to make sure our classes are right for you or your child. Our 4 week trial costs £20 for any class or genre during the trial period.
We ask you to wear T-shirt and leggings, although you can wear a leotard and tights for dance classes if you already have them We have a limited number of shoes available to borrow for trial lessons. For health and safety we request hair is securely tied back off the face preferably in a bun for ballet.
A bottle of water, any medication if needed. Please leave personal items at home - we are not liable should anything be lost or stolen.
All levels and abilities are welcome to join our adult classes.
Our uniform is Bbodance regulation uniform and must be specific style/colour according to the grade/dance genre. All dance wear is stocked and may be purchased from the studios.
We encourage our students to work steadily towards exams in the BBO dance syllabus in all genres.
We operate 4 ten week terms per year September-July. Fees are payable termly in advance and may be paid by Bacs transfer, cheque or cash.
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