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About The Studio

Our Story

Our history spans across 60 years. Each year filled with aspirations, dreams and achievements of our hard working teachers and students. Be a part of our story and make plans to join our dance school this year!

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hall the western dance centre in hadleigh, essex
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How it all began

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.
“Western” as it is commonly known through the dancing world is a dedicated Dance centre open 7 days a week, boasting two ballrooms, a licensed bar and air conditioning throughout.

The heart of our school

Western prides itself on an extremely high level of teaching and is proud to have extremely talented, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Most of the teaching staff have danced all their lives, many of them as children at Western. They have years of knowledge and experience and are eager to pass their love of dancing on.

Private Lessons are the best way to improve your dancing skills in the shortest period of time. Work at your own pace and receive individual attention from our dedicated teachers.

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For Beginners

Our classes for anyone with no previous knowledge of dance.

For Advanced

We have classes for those who have been dancing for a while.


We have private coaching for those training for competitions.