Lancelyn Dance School offers a wide range of classes for both children and adults with optional examinations and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.  Our classes follow the recognised International Examination Boards; Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). LDS's main focus is on creating a fun, friendly and safe atmosphere, providing opportunities for all students to be inspired, progress and achieve.  


Our ballet classes follow the RAD syllabus and start with our Tiny Tot classes which follow the "Dance to Your Own Tune" syllabus. Students move onto Pre-Primary and Primary levels before moving onto Graded and  later Vocational levels.

  • Graded syllabus: Grade 1 to Grade 8 incorporates classical ballet including barre, centre practice, pirouettes, allegro and two dances; one of which is character, as seen in the great classical ballets.

  • Vocational Graded Syllabus: This develops the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career.

Modern Theatre Jazz & Tap

These classes follow the ISTD syllabus starting with Pre-Primary Tap and Primary Modern moving on through to Grade 6, followed by the Vocational Grades - Inter Foundation & Intermediate. 

  • Modern Graded syllabus: Grade 1 to Grade 6 includes warm-up, stretching and strengthening, dance movements and a dance.

  • Tap Graded syllabus: Grade 1 to Grade 6 include warm-up, technical exercises, timesteps, combinations and a dance.

  • Vocational Graded Syllabus: This develops the technique, musicality and performance skills of the older student at an advanced level.

Graded and Vocational Graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance. Examinations are recognised by OFQUAL and the higher levels of examinations carry UCAS points for university entrance. Please see for more information.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre combines dance, singing and drama, all whilst telling a story in a staged presentation.