McAlpine Dance Studio

Classical Ballet | Jazz Dance | Tap | Drama | Spanish Dance | Stage Clubs

Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 9QY

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The McAlpine Dance Studio...

 ...opened in Stockwell in 1972 and moved to Longfield Hall in 1993. Donald and his wife Phyllida, having danced for many years with the Royal Ballet and London's Festival Ballet (now called English National Ballet), wanted to pass on their knowledge and passion for dance... they have been doing it for more than forty years!

The School offers classes in a wide variety of dance genres, as well as stagecraft and drama, all with highly qualified teachers. It currently has more than 150 pupils ranging in age from infants under five to senior students in their eighties. Our "Stage Club" classes on Wednesday and Saturday are a very popular feature of the School and include Tap and Musical Theatre dance.

Students participate in regular performances at Longfield Hall and in local community arts productions. 

McAlpine Dance Studio also stages a major show biennially. In 2014 we performed "The Red Shoes" at the Michael Croft Theatre, Dulwich and in October 2016 we put on "Cabaret on Nutcracker"  which included a performance of the famous Tchaikovsky ballet.

The School provides instruction to students at all levels from hobby to R.A.D. and I.S.T.D. Certificate standards and Spanish Dance Society examinations. Many former students have been awarded scholarships to full-time vocational schools and have been accepted into ballet and dance companies.

Above all we are dedicated to the appreciation, beauty and craft of dance and music.


Donald and Phyllida McAlpine


Autumn Term 2017 Dates

Saturday 9th September to 
Saturday 9th December 2017.
half term 21st to 28th October


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