Here at Carnaby School of Dance



We pride ourselves on creating a fun, caring and nurturing environment alongside an atmosphere that encourages achievement. Founded by Laura Carnaby, our students have the option to study for RAD, ISTD and IDTA Dance Examinations.

To us, every single student is important and we are proud of the happy and caring environment that we create.

Our motto is: “We care for your children as if they were our own, expertly imbuing our dance knowledge through age-appropriate, imaginative and stimulating teaching methodologies and delivering the best dance examination syllabi in the world.”

Our aim is to keep children dancing with us on a long-term basis, always in a nurturing and caring environment. We offer Ballet, Tap and Jazz with regular workshops and guest teachers offering National, Street, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Zumba and much more!

Established in 2010 by Laura Carnaby who saw a lack of provision for good quality dance training in the area, Carnaby School of Dance is unique in providing a programme designed to give clear progression for boys and girls aged from 18+ months, through to adulthood and beyond.

Finding a good dance teacher can take some time, but it is worth the effort. In the end, whether you are looking for yourself or for your child, you will benefit from selecting a teacher who is qualified, safe and reliable. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Registered Teacher marks, assure you of just that.­ We therefore pride ourselves on all of our teaching team being either an RAD and/or ISTD Registered Teacher and in possession of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Julia always leaves CSD smiling. She can’t wait to get there and she hates to leave

Julia's Mum

Julia has been a student from two years of age

Throughout the academic year, we offer an array of opportunities to perform, visit the theatre to watch live dance performances and/or dance in the wider community as part of our annual Show and in-house Christmas Production, alongside our ever-popular Summer Schools.

We love that we are a local, community-based dance School, providing a caring and welcoming haven for students old and new.

Fancy ‘having a go’ without committing to half-termly classes? We offer a free trial session for all of our classes. Please feel free to get in touch via any of the means listed below.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Carnaby School of Dance family!

Miss Laura & the CSD Team

Book your FREE taster class below or alternatively call 0161 9600 500 or email for more information.

Free Class

We offer a FREE first class to any child who would like to ‘try us out’. Please complete your child’s information below and submit to us. We’ll make sure that a member of our team is in touch to confirm the time or date of your child’s FREE trial class.