Harlequins Theatre School

Welcome to Harlequins Theatre School. Established in 2009.

Here at Harlequins we know that every student is on an individual journey to success. Whether they join Harlequins as a hobby or to pursue a career in performing arts our dedicated professionals will ensure each student achieves their full potential. The emphasis is on fun, meeting new friends and nurturing talent. We run classes for children aged 3 to 16 with over 200 students being taught each week.

Students are encouraged to take their IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Freestyle dance exams and the LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) Drama Exams. We are proud to have a 100% pass rate.

Everyone at Harlequins has the opportunity to shine at our regular performances. Whether they be in our termly in house productions, local events or in a professional theatre.

With a wide range of classes available there is something to suite everyone. Please check out our timetable here.

Areas covered include:

Dance School Beckenham, Dance School Bexley, Dance School Bexleyheath, Dance School Blackheath, Dance School Catford, Dance School Chislehurst, Dance School Croydon, Dance School Crystal Palace, Dance School Dartford, Dance School Eltham, Dance School Forest Hill, Dance School Greenwhite, Dance School Hayes, Dance School Keston, Dance School Longfield, Dance School Orpington, Dance School Penge, Dance School Petts Wood, Dance School Sevenoaks, Dance School Lee,  Dance School Shirley, Dance School Sidcup, Dance School Swanley, Dance School Swanscombe, Dance School Sydenham, Dance School Tonbridge, Dance School Tunbridge Wells, Dance School Welling, Dance School West Wickham.

Check out the best bits from our annual show
"We are Family Annual show 2022"

Elite Team

Introducing Harlequins elite dance company, HEDC is an invitation only programme designed to develop young performers at a much more intense level than in your normal day to day Harlequins classes. Students in the HEDC programme will be what others aspire to be and stick to our motto: Trained Like Professionals Treated Like Family. The company train on a Saturday from 10-12:30pm then join the rest of the school for acro fusion and dance tech. Their day consists of, body conditioning & stretching, advanced jazz, acting through song, heels class, acro fusion and dance technique. HEDC take part in competition routines that only the company enter as well as other featured performances.

Show Team

Introducing our junior & senior show teams for ages 6-18 years old. During the class the children work on technique, flexibility, turns, posture, tricks, formations, performance and of course choreography. We take the show team to events such as performances at West End theatres and competitions. Students must also attend a core Harlequins class such as just dance, Acro fusion or senior theatre arts as well as Dance Technique which is every Saturday. The aim of these classes is to give those in it many more performing opportunities as well as improving their natural talent. The show team have performed at various events in the past such as The Shaftesbury Theatre, The Stag Theatre, a 20 minute set at Disney Land Paris as well as filming for Britain’s Got Talent.

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HTS - After School Clubs

HTS After School Clubs provide a safe and fun environment for Primary School aged children to discover the arts. We run breakfast, lunchtime and after school sessions in Primary Schools in Bromley, Kent and South East London. If you are looking to start one of our clubs in your school and would like more information please email info@hts-afterschoolclubs.com

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2023

2nd September – 9th December

Half term: 16th – 29th October

No classes 16th September

Extra Monday class on 11th December due to bank holiday on 1st January

Spring Term 2024

4th January – 28th March

Half term: 12th February – 18th February

Summer Term 2024

15th April – 13th July

Half term: 27th May – 1st June

No classes:6th May (Bank Holiday)

Extra classes 15th and 20th July

Senior Staff