A child, young person and adult with additional needs dancing and smiling in Alton.

Dance classes in Alton, Hampshire

We offer a range of classes from 3 – 103 years, specialising in providing an opportunity for children, young people and adults with disabilities to dance within a fun and supportive environment.

Our inclusive, friendly classes for dancers with special educational needs / disabilities are held in the beautiful Beech Village Hall, just outside Alton, Hampshire.

Sensory Movement for Children with Additional Needs

No diagnosis needed for these wonderfully inclusive movement classes. They are perfect for developing your child’s sense of self, while gently introducing basic movement concepts, body awareness, following instructions and co-operating with others. Classes are jam-packed with sensory props such as pom poms, shakers and bean bags to support your child’s development and to provide a fun way to encourage self expression.

You can stay with your child during these sessions, to share the magical experience with them.

Guidance age 3+

Enjoying exploring shiny ‘fish’.

What current dancers say…

It has been a joy watching our son who has ASD, develop through these classes. He loves the class and it is really helping him improve his ability to stay focus and interact. He smiles all the way through the class and looks forward to each week. There is so much sensory input in these classes and the structure is perfect for children with additional needs. Highly recommend.

Charlotte Kent, Parent of a Sensory Mover

Co-operating to dance together

Creative Dance for Children with SEND

Are you looking for a fun way to support your child’s social interaction and channel some of their energy creatively?

Would your child benefit from a supportive environment that celebrates each individual, run by experienced staff who use small step teaching?

Creative Dance classes help 6 year olds+ to become more confident in a group setting, while keeping active and developing physical skills, so that they can express themselves through dance and leave sessions feeling calmer.

Creative Dance classes are perfect for dancers who enjoy following instructions to learn the basics of dance and routines to music that they love!

Creative dancers participate in this class without their parent/carer (don’t worry, there are always at least two experienced staff in the room to support where needed).

Guidance age 6+

Developing musicality with our Creative Dancers in Alton.

What current dancers say…

Rupert had just the best time! He’s even been practicing the moves at home. I’ve signed up!‘ Sian, Parent of a Creative Dancer.

Calming down with bubbles and lights at the end of class at Beech Village Hall, Alton.

Creative Jazz Dance for Young People with Disabilities in Alton

Creative Jazz Dance classes are the natural progression from our Creative Dance classes. These classes are fantastic if your child loves learning more advanced routines, introducing elements of dance technique and building their confidence to perform their own choreography.

Guidance age 14+

Dancers performing their own choreography

What current dancers say…

My daughter’s confidence in not only her dance, but her performance has improved dramatically with the teaching of Louisa as a dedicated and inclusive teacher. She has provided an understanding, open and challenging environment in which to learn!‘ Anne Edward, Parent of a Creative Jazz Dancer

Young people with additional needs dancing in bright coloured t-shirts
Young people with additional needs dance show in Alton

Creative Sensory Dance for Adults with Additional Needs

Creative Sensory Dance classes are ideal for adults who love to wiggle to music, but also benefit from sensory input.

Do you want to improve your social skills and meet new people?

Are dancing and keeping fit things you find fun?

Would you like a new way to express your feelings?

Our fun, friendly and inclusive classes give adults with learning disabilities and other additional needs opportunities to explore movement, creativity and dance as a tool for developing transferable life skills.

Dance classes include structured exercises and creative tasks, using sensory props.

Activities are designed to help your self expression, build confidence, increase functional fitness and develop your social skills.

You are welcome to bring a support worker with you.

Guidance age 25 years+

What current dancers say…

“As a manager of clients with learning disabilities it is wonderful to see the clients happy and telling us about what they have done and the different experiences and skills they are using.”

Becky, Manager at Tudor Rose, Voyage Care.

“Louisa’s classes help my son with his social interaction and he really looks forward to attending. He certainly seems calmer and more settled following attending these classes.”

Tony Hurley, parent.