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Teachers who have passion, experience and dedication

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Welcome to the Dance School. Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes in Gloucester, Stroud & the surrounding areas

Dancing School Teachers

Dancing Teachers Elaine and John have over 60 years experience between them. Together they have the experience and knowledge to teach people to dance from complete beginners, medal grades, advance dancers, first wedding dance and competitors. They are able to tailor their teaching to suit your individual needs and abilities in a very easy to remember format.  Their Classes and Private Lessons can be found in Stroud, Gloucester surrounding areas.

Dance Classes Stroud And Gloucester


Dance is not just about competition, it's a passion

Ballroom and Latin dancing keeps your mind, body and soul fit and active


Elaine Proverbs owner of the dancing school has professional qualifications: Member Ballroom, Latin & Old Time with the IDTA, ISTD, UKA and a Fellow with the BATD.  John is a qualified Member of the IDTA.

Dance Event

Event Organisers

The dancing school organises Dancing Holidays which are very popular and have been running for 20 years at great locations.  We also organise events for Social Dances, Charity Fundraisers and events for corporate customers and local schools and businesses.  Whatever your needs we can help.

Teaching People To Dance Is A Skill

Teaching people to dance requires multi skills – knowledge, experience, patience, understanding, communication and commitment.  We have all these qualities to help pupils achieve the best results in a fun relaxed atmosphere.


Customer Testimonials

What our pupils say


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

Linda A.

The teachers are very, very patient and have a wealth of knowledge to teach us and we meet up with all the other dancers from their various classes at the social events.

Judith & Keith

Elaine and John‘s instructions are clear to follow, we try our best to get things right and sometimes we don’t however, we have learnt to laugh about this and carry on. Elaine and John are always on hand to encourage and support us where and when we need it.


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!


Our Dance Class Teachers

Simply the best

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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

John Proverbs

John Proverbs


John assists at the Dancing School in the classes, administration and catering.


Michelle Lee

Teaching Assistant

Class Teaching Assistant with Elaine's Dancing School. She has been assisting in the ballroom, Latin and sequence classes for 3 years and is a valued member of the team.


Alan Halling

Teaching Assistant

Alan is a class teaching assistant with Elaine's Dancing School. He helps with the ballroom and Latin dances and is a valued member of the team.

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