Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

Thank you once again for your tremendous support and loyalty. Thanks to your great support and fundraising and to our neighbour Canterbury Gymnastics Club we now have two purpose built studios and our very own changing area and entrance. This has given us new opportunities and a platform to expand and offer a wider spectrum of dance genre. Visit our NGDS FB page or take a look at website for more information

Disneyland Paris 2017

In July  2017 NGDS successfully auditioned and performed in Disneyland Paris.  the School Fundraised for the Coach trip and a wonderful time was had by all families involved. We hope to repeat this sometime in 2019.

T.Q.P Talent Quest Programme

The Talent Quest Programme or T.Q.P is designed to fast-track dance development and give pupils the opportunity to expand knowledge, technique and performance. There will be a set fee paid in two halves. This will include the students own classes and the option to join as many classes of interest to them including the new Friday Free Style Class designed to broaden dance experience in different disciplines, followed by Stretch and Strengthen, Musical Theatre. West End workshops and extra Ballet Classes will be included.

James Middleton will be taking TQP Friday See timetable for details. Pupils can take up T.Q.P as an option on the invoice. This will work out cheaper than adding the Friday classes to your term fees. Direct debit for TQP is also an option on a monthly basis. Welcome to Sarah Durey our new full time teacher. Congratulations to Rachel Hilton on the birth of Barney. Rachel will return part-time in April 2018.

Events News

Caroline Fullman Events Coordinator for NGDS will continue to give pupils and parents access to productions of interest at discount prices. This is an excellent way for children to understand Dance, Performance and the joy of Theatre. Look out for our dates and join us at the Marlowe throughout the year.

Thanet and Canterbury Dance Festivals

Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the Thanet and Canterbury Dance Festivals especially the Junior Troupe and Group taking 1st Place each time. Most of our pupils were entering for the first time and showed dedication and professional attitudes. We will be entering Thanet and Canterbury in 2017.

I.S.T.D Examinations will be held throughout 2018 in Ballet, Modern and Tap. These are not compulsorily but do give the pupils something to aim for and a sense of achievement.


Thank you to all my wonderful teachers, amazing and supportive parents for another incredible year.

Debra Johnson

Principal NGDS