Marguarita Hoare School of Dancing

Est. 1939

MHSD is a family run school providing dance tuition in St Albans.  We provide children with high-quality training in a variety of dance styles that develop health, strength and confidence, together with a love of dance and music that will stay with them forever. 

We teach classes in Ballet (RAD & ISTD), Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and National, covering examinations from Primary to final Advanced 2 levels as well as Body Conditioning and Classical Greek Dance. 



January 2nd update - Online classes are starting!  Under the current Tier 4 restrictions we are not able to hold face to face classes, however so that students can continue to enjoy and benefit from dancing (especially important as we enter another period of staying in more than usual) and so that we can still aim for summer exams, Alex and Tom will be holding online classes from the 11th January.  We will be covering most of the syllabus (including tap), apart from National, and there are some additional body conditioning classes that students will be able to attend. Alex and Tom have spent a lot of time adapting the syllabus to be able to teach safely online and we really hope your dancers will enjoy continuing their dance tuition with us in this way. 

Please check the online timetable and also the 'Online Dance Class Checklist' before starting class. 

We look forward to dancing with you (virtually!)



At MHSD we aim to provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines.

Many of our pupils have gone on to careers in the West End, TV and professional ballet companies, such as The Royal Ballet.

Pupils may also take part in The All England Regional and National Dance Festivals and the ISTD Grandison Clark Awards.

Here at MHSD, we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping children discover their inner dancer.  If you think your child would benefit from dance training, please contact us. 





01727 766430

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