> About Insteps

Offering the very best classes in Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap,

based in heart of Shropshire, Ludlow in the Midlands

Principal Leianne Bates has been in position since August 2008. We also have our part time dance teacher Kimberley Wells. All of our dance teachers at Insteps are fully qualified teachers of dance and fully CRB checked.

Insteps Teachers

Insteps was established in 1997. September 2012 saw Insteps move to its lovely new studios at the Ludlow Mascall Centre on Lower Galdeford in the heart of Ludlow.


Our new studios are complete with dance floors and mirrors, boys and girls changing room facilities, reception area, Grand piano and a dance shop selling a wide range of dance clothing and footwear.


April 2009 saw the opening of our second premises at Earls Mortimer College, South Street, Leominster HR6 8JJ.

We offer examinations in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz for the ISTD faculty. If Students feel confident and happy they can have the opportunity to enter the examinations which are held at the studio usually twice a year. At Insteps we have a 100% pass rate for all our exams with excellent results.


Students are also encouraged if comfortable to perform in local productions both for Insteps and other amateur and professional companies.

Dance can be very valuable to children and adults for many reasons. The benefits include improvement in physical fitness, the building of confidence and character, along with the learning of new skills and self discipline. These qualities and skills also enhance lives away from the dance studio.


Dance allows the students to become more energised, assist in developing the ability to concentrate, and experience being part of a team. Dance will help our bodies become not only stronger but increase flexibility and co-ordination. Through this exercise we will also develop self expression and musical awareness.


We provide a purposeful, fun and educational environment to learn the art of dance, music and performance. At Insteps we believe that learning and dancing should be both stimulating and enjoyable, like everything in life, the more you put in the more you will get out of it.

Insteps Benefits

Insteps Exams

Insteps history

Insteps Dance Academy currently has over 200 members and we offer classes in Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus.


We also teach Salsa, Ballroom, Cheerleading, Body conditioning and Street Dance and regularly organise workshops in many other dance genres including Hip hop and Contempory. Please also contact us for Wedding dances.


All of our classes are lively and creative with an emphasis on teaching dance technique and helping students to recognise the beauty and strength of dance as an art form. At Insteps we set our standards high but we also ensure we have fun and enjoyment in a safe environment.

We also participate in several dance festivals throughout the year and have been successful in winning many cups and trophies. Insteps produce their own school show each year held at the Ludlow assembly room. This gives all students over the age of 5 the chance to perform on stage with their classmates.

Insteps Classes

Insteps Festivals

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Leianne at info@instepsdance.com

or call on 01952 709466. We look forward to hearing from you.






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Telephone: 01952 790477   |   email: info@instepsdance.com


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Insteps Dance Academy, The studio, Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow. SY8 1RZ

Insteps Dance Academy, Earls Mortimer College, South Street, Leominster HR6 8JJ