Founded in 1904 the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is one of the world's leading dance examination boards. The ISTD's mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for it's members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards.


Is a UK based dance examination board and teaching association. Offering a wide range of genres, Dance Inspirations is pleased to offer classes in their programmes of study including; lyrical, acro dance and contemporary.



acrobatic arts

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

Barre & baby

Elisa Reinerio, a professional dancer of 15 years, created Barre & Baby because she strongly believes in the nurturing and creative powers of ballet for new mothers and mothers to be. Each class is specifically designed to help you prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. It will tone and strengthen your body and mind, while you form a bond with your child that will last a lifetime. Dance Inspirations are proud to be the first studio outside of London to offer these specialist classes.

progressive ballet technique

Progressive Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Marie has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight, placement and alignment for over 12 years.


Developed by the Royal Academy of Dance, this programme is based on research into dance practice for more mature learners and classes can only be taught by Silver Swans licensed teachers. These ballet classes are designed for over 55's to keep you fit and healthy. Another first for Dance Inspirations!