An inclusive dance school for all ages and abilities

Classes for children and adults in Camberwell and Croydon

McAlpine Dance

McAlpine Dance was established in 1972 by Donald and Phyllida McAlpine. Our family run dance school offers classes for all abilities, for both children and adults at our Camberwell and Croydon studios.

We offer classes in classical ballet, tap dancing, and contemporary dance. We cater for the absolute beginner through to advanced dance.

Our Stage Club classes are very popular, and include tap dance and musical theatre dance.

We cater for all ages from Baby Ballet to octogenarians and all abilities in a warm and friendly environment. We offer RAD ballet, ISTD modern and tap, and “Silver Swans” Ballet for adults (live classes as well as Online Ballet)

Whether you are looking for classes for your child, or want to get fit or aspire to taking it up professionally – this is the right studio for you! 

Autumn Term 2024

  Monday 16th September- Saturday 7th December

Half term: Mon 21st October - Sun 3rd Nov (2 weeks)



We are dedicated to the appreciation, beauty and craft of dance and music

Where and when


Longfield Hall
50 Knatchbull Rd
London SE5 9QY
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Start To Dance (Tues, Weds, Sat)

Stage clubs (Tap & Modern)
Ballet (Pre Primary – Advanced 1)

Adult Ballet, Adult Tap, Silver swans


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


Clyde Hall,
Clyde Road,
Croydon CR0 6SZ


Christ Church Methodist, 114, Lower Addiscombe rd, Croydon
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Start to Dance/Pre Primary
Primary in Dance. Grade 2 

General Tap for adults

General Tap for adults
General Ballet for adults

Excellence in dance since 1972