‘Going home’ is the only way I can describe what it felt like taking our daughter back to the Jill Clewes Academy for Performing Arts after spending our own childhoods taking classes there.

The school, the teachers and the staff are the kindest, most committed, most talented group of people you could ever wish to meet and thanks to every single one of them we all have a love and passion for dancing and performing.

Everyone is welcome at Jill’s – young and old, amateur and professional and everyone takes part in classes that not only give you the skills and techniques you need to dance well but also give you the ability to perform with every part of yourself.

At Jill’s, everyone dances from the heart and has the absolute time of their lives doing it. Through many classes over the years we haven’t just learnt to dance we’ve been taught discipline, respect, commitment and loyalty and forged friendships that will last a lifetime.

Adam and Sarah Pye
The Jill Clewes Academy for Performing Arts is very professional and has very high standards, which show through in the amazing dancers it produces, brilliant exam results and professional shows which are all achieved in a friendly, fun environment with dedicated staff.

My daughter has danced here for many years, has gained in confidence, learned valuable skills and has made many friends, in her words – “my second family, my second home, I wouldn’t be anywhere else’.

Michelle Bradbury
As testament to my daughter’s success over the last two years, I feel the need to thank you personally in writing for your fabulous work.

Millie came to you two years 4 months ago, as a shy 10 year old with a passion for dance, we thought we give you a trail for a few months, as the school is quite a distance from our home, but two years on she has thrived so much that to has exceeded ours and her expectations.
Becoming the second person only to successfully score a perfect 100% exam result, and in the same year successfully audition for a Ballet Scholarship is beyond her wildest dreams
We have to thank the amazing and dedicated work of her Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre teachers, as she would not be where she is today without all their efforts.

Millie is now far advanced in her dance disciplines, and full of confidence, which is a credit to the school.

Having experienced two previous dance schools, we would highly recommend Jill Clewes, and have done in the past resulting in a few of her friends joining as well.

Your professionalism and friendly atmosphere is second to none

Linda Grice
I cannot speak highly enough of Jill Clewes Performing Arts. My daughter has attended for the past 11 ½ years and the time here has enriched my daughters life in ways I couldn’t even imagine.

She has learnt commitment, dedication, friendship, confidence and so much more from all of the highly talented teaching staff.

We are so proud to be part of such a prestigious dance school

Melissa Ward Shaw
We moved to Jill Clewes Dance Studios around two and a half years ago.
It was a difficult decision as we had a prolonged stay with another dance school previously.

Now, having been through at least two cycles of examinations, Scholarship auditions, Regent shows and the oldest girl progressing through to the Academy, we are pleased we made the move.

The standard of teaching was evident from the start, with technique training exceeding our expectations.
The social aspect (which let’s face it is as much an interest to teenage girls) is great and new friends are easily made.

The teachers are always approachable and knowledgeable in their genre, and whilst catering for everyone, also make time to ensure the individual is getting what they want from the classes, this can be seen by the improvement in technique and form.

The engine room of administration is kept separate from the actual lessons, so there is no dissolution of time spent in teaching, and is always well organised.
It doesn’t matter whether your child wants to have lessons for the fun of it without the pressures of exams, or he/she wants to end up with dancing forming part of a career, you will find that your needs will be met.

And I can honestly say in all the times I have visited the studios, the enjoyment is evident, both from the admin/teaching side, and most importantly from the children.

Glen Baddeley