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 the final Advanced 2 levels as well as Body Conditioning and Classical Greek Dance. 



For the safety and protection of our pupils, parents and teachers we have currently suspended all face to face classes.  Please see our 'Online' page for some great dance resources.  For current students we have some additional online tuition - please contact us and we will send you the details. We are missing you all and hope you stay safe and can continue to dance at home. 

In the meantime, we have prepared a health and safety plan for how to hold classes for when we are allowed to start back – not an easy task!  This will prioritise social distancing and reduced waiting time in the halls to make the environment as safe as possible for you all and our teachers.



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