Adult Latin American Dancing Lessons

East London & Essex Longest Established Dance School.


Are you looking For Adult Latin American Dancing Lessons?

If you are then we think you have come to just the right place, as we have been teaching Latin American Dancing at the John Hutson School of Dancing in South Woodford we for nearly 50 years.

Latin American Dance is a very popular style of dance, and made even more popular of late with the introduction of BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” show. Latin Dance is full of catchy rhythms in the music that evoke such a great feeling that is only enhanced even more by movement of your body to rhythm and the beat of the music. Some say that the true spirit of Latin Dance comes from the soul, so let your soul experience the excitement, romance and joy of Latin American Dance in South Woodford.

With Latin American Dance comes not only amazing and exciting music but also some fantastic styles of dance that includes:

Cha Cha Cha
Paso Doble


Just describing some of the styles of dance really shows the true meaning of Latin, such as the Rumba. Quite often referred to as the Queen of Latin dances, sultry and romantic, while displaying strength and confidence. Or the Paso Doble, distinctly Spanish in its origin. So imagine if you will the Matadors in the bull ring, tempting the bull to attack’s while quickly moving to get out of its way in a flamenco style.


There are so many reasons that people learn Latin American Dance. It’s amazing 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.

Book Your Free Taster Lesson Today!

Latin American Dance is a very popular style of dance, full of catchy rhythms in the music that evoke such a great feeling that is only enhanced even more by movement of your body to rhythm and the beat of the music.
Some say that the true spirit of Latin Dance comes from the soul, so let your soul experience the excitement, romance and joy of Latin American Dance in South Woodford, in East London.

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There is absolutely no catch, this 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 you journey to dance begin at John Hutson School of Dancing in South Woodford as a guest of ours without any risk or cost to you.

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At the John Hutson School of Dancing we can help you to train to compete, or you can train just for pure enjoyment and fun. Classes are very informal, and we have people of all ages, social groups and backgrounds that join us every week. Some join us once in awhile, while some dance every week, the choice is yours. Dance is about you and your journey, and whatever the journey we would love to join you on that journey.


We hold Adult Latin American Dance classes 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 Latin Dance classes are available weekly to Adults and Children alike, our classes are normally structured over 3 levels, these are the beginners group, the Improvers group, and Intermediate group. So it makes no difference if you are a total newcomer or a seasoned dancer we have a class and a group to suit you.



Per Person Per Lesson
  • Intermediate
  • Rear Hall
  • 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
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Per Person Per Lesson
  • Improvers
  • Front Hall
  • 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
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Per Person Per Lesson
  • Beginners
  • Front Hall
  • 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
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So, what are you waiting for Simply Click on Let’s Start Dancing button above or below, and book your absolutely 100% FREE, no catch, Taster lesson with us. You have no need for any special clothing or footwear, or a partner and you really don’t have to have danced before.
One of our experienced and friendly instructors will take you through all you need to know to get you dancing and feeling Latin in no time 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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