About Us

Our aim at Abbey Dance is to introduce children and young adults to a love of dance: teaching and developing artistry, performance, technique, and safe dance practice. We aspire to build confident young people who share our interest and enthusiasm in the performing arts, whether for enjoyment or as a career option.

Abbey Dance was established in 1991 and since that time has grown steadily. The school has branches in Hamble and West End, with classes being held in local community halls. It is renowned for its high standard of excellence and exam pass rate.

We offer tuition in ballet, tap, modern and jazz. Children are able to take ISTD exams should they wish to do so. They also have the opportunity to perform in School Shows which are put on every two years. Our last show, It’s Christmas! (2013), was a huge success. Abbey Dance runs a Summer School, as well as various workshops and Dance Masterclasses throughout the year.

The Principal, Jane Hendry, has won several national competitions for tap and has worked extensively in the UK and Germany, as a choreographer and soloist on both stage and television. Abbey Dance has a dedicated team of professionals, holding DBS certification, working with the children, to help achieve life goals and build confident young people. As testimony to the quality of tuition available, exam results are always excellent. Pupils have been offered places in major UK dance schools and have successfully auditioned for parts in TV productions.


JaneJane Hendry LISTD Dip.

Principal of Abbey Dance

t. 07794 303241

e. jane [at] abbeydance.co.uk