The Portslade School of Dancing
Principal – Sheila Cross  M.B.B.O, T C., A.I.S.T.D. Dip., Senior Examiner B.B.O.
Dance Teachers
– Trudy Nash  A.B.B.O., B.Ed (Hons)
Emma Gogan  PGCE, BA Honours, SV, Animateur for Richard Alston Dance Company
Classes held at The Village Centre, Windlesham Close, Portslade and PACA, Chalky Road, Portslade.

Qualified and C.R.B. checked teachers.
The Portslade School of Dancing has a firm commitment to equal opportunities and ensures that all students are treated with respect and dignity.

Aims of the School
The aims of the school are to teach to the highest possible standard each form of dance so that pupils can achieve their full potential.  To foster an appreciation of dance in all its diversity.
We strive to bring to our pupils an awareness of that innate love of music and movement that is in us all.
The Portslade School of Dancing offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Dance.

From three years old in the Baby ballet class, children learn some basic positions and lots of ‘fun’ exercise too.  Our three year old beginners benefit from these introductory lessons which gives the basis and discipline of future ballet classes.
Our ballet syllabus, devised by John Field and Anne Heaton, takes students from Pre-Primary, through Grades 1 – 5 and to Vocational Examinations.

We provide a ‘tap taster’ in our Pre-Syllabus Class for children from four and five years old.
The tap syllabus takes students from Pre-Primary through to Advanced.
Tap dancing is a great way to keep fit and we have adult classes from beginners upwards.

We follow the I.S.T.D. Modern dance Syllabus from Primary Grade upwards. This provides strong jazz based work, encompassing many styles and gives a comprehensive foundation for any show work.

bbodance  ( formerly known as British Ballet Organization aka the B.B.O.) is at the forefront for teacher training.  It offers teaching qualifications at three levels.  Levels 3 and 4 are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (Q.C.A.)  Level 5 Qualification is validated by Trinity College London and accredited by Standards Verification UK  (SVUK).  All are in the National Framework for Qualifications.


Talented and promising students can benefit from the Scholarship Scheme offered by bbodance.  Auditions are held annually and successful students attend classes at bbodance Headquarters.  They experience coaching from the cream of the teaching profession and are guided and developed to a high standard. The Portslade School of Dancing presents school shows and demonstrations. Students can also compete in local Dance Festivals.

For further information please email as below or via our Contact page.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s