Childrens Ballroom Dancing Lessons

East London & Essex Longest Established Dance School.


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Children are so quick to learn new skills, and what better than the skill of dancing? Some students we have taught over our nearly 50 years of teaching Ballroom Dancing in South Woodford at the John Hutson School of Dancing have said that the joy has stayed with them all their lives. We have taught parents, and their children and we have taught children that have grown up and brought their children to learn in later years.

We are so glad that you are interested in our children’s Ballroom Dancing lessons, as we know that kids get such a positive experience from dancing that will stay with them throughout their lives, as the experience of dance is so much more than just dancing itself.

During our children’s lessons that we run twice a week your children can learn such wonderful dances as:


There is no doubt that through the introduction of BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, and the children’s Disney film “Frozen” children have seen the beauty, glitz and glamour that surrounds Ballroom Dancing. As such, we have seen a fantastic resurgence in young people and parents looking to be introduced to the wonder and excitement of Ballroom Dancing Lessons in East London, which is of course fantastic for us but also wonderful for ballroom dancing as a whole.


We have found over the years through the 100s of children we have trained that children get such huge benefit from Ballroom Dancing Including:

Social Skills

With dance your children don’t just learn a wonderful skill, make new friends, improve general confidence but it also helps with fitness. You could almost say that Ballroom Dancing could be your child’s developmental “five a day” for fun, social interaction, health and fitness, confidence and general wellbeing.

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

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For nearly 50 years in South Woodford at the John Hutson School of Dancing we have been teaching children to dance, so you might say we have been doing something right to have been here for so long. We love dance, not just competitions but also for the joy of dance itself and our children are the future of dance.

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

There is absolutely no catch, 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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So although we always aim to make our childrens Ballroom Dancing lessons fun, our classes are normally structured over 3 levels, these are the beginners group, the Improvers group, and Medallist / Advanced group. So whether your children are experienced dancers or a total beginners we have a class and a group for them.


We hold Childrens Ballroom Dancing Lessons every week at the beautiful period Memorial Hall on the High Road in South Woodford, which has been our “home” for nearly 50 years.


Our classes are very informal, and we have kids of all ages, social groups and backgrounds who join us each and every week. At the John Hutson School of Dancing, your childs progression in dance is important to us & we would be pleased to encourage development every step of the way.



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  • Beginners
  • 5-7 Years Olds
  • 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
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Per Lesson Per Person
  • Beginners & Improver’s
  • 8 Years & Over
  • 5.00 pm to 6.15 pm
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Per Lesson Per Person
  • Medallists and Advanced
  • 8 Years & Over
  • 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm
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So, what are you waiting for? Give your children a gift that will last for a lifetime? Click the Start Dancing button above or below, and book your child an absolutely 100% FREE, no catch, introductory lesson. There is no need for any special clothing or foot wear, and they really don’t have to have danced before as one of our experienced and friendly instructors will take them through all they need to know. Your child will be dancing in no time at all.

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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