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 mission 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.  We strive to enrich and educate our dancers, to build life skills that can be used within and beyond the studio environment.

Our vision

Our vision is to become the leading dance school in the Medway area delivering high quality dance lessons using the world’s leading dance curriculum and programmes. 


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 Central Theatre, Chatham every year 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 15th June 2024.

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