Welcome to Dance ARC An exciting new dance school in Watford With lessons at the YMCA Watford, St Mary's Church Hall and West Watford Community Centre Classes for children 22 months and upwards
Welcome to Dance ARCAn exciting new dance school in WatfordWith lessons at the YMCA Watford, St Mary's Church Hall and West Watford Community Centre Classes for children 22 months and upwards

Recent News

Summer Project - To Be Announced!


Following our very succesful 'The Ugly Duckling" media project last year, this year, during the summer term 2019, we will be working on a new project which will include, for the first time, a performance for parents to watch!  All children attending Dance ARC will be involved in this exciting project and we cannot wait to share the end result!


IDTA Dance Exams


Congratulations to all of our students who took an exam on Sunday 24th March!   







Ever wondered what a Melody Movement Parent and Toddler session involved?  Why not join us for a session as part of the

Holy Rood Toddler Playgroup?

Our next sessions are 

Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 10am

Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 10am

Tuesday 16th July 2018 at 10am


Holy Rood Playgroup 9.30am - 11.30am (£2.50 per family)

Holy Rood House, Exchange Road, Watford WD18 0PJ







We are delighted to announce that, from September,  we are able to offer Tap and Modern dance.  This class will be held on a Tuesday afternoon from 4.35 - 5.15pm at YMCA Watford and will consist of 20 minutes of Modern Jazz dance and 20 mins of Tap dance.  The class costs £6 and is suitable for children aged 5 + (from Year 1 at school)  Classes are paid in advance per half term, however, we are happy to offer the first two weeks as pay as you go, whilst your child settles into the class.  Spaces are limited, so please let us know ASAP if you would like one!


The Ugly Duckling - Media Project


Following our very succesful 'Giraffes Can't Dance" media project last year, this year, during the summer term 2018, we will be working on our 'The Ugly Duckling' media project.  All children attending Dance ARC will be invloved in this exciting project and we cannot wait to share the end result!




We are delighted to welcome back Edna and John from Blue Orange Images into our dance classes during May and June 2018!  Edna will take some actions shots throughout the classes, as well as some posed shots in front of a back drop.  


Please make sure all children are dressed in their uniform with their hair up and neat!





We now have our own online uniform store.  Our personalised store stocks all of our uniform items as well as dance accessories and gifts!  We will continue to sell ballet shoes direct in order to make sure that you have the correct size.


Click HERE to be taken to our uniform store




Dance ARC now offer children's Dance Parties

in Watford and surrounding areas!


Everyone loves to dance at a party!  Dance parties are a great way for children (and adults) of all ages to have fun whilst you sit back and relax.


Whether you want a Melody Bear® party for a 3 year old, a Pirate Party for a 6 year old, or a Bollywood Party for an 11 year old, we can help make your party unique.


All of our teachers are qualified, experienced and have a DBS check as well as insurance.  We cover a variety of styles from preschool to cheerleading, ballet to street dance, bollywood to musical theatre.  


Please visit our Party Page or send us an email for more information.




We are located at:

Dance ARC


YMCA Watford

Charter Place

WD17 2RT


St Mary's Church Hall

Church Street


WD18 0EG


West Watford Community Centre

Harwoods Road

WD18 7RB

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


+44 07890 994597



Or use our contact form.