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School history

The staff at Ribble Valley Dance are experienced and dedicated teachers who are passionate about dancing. Our love of dance shows in every class we teach, every show we perform, and every student who leaves our school feeling that they have been part of something unique and special.

If you're looking for a dance school that will nurture talent and encourage confidence, we feel certain that Ribble Valley Dance is the place for you.

Ribble Valley Dance is affiliated to the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) - recognised in over 55 countries worldwide. We specialise in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatrecraft & Musical Theatre - teaching students aged 3 - 70, offering examinations and performance opportunities to all our students. School Principal, Lindsay Pollard, is a Fellow and an Examiner of the IDTA, with all other teachers holding IDTA qualifications at Associate or Licentiate level.

The school stages a full musical performance every two years and is also involved in various charity events which give our young dancers opportunities to put their training into practice.

Clitheroe amateur dramatic society
The school has a close affiliation with the Clitheroe Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society and many of our teenage and adult performers enjoy opportunities locally to get involved in annual theatrical performances. [theopera.com]

Initially as the Mary Waddington School of Dancing, we have been teaching children and adults in Clitheroe to dance for over 40 years. Mrs Anne Grogan became Principal of the school in 1987, taking over from Miss Waddington who had established the school. Since our days on Waddington Road, then at the St Marys Parish Hall and now in our home at Memorial Hall, the school has gone from strength to strength – with many of our students going on to pursue careers in dance, and many more holding happy memories of the dance training they have received over the years.

In 2013, we expanded at Memorial Hall into our delightful first floor studio - our students now benefit from two well-equipped dance studios, with dedicated changing rooms and student areas – right in the centre of Clitheroe.

Miss Lindsay Pollard became Principal of the school in 2010, taking the school into a new era as Ribble Valley Dance. The school continues to offer the same friendly, creative and dedicated dance training as ever, with a staff of talented teachers.

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