Welcome to Lynden

Welcome to The Lynden School of Dance, Basingstoke, a place where warmth and inclusivity meet the art of dance.

Catering to students from the lively age of 2½ years to late teens, we're proud to offer a rich educational experience in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, and Acrobatic Dance.

Our environment is one of nurturing and structure, where the joy of live performance sparks discipline, boosts confidence, and fosters a sense of collective achievement among our students and their supportive families. At the heart of Lynden is a philosophy that celebrates each student's unique journey in dance.

Dance Class

Ballet, Tap & Jazz

To offer the most comprehensive dance education, Lynden combines the three essential disciplines of Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, and Tap into one package.

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Dance Class

Acrobatic Dance

Whether your child is taking their first steps into the world of dance or looking to add a dynamic new dimension to their repertoire, our Acrobatic Dance classes offer an enriching and fulfilling experience.

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Dance Class

Little Tots Dance

This dance class welcomes children from 2½ to around 5 years old, starting whenever they're ready to participate without a parent or caregiver. It's designed to nurture expression and coordination

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Dance Class

Dance Squads

The Dance Squads offer unique opportunities. Membership in the Squads is capped at 10 and is by invitation only, as those ready for this level of commitment will naturally stand out to their teachers. 

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About Us

Welcoming students starting at the age of 2½ years all the way through to their late teens, we take pride in providing a comprehensive educational journey in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, and Acrobatic Dance. Our nurturing yet structured atmosphere encourages the thrill of live performance, which in turn instills discipline, enhances confidence, and cultivates a spirit of collective success among our students and their supportive families.

Our Philosophy

At the heart of Lynden is a philosophy that celebrates each student's unique journey in dance.

While we provide opportunities to participate in Ofqual-regulated exams that carry UCAS points, we champion the idea that these benchmarks, though valuable, are not the sole measure of progress.

Success & Diversity

Recognising the diversity in our students' aspirations and abilities, these exams are optional, allowing every dancer to advance at a pace that resonates with their personal growth and passion for dance. Our teaching staff is the soul of our school. Each teacher, while bringing their own unique qualifications and dedication to the dance floor, shares a common commitment to the well-being and development of our students.

Professional Caring Mentors

They are not just professionals in their fields but caring mentors who are DBS checked and First Aid trained, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all.

Setting Standards

Our affiliation with the British Theatre Dance Association and certification from Acrobatic Arts are a nod to our collective commitment to maintaining high standards in dance education, albeit we believe it's the personal touch and dedication of our teachers that truly make the difference.

The journey of our students, many of whom have secured places in prestigious dance colleges and performed on the grand stages of West End theatres like The London Palladium, The Theatre Royal, Sadler's Wells, and the Royal Albert Hall, is a source of great pride for us.

Yet, we remain humbly aware that these achievements are as much a testament to their hard work and dedication as to the guidance they've received along the way.

Our Invitation To You

We warmly invite you to join the Lynden family, a community where every class is an adventure, every step a learning opportunity, and every student a valued member of our dance family.

Whether beginning your dance journey or aiming for the stars, Lynden is here to guide, support, and celebrate with you at every turn. Let’s start this beautiful journey together.

Lynden in Motion