Welcome to Jane Mackinnon School of Dance
We offer Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical theatre, Street/hip hop and Stretching classes for all ages and abilities. Our special tinies class for under 5's is a dual Tap and Ballet class. Adults only classes are available including Tap for beginners, improvers and advanced, Jazzercise which is a mixture of basic jazz dance and exercises for fitness plus a general level ballet class for all abilities. Details on all of the genres we offer can be found here.
We promote dancing as a great way to keep fit and have fun whilst learning something new, as a potential career for those wishing to study more seriously or simply to enjoy the pure joy of dance.
With a variety of classes for every age or ability, everybody can join a class to suit them. Classes take place at Nursling and Rownhams Community Centre, Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall and St John's Church Hall also in Rownhams. For details of our classes and their venues please view our full timetable. Everyone is welcome to attend for free tasters of any dance genre they would like to try prior to committing to a term of lessons.
We have absolutely loved being back to in person classes this term and seeing the delight on people's faces as they dance together. Our show preparations are looking fabulous and we can't wait to carry on with these in September. Our last day of term is Monday 19th July but don't forget you can still dance during the summer with our Jungle book summer School - 26th-30th July 2021 and our Thursday summer classes - 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 2021. We are back to normal classes Monday 6th September with some more exciting opportunities for everyone xxx
GOOD NEWS - We have now received our confirmed rescheduled show dates and are delighted to announce that we have a firm booking for our production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at the Point Theatre from January 27th to 30th 2022.
Every 2 years our pupils perform in our School Show held at The Point Theatre. This is a massive production in which our talented dancers spellbound you with their storytelling through dance. 2019 was our amazing production of SNOW WHITE which was a truly enjoyable and spectacular performance. We are excited to be staging CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY next and we invite everyone to be part of this amazing opportunity and look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you all
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AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT
We are so excited for our Summer school this year. We have got some exciting plans for a fun week of singing, dancing and acting with a great performance to end the week.
We welcome everyone aged 6-18 years of age and you don't need to take classes at our dance school to attend this Summer School. If interested please email us for a booking form or any questions you may have.
We are also providing some exciting dance classes during August in Tap, Modern/Jazz and Ballet. Anyone who is Grade 2 level and upwards is welcome to join us and these are taking place Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 2021. Please email for details and we look forward to seeing you all.
We are very proud to be members of Imperial Society of Teachers of dancing. Our pupils are invited to enter ISTD examinations from Primary to Advanced level. ISTD Examinations from grade 5 and above provide UCAS points for those going into higher education and exams from Intermediate qualifies you to train as a dance teacher. Exams are held every term except during our school dance show period.