Current Rules for Private Lessons

We have successfully taught many couples to dance to their favourite track for their first dance at their wedding. 

We work with you to create a dance which suits you personally and fits your choice of music. Lessons take place in a fun environment. Don't worry if you think you've got two left feet - we'll take care of it! We also take into account the size of venue you have and the 'image' you'd like to portray. 

Please contact us to find out more and arrange bookings. It's best to book early to avoid disappointment.


  • Select your track (have a couple of options if possible).

  • Bring a copy with you to your first lesson, either on your mobile phone, memory stick (USB connection) or iPod.

Some more adventurous wedding first-dances are viewable on youtube.

We usually know what slots are available up to around 6 weeks ahead.

We can usually offer late evening slots weekdays, daytime weekdays, or Saturday mornings. Except over 1/2 term breaks, early evening slots are usually reserved for classes.

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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.