Wendy Bates School of Dancing

About the School

The dancing school was established in 1979 when Wendy qualified as an Associate Member of the National Association Of Teachers Of Dancing. Since that time Wendy has spent fourteen years teaching dance and P.E. at a private school while establishing her own classes and teaching for Jean Blessington in Burton.

In 1986 Wendy took over the running of the dancing school from Jean as a wedding present. Wendy regularly attends refresher courses and lectures and continutes to add to her qualifications.

In January 2012 Wendy has been made a Theatrical Examiner with NATD

The dancing school operates on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from:

Shobnall Leisure Complex

Shobnall Road

Burton on Trent

DE14 2BB

We moved to these premises in October 2017 after the closure of the Imex Business Centre. We have two superb dance studios, a changing room, a waiting area and plenty of free parking. 

The school enters pupils for examinations as well as giving dancing displays at school fetes, nursing homes and charity events.

The school has produced six concerts at the local arts centre in Burton:

1995 - Beats and Barres

2000 - Aspects of Dance

2004 - Dance is a Celebration (25th anniversary of being a qualified teacher)

2009 - Everybody Dance Now          

2012 - When in Doubt Dance 

2017 - Dare to Dance                                                 

The school continues to enrol new pupils to learn either ballet, tap, modern, ballroom, latin, contemporary, freestyle and street dancing.

Wendy offers private lessons to couples wishing to learn a first wedding dance, private classes are limited, please enquire for availability.