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Nichols School of Dance

Established for over 22 years



Walton on Thames 


Pupils are encouraged to work for an examination or to examination
standard. We have an annual school show. Some students are encouraged to
audition for Youth Ballet Companies, competitions, festivals and Associate
programs with The Royal Ballet. Encouragement and guidance can be given to
pupils who want to make dance a career. You may trial a lesson before committing to a full terms fees.


Buttercup Ballet ages 2 3/4 - 4 1/2 years 

A Special Ballet Class for the pre-school child, concentrating on the
foundations of classical ballet and having lots of buttercup fun with buttercup
flower fairy.
An original class designed especially for your little one by a graduate of The
Royal Ballet School, Sonya Nichols who is a registered teacher with the Royal
Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance with specially
commissioned music by Rebecca Kincaid, a graduate of The Guildhall School of


Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance, RAD)

Royal Academy of Dance promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of
dance internationally. We seek to accomplish our mission through promoting
dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations
to reward achievement. Since 1920 the RAD has been educating and training dance
teachers and students and is firmly established as a leader in dance education
and training. Whilst ballet remains central to the work of the RAD, the range
of education and training programmes on offer reflect the diversity of dance,
dance training and dance education worldwide. 


Modern & Tap (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, ISTD)

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in
America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the
stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The
style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need
strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style. 

Tap faculty – This has evolved as an American dance form, popularised
throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance,
Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the
floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have
small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance
is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals. 

Musical Theatre

Learn to sing and perform the songs from the Muiscals of the past and present.


NSD Elites

A small group of dancers from NSD who show a combination of desire, ambition and talent who come together to rehearse for extra hours a week inclusive of their normal dance lessons. Invitation only.

Acro Dance 

Combining dance technique with acrobatic elements.

Follow 'The NSD Elites' on Youtube.


Nichols School of Dance

NSD Studios

141 Hersham Road

Walton on Thames

KT12 1RW


 Term Commences        Monday 4th January 

Dance is Life

Coming Up




RAD Ballet Exams March 2021 TBC

ISTD Modern/Tap Exams April 2021 TBC

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