Discover Rochester school of dance

Rochester School of Dance was established in 2004 by Founder and Director Samantha Nicholson.  We are a thriving dance school in the heart of Rochester offering weekly dance lessons in ballet, tap, street dance, modern and pre-school dance.  We cater for children aged 2.5 years – 18 years.



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Our Vision

Our vision here at the Rochester School of Dance is to bring the joy of dance to every child who walks in through our door. To build confidence and self-esteem so that every child leaves their lessons feeling proud, valued and energised.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver high quality dance lessons using the world’s leading dance curriculum and programmes in a caring and positive environment. We strive to bring both education and joy to our lessons and to build life skills our dancers can use both in and out of the studio. We work hard to ensure Our Mission extends to all our dancers.


Our Values

We are proud to be a value led dance school. Our values define who we are and set us apart from others.


We create an environment where friends can be made and enjoyed.


We actively encourage optimistic thoughts, attitudes and actions enabling self-belief and a love of life to flourish within.


We support you, so you have the ability to face and conquer your fears.


We enable talents and confidence to develop and soar through education and development.


We celebrate ALL milestones accomplished from the tiny break throughs to the enormous life goals.

Full Theatrical Productions

The most exciting event on our calendar is our full theatrical production. These take place at The Brook Theatre, Chatham every 18 months and every child gets the opportunity to perform on stage in full costume. We are very excited to announce that our next production will take place on Saturday 2nd July 2022 (Government Guidelines permitting).

Join us today for the opportunity to take part in our production.