UK Dance Network

Professional dance training across London and the South East. 

Emma's Academy of Dance & Drama is the trading name of Emma Weir and was the original name for the schools and classes set up when it opened in 2005. Over the years however, some of the larger areas of the business have taken on their own brand identity (see Dance Train, Forever Wedding Dance etc) although they are still part of Emma's Academy. Below is an overview of some of the other projects under the Academy umbrella, either managed by Emma or by other professionals that work with her.

Classes for children and teenagers
Emma now teaches predominantly in adult education but several of the original academy classes are still continued in some form by teachers that have trained and / or worked with Emma in the past.

In Aldershot, Hampshire:

The Albany Dance Academy is still running on Friday evenings and you can find out information about this at

Emma's Aldershot Academy on Saturday mornings was taken over by Keely and Stacey Catt in 2011 and is now part of their wider business, see their website at

In Hanwell, West London:

The Academy Freestyle and Street classes were incorporated into the programme offered by SA Dance, find them at
Workshops / Courses
Book Emma or one of the Academy freelancers for a one off workshop, taster day, special event or short course. Current and recent examples of such classes:

  • Delivering dance and fitness workshops for the Sainsbury's Active Kids voucher scheme.
  • Running dance and Zumba classes for staff wellbeing at Homerton University Hospital.
  • Offering a ballroom dance taster day for the Silver Lining's Project.
For more information about classes that run throughout the year see the Adult dance classes in London page.

Holiday clubs and courses
Academy instructors regularly run classes during the school holidays for JAGS sports centre in North Dulwich and have previously offered them in a range of settings.

To find our more about existing classes or to discuss setting up a course at your organisation, please email us at in the first instance and we will refer your query to the correct person.
Since 2007, Emma Weir has worked each summer with musical theatre company EduStage as choreographer and director of original musical theatre productions at venues such as the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, The Ashford Theatre, Fairfield Halls Croydon and most recently the Playhouse Theatre, Epsom and the Secombe Theatre, Sutton.  For information about these programmes please see EduStage's own website:
Private lessons
One to one and small group lessons with Emma Weir are available to book privately at your convenience although availability may be limited at peak times due to demand.
Studio lessons in one of our regular venues cost from £50.00 per hour inclusive of studio hire. Home visits may also be available, contact us for information.
Please note we do not charge extra for wedding dance tuition. See Forever Wedding Dance for more information.
Professional IDTA teacher training is also available by private tuition or you can join one of our Dance Train courses - see

Want us to set up a bespoke class or course at your venue or organisation? Email with your request and venue details.

Don't see what you're looking for? Why not...
book a private lesson?
check our Education & Corporate Services page?
email us your ideas for a new / bespoke class?
For any of these ideas email and not any of the other contact details given on this page as these are for specific external classes only.

Reasons to dance:
boost your coordination, stamina and flexibility.
a fun way to exercise.
build your confidence and learn new skills.