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Dance Alley

  • Dance Alley trains pupils under the International Dance Teachers Association (Ofqual recognised awarding organisation, Member of Central Council of Physical Recreation, Member of the Stage Dance Council International).  The International Dance Teachers Association is the largest Association of dance teachers in the world.


  • Dance Alley aim to cater for all of our pupils needs – you can choose which suits you – dance for fun or a career.  The School has been open for 30 years and pupils have acheived 100% pass rate in all examinations including Vocational Teaching Qualifications. 

  • Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in auditions and shows and are frequently called upon to perform in Cabarets, Festivals and Displays around the Country. 

  • Dance Alley pupils have also performed on Kut-O Island, Hong Kong and  visited Foshan, China in 2014 where they performed on Live Chinese TV and locally for Government Officials and Schools.

  • We welcome pupils at any level who are taught in age to begin with and talent/capability as they progress through the school.  We aim to make all our classes fun, friendly and enjoyable.

General Information:

  1. Parents are invited to watch classes on specified dates. At all other times, we request that your child is left in our care and would ask that you wait in the allocated waiting area.

  2. Full fees are payable when your child is absent – for whatever reason. We have waiting lists for most classes and this ensures your child’s place is kept.  Fees are payable half termly in advance – a charge will be added to all amounts paid late.

  3. Pupils must change in the designated areas.

  4. Pupils are only allowed to drink water in classes.

  5. Uniform should be worn at all times.

  6. Chewing Gum/Bubble Gum is not permitted.

  7. Jewellery should not be worn in class.



Dance Alley first opened its doors in March 1993, with just a handful of pupils.  Since that date it has grown to one of the biggest Dance Schools in the Medway Towns.  The Principal, Alison Plummer is also an Examiner with the International Dance Teachers Association and all of the teachers currently teaching at the School are past pupils themselves.

The Brook Theatre was “our home” for many years and we are now very lucky to have our own Studios since November 2016.  Our Dance Studios, house 3 Dance Studios, Changing Area and Waiting Areas for parents and carers.  We will return to The Brook Theatre biennially for our School Show.

Over the years Dance Alley pupils and teachers have acheived numerous accolades.  Recent achievements include:-

  • 100% pass rate in all IDTA examinations.

  • Student awarded the Arthur Gallagher Bursary for the highest mark in an examination 2015. 

  • Student Teachers nominated for John Dilworth Scholarship and the Giles Bursary.

  • Pupils have appeared in numerous Professional Pantomines at the Central Theatre, Chatham.

  • Pupils have appeared in various amateur and professional performances at The Brook Theatre, Chatham.

  • Past students have worked with Kylie Minogue, Chery Cole, Meatloaf, JLS, Joe McElderry, Girls Aloud,                  Rita Ora, Brian McFadden, Leona Lewis, Rizzlekicks, Little Mix and Robbie Williams.

  • Students have successfully taken part in the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards in Manchester.

  • Pupils have performed in Foshan, China and appeared on Live Chinese TV.

  • Pupils have performed on the Island of Kut-O, Hong Kong in 2006 and 2016.

  • Performed with The English Youth Ballet Company.

  • Past and current pupils have appeared in the X Factor Live Tour 2011, Alan Carr’s Summer Spectacular, Ant and Dec’s Red or Black, Graham Norton Show, X Factor 2016, Dance Captain at Warner Leisure Hotels, Corton, Take That Tour 2019, Joseph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat 2021 at the London Palladium,  Matilda the Musical at The Cambridge Theatre '22-23.

  • Teacher awarded the John Knight Award for the highest mark attained in IDTA Fellowship Contemporary Modern Jazz in 2023.

  • Students accepted into SLP College,Reynolds Performing Arts College, London Theatre School, Phil Winston’s Theatreworks, Millenium Performing Arts College, Canterbury Christchurch, Canterbury College, The Centre, Urdang Academy, Doreen Birds, Chichester University, Surrey University, Performers Academy, Wilkes Academy, Creative Academy, D&B Academy, Miskin Dance & JGH Canterbury.

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