Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Tap and Jazz classes for children aged 3-18

Welcome to Sammy's School of Dance. We're glad you found us. Whether your child is just starting out, more advanced want to pursue a career in dance or just dance for fun. Sammy's School of Dance provide classes to suit their needs, in a fun friendly environment, which challenge, prepare and engage the inner dancer.

Sammy’s School of Dance was founded in November 2012 by Miss Samantha Pickard BA(hons). The School prides itself on maintaining high standards in teaching dance technique and performativity. Sammy's Dance focuses students not just on Dance, but on an art form, where growth, confidence and creativity can be expressed and developed by each individual.

Our classes are structured in accordance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). And we also run non-syllabus classes in other genres aimed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the wider world of dance.

Please browse this site and feel free to message us via our contact form if you require any information. Thank you

Sammy's School of Dance 



SSD has four main levels of class, which fit around the graded and vocational syllabi throughout the genres.

Junior Classes also include Little Ones through to Primary, Pre Senior Classes also include Grades 1-3, Senior Classes also include Grades 4 & 5, and Advanced Classes include all vocational and Professional level classes from Grade 6 upwards.

We follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) syllabi in Ballet, Modern and Tap Dance, which are examined if and when students are ready and want to. We are now also offering Jazz award exams in addition.


Sammy's School pf dance put on regular productions, and performances for local and community events. We also engage our students in professional dance training, experiences and opportunities including Days out, Theatre Trips and Workshops.

Upcoming Opportunities

2018: June, Performance (Weston Shore School Fete) - July, Ballet Examinations - August, Junior Ballet Intensive (Central School of Ballet, London) - September, Performance @The Point (Eastleigh) - November, Theatre Trip to 'Wicked' (Mayflower) - November, Ballet, Modern & Tap Examinations - December, Theatre Trip to 'Dick Wittington' (Mayflower)

2019: February, Theatre Trip to 'Swan Lake' (Mayflower) - June, Theatre Trip to Matilda (Mayflower)


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