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About Us

Finding Inspiration at Every Turn.

We feel incredibly fortunate to collaborate with an exceptional group of teachers. Their passion for dance and unwavering dedication to our students create a perfect blend, fostering hard work, enjoyable classes, and impressive results. Together, our team contributes to a positive and enriching dance experience for everyone involved.

Our Story

Established in 1963, the San-Marie Stage School has been running classes across various locations, including Brentwood, Ingatestone, Doddinghurst, Kelvedon Hatch, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Basildon, and Billericay.

In 2004, we acquired our own premises and consolidated all our schools under one roof at the San-Marie Studios in Billericay.

As a family-run school, our mission is to offer local children the opportunity to perform, nurturing young talent and encouraging each member to showcase their abilities to the best of their potential.

While only a select few may make it to the West End and beyond, we take pride in helping dedicated students secure places at prestigious dance and theatre colleges. However, we also recognise the many children and young adults who simply love to dance. For them, we provide the chance to wear beautiful costumes and grace the stage every year.

Our inclusive approach extends to students of various age groups, with over 100 secondary school-age and older students. Dedicated classes for young adults and returning students maintain the loyalty of those who started with us at a young age.

Our primary goal is to offer as many students as possible the opportunity to perform in our Display Team, which has graced stages in London and abroad, including Disneyland Paris, Spain, and MSC cruise ships.

Despite being a family-run school, we uphold a low-cost fee structure without compromising quality. We believe every child should have the chance to perform, and we actively work with families during challenging times. Last year, we awarded over £10,000 in scholarships and free lessons. Additionally, we contribute towards all costumes, allowing our students to wear stunning outfits from the USA at a minimal fee.

To welcome new members into our family, we offer free classes, providing them the chance to explore different styles and find the classes that resonate with them.

We extend an invitation to join our family and become part of San-Marie, where the love for dance, dedication, and inclusivity thrive.

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