Welcome to Hoylake School of Dance!

Our large independent school specialises in all aspects of classical and modern theatre training. Whilst offering the traditional core theatre subjects we are first to introduce the more up to date non traditional styles as well. Many of our former students have gone onto Professional Musical Theatre courses after leaving school and continue to work professionally in the industry.

Our school currently offers classes in traditional forms of dance Classical Ballet (RAD), Modern Jazz & Tap (IDTA). Other styles such as Contemporary, Acro, Commercial Irish Dance, Hip Hop & Street Dance are also offered.

We also boast a thriving Drama (LAMDA) and Singing section. We welcome children from 3 years upwards to come along and experience a class at our friendly and professional school. Please enquire for spaces using our contact page!

Kind Regards

Clare Calder-Behzadi - Principal


Oct 19, 2018

Many of our youngsters took part at the IDTA dance day at Phil Winston's Theatre Works in Blackpool with Sophie Dougherty (7) gaining a commendation and Safina Parker (9) winning runner up in her age section.

Ava Smith (7) will be playing the part of Gretl Von Trapp and Kirst Brennan (18) and Cara Roberts (16) will be sharing to role of Liesl in the same production of The Sound of Music with Port Sunlight Players.

Oct 19, 2018

Pupils danced with star of the Tarzan the Musical in workshops held at the school by elite performer Andrew Chadwick.

We scooped over 20 trophies and awards at the Semi final of That's Showbiz at the Blackpool Opera House with 6 routines making it through to the Grand Final at the Liverpool Echo Arena in the Spring.


Oct 19, 2018

Kezia Mortimer represented the IDTA exam board at the TDCI Championships in Blackpool.

Faye Caton performed at the Liverpool Empire in In the Heights.

Maddison Lowe made her debut performance on the UK Tour of Matilda the Musical as Hortensia. She will be touring the UK until the Spring of 2019.

Jul 6, 2018

Kirsty Brennan gained 90 for her Silver LAMDA Acting exam and Beth Mortimer 98 for her Bronze Musical Theatre exam.

Kezia Mortimer, Evie Coupe, Beth Mortimer, Jennifer Wong, Rebecca Jordan & Chelsea Evans have all been nominated by IDTA examiners for the International Dance Awards Feb 2018.

Sam Rees-Baylis graduated with a 1st for his BA Honours in Acting from Guildford School of Acting.

Some of our youngers pupils have been selected to play Munchkins in Wallasey Musical Theatre Society production of The Wizard of Oz.

Jul 6, 2018

Maddison Lowe (11) has gained a place on the National Tour of a hit musical and will tour all over the UK until Spring 2019.

Aly Goodchild & Lily-Rose Jackson have been accepted as Junior Associates of the Royal Ballet School with Ellie Travis-Johnson, Evie Bowers-Hawkins & Safina Parker making the short reserve list.

19 children sucessfully auditioned for UK Productions professional production of Aladdin at the Floral Pavilion over the Christmas season, we are providing both sets of Juveniles and 3 of the 4 professional dancers. Iwan Hatton successfully auditioned for professional production of Cinderella at the Gladstone Theatre.

Teams brought home more trophies at two competitions Juste Dance final at the Livepool Empire and regional heats of That's Showbiz.



Jul 6, 2018

Kate Newman passed the RAD Adv 1 Ballet exam with Disctinction and Rebecca Jordan with a Merit.

Several children sucessfully auditioned for parts in Carousel at the Gladstone Theatre.


Apr 20, 2018

Beth Mortimer made her professional debut in David Walliams production of Gangster Granny in Chester.

Marsha Alcock has gained a place at the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School.

Rebecca Lamb former pupil took the stage at the Liverpool Empire in the lead role in Hairspray UK Tour.

Apr 20, 2018

Marsha Alcock (11) had successfully gained a place at the Elmhurst School for Ballet in Birmingham for full time training in September 2018.

100 children danced at the Echo Arena in the Grand FInal of That's Showbiz. We received an award for the most original choreography along with several other trophies.

Iwan Hatton and Maddison Lowe made it throught the first 4 rounds of the auditions for the UK Tour of Matilda. Next stop London.

Two teams danced and won 1st & 2nd place at Juste Dance competition.

Melissa Macaulay had successfully gained a place at Italia Conte Theatre Arts, London for full time training in September 2018. Caitlin Hanlon gained more places at London Colleges, now totalling 5 places including Performers and Italia Conte.


Apr 20, 2018

10 girls were nomiated and danced at the International Theatre Dance Awards in Manchester. Kezia Mortimer recieved a Commendation for Theatre Craft and all Senior Jazz nominees received Commendations, Georgia Amery, Caitlin Hanlon, Kezia Mortimer.

The Briscoe Family were the face of the McCain advert on ITV.


Apr 13, 2018

Delighted to report that Marsha Alcock (11) has gained a full time place at Elmhurst School for Ballet in Birmingham for entry in Sept 2018 and in the same week Melissa Macalulay has secured a place on the degree programme at Italia Conte Theatre School, London for Sept 2018 also. Congratulations girls!

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Classes Available

Classes at HSOD

Classes available include: Ballet, Contemporary, Street Dance, Modern Jazz, Tap, Commercial, Irish Dance, Theatre Craft, Acro, Commercial, Drama & Singing.


Our Achievements

Dance students at Hoylake School of Dance

Check out some of our students fantastic achievements from  HSOD.

Wayne Sleep OBE visited us to teach for the day, comment of the day from Wayne "well this is the first school I've been for a long time where everyone can turn!"


Dance Wear

Hoylake School of Dance T-Shirt

HSOD stock a range of dance wear and accessories plus our specially designed school range! More...


Studio 1 Hundred CafeDon't forget the café is open for drinks, snacks and meals from 4.00-8.00pm every day and all day on a Saturday!

School hoodies and T-shirts, jogger, tights, socks and small items are in stock in the café and you can pick up an order form for other items of dancewear!



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