Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Tap and Jazz  dance 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 or more advance Sammy's School of Dance provide classes to suit their needs. Sammy's Dance actively encourage students to work towards exams but we understand that some children just want to dance for pleasure. 

This site will give you all the information on the classes and events we run. Our classes are structured in accordance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). We also run some non-syllabus classes aimed to provide students with different styles and genres of dance, including Adult Short Courses.

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

About Us

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.



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.


The School puts on regular dance productions, and performances for community events. We also engage our students in professional dance and theatre, with trips to local theatre productions, Outings to experience dance events plus professional day and residential courses.

Recent Performances Include

Feel the Music (The Point Theatre Sept 17) - Oasis May Fayre (Oasis Academy May 17) - Festival of Music (The Point Theatre Sep 2016) - DANCE (Oasis Academy Theatre Jul 2016) - Oasis May Fayre (Oasis Academy Mayfield May 2016) - Musical Wonders (The Point Theatre Sep 2015) - You'll Be Dancing This Christmas (Oasis Academy Theatre Dec 2014)



Experiences for 2017 - 2018

Junior Ballet Intensive (Tring Park Jun 18) Day of Dance (Tring Park May 18) Move It Dance Exhibition (Excel Centre London Mar 18) - 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (Mayflower Theatre Dec 17) - 'Ghost Dances' and other works (Mayflower Theatre Oct 17) - The Little Mermaid (Mayflower Theatre Sept 17) 4 Day Summer Dance Programme (Tring Park Aug 17)  - The Red Shoes (Mayflower Theatre Mar 17) - Move It Dance Exhibition (Excel Centre, London Mar 17) - Robin Hood (Mayflower Theatre Dec 16)

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