Find Essex Dance Classes for Children or Drama Clubs for kids in our comprehensive directory.

Essex classes include: Tap, Modern, Ballet, Street, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Jazz, Theatre Schools, Musical Threatre, acting classes and performance arts school for school-aged children, plus preschool drama & dance classes and creative play sessions in Essex.

Drama and Dance Classes for Children in Essex


Academy Kids at Academy Arts Theatre School
Chelmsford & Epping
Classes for ages 4-7 years. Play games, learn songs, dances and poems as an introduction to performing arts.
01245 422595


The Academy Performing Arts School
Barking & Hornchurch
The main weekend schools focus on “fun through practical learning”. All children take part in our annual show held at a variety of professional theatres. If your child has the talent we will nurture, train and hopefully point them in the right direction, alternatively your child may just want to sing and dance for fun – we think that’s important too!
07505 060461


Alexandra School of Dancing
South Hornchurch Community Centre, Nelson Rd, Rainham RM13 8AP
Alexandra School of Dancing is a traditional ballet school with a friendly atmosphere welcoming children from 18 months to adult. Tap and modern are also taught and Disco Duck has just been introduced for pre-school children which is a fun – class teaching children musicality coordination and motor skills, Disco Duck helps children come alive and brings out their natural rhythm which children possess, along with interaction with other children.
07765 836796


Alison Anderson School of Dance / AA Dance
Braintree & Chafford Hundred
A well established class where the main objective is for children to have fun and dance to the best of their ability.
Chafford Hundred – 07958 312435
Braintree – 07773 067577


Billericay – Braintree – Chafford Hundred – Chelmsford – Colchester – Clacton – Epping – Harwich – Hornchurch – Manningtree – Romford – Southend – & Surrounding Areas.
Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years.
Contact your local class leader for class times and prices


Borthwick Casting – Dance Classes
Business & Technical Park, Rainham Road, South Dagenham, RM10 7FN
Helps with confidence and co-ordination development, whilst having fun and learning social skills.  All classes are taken by fully qualified DBS checked teachers. Competitions, examinations and shows undertaken.
For more information please call the office on 0203 039 3116.


Borthwick Casting – Drama Classes
Business & Technical Park, Rainham Road, South Dagenham, RM10 7FN
In conjunction with Borthwick Casting, this venue also holds weekly drama classes at pristine premises based out of londoneast-uk in Dagenham. All of our classes take place on Monday evenings and they are separated into age groups, these are; 4-9-year-olds (5pm – 6pm), 10-14-year-olds (6pm – 7pm) and 15-year-olds and up (7pm – 8pm). First lesson FREE!
For more information please call the office on 0203 039 3116


Central School of Dance and Drama
United Reformed Church Hall, New Rd, Brentwood CM14 4GD
The school offers a wide variety of subjects in the field of dance and drama. Pre-school/Infant Classes: a specially structured training programme from 2 years old designed to progress as children grow and develop.
01277 621500


Dance Scene, Harlow
We have been teaching dance classes for many years at two great venues in Harlow. The Churchgate Primary School, Hobbs Cross Road, and the fantastic dance studios within Harlow College, Velizy Avenue. Providing dance classes in Tap, Modern, Jazz, Street and Ballet for many years. More recently we have added Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Singing and Piano lessons to our repertoire. So we are not just about dance classes!
07711 745193


Dreams Theatre School
Gidea Park Primary School, Lodge Ave, Romford RM2 5AJ
Our classes give children of all ages the opportunity to learn and perform in dance, drama, musical theatre and singing, whilst successfully merging and maintaining fun alongside great learning, whatever their ability or talent. For ages 3 and over.
01268 766607 / 07718 498448


Expressions Theatre Arts
969-973 London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, SS9 3LB
All children are given the opportunity to take ISTD examinations in Tap, Ballet and Modern. We also offer lessons in Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz Technique, Singing and Contemporary.


Frances’ School of Drama
72 Laindon Rd, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Frances’ School of Drama (FSD), established 20 years ago, is one of a kind. An Independent Drama School where every child matters. It’s like a big family , where everyone is welcome and no one forgotten. All our teachers are fully qualified, enthusiastic and approachable. Musical theatre classes from 7 years.
07739 358063


Jesters Theater Academy
36 Collingwood Rd, Colchester CO3 9AU
For babies up. Jesters is about nurturing your talent and making sure you have fun by taking part in creative drama, funky and fun choreography, and vocal training in musical theatre and pop styles; all whilst making new friends in a relaxed environment. Jesters prides itself on maintaining SMALL CLASSES and that is what sets us apart from other such stage schools, allowing us to nurture and develop each student as an individual.
01206 524115


KATS Kids Acting and Theatre Skills
Essex Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel St N, Colchester CO2 7AT
Established performing theatre group. They run two age groups each Saturday morning during term time. This is a thriving and lively drama group for keen youngsters from the age of eight.
01206 851796 or 07939 401640


Mini Street Dance
Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH
For children aged 3-7 years. A fun and energetic class for children to learn the basic street dance moves but also having fun with dancing games.
01206 282000


