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Welcome to RISE...

Congratulations to everyone on a FANTASTIC Summer show. What a way to celebrate 10 years at RISE! Thanks to everyone who took part, and thank-you to our wonderful audience for supporting us. Have a great Summer and we'll see you w/c 12th September 2016! Don't forget to order your DVD and check out the photos at Carmeljane.co.uk.

RISE Studios

Dance and Performing Arts Schools in Watford and Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Classes take place at St John's Church, Berry Lane, and Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill in Ricky, and West Herts Squash and Fitness Centre in Watford. Please check the timetable to make sure you attend the correct venue.

For the best classes in ballet, modern, tap, street dance, hip-hop, drama, singing, LAMDA and Performing Arts, check out Rise Studios in Watford and Rickmansworth, Herts.

All our teachers are professional or ex-professional dancers and actors who have worked in the business for years! Call 01923 218626

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming dance and performing arts school suitable for all levels. Whether you are training for a career in the Performing Arts or just come for a bit of fun, we cater for all. It's never too late to join a dance class, and the health benefits are obvious. Give us a call if you would like to come along and try us out.....

Our Adult Street Dance class WON 'Best Class for Me' on Netmums

 We work towards ISTD Dance examinations in all our ballet, modern and tap classes. A qualified ISTD examiner visits the school twice a year, as and when the students are ready. These exams are by no means compulsory but give you a great indication of how your child is progressing, and they get a lovely certificate to prove it! When they reach the higher grades these exams also count towards UCAS points. 

For more information on ISTD exams and syllabus please click HERE

Performing Arts Class


Performing Arts Week Monday 22nd- Friday 26th August 10-4pm for 6-18 years and 10-1pm for 4-6 years. 

Professional Dance training Week Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September for 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-21 years   


RISE Studios is an independant Performing Arts and Dance School NOT a corporate franchise.


Due to popular demand we will be running our Performing Arts Summer school again this year. In addition to this we are offering 4 days of intensive dance training for those interested in what it would be like at a professional dance college. 

Our Performing Arts course this year will be an Aladdin style workshop. As you may or may not know our teacher Daniel De Bourg is performing in the West End version of this show, so we thought it would be very fitting to put on a mini version of it this year! We will also be arranging a group trip to see Daniel in the show sometime in June or July- I will keep you posted! 

Our intensive dance training week will include all styles of dance including but not limited to Ballet, Street and Hip-hop, Contemporary, tap, Pointe work (For those already on Pointe), Stretching classes, Core strengthening classes and Broadway jazz. All classes will be taught by professional dancers who have attended vocational colleges and gone on to work professionally in the industry. There will also be talks on;

  • Life as a professional dancer
  • What and what not to wear at an audition
  • How to conduct yourselves at auditions
  • Make-up and hair
  • What to expect at a professional college
  • Agents and how to get one!

We are passionate about delivering high quality classes, and getting the best out of your children. Our classes will build their confidence and they will make great friendships, all whlle learning important techniques in Dance, Drama and Singing. 

Email us now for your Summer School booking form!  

*Fantastic venue, huge dance studio with sprung floors and full length mirrors.

*Classes taught by industry professionals who have performed in the West End, on TV commercials, Music Videos and more!

*Why not try a class, with no obligation to enrol, and see for yourself. Make great friendships, perform at local events PLUS be part of our HUGE Summer show at the Watford Colosseum 2nd June 2016....


Adult Classes Booking NOW for April 2016

We are now taking bookings for April 2016. A great time to come along and get fit with us. Why not try our NEW Ballet Barre Core Strengthening class on Wednesdays at 8.15pm-9.15pm? Or our AWARD winning Adult Street Dance class on Tuesdays 8.15-9.15pm? We also offer adult tap and ballet classes, just check our timetable and book a trial class by clicking on the SHOP tab and choosing Adult Classes...




Congratulations to everyone who took part in our Summer School 2015. It was a roaring success. Don't forget to check out the photos on our Facebook Page!!


Watford Drama Festival 2016

RISE Studios Performing Arts students won the shield AGAIN at the Watford Festival 2016!! We also got 1st and 3rd Places in the Watford Drama Festival for their Improvisations in 2015!! Plus numerous Distinctions and Special Merits for individual monologues. Come and see the professional quality training for yourselves.....

Rise Studios Shop

Order uniform to be delivered to your class! What could be simpler....

Your way to success

One visit to the school will highlight the friendships and team spirit between students, with a real passion for dance and the Performing Arts! We perform in numerous annual events and you may have seen us recently at the Watford and Ricky Canal Festivals, Croxley Revels, Chorleywood Village Day, Watford Drama Festival and Ricky Christmas Evening to name a few!

Our toddler classes, Tappy Toes WON BEST Pre-school class voted for by Netmums users! Thank-you to everyone who voted, we are very proud, and our Adult Classes won BEST class for you! Check out www.netmums.com 

Tappy Toes was also nominated for the following categories- BEST Children's Party Entertainment, BEST national Pre-schooler development activity and Most outstanding activity leader (South)- Claire Greenwood, in the What's on 4 Little Ones 2013 and 2015 Awards! 

We have joined forces with South Herts College to become part of their Children's University,  which encourages after school learning. If you are a member of the Children's University  please bring your CU Passport in to your lessons and we will stamp it for you! If you would like to be part of the Children's University please click on this link CHILDRENS  UNIVERSITY or  ask your school for more details on how to join.


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Classes at:
West Herts Sports Centre, Park Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7HP.
St John's Church, Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 7HG.
Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 3AQ.

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