Dance Alley first opened its doors in March 1993, with just a handful of pupils.  Since that date it has grown to one of the biggest Dance Schools in the Medway Towns.  The Principal, Alison Plummer is also an Examiner with the International Dance Teachers Association and all of the teachers currently teaching at the School are past pupils themselves.

The Brook Theatre was “our home” for many years and we are now very lucky to be moving into our new Studios from November 2016.  The new Dance Studios, once fully completed, will house 3 Dance Studios, Changing Area and Waiting Areas for parents and carers.  We will return to The Brook Theatre biennially for our School Show.

Over the years Dance Alley pupils and teachers have acheived numerous accolades.  Recent achievements include:-

*    100% pass rate in all IDTA examinations.

*    Student awarded the Arthur Gallagher Bursary for the highest mark in an examination 2015.

*    Student Teachers nominated for John Dilworth Scholarship and the Giles Bursary.

*    Pupils have appeared in numerous Professional Pantomines at the Central Theatre, Chatham.

*    Students accepted into SLP College,Reynolds Performing Arts College, London Theatre School, Phil Winston’s Theatreworks, Millenium Performing Arts College, Canterbury Christchurch, Canterbury College, The Centre, Urdang Academy, Doreen Birds, Chichester University, Surrey University, Performers Academy, Wilkes Academy & Creative Academy.

*    Pupils have appeared in various amateur and professional performances at The Brook Theatre, Chatham.

*    Past students have worked with Kylie Minogue, Chery Cole, Meatloaf, JLS, Joe McElderry, Girls Aloud, Rita Ora, Brian McFadden, Leona Lewis, Rizzlekicks, Little Mix and Robbie Williams.

*    Students have successfully taken part in the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards in Manchester.

*    Pupils have performed in Foshan, China and appeared on Live Chinese TV.

*    Pupils have performed on the Island of Kut-O, Hong Kong in 2006 and 2016.

*    Performed with The English Youth Ballet Company.

* Past pupils have appeared in the X Factor Live Tour 2011, Alan Carr’s Summer Spectacular, Ant and Dec’s Red or Black, Graham Norton Show, X Factor 2016, Dance Captain at Warner Leisure Hotels, Corton, Take That Tour 2019.