Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons

East London & Essex Longest Established Ballroom Dancing School.


Are you looking for Ballroom Dancing Lessons?

The beauty, grace and excitement of ballroom dancing has been seen around the world for centuries, and at the John Hutson School of Dancing we pride ourselves with keeping the spirit of Ballroom Dancing alive and kicking in South Woodford.

We are so glad that you have taken an interest in Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons. Whether the desire has come by word of mouth, the television, relighting a flame that you once had for dance or perhaps your inner self, Ballroom Dancing lessons are great fun and will teach you a lifetime skill! They can also help you to keep fit, along with great opportunities for socialising and enhancing friendships.

Whatever your reason for stopping by we are glad you did, and hopefully you will take the desire further and let us at the John Hutson School of Dancing help you to find your dancer within.

The interest for Ballroom Dancing has always been there, but with the introduction of “ Strictly Come Dancing “ on the BBC we have seen a fantastic resurgence in people looking to take Ballroom Dancing lessons in East London & Essex. This is, of course, fantastic for us and also for such a wonderful activity. Through the power of television people can see just how amazing and how much fun Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons can be.

Through learning Ballroom, over time, you can learn such wonderful dances, such as:


Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons not only teaches you a fantastic lifetime skill but helps to keep you fit at the same time.


You can train to compete or you can train just for fun, whatever your desire we would welcome you to our school. Classes are very informal and we have people of all ages, social groups and backgrounds who join us every week. Whereas some only join us once in awhile, and that’s fine as well, the spirit and power of dance is about your journey and we would love to join you on that journey where ever you decide to go.


There are so many reasons people take up Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons but some of the best ones are:

Great Fun
Keeps You Fit
Developing Friendships
Improving Confidence
Improving Health
Making You Smile

4.5(based on 21 reviews)
  • Always have great lessons, John and Julie explain so well and i feel i am learn so much and i am meeting some great people. Thank you all! Susan Peters 12/29/2017
  • I found the web site very useful. Roberta 12/16/2017
  • Fantastic School, always patient and i have learned so much! Thank you, looking forward to next lesson! Simon Brown 06/27/2017
  • Brilliant. Down to earth patient teachers. CB 03/01/2017
  • Very useful website Alex 12/16/2017
  • Thank you for fast response Liudmila 12/11/2017
  • My girls have learned to dance and enjoy competing in competitions. Thank you John and Julie! Nel Adams 05/06/2017
  • very goơd James L 12/06/2017
  • great school ann 12/06/2017
  • Julie managed to teach us our wedding dance in a fairly short space of time. It was exactly what we wanted and we managed to pull it off on the day. Many thanks for your patience Julie, much appreciated, Nick and Liz Ps. And it was fun!! Nick & Liz 11/20/2017
  • My husband and I have been going to John Hutson's dance school for many years. We started with the group classes and enjoyed it so much we decided to start taking private lessons. We are by no means of the imagination natural dancers, but our teacher, Julie, has somehow managed to make us look as though we know what we're doing and we even managed to pass an exam! Julie, in particular, is a wonderful teacher, with an amazing amount of patience and dedication to her students and above all makes our lessons enormously enjoyable and great fun. I would have no hesitation in recommending the school to anyone who wants to learn to dance for purely social reasons or for those who want to be more serious and take exams. Gill 10/20/2017
  • Feedback given via Facebook Alexandra Aspa Hughes 01/09/2017
  • Their teaching has given us a real love of ballroom and latin dancing. Absolutely love our lessons, wish we had started when we were younger. Pat & Bryan 09/22/2017
  • I have been dancing at J Hutson School for several years, as has my teenage son. My son does exams and competitions, I dance just for the pleasure of learning a skill. Group or private lessons; John and Julie provide you with the basics, adapting their style from meticulous foot and arm placement to just getting around the room depending on your motivation! Louise 09/20/2017
  • Great dance school good fun Beth 09/15/2017
  • Feedback given via Facebook Izabella Kuciel 12/09/2016
  • From non-dancers to bronze medallists in 3 years. We have had a fantastic time learning to dance. Julie, our teacher, has been wonderful and the lessons are such fun. She's not just our teacher, but has become a good friend and is so easy to get on with. We have private lessons and also join in the classes sometimes. We look forward to our lesson each week - it is one of our highlights. Hilary and Marc Pepperman 09/10/2017
  • I have been going to the John Hutson School of Dancing for two years. I dance with my female friend. It is possible to go as a couple, with a friend or alone. If the latter, you will be partnered with Julie or John. When we joined the group, neither of us had danced. Now we have a knowledge of about 16 dances and are fairly competent in half of those. It is great to be able to dance. It gives me such a feel-good feeling, and keeps me fit and healthy. I would recommend it to people of all ages. Once you get the bug, you won't stop! Rosemary Smith 09/14/2017
  • great site! julie 12/30/2017
  • Thank you all, i am having great fun and i have learned so much. Will be back soon.. Sarah P 12/16/2017
  • Good School Pradeep 10/09/2017

