North Holmwood Village Hall
Spook Hill, North Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4JP.
2 Halls available for hire for all sort of events.
Used by Surrey Hills Dance Centre.

Oddfellows Hall
High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QT.
Used by Surrey Hills Dance Centre.

Food & Drink
Dorking food & restaurants close to the Oddfellows Hall:
Superdish - fish & chips; KFC, Subway, Pizza Express, Ask Restaurant, Costa, Cote Brasserie. (Coming soon - Starbucks). Various independent cafes, sandwich bars and restaurants - following cuisines available: English, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, French, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean.

Marks & Spencer - Food department in main store (St. Martin's Walk Shopping Centre), Waitrose (South Street), Sainsburys (High Street), Tesco Express (Reigate Road, 1/2 mile by car), Lidl (Vincent Lane, 1/2 mile by car), Cook (St. Martin's Walk Shopping Centre).

Town Centre Retailers
High Street:

WH Smith, Boots, Boots Opticians, Waterstones, Clarks (shoes), Fat Face, Mountain Warehouse, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett, Carpetright, Robert Dyas, The Lemon Tree, Pets at Home, Sussex Stationers, The Works, Kuoni Travel, EE, Sainsbury's, Tudor Williams - Beds & Bedding departments, Vodafone; Costa; Starbucks (coming soon) plus numerous specialist shops selling cameras, menswear, ladies-wear, wedding dresses, vapes plus boutiques, hair dressers, dry cleaners, alterations, gift shops, cafes and restaurants.

South Street:

Topps Tiles, Waitrose, Magnet, Majestic Wine plus numerous specialist shops selling guns' country-wear, heavy electrical goods, ladies-wear, wines, beds, plus a range of cafes and restaurants.

West Street:

Numerous antiques and specialist shops, boutiques, bra shop, men's outfitters, hairdressers, kitchen designers, cycle shop. Pets Corner

St. Martin's Walk (off the High Street):

Marks & Spencer (Menswear, Ladies-wear, Children's-wear, Cards & Food departments) , Timpsons, Millets, Cote Brasserie, Clarkes Stationers (& toys), Cocoa Island - locally made chocolate, chocolate cocktails & Prosecco bar, plus gift shops, library, hairdressers, beauticians, ladies-wear and sandwich bar & cafe.

Vincent Lane (one-way system):

Lidl, Wickes, Quickfit, CTD Tiles, Tool Station

Banks & Building Societies:

NatWest, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Nationwide, Skipton, Halifax.

Dorking Attractions
Dorking Town Centre:

Cobbled alleys, ancient market town, museum, antiques quarter (West St.), independent shops & boutiques as well as High Street names.

Denbies Vineyard: 

Tour, tasting, shop, restaurant, art galley.

National Trust:

Holmwood Common, Box Hill, Leith Hill, Polesden Lacey, Denbies Hillside.

Dorking Halls:

3 screen cinema, theatre.

Dorking Leisure Centre:

Swimming pool, gym, cafe


Skate park, brand new children's outdoor play area (behind St. Martin's Walk), indoor play area and cafe in new Football stadium.

Dorking Museum:

Local history museum.

Dorking Caves:

Open several days per year, guided tours only.

Long Distance Footpaths - Multiple

The White Horse (Bespoke Group Hotel),

High St, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BE.

Tel: 01306 881138 - newly refurbished throughout

Mercure Boxhill Burford Bridge Hotel,

Old London Rd, Dorking RH5 6BX.

Tel: 01306 884561 


Reigate Rd, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QB.

Tel: 0871 984 6026

Also some local B&Bs.

Website Structure

Home (including contact details)

  - Online Lessons (Details of how to arrange and access online tuition)

      - Printable Version (PDF file of the content of the Online Lessons page)

  - About Us (Details of teachers within Surrey Hills Dance Centre)

  - Locations (Details of main locations plus facilities & links to maps)

  - Calendar (Approx 3 month ahead Calendar - doc)

  - Dancesport Links (Links to dance industry suppliers, organisations etc.)

  - Dorking Links (About Dorking)

  - Partners Wanted (People associated with SHDC looking for dance partners)

Website Structure

Classes (Details of classes and outline schedule, including prices)

  - Classes in current / coming 1/2 term (Doc)

Private Lessons (Details of Private Lessons)

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Wedding 1st Dance (Details)

Practices (Details of social and competitors practices)

Competitive Coaching (Details of Competitive Coaching

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Events, News, Archive (Details of current News and Events)

  - Archive (a compendium of information, pictures and videos)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Surrey Hills Dance Centre will endeavour to be fully compliant with GDPR. Personal data held will be that given to SHDC through e-mail, phone or other media. It will be retained in one or more of the following media: mobile phone, home desktop computer and paper. Its usage will be entirely for contact between SHDC and the person concerned. The only 3rd party who will receive any data will be the ISTD in conjunction with registration for and attendance of Medal Tests. SHDC will provide a copy of all data held within 40 days of a written request. During the Covid-19 crisis, Zoom (or other video conferencing applications) may be used to record online classes. Recordings will be stored securely on Dropbox. Access to classes and recordings will be restricted to registered pupils of SHDC.