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Mr Harry Hill - the current owner of the SchoolThe Castle School of Dancing in Torquay is one of the oldest dancing establishments in the area with a rich and colourful history.  Its home is in a Victorian Villa on Castle Road, built in an elevated position with stunning views across the town centre.

The school was first opened by Miss G Gooding and Mr J Ridge in the early 1930's.  Further information about the history of the school can be found by visiting our history page.  The school is situated in the centre of Torquay and is within easy reach of all major transport routes.  It also has the benefit of a large public car park positioned next door to the studio for the use of students.

The Main Dance Hall - click to enlargeThe Castle School of Dancing offers classes for all levels and all ages ranging from the very young to dancers still keen in their 90's!  The school also offers instruction in many different varieties of dance style from the standard ballroom and Latin American ranges to a variety of modern sequence dances.  More details of the dances taught can be found by following the link to the dances page.

The school tries to make dancing fun and available to everyone, from the absolute beginner to the more advanced and professional dancer.  The school building has two large ballrooms fitted with Maple floors that are used for both practice lessons and regularly held social dances.  In addition, there are a number of smaller rooms that add flexibility to the school.  Coffee, Tea and soft drinks are available and the school also benefits from a licensed bar which is for the use of Club Members only.  The school dance dates for 2007 are shown in the panel to the right.

The Main Dance Hall - click to enlargeMany of the teachers at the Castle School of Dancing offer private dance lessons for those who prefer one-to-one tuition, either as a taster session or for longer periods.  They can all be contacted at the school from the contacts page.

All of the teachers are fully qualified with several years experience in dance.  Some of our students have been dancing for years with the school and there is no doubt that once bitten by the dancing bug you will find it very difficult to resist!

In the Summer of 2008 Carly Watts, a fresh new teacher with West End experience started teaching children's classes at the school.  Carly offers Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Song and Performance and Hip-Hop.  Visit Carly's page by clicking here.

Why not come along or contact the school and see what we can offer you?  You will certainly get a warm welcome!


Dance Dates 2013/14

Beginners Class 1 & 2
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hobby Class
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Advanced Class
8:00pm - 10:30pm

Medallist Class
To be announced

Intermediate Class
8:00pm - 10:30pm

Improvers Hobby Class
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Medallist Class
To be announced

Alternate Saturdays:
Practice Dance
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Private lessons daily by appointment

Dance Program

7th December
Christmas Dance and Draw 8:00 - 11:00

22nd December
Party Dance 8:00 - 11:00

27th December
Party Dance 8:00 - 11:00

31st January
Party Dance 8:00 - 1:00am


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