We’ll teach you to dance

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Welcome to Elaine's Dancing School

Dancing is a great way to enhance your life. When you are really enjoying a song, it’s an amazing feeling, sheer joy. You need to learn how to dance.

Langstone Cliff Routines 2021

How do you want to learn?

Social Dancing

If you want to make friends and try out your dances and steps, come along to our Social Dances where we play a mixture of Ballroom, Latin & Sequence.  Refreshing what you are learning is a great way to progress.  We also do fun packed Dance Holidays and weekends too.   Get in touch for dates and details.   We aim to make your dancing experience fun.

Group Classes

If you are in the Stroud or Gloucester area you can join one of our group dance classes, it’s a brilliant learning experience where you can develop your technique and meet other dancers of all skill levels. We have specific classes for new starters from beginners to advanced.  Our classes are very friendly, relaxed and a great way to meet new friends.  Your first class is free too!  Sign up today.

Private Tuition

We can provide one to one lessons in person specifically tailored to your needs. If you want to become better quickly and with expert help, this is a great way to make rapid progress and improve your dancing.  We offer one to one lessons by appointment only.   Let us know what you require and we will aim to help with your dancing journey.


Wedding Dance Packages

Your wedding dance is one of life's magical moments, as well as being something you will remember forever - taking lessons with us will ensure everything goes smoothly from the first step to the last beat.

What our pupils say about us

Elaine knows how to break things down into easy stages and repeat them until we are all getting it. Added to that she has the perfect sense of humour.

Linda Roberts

Elaine and John are very attentive to individual couples’ needs to ensure steady progression and improvement. Challenging – yes, fun – definitely, can anyone do it – most definitely!

Mark Roberts

Your Teachers

Elaine Proverbs

Elaine Proverbs

Dance Teacher

Elaine has been dancing since the age of 5 and teaching for over 30 years. She has qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, British Association Teachers of Dancing and the United Kingdom Alliance. Elaine’s years of experience and knowledge make her able to teach at all levels, whether very basic beginners or advanced.

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

Dance Teacher

John Mitchell has been teaching with Elaine for 25 years. He is qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association. He has a unique ability to bring out the best in people and help them learn to dance. John’s sense of humour keeps everyone laughing and enjoying their experience.


About Us

Dancing Teachers Elaine and John have over 50 years of experience between them. Together they have the experience and knowledge to teach people to dance from complete beginners, medal grades, advanced dancers, first wedding dance and competitors.

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