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Let's Dance Academy
Children & Adult Dance Classes


Based in Marshalswick, St Albans


Let's Dance Academy was established in 1968 as the Lena Smith School of Dancing and has always enjoyed a reputation for first class teaching, along with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  Lena Smith ran the school from its small beginnings up until her retirement in 1999 when Siobhan Chown took over as Principal, and the school became Let's Dance.  Let's Dance has now grown into one of the largest schools in Hertfordshire with approximately 350 students attending classes each week and growing!


The aim of the school is to provide a safe and enjoyable home for St Albans budding dancers to enjoy.  Whilst following the ethos of dancers in discipline, technique and an extremely high standard of dancing, we also look to nurture and positively develop an over all love of dance, both creatively and emotionally.  We positively impact on a child’s physical, social and mental wellbeing whilst supporting them on their dance journey, no matter how many classes they may take with us. 


We pride ourselves in providing a happy and friendly environment that often serves as a lifeline in our children’s busy and sometimes stressful lives.  Past students often visit the school and in several cases have returned to teach the next generation of the Lets Dance family.  In 2000, Becky Lowman (now Sherman), a student of Let's Dance since the age of three came back after a long professional career to teach, later becoming principal in 2016 and renaming the school, Let's Dance Academy (LDA).


Our passionate teaching team conforms to the high standards set by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), the premier international examining body for dance. The Let's Dance Academy team take a lot of time to develop their CPD and regularly take the students along to professional workshops and courses.  This has and will always inspire us to provide Let's Dance Academy pupils with fun, professional and inspirational classes.

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