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Dance classes for all ages

Learn to dance.

A world of rhythm, movement and community while improving your overall fitness and well-being. Learn to dance at the Western Dance Centre!

We conduct a variety of classes including Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Sequence, Belly Dancing, Children’s classes weekly. Private coaching available for competitors and wedding dance choreography also available.

Professional Lessons

Learn to dance with our skilled and friendly teachers who are here to help you enjoy every step of the way.

Family Friendly

Our school has something for everyone! Whatever level of activity you need, our range of classes will suit.

For your Convenience

Convenient class timings that fit perfectly into your schedule, on both weekdays and weekends.

Pay-as-you-go Options

We have no upfront or block payments for all adult classes at the Western Dance Centre

Children's Latin and ballroom dance classes, Basildon, Hadleigh, South End on Sea, Canvey Island, Benfleet, Essex


Social Dance Night
Friday 19th April
From 8pm - 11pm
Entrance £7.50
Argentine Tango Practica
Friday 19th April
From 8pm - 10pm
Entrance £7.50
Salsa Class & Social Dance
Friday 26th April
From 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Entrance £10 per person
Advance booking required
Competitor Technique Class & Practice
Competitor Technique Class & Practice every Wednesday evenings 8-10.30pm £10pp
Weekly Afternoon Social
Weekly Afternoon Social Dance is on every Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm.
NEW Beginners Ballroom & Latin Classes Starting in June
NEW Argentine Tango Class every Sunday 6.00-7.30pm
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Dance Fit, Fitness, Fit Steps, Dance classes, Basildon, Hadleigh, South End on Sea, Canvey Island, Benfleet, Essex
Children's Latin and ballroom dance classes, Basildon, Hadleigh, South End on Sea, Canvey Island, Benfleet, Essex

Learn to dance with us

The Western Dance Centre

Western Dance Centre was established in 1962 in Western Road, Acton and then moved in above the old Kingsway Cinema in Hadleigh. In 1964 the dance school moved to its current premises. Western Dance Centre has been owned and run since 1998 by Zeljko Damljanovic, otherwise known as John.

Our dance classes located nearby to Hadleigh, Rayleigh, Benfleet,  Thundersley, Leigh On Sea, Canvey Island, Basildon, Southend On Sea, Wickford, Billericay and Rochford. A quick and smooth drive to a location with ample free public parking available close to the studio.
Check out our class pages to see what we have to offer, if you don’t see the class your are looking for get in touch with us as we may have the class you need coming soon.

Next seasons

New & Upcoming Classes

Our beginners Ballroom & Latin classes for adults will be enrolling new students in June 2024. More updates can be found on our social media accounts. Follow us to stay in touch!

Wednesday Afternoon Socials
Every Wednesday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Check our social media for updates.
Friday Night Socials
On select Fridays from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. Check our social media for updates.
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Reviews from our students!

Explore the experiences of our students and their dance journeys. Read what our community has to say about our classes, teachers, and the joy of dancing with us.

Great place, and lovely people. Definitely recommend it if you want to learn a few moves.


Great place to learn Ballroom and Latin. Excellent teachers. Friendly bunch, good social vibe. Recommended!

Mike Hurst
Mike Hurst

The teaching at Western is superb and John the owner is one of thf greatest people I’ve ever met

Lord Plonkington
Lord Plonkington

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Team Jackets, Zoodies & T-Shirts and Accessories

All items will be supplied with the Western Dance Centre Logo either embroidered or printed and clothing items can also be personalised on the back. Click on the link below to view our new Team Jackets, Zoodies & T-Shirts and Accessories.