Mushroom Theatre Company
Equal People Performing Arts, 29 Brook Rd, Rayleigh SS6 7XJ
Mushroom Theatre Company (MTC) is a fully inclusive dance and drama group based in Rayleigh Essex, offering a range of drama and dance classes for children and young adults. There are also a selection of adult classes.
01268 906470 / 07985 422485


The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Brentwood
Brentwood County High School Shenfield Common, 7 Seven Arches Rd, Brentwood CM14 4JF
There is no one ‘star’ performer at our academy – they’re all stars, and will all have an equal opportunity to dazzle you at the end of each term in their showcase.
0800 531 6282


The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Chelmsford
Chelmer Valley High School, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ER
There is no one ‘star’ performer at our academy – they’re all stars, and will all have an equal opportunity to dazzle you at the end of each term in their showcase.
0800 531 6282


The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Colchester
Philip Morant Academy, Rembrandt Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4QS
Our three module lessons, Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television, offer our students aged 6-18 a contemporary and up-to-date performing arts education and are desinged to make our students verstalie performers while channeling their creativity. Our extremely fun Poppets class runs alongside our academy and provides multi-disciplinary lessons for 4-5 year olds.


The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Romford
Ormiston Park Academy, Nethan Drive, Aveley, Essex RM15 4RU
We have a dedicated and professional set of teachers, all of which have been carefully considered for my academy. Every staff member is a Performing Arts professional in their own right, therefore, are working in the industry and giving our PQA students current and relevant skills to set them up for their performance journey.
07854 109368


The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Southend
Belfairs High School, Highlands Boulevard, Southend on Sea, Essex SS9 3TG
Poppets classes (age 4 & 5) now available! I want every young person who trains with us to leave the academy every weekend with a smile on their face and buzzing with tales from their classes! There is no one ‘star’ performer at our academy – they’re all stars, and will all have an equal opportunity to dazzle you at the end of each term in their showcase.


Pirouette School of Dance
Blackheath – Brentwood – Ingatestone
Pirouette School of Dance has been established since 1999 and holds classes for children and adults in London and Essex. At Pirouette we offer members an opportunity to study the four main aspects of dance: Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, & Modern, as well as singing tuition.


Rascals Theatre School
Cranham, Upminister – Great Notley – Halstead – Ilford – Takely – Waltham Abbey – Witham
Rascals offers Fantastic Fun & Funky after school and Saturday classes in street dance, pop, singing, musical theatre and drama.
01376 331543


Stage Coach Braintree
Notley High School, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY
Performing Arts School for 4-18 years. Julie Berridge, Principal of our Braintree School, has a wealth of experience having performed herself for many years all over the world, Julie brings her passion & love of performances to our Braintree School.
01376 743788


Stage Coach Brentwood
Shenfield High School, (Olivers Road entrance), Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8RY
Performing Arts School for 4-18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young people’s potential through singing, acting and dance classes.
01702 525112


Stage Coach Chelmsford
Chelmsford Columbus School and College, School Campus, Oliver Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4ZB
Performing Arts School for 4-18 years. At Stagecoach Chelmsford we stretch young imaginations, building confidence and communication skills…while having FUN! We provide a warm, family friendly environment where EVERY child matters; in our presentations, no one gets lost in a sea of faces and all children have speaking roles. We look forward to hearing from you.
08702 415676


Stage Coach Colchester
Colchester Sixth Form College, North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SN
Performing Arts School for 4-18 years. Caroline has over 16 years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Colchester, providing drama, dance and singing classes. We set ourselves high standards and the students work hard to achieve them, but always with a huge sense of fun and enjoyment!
0845 603 0880


Stage Coach Wickford
Beauchamps School, Beauchamps Drive, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8LY
Performing Arts School for 4-18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young people’s potential through singing, acting and dance classes.
01702 525112


Stage One Theatre School
Loughton Methodist Church Hall, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1RB
For ages 3 and up. We offer a well structured timetable that caters for both dedicated students who wish to pursue a career in the world of Performing Arts, and for those who simply enjoy it! The timetable inclues weekly classes and Saturday Theatre School led by teachers from the professional industry.
020 8504 6110 / 01992 651222


Stephanie Cook School of Dance
Headgate Theatre / St Mary’s Junior School – Colchester
A Colchester based dance school offering dance classes in the following genres; Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Street. Children are accepted from the age of 3 years old for our classical classes, however we also offer parent and toddler dance classes for children from the age of 6 months up to the age of 3.
01206 302112/0748 2239022.


Theatretrain Chelmsford
Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9RZ
We have 3 age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 and each group gets 1 hour each of Dance, Drama and Singing. We create amazing opportunities for our theatre school students to perform on stage in local, regional and world famous West End venues.


Theatricool Colchester
Belle Vue Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 1XA
Accessible, affordable and professional training in all aspects of Performing Arts for students from 2-16 years in Colchester and surrounding areas. All three disciplines of drama, acting and singing are provided with specialist and qualified tutors in each area. We are also starting classes last year at the Church Hall, Nayland for students from 1½-10 years
07736 713909