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Dancing for All ages

Nurture - Inspire - Succeed

Welcoming and Enjoyable Dance and Musical Theatre Classes in Woking and Mindenhurst, Surrey

Leanne Edwards

School of Theatre Arts

Dance classes in woking, surrey

LESTA — building confidence in children and young adults to believe in their own abilities.
Developing a platform for success in the exciting and fulfilling life skill of performing arts.

We love to help children believe they can!

Nurture – Inspire – Believe – Achieve – Succeed
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About Us

Our award-winning dance school was established in 2005 and has it’s own, purpose built dance studios in Woking and classes in Mindenhurst, Surrey.

Our qualified and experienced teachers love to encourage our students to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.

Our teaching staff have many year’s experience working in the performing arts and bring their passion and energy to class in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

Let us bring the magic of dance to you.
"My Daughter has been attending classes here for the past two years and thoroughly enjoys it. Leanne and her team are friendly and professional, both in their teaching and also parent communication. Can't recommend enough!."
Nicole Connell

Why Us?

Established in 2005
We've been teaching dance classes in Woking for over 15 years.
Friendly and Supportive
All of our classes are designed to bring out the best in our pupils.
Amazing Opportunities
Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and more.
Our Own Studio
We have our own fantastic premises with 2 dance studios in Woking, Surrey.

Our dance shows

Regular Performances
Shows are held every year and each child has the opportunity to perform at the fantastic Rhoda McGaw theatre in Woking.
Wide Range of Classes
Our shows include a wide range of dance styles across all of our classes. Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and more.

Find Us

LESTA Studios Woking
Unit 10a Lansbury Estate,
GU21 2EP
LESTA Mindenhurst
Deepcut Village Centre
89 Swordsman's Rd,
GU16 6BW
LESTA Bisley
Bisley Village Hall,
School Close,
GU24 9EG

Our Classes

We offer a wide range of dance and musical theatre classes for children and adults.
We start with our Little Bear Feet classes for toddlers to introduce them to the wonderful world of dance. They then progress to Melody Movement Class from age 2 1/2. It nurtures a child's creative development in fun classes in music, movement and early years’ ballet.

We then offer our First Ballet, Modern and Tap class as a follow on to Melody Movement for Reception age children.

Our Year 1 (age 5 and above) students begin to develop further skills in a wide variety of classes covering different dance and performing arts genres.
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Term Dates

Summer Term 2024

Saturday 13th April to Saturday 13th July 2024

Half Term Saturday 25th to Friday 31st May 2024

No classes for Bank Holiday on 6th May 2024.
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Need Some Help?

If you'd like to discuss the opportunities on offer at LESTA we can help you to choose the best class for your child's age and level of ability.

Contact Us today and we'll get back to you ASAP.
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"The dance school of Leanne Edwards is great and so welcoming. My daughter looks forward to her dance class every week. She’s so happy after her dance class. She is more confident in her dancing."
Joyti Booth-Roberts

Our Dance Studio in Woking, Surrey

Our Two Dance Studios - named 'West End' and 'Broadway' are complete with dance flooring, ballet barres and full height mirrors.

They're a brilliant space for all of our dancers to build their confidence, learn new techniques and achieve their goals.

We also hire out our fantastic studios to other community groups when they are not in use for Dance Classes.
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“My daughters have been attending Leanne Edward’s school for a number of years and we have found all the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful, from extra assistance with grading, arranging yearly shows and creating motivational solutions for lockdown, to identifying physical matters such as hypermobility and how we manage it. Super happy ????”
Sara Durrell

Our Principal

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As a seven year old, Leanne was introduced to the exciting world of dance. Her passion for this fun, energetic and enjoyable art form grew over the years and allowed her to follow her dream of teaching others.

Having qualified as an ISTD teacher, Leanne opened her own dance school in 2005 and LESTA was born. 

Sixteen years later, she moved into her own dance studios and is delighted to welcome past, existing and new students to her wonderful, purpose-built space.
Leanne loves teaching and enjoys nurturing the talents of her students, seeing them blossom and grow as people as well as dancers. LESTA is a friendly, welcoming school and embraces everyone who wants to enjoy the wonderful world of dance and musical theatre.

