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Hello and welcome to

Studio J Dance Academy!

Studio J Dance Academy opened in March 2017 and has received an overwhelming response with more and more students joining the family every day.


We aim to provide classes that children of all ages and abilities will enjoy with a strong emphasis on building friendships and boosting confidence. 


 By designing fun and creative lessons we will keep your child engaged so that they can learn and progress safely at their own pace.


Keeping class sizes small ensures each student receives all the attention they need to reach their full potential.

When you send your child to one of our classes you can feel safe knowing that your child is learning all the foundations they need to help them grow into a beautiful, strong and confident dancer.


All our classes are taught by caring, experienced, professional teachers with the aim of helping every student find their passion for dance.


To see if we are the right school for you and your child why not contact us to arrange a trial class today?


meet the team

Who are we and why should you trust us with your child's dance training?

Read on if you would like to learn more about our teaches and why we are so passionate about what we do!

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Where it all began...



That little girl there is me, Miss Jo, back in oh let’s just say the 80’s! All ready to take part in my very first show. Little did my mum know, when she took me to my first ballet class at just 3 years old that I would fall so in love with it, it would become my world. Dance has always been such a huge part of my life, and when you are so passionate about something you just have to share it with the world.


When I was a little girl, dance class was my favourite place to be. I took every style of dance my dance school had to offer and could never get enough.

miss jo - principal

As a teenager, I began working for my dance school as a teaching assistant. It was here that I learned so much about working with children and how to provide the best experience for them. It was because of my dance teacher that I became the person I am today and I will never be able to thank her enough. I do hope to be that inspirational to my students now, to guide them, help them to reach their full potential, and fully enjoy every moment they spend in class. 

I furthered my education at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks where I studied dance, acting, and singing plus gaining professional teaching qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Acrobatic Arts. This led me into a career as a professional dancer. Whilst I still knew that I wanted to teach dance, being a dancer is a short but wonderful career and I had to pursue that first.

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Studio J Dance Academy Chesterfield Alfreton

After several years of performing in shows around the world, I returned to Chesterfield where I set out to achieve my lifelong dream. Filled with excitement at what could be (and fear that it could completely fail), in March 2017 I held Studio J Dance Academy’s very first class. It wasn’t long before 5 students turned to 10 and then 20 and fast forward to now, I have the pleasure of teaching 100’s of fabulous students every week!

Growing up, there was never a doubt in my mind what I wanted to be when I was older. I dreamt of helping boys and girls like myself find their own love for dance. A place where everyone was treated equally, where children were only made to feel good about themselves, where their confidence would soar and they would find joy, fun, and happiness in dance. And that’s where Studio J came from!

Our doors are always open to welcome new students. If you are interested in becoming part of the Studio J family please get in touch with us today.

I look forward to getting to know you and your family soon!

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Miss Katie

Miss Katie trained professionally in dance and musical theatre at Renaissance Arts. She is a qualified IDTA teacher and has many years of teaching experience under her belt. With her kind and caring approach to teaching, Miss Katie is ready to help our students nurture their talent and develop their technique. 

You might spot Miss Katie if you attend classes on a Monday or Tuesday as she assists and teaches our acrobatics, street and lyrical dance classes. 

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Abbie has been involved in performing arts from a young age and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She has been an entertainments manager and choreographer on Holiday parks, produced and compered national talent shows and has even worked as a magician's assistant. Abbie successfully ran her own dance school in Dorset for a number of years. We are thrilled to have her bring a wealth of knowledge to the team at Studio J. She currently works in the industry as a children’s entertainer, and sings in an acoustic duo with her partner. With such a strong passion for dance and helping our students flourish, Abbie is on hand to help you find the right class for your child and deal with your enquiries.

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