Book Your Free Taster Lesson Today!

John Hutson School of Dancing has been teaching children and adult students in South Woodford for nearly 50 years, so you might say we have been doing something right. We believe in dance, not just competitions, but also the joy of dance itself. So our classes are normally structured over 3 levels; these are the beginners group, the Improvers group, and Intermediate group. So whether you are a seasoned dancer or a total beginner we have a class and a group for you.

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As a special thank you for giving us your time to visit our site and read this page we would like to offer you a special gift of a FREE TASTER class lesson to come & join us in a class to see if Adult Ballroom Dancing Lessons are for you.

There is absolutely no catch, a 100% Free Offer to give you a chance to see if dance is for you. Just click on the button below and send us your details and let your journey to dance begin, as a guest of ours without any risk, or cost, to you.

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You can train just for fun or you can train to compete, whatever your desire we would welcome you to our school. Classes are very informal and we have people of all ages, social groups and backgrounds, who join us every week. Whereas some only join us once in a while, and that’s fine as well, the spirit & power of dance is about your journey & we would love to join you on that journey wherever you decide to go.


Our classes are held weekly at our “home” for nearly 50 years, the beautiful period venue the South Woodford Memorial Hall on the High Road in South Woodford, East London.


Our Adult Ballroom Dancing classes are open to anyone and available weekly to Adults, Children, Single & Couples alike. Our classes are normally structured over 3 levels, the Beginners Group, the Improvers Group and the Intermediate Group. So it makes no difference whether you are a total newcomer or a seasoned dancer, we have a class and a group to suit you.



Per Person Per Class
  • Intermediate
  • Rear Hall
  • 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
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Per Person Per Class
  • Improvers
  • Front Hall
  • 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
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Per Person Per Class
  • Beginners
  • Front Hall
  • 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
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So, what are you waiting for? Quick step up to the Start Dancing button above or below, and book your absolutely 100% FREE, no catch, introductory lesson. You have no need for any special clothing, including footwear, and you really don’t have to have danced before, as one of our experienced and friendly instructors will take you through all you need to know to get you dancing in no time.

Thanks Once again for reading this, and I hope to see you dancing very soon.

Kind Regards


John Hutson
John Hutson School of Dancing

What Our Friends Say

“I joined the John Hutson School of Dancing two years ago, & now attend the improvers class. I have always wanted to learn to dance but never had the time before, I am so very glad that I can do it now. It has become a part of my life. It is lovely to be able to get up & dance (properly) at social occasions.
” ~ Rosemary

Meet The Team




John is the founder & principal of the school, and his love of dancing has spanned over 70 years, & his passion for everything dance has resulted in him teaching dance for over 60 years.
50 of those glorious years have been at the Memorial Hall in South Woodford.



Lead Tutor

Julie has been dancing for over 40 years, and teaching with John in South Woodford for well over 30 years.
The spirit and love of dance is alive & well in Julie, and her ongoing desire is to help those that want to dance, to learn to dance.

Our Amazing Team

We are so fortunate to have a team of dedicated tutors that love dance, and love teaching others. All have danced at the John Hutson School of Dancing, and now they give their time and energy in teaching other the wonders, joy and beauty of dance.


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