Fun Fact: Leanne used to work in a letting agent dealing with the administration and letting contracts. This job has really helped Miss Leanne’s administration for the school.
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“My daughter tried 2 different dance schools before joining LESTA and never looked back. The school is welcoming to all abilities whether you just love to dance or want to take performing arts further in studies or career. Definitely worth trying out - careful, you might never leave!”
Joanne Guelfucci

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a trial?

Our trials are three weeks of classes for £20.50. Over the years we have found that a three-week package for the trial allows your child to fully enjoy the experience and to get a very good feel as to whether they wish to continue with the school. They get the opportunity to meet other pupils and to feel comfortable with the teachers and school.

To book a trial please click here.

What happens during the trial?

You will be sent an email to confirm your trial classes, the date and times of the trial, what venue, and studio the class will take place in, including a map of how to get there. You will also be told what the teacher is called. The teacher will introduce themselves to you at the start of the trial and your child will be introduced to one of our existing pupils who will become their buddy for the class.

What should my child wear during the taster class?

We usually ask you to wear leggings and a T shirt, although you can wear a leotard and tights for dance classes if you already have them. For acro classes you will need a Gymnastics Mat or Yoga mat.

What happens after the taster class?

You will be sent an email to ask whether you would like to continue with your 2nd or 3rd trial or whether you would like to fully enrol in the class. Once you fully enrol, you will be sent an invoice for the term less the trial payment. You will also be sent our school handbook with everything you need to know about the school.

Is there parking at the venues?

Yes, there is lots of parking right outside the venues. A map will be provided.

What styles do we have on offer?

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Acrobatic Arts, Contemporary, Conditioning, Leaps & turns, flexibility.

Do you offer exams?

We offer exams through the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) in Ballet, Modern and Tap.

Can I join classes part way through a term?

Yes, you can usually start mid-way through a term, although we stop enrolments during our showcase term (shows are held every other year during the Summer term, the next showcase term will be held in 2022).

Are parents able to watch classes?

We usually like to encourage the children to come into the class without a parent, however I understand that some children find this more difficult, and we work with you to make it a positive experience.

We hold a watching week at the end of each term either on our app (Woking) or in person (Mindenhurst & Bisley).

My child has additional needs. Can they join a class?

Yes, we try to be as inclusive as possible. Just make sure that you make us aware of any additional needs and if there is anything that we can do to help make the class a more positive experience.

How many shows do you do a year?

We hold a variety showcase every two years at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre where all children in the school can take part. The dances/pieces are made up in their weekly lessons during the Summer term. There is a cost for the costumes, which will be advised in advance and a small show fee to cover the cost of the make-up, hair accessories and costume postage that is incurred by the school.

The next showcase is due to take part in the July 2024.

What if I miss a class?

Payment is made monthly for classes, there are no refunds made for any missed classes. Your place is held in the class until one month's notice is provided.

What if my child does not want to attend anymore?

You just need to provide half a term notice in writing or fees in lieu to withdraw from a class.

When do they move up a class?

They either move up when they have taken an exam or when the teachers feel they are ready and able to cope with the next class up. Sometimes classes are run by school years. We have a progress chart, which can be sent out on request, which shows the progression through the school.

How much will a class cost?

The cost depends on the duration of the class; however, the cost covers the full term, which is usually 12 weeks, all the costs can be found on the bottom of the timetable.

How often do we pay?

Our classes are charged monthly via GoCardless. There are 12 weeks per term, 36 weeks per year divided equally over 12 months.

Is there a uniform for the classes?

All classes have a uniform, and they can be purchased from our uniform suppliers. If you decide to start classes, you will be given all the details. We also have a second hand uniform Facebook group.

Are all the teachers qualified?

All teachers are qualified to teach in their genre or are furthering their education with the relevant societies.

Are the Teachers First Aid Trained?

Yes, all teachers all hold a first aid training certificate.

Are the Teachers DBS checked?

Yes, all teachers are required to hold a DBS.
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Unit 10a Lansbury Estate
GU21 2EP