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PROUDLY PROVIDING DANCE LESSONS FOR STUDENTS FROM RIPLEY, BELPER AND ALL OVER DERBYSHIRE.

Our Mission

Here at JL Dance we have an incredibly passionate team and are completely devoted to the development of our students; we strive to help every student feel welcome and at home here. We understand that dance can be a fleeting hobby for some, and a lifelong passion for others. It is our aim to provide a high quality, value for money service to all students on both ends of the spectrum, regardless of their age, size, gender, or ambition. We expect our students to treat each other and their teachers with equality and respect. We ask all students to follow our rules (there aren’t that many!) and bring a positive attitude with them to every lesson. We believe in good sportsmanship and keeping all competition friendly, through this, we actively maintain good relationships with our neighbouring community and other dance schools. 

We hope you’ll find everything you’re looking for here with us at JL Dance!

Our History

From age 3yrs right up-to attending Performing Arts College, our Principal, Miss Joanne, has spent her entire life in Dance! After acquiring her Teaching Qualifications with the ISTD, and a short adventure outside of the Dance-Industry, Joanne returned to her passion and began ‘JLDance Academy’ from nothing but a dream and determination! In 2010 Joanne began hiring a room at the Ripley Academy School and starting advertising dance lessons.

Now, based just down the road from where it all began, in a purpose build dance school we call home, Miss Joanne and her amazing team of highly qualified teachers have delivered thousands of hours of dance lessons to hundreds of students from all over the local area!

The JLDance Team have trained complete beginners and seen them through to achieving outstanding exam results, enjoying fantastic performances, experiencing life changing opportunities, and even progressed some of our students onto their dream careers!

We are extremely proud of our roots, we are a family and a team of genuine, hard working, passionate and caring people. We strive to deliver the best service in a environment for everybody. Whether you’re looking for one dance lesson a week, or you have your eyes set on a career on stage, we are the school for you! We are #TeamJL!

Get in touch, and join our Family!