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Harrington Dance Academy | Dance Classes Rochford | Dance Lessons Essex
Harrington Dance Academy was formed in 2005. I noticed the lack of dance facilities that were available to the local community in Essex and decided to use my experience as a dance teacher for ten years, having just moved to the area from London, to benefit the children in the community.

Starting with only 8 students, the Dance Academy has grown from strength to strength, now with added dance classes being taught in Ashingdon.

We have a Bi-Annual show and yearly Exam Sessions, which children are encouraged to do to perfect their technique but are not essential. There are also opportunities for private dance lessons for solo or duets for competitions/Festivals, please enquire for more information if you require it.
Harrington Dance Academy | Dance Classes Rochford | Dance Lessons Essex
Welcome to Harrington Dance Academy. My Name is Melanie Harrington and I am a fully qualified IDTA Ballet, Tap, Modern and Theatrecraft Teacher, who believes we all have the inner dancer within us and I feel I have the ability to find and nurture this talent. I believe all pupils should get an equal chance to shine and this something that I believe we do well at the Academy.

I am also a fully qualified Zumba & Zumbatomic Instuctor which I feel brings another group of dance genres to our Dance Academy Including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton and only adds to the fusion through all genres that we bring to the Academy.

Click here for our dance class timetable Click here for IDTA Overview