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About Us

Finding Inspiration at Every Turn.

We are so blessed to work with such an amazing group of teachers, their love for dance and dedication towards our students is the perfect recipe to produce hard-working members, fun classes and great results.

Our Story

Established in 1963, the San-Marie Stage School has run classes in Brentwood, Ingatestone, Doddinghurst, Kelvedon Hatch, Horndon-on-the-Hill,

Basildon and Billericay.


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

We are a family-run school and we aim to provide local children with the chance to perform – we encourage young talent to blossom and encourage each member to perform to the best of their ability.

The truth is that unfortunately, only a very small number of performers will ever make it to the West End and beyond. For those dedicated students, we are proud that we have helped them reach their goal to gain prestigious places at dance and theatre colleges. However, we are also aware of the many children and young adults who just love to dance,  we offer them the chance to wear the most beautiful costumes and take to the stage every year.


Many of our students have so much fun they leave to go to university or travel and then come back again. We have over 100 students of secondary school age and above, and with dedicated classes, for young adults and returning students, we have maintained the membership of many students who started with us at a very young age.

Our goal is to provide as many of our students as we can with the chance to perform in our Display Team, which has performed in many London Theatres as well as abroad, for example at

Disneyland Paris, Spain and on MSC cruise ships.

We maintain our low-cost fee structure without compromising on quality because being a family-run school we believe that as many children as possible should have the opportunity to perform.


We are always happy to work with families during difficult times, last year we awarded over £10,000 in scholarships and free lessons. We also contribute towards all costumes allowing our students to wear the most stunning outfits from the USA at a minimal fee.

We offer free classes to all new members so they have the chance to try different classes and find the right ones for them.

We invite you to join our family and be part of San-Marie.

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