Dance and Drama school

About Rise Studios

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Dance and Drama Classes in Watford and Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

We offer classes in all aspects of the performing arts. From ballet, tap, modern and contemporary. To street dance, Hip Hop, LAMDA (Drama), singing and Musical Theatre.


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

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Holiday Activities

Two Summer schools are offered each year. One is Musical Theatre and the other is our Professional Dance Week. We also often offer themed Half term workshops. Please check our Holiday Camp page for details of those.

Adult Classes

Our award winning adult dance classes are a great way to keep fit and meet like-minded people. We love teaching our adult classes. There is a great atmosphere and sense of camaraderie in the classes. We even have class Whats App groups for those that wish to join and feel a real sense of community!


We have a 100% pass rate in all our Dance and Drama exams. The majority of students gain Merits and Distinctions.

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

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The Principal

Claire Munday, 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.

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At the end of this term my daughter will be leaving Rise, hopefully with her Gold LAMDA, as she moves on to college. Georgina has been with Rise for over 10 years, joining to be a ballerina or maybe a tap dancer. She has been given the opportunity to perform in many venues at a variety of events. Thoroughly enjoying performing arts, collecting medals at Drama festivals and of course her LAMDA awards. THANK-YOU. I wish Rise Studios continued success inspiring young people and supporting positive self-esteem and confidence.

Studio Locations

  • Rise Studios | Rickmansworth 1

    Rickmansworth School
    Scots Hill
    WD3 3AQ

  • Rise Studios | Rickmansworth 2

    St Peter's Church
    Berry Lane
    WD3 7HQ

Meet the Teachers

  • claire
  • mandy
  • jasmine
  • daniel
  • georgia
  • aoife
  • chrysoula
  • sarah
  • beth
  • jasmine
  • mandy
  • claire

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

Call 01279 718216 for more info