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The Dance School was established by Lucy Heafield in 1991. From the outset, the reputation of the School has been built on high quality teaching, to enable all dancers to reach their full potential. Unlike other Schools the focus is on continual improvement in ability and technique. Each class is focussed on learning the appropriate dancing and gymnastics skills to be able to take and pass professional examinations with the International Dance Teachers Association (I.D.T.A).  The School is proud of its 100% pass rate for all students that have taken exams.


The School has over 100 students ranging from 3 years to adults. All classes are led by appropriately qualified teachers and as important, by teachers who firmly believe that classes should be fun as well.


Lucy Heafield is a Fellow Member of the International Dance Teachers Association (F.I.D.T.A) and qualified examiner. Teaching solely now at her own School, Lucy has also taught at the Midland Academy of Dance and Drama (M.A.D.D.) as well at Schools in the local area. In addition, as an accredited examiner Lucy visits other Dance Schools across the United Kingdom to assess the performance of students taking dance exams as well as adjudicating at regional Dance Festivals.  This ensures that the most upto date and highest standards of dance are provided at her own school.


Every Monday - Moira

Every Tuesday - Ashby de la Zouch

Every Thursday - Ashby de la Zouch

Every Saturday - Overseal and Ashby de la Zouch

Private lessons and teacher training available on other days in Ashby De La Zouch.


Classes are held in Moira, which is just 2 miles from the town of Ashby De La Zouch (Mondays) and at Overseal which is a similar distance to the town of Swadlincote (Saturdays).  Private lessons and teacher training are held at my own studio in Ashby de la Zouch.


All venues free parking on site and waiting areas.


Uniform is available from or from myself. Appropriate uniform should be worn in class and is mandatory when students take exams. Please ask if you need any information.


The School recognizes the importance of child security and welfare. To reassure parents, Lucy is registered with the Disclosure and Barring Scheme and holds the enhanced Disclosure certificate that enables her to work with children and vulnerable adults.


The School has followed the national guidelines to keep pupils, parents, guardians and teachers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Classes resumed on 12th April 2021.  These are being held in accordance with Government and national health guidance  to ensure that classes can be held safely and all pupils, parents, guardians and teachers are expected to adhere to these measures at all times when arriving, attending and leaving class.


The following measures should be observed;

  • Keep a social distance of at least two metres when coming to and leaving class.  If this is not possible, then it is recommended that face coverings are worn.

  • All class rooms will be well ventilated with windows and doors open where appropriate

  • Students should bring their own drinks to class and not share them with any other student

  • Hand sanitisers are available and should be used when coming in to and leaving class

  • Students should arrive promptly for each class and leave immediately at the end of the class

  • Teachers will keep a social distance in class and provide instruction on any other measures that need to be followed.

Most importantly, do not attend class if the student or any member of the household has symptoms of COVID or has tested positive.  Please do not attend class until the end of the self isolation period set nationally.

It is understood that these remain unusual and challenging times so if you have any concerns about any classes or need to discuss anything about the safety measures in place then please let me know.


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