Dancebites was founded in 1999 by Samantha Lindsay. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength and has grown rapidly in the 19 years its been running. Dancebites offer an exceptionally high standard of classes in over 20 local schools, we run sessions at our studios, school curricular lessons, dance parties, and first wedding dances.
Dancebites extends beyond most dance schools, with examinations held annually and great performance opportunities throughout the year.
We have an annual production involving all the Dancebites students; it’s a fantastic event and a favourite time of year for the children.
Dancebites prides itself on having the personal touch and being a fun, friendly learning environment- with this attitude we achieve great results. We have a terrific team of teachers with great enthusiasm- which we believe transfers to the students!
We also have classes for pre-school children. Mini Movers is an introduction to dance for children aged 18 months to 4 years.
Samantha has been dancing for over 30 years. After training at the Royal Academy of dance and obtaining excellent results in all her classical ballet examinations, Samantha was awarded a scholarship to attended The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) to study a 3 year Professional Diploma in Performing Arts.
During her time at ALRA, she achieved excellent results in her Modern and Tap examinations, starred in 3 productions in her last year of the course, including “Assassins”, where she was Dance Captain and solo artist.
On graduating from ALRA Samantha decided she would love to gain some experience in teaching all the styles of dance of which she had trained in over the years.
Whilst following her teaching career, she also had the opportunity to perform at the London Palladium, on the channel 4 programme - The Big Breakfast, and taking part as an extra in various TV programmes and film.
After obtaining her teaching certificate Samantha soon after founded Dancebites. The company has grown rapidly over the years and is now a much respected and well known company.
With 400 pupils and a strong team of teachers Dancebites is one of UK’s most established schools.
“My daughter has truly loved her time at Dancebites. The company itself is run so well and all the teachers I met are really lovely, and great with the children. Big thank yous to Sam and her wonderful team.”
- Katherine Carter