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. 



November 20th update - We have unfortunately had to suspend all classes until the 2nd December.  If Lockdown is lifted on the 2nd December, we will resume classes (with our social distancing measures in place) and extend the term to the 22nd December.  The spring term will start a week earlier than planned on the 4th January enabling us to make up the classes missed in November. 

In line with the latest guidelines and recommendations from the Government along with advice from the RAD and ISTD here are the changes that we would ask you to adhere to so that we can teach and enjoy class together safely.  These changes prioritise social distancing, cleaning and reduced waiting time in the halls to make the environment as safe as possible for you all and our teachers.

  • Children should arrive ready dressed for class

  • We may have windows open even in colder temperatures so please bring (dance) layers to wear when warming up

  • Children should be dropped and collected at the front door

  • Please go to the toilet before arriving at the hall

  • Bring own water in a water bottle

  • Ballet/jazz shoes to be worn in class, no bare feet

  • Hand sanitisers to use will be at the entrance and in the hall

  • The changing rooms will not be available

  • Small class sizes of 3 or 4 per session to maintain social distancing

  • The hall will be cleaned between each class

The timetable will be changing to allow for 20-30 mins between classes in order to clean the hall and floor. We have tried to keep the class times as similar to the old timetable as possible. We will notify you of the new timetable  soon.

In the meantime please see our 'Online' page for some great dance resources.  For current students we have some additional online tuition - please see the links sent in the latest newsletter. We are missing you all and hope you stay safe and can continue to dance at home. 



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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