Thursday Kids Classes cancelled

Unfortunately we have decided not to continue with our Thursday after-school kids classes.  They have not been as popular as we had hoped, with most kids deciding to stick with our Sunday morning classes, and it is not economical for us to keep them going.

We apologise to those that have been attending and enjoying the classes but we invite you to attend the Sunday classes if you are able.

All other classes will continue to run as normal.

Learn To Dance ‘Best for Wedding Dance Lessons 2018 – UK’

Did you know that in 2017 we were awarded Lux Magazine awards for ‘Best Dance School – Berkshire’ & ‘Best for First Dance Choreography – Home Counties’ and we have just recently found out that we have been awarded their 2018 award for ‘Best for Wedding Dance Lessons 2018 – UK’!!!

If you’re interested in receiving lessons for First Dance choreography please feel free to check out our site and get in touch.

Solo spaces for October 2018 Bournemouth Sold Out

All solo spaces for our 2018 Bournemouth dance break are now sold out.  We still have double and twin rooms available but we recommend booking sooner rather than later.

This year’s break will be covering Quickstep & Jive with a 50’s Rock’n’Roll theme to the Saturday night.

We will be at a new hotel this year, The Hotel Collingwood, and we look forward to welcoming you all back on this popular dance break.

You can book online at

Christmas Break until 4th January

Learn To Dance is now closed for Christmas and most classes will resume from 4th January (kids will be from 11th January).

For those asking about our impending, currently (21st Dec), he is still hanging in there but keep an eye on social media/email newsletters as we’ll announce the birth via these channels.

We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you in January.

All classes cancelled Sunday 10th December 2017

Due to the continued snow we have decided to cancel all classes and lessons on Sunday 10th December.

All classes next week will run as normal although we will take a view on a daily basis so please check back to confirm your classes are running.

Where possible we will do our best to contact attendees.

Be safe in this weather and don’t travel unless absolutely necessary!

Winter Snow Policy

What happens to private lessons and classes when it snows?

We will make a decision each morning during severe weather conditions as to whether it is safe for us, and our students, to get to and from the halls.

Should we deem it necessary to cancel classes/lessons on any given day we will contact all private lessons directly on the contact numbers you have provided us with. For classes we will announce any closure/cancellation on the news section of our website, and also via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If we deem the weather conditions to be acceptable then lessons and classes will still run. Should you choose not to attend a pre-booked lesson, we reserve the right to charge you for this if you do not inform us in advance.

In extreme circumstances please feel free to contact us and we will take each situation into consideration.

We’re looking for Dance Teachers!

Learn To Dance LogoLearn To Dance are hiring!

We’re looking for self-employed teachers to come join the team at Learn To Dance.  Initially to provide personal tuition (individuals or couples) in Ballroom and Latin American at our studio in Burnham, Buckinghamshire.  There is also the opportunity for class work, work in schools and corporate jobs.

We are a social dance school and don’t offer competitive dancing.  Our philosophy is that anyone can learn to dance.

Our requirements:

  • Experienced in Ballroom and Latin American (required)
  • Experience in Salsa (desirable)
  • Experience in Argentine Tango (desirable)
  • Experience of other dance styles (desirable)
  • Experience of teaching wedding couples (desirable)
  • Professional teacher qualification (desirable)
  • Obtain accreditation with the NATD (desirable)
  • Be prepared to help students train for exams under the NATD
  • DBS (desirable)
  • First Aid (desirable)
  • Willingness to integrate into the social aspects of the school and get to know the students
  • Follow our guidelines and lesson plans
  • Manage your own diary of availability
  • Training can be provided

Salary and hours dependant upon experience/qualifications.

We will also consider competitive dancers looking at transitioning into teaching.  We do have particular demand for private lessons with another male teacher but we are looking for both male and female instructors.

You can choose your own hours of work but bookings cannot be guaranteed (though we will aim to promote you to our existing and future students).

Please contact us at to apply or with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the family.


Learn To Dance win two awards!

Learn To Dance LogoWe recently found out that we had been nominated for two categories in the 2017 Lux Magazine’s Fashion & Lifestyle Awards. First was for ‘Best for First Dance Choreography – Home Counties’ and second for ‘Best Dance School – Berkshire’.

Published quarterly, LUX informs readers on all aspects of high end lifestyle, including the finest, food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewellery, art and technology from around the world.

After a nail-biting few months we were given the great news that we had won, and not just one of the categories but both of them!

Nominations are anonymous so we don’t know who to thank but thank you whoever nominated us!

Argentine Tango Day with Guest Teacher

On Saturday 14th October we have guest teachers, Anthony and Sniedze Bazin, coming down to Learn To Dance to provide us with a day of Argentine Tango.

There will be a variety of workshops throughout the afternoon and then a social dance Milonga in the evening.

The format of the day will be as follows:

2pm-3.30pm Advanced/Technical workshop designed for Teachers/Advanced dancers £15pp

4pm-5pm Basic Argentine Tango
5pm-6pm Improver
6pm-7pm Intermediate

£7.50pp per session with £2.50 discount per session if staying for more than one

7.30pm-8pm ‘Mock Milonga‘ giving introduction to how a Milonga works and the etiquette involved
8pm-10pm Milonga – Argentine Tango Social


You can book the workshops and social via our online booking system or by clicking the links above.

We look forward to seeing you there, and welcoming Anthony and Sniedze to the Cherry Orchard.Anthony & Sniedze Bazin Argentine Tango Pose

No classes this weekend

Every year, on the first weekend in September, Burnham Juniors hold their annual Football Tournament.

Over the course of the weekend there are around 3,000 people that attend the tournament and the school is closed due to the expected traffic and parking issues.

Classes resume from Monday 4th September.