The Janet Knight School of Dancing has been established in Blandford Forum for over 30 years.
The Principal, Janet Knight, is a Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dance with Registered Teacher Status, a Licentiate and Life Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for Ballet, Modern, Tap, Greek, and National dance and is also accredited with a Certificate in Dance Education.
Judy Woodward, Associate of the Royal College of Music, Cert Ed, is our professional pianist.
Classes are available for all ages from children (pre school 3 year olds) to adults in:
- RAD Ballet
- ISTD Modern & Jazz
- ISTD Tap
- Adult Dance Exercise
Main classes are held in:
The Functions Room, Blandford Constitutional Club, Dale House, Salisbury Street Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7PY
Evening Classes are held in:
The Knees Up Studio, Common Lane (Behind M&Co), Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HE
See Class Times for full details.
We do focus on ensuring that pupils primarily enjoy and have fun in their classes. Whilst examinations are not compulsory pupils are encouraged to work through the various RAD and ISTD grades in their preferred dance style.
The school currently has a 100% pass rate for students entered in to these exams
An annual stage show is rehearsed and performed at a local theatre to give all the pupils who wish to be involved a real experience of performing on stage in front of an audience (Mums, Dads, Aunts, Grannies!) and of course the fun and excitement of dressing up in costume and putting on stage make up.
From time to time during the year we like to put on some display dances at local events within the community such as festivals and celebrations, mainly during the summer months.
Our notice board will also publish details of dance workshops, theatre trips and auditions that pupils may like to take part in and we will help to secure places for those interested.