Allen School of Dance, based here in Yeovil Somerset, where our aim is to teach you to dance to your best ability. Whichever you would like to experience, from our social dance lessons, private lessons or competition dance training classes they are all designed for any age. You are never too young or too old to learn to dance, and our fun classes help you to develop at your individual pace, even if you have two left feet! We hope you enjoy our website, and do not forget that the dream of being able to dance is only a phone call or email away, so go on and take those first steps to a fun way to learn how to dance here at Allen School of Dance.
The Allen School of Dance is one of the longest established Dance Schools in the UK and probably the oldest Dance school to have remained within the same family. It was established in 1939 by the late Reg Allen and is now run by his son Nigel and his wife Mel.
BALLROOM & LATIN
Ballroom and Latin dancing is our main focus though we put just as much effort and thought into other types of dance too.
FREESTYLE & STREET
freestyle is faster and more athletic whereas, slow dance is slower and more balletic.
The first half term is offered as an optional ‘pay as you go’ so you can see how you get on without any obligation.
Meet Our Team – You’re In Great Hands.
Nigel Allen is a full member of two of the largest professional dance organisations in the world – the IDTA (which is the world’s largest Dance association) and the UKA. He is qualified in Ballroom, Latin & Freestyle and has been teaching dancing for 40 years. Nowadays he teaches mainly Ballroom & Latin and trains many of the Centre’s Ballroom & Latin competitors of all ages as well as teaching the Social dancers. Nigel is a Director of the National Supadance League and a full organiser of the Supadance National final at Blackpool in December which is the largest Ballroom & Latin couples event for British dancers.
Mel Allen is a member of two of the largest professional dance organisations in the world – the IDTA (which is the world’s largest Dance association) and the UKA. She is qualified in Ballroom, Latin &
Freestyle (including Street) and has trained numerous winning teams for both IDTA and UKA National Blackpool finals. She also trains many Ballroom & Latin competitors and enjoys teaching advance
Choreography to her pupils. Mel she has been teaching dance for over 30 years now and the experience and knowledge she has gained she is happy to pass on to her students.