Welcome to Thanet’s Premier Stage School


Thanet Stage School of Performing Arts

Whether you want to dance for fun and fitness, or are considering a future career on the stage, Thanet Stage School (TSS) offers something for everyone. With forty years’ experience of teaching performing arts we are the leading centre for ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance as well as offering classes in drama and singing.

Dance classes cater for boys and girls from 2½ years upwards. All pupils are trained for examinations in The British Ballet Organization, (BBO Dance) which are recognised both by the Council for Dance Education and Training (UK) and the UK Government. Thanet Stage School is proud to announce that we have a 100 per cent exam pass rate.

Drama students can now work towards recognised qualifications from Trinity College, London in acting, speech, communication skills and musical theatre.

Thanet Stage School Success

Thanet Stage School is currently celebrating four students obtaining places at vocational school commencing September 2017.

One student has obtained a funded place for a leading full time ballet school, 2 students have obtained places at London Studio Centre and another student has secured a place at Millennium Performing Arts.

Scholarship Success

Thanet Stage School pupils currently hold 1 junior girls ballet scholarship, 1 mid girls ballet scholarships, 3 senior ballet girls scholarships and 2 senior boys scholarships with the prestigious BBO Dance. One of our pupils has also been awarded a senior Cechetti ballet scholarship and another has been awarded a Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School.

Adult Classes

Looking for a new challenge? Want to keep fit and have fun? We offer classes in adult ballet and tap for adults from 18 - 80! For more information please contact us.

Musical Theatre Training

TSS offers lessons to anyone wanting to train in musical theatre. Our drama and singing departments provide comprehensive training in all disciplines required for musical theatre. Places are also available for students looking to take Trinity Drama and Musical Theatre exams. We also offer all students of musical theatre the opportunity to experience the thrill of performing before live audiences at future theatre productions.


Each year the school puts on and takes part in a range of shows for pupils who want the opportunity to take part in full stage productions. Our senior students regularily provide cabaret shows across Kent and London.

Studios for hire

Are you looking for studios space to rent during the daytime then we  offer modern and spacious facilities at reasonable rates. Whether it is a one off event or a regular booking we can accomodate all within our new premises.

Now offering commercial classes!

Thanet Stage School of Performing Arts   

Crossways Business Park, Canterbury Road, St Nicholas at Wade CT7 0AA

Tel: 01843 825022  Mob: 07813 219082   Email: thanetssd@aol.com    Web: www.thanetstageschool.co.uk