Usually this list shows those slots with John which are known to be available at this time. The further ahead ones reflect slots not used for regular lessons, so some additional ones may be available nearer the time.
More slots are available with Linda, Michael and Nika (not listed here).

Whilst we try to keep this page up to date, we can't unfortunately guarantee that any slot listed here is still available, sorry! Government and halls management policies regarding the Corona virus may mean changes at the last minutes - please keep checking the notices above.

One-off slots available 
Last updated: 27th September 2020.


I am currently booking to the end of October, working on a limited schedule.


Private lessons in person are running:

  • Mondays (evening) - Oddfellows Hall

  • Tuesdays (pm & evening) - pm North Holmwood VH, eve Oddfellows Hall

  • Wednesdays (evening) - Riddell Hall, Walton on the Hill

  • Thursdays (am & pm) - North Holmwood VH

  • Fridays (late pm & evening) - North Holmwood VH

  • Saturdays - CLOSED

  • Sundays (pm & early eve) - North Holmwood VH

  • Online lessons are also available at other times.

Please email or call for all lesson availability.

The schedule will be reviewed near the end of October (start of half-term) and may be amended if public classes are able to resume after the half-term break.


Private Lessons During Covid-19 Restrictions

The situation may change quite rapidly. The link above provides the requisite information for you to decide whether you wish to take private lessons at this time.

Upcoming Major Competitions


All major events in the UK have now been cancelled for 2020.

International Championships - October - Cancelled

London Ball - October - Cancelled

Midland (International) Championships - October - Cancelled

European Championships (Blackpool) - October - Cancelled

National Championships (Blackpool) - November - Cancelled


UK Open Championships (Bournemouth) - January - Cancelled

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Current Rules for Private Lessons

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.