About Rise Studios

Dance and Performing Arts Schools in Watford and Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

We offer classes in ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, street dance, LAMDA, singing and Performing Arts.

Our students get the opportunity to perform at local events throughout the year. Exams are offered twice a year and our Summer show is Bi-Annually at the Watford Colosseum or the Watford Palace Theatre.

We offer two Summer schools each year. One is Musical Theatre and the other is our Professional Dance Week.

You will also find our teachers onboard P&O Cruises putting on workshops and performances with the children onboard. For a list of which cruises you can find us on please check our Facebook Page.

We have a 100% pass rate in all our Dance and Drama exams, with the majority of students gaining Merits and Distinctions.

Past students have gone on to train at Laine Theatre Arts, Arts Educational, Urdang Academy and Stage Works Studios amongst others!

Claire Greenwood, the principal of RISE, was a Laine Theatre Arts Graduate and professional dancer for over 10 years. You can find out more about her story on our teachers page.

Meet the Teachers

  • claire
  • amy
  • kierra
  • sarah
  • claire
  • nikola
  • jemma
  • claire
  • hannah
  • chelsie


Rise Studios was a huge part of my life as as a teenager. The standard of teaching drove my passion for learning and I ended up spending every free moment I had in classes.

The atmosphere at Rise is so warm and personal that you feel like part of a family and all of that stems from Claire’s amazing ability to nurture talent and inspire everyone she teaches. 

I went on to study for a Drama degree at Hull University which moved me into my career as a stage manager for the theatre (which involves being in rehearsals, sourcing props, running all the backstage aspects of a show and generally making sure the actors know what they should be doing!). I now work for theatres all over London including The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and Regents Park Open Air and I owe no small part of my confidence as an adult to my time spent at Rise.

Studio Locations

  • RISE Studios | Rickmansworth

    St John’s Church
    Berry Lane
    WD3 7HG

  • RISE Studios | Rickmansworth

    Rickmansworth School
    Scots Hill
    WD3 3AQ

  • RISE Studios | Watford

    West Herts Sports Centre
    Park Avenue
    WD18 7HP

  • RISE Studios | Head Office

    Yew Tree House
    High Street
    Hatfield Broad Oak
    CM22 7HQ

Our Adult Street Dance class won ‘Best Class for Me’ on Netmums!

Call 01923 218626 for more info