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About Us...

Based in Herne Bay and founded in 1942 by Muriel Hasland, the Hasland Dance Studios (HDS) is one of Kent's longest running and best known dance schools. Voted the 2015 'Dance School of the Year' by the Dance Teacher Hub Awards, which covers the whole of the UK, and Gold Award winners of the Anne Walker Dance School of the Year Awards 2017 from entries across the UK and Europe, we are also one of a very small number of Kent dance schools to be accredited with 'Recognised School Status' by the Council of Dance Education and Training, reflecting our high standards of dance education as well as our commitment to the safety of our students.

We believe that every child deserves the chance to dance!  With classes from toddlers who are just walking right through to adults, in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Street, Acrobatic Arts, and Musical Theatre, we have something to suit everyone.

Our 'Tinies with JP' class for toddlers from walking to 4 years, run on a Monday morning. At 2.5  students can join our Nursery Ballet class on a Saturday. They progress through Pre-Primary, Primary, Grades 1-8 and vocational classes at Inter Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Our Tap and Modern classes begin at Pre-Primary and Grade 1 level respectively, progressing through Primary (for Tap), Grade 1-6, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  Street and Musical Theatre classes are on a Saturday. Our ‘Jazz/Stretch’ classes help our students develop their flexibility, strength and Jazz technique. Our Contemporary and Acro classes are an exciting addition to the timetable. 

For adults, we run a weekday evening class in Advanced Tap.

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