Kilburn School Of Dance

"Renowned for it's training for over 90 years..."

Nestled in the heart of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Kilburn School of Dance has been renowned for its training for over 90 years. Founded on a passion for the arts and a commitment to excellence, our school has grown into a cherished institution where students from Wellingborough, Northampton, Kettering, and surrounding villages come to home their skills, develop their technique, find their voice, and express their creativity all in our own purpose built dance studios with reception area.

At Kilburn School Of Dance, we believe that dance and singing are not just art forms but pathways to self-discovery, confidence, and joy. Our approach to teaching is rooted in creating a fun, supportive, and professional environment where every student can thrive. Whether it's a child taking their first dance steps or a young adult refining their vocal technique, we are dedicated to nurturing each student's unique talents and aspirations. Working to take examinations in all subjects as well as gaining UCAS points for further education both in dance or at university.


The backbone of Kilburn School Of Dance is our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers and examiners. Many of our instructors have illustrious backgrounds, including alumni of prestigious West End theatres. Their expertise and passion for teaching are evident in every class, as they work tirelessly to guide, inspire, and support our students. Our teachers are not just educators; they are mentors who play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our students.

Amanda Wilkins
Principal, ISTD Examiner, RAD Teaching Cert.

Amanda has been Principal to the Kilburn School of Dance in Wellingborough since 1989. Teaching ISTD Classical Greek, Modern, National and RAD Ballet and examines Classical Greek. This genre is her passion – encouraging musicality, expression and fluidity. She is a committee member for this style of dance and assists in promoting it around the country. She loves her job and aims that each individual reach their personal best in every form of dance. In recent years she has helped pupils achieve success in class, exams, competitions, ISTD Bursary Awards, Royal Ballet Associates, Dance World Cup and the Royal Albert Hall to name but a few!

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Our Facilities

Our purpose-built dance school is designed to inspire and facilitate learning. With three spacious studios, male and female dressing areas, and a welcoming reception area, our facilities are a testament to our commitment to providing the best learning environment for our students. Each studio is equipped to cater to the diverse needs of our dance and singing classes, ensuring a safe, comfortable and inspiring space for learning.

Our Legacy

We take great pride in the legacy of our alumni. Many of our past pupils have gone on to achieve remarkable success, gracing stages in the West End and other renowned theatres around the UK and worldwide.. This legacy of excellence is a cornerstone of our school, inspiring current and future students to pursue their dreams with dedication and courage.

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Our Community

Kilburn School of Dance is more than just a dance school; it's a community. We cherish the relationships we build with our students and their families, creating a supportive network that extends beyond the dance floor. Our school is a place where lifelong friendships are formed, and a shared love for dance and music brings people together not just whilst at the school but as lifelong friends.