Private Ballroom Dancing Lessons

East London & Essex Longest Established Dance School.


Are You Looking For Private
Ballroom Dancing Lessons?

Are you or your children looking to become a far better Ballroom Dancer, and perhaps you’re wanting to have that chance of learning one to one with an experienced professional dance teacher at a reputable dancing school?

Well you can, at the John Hutson School of Dancing in South Woodford. You can fulfill that wish, as we offer private one to one (or perhaps a couple) Ballroom Dancing Lessons with a highly experienced and professional dance coach. Learn to Waltz or maybe to Tango like an expert in less time, with expert one to one tuition.

Through learning Ballroom, over time, you can learn such wonderful styles of dance including:


We know that people do learn so much better & faster with our “one to one” lessons, so we ensure that we facilitate exactly that, & we have been doing so for nearly 50 years.


With expert private lessons you can learn to dance from scratch, or perhaps you can give yourself just a little bit more confidence when starting out. Maybe you are a seasoned dancer and want to work on footwork, timing or get better prepared for a competition. We can work on all of those needs on a more personalised basis..


There are so many reasons people learn Ballroom Dancing. It’s great for:

Improving Health
Increasing Fitness
Developing Friendships
Improving Confidence
Making You Laugh & 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

Dance doesn’t only teach you wonderful skills but also its great for your health, some could say almost your complete “five a day” for general well-being.

Call Us Today To Book A Lesson!

Perhaps you are looking for the perfect gift for that special person that is difficult to buy for, or for that special person that has said they would love to learn Ballroom Dancing but just never got round to it. Buy them a private lesson with one of our expert tutors and it will be an experience they will never forget.

Call us today on the number below, or if you are viewing this page on a mobile then simply press the call button in the bottom left hand corner of your screen to come straight through to us. Or if you prefer to write, that’s ok. You can send us a direct message via message box at the bottom of the page.


Our private classes are normally held at a mutually suitable time at our “home” for nearly 50 years, the wonderful Memorial Hall located on the High Road in South Woodford, East London.


On booking our principal, John Hutson, will discuss with you your requirements, and establish what you would like to get out of the private dance lessons. Then he will discuss the best options and work on a plan for you to achieve your aims and goals and get you dancing.

Adult Lessons


Per Person Per Lesson
  • Beginner – Advanced
  • Memorial Hall
  • 30 Minutes Lesson
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Children's Lessons


Per Person Per Lesson
  • Beginner – Advanced
  • Memorial Hall
  • 30 Minutes Lesson
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If you are seriously considering private Ballroom Dancing lessons in East London, then give us a call at John Hutson School of Dancing in South Woodford.
Private Ballroom dancing lessons for Adults or Children do need to be pre booked, so please contact us in advance to discuss your needs and schedule your lesson.

Call Today on the number below, or go to the bottom of the page and send us a message and we will get back to you.

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 Awesome 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.


Call Us Today To Book A Lesson!