Intensive Mentored Dance Programme

Would you like to spend an intensive period dance training with great industry professional teachers?

Please email [email protected] for more information about the course.


Whether you are a complete beginner, an enthusiastic amateur or a trained professional dancer, you can join this unique programme to elevate your dance, personalised to your needs at any time.

A sister programme of our International Dance Visa Programme, this IDMP programme will suit adults of any age or ability and is accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

Your personalised programme can last from two weeks to six months. Once we have discussed in detail your dance goals,  we will appoint a professional dance mentor to work with you to create an individual schedule of private and open classes to ensure you achieve your ambitions in dance.

This Intensive Mentored Dance Programme has been created based on our 40 years of experience to facilitate your training and development in our friendly and supportive studios. We have a superb range of classes every day and an unparalleled faculty of industry professionals.

The programme accepts applications from dancers aged 16 and over at all levels of skill and training. We offer wide range of dance styles and we are particularly renowned for our excellence in Ballet and Contemporary.

If you are interested and would like to discuss the programme further, please email [email protected].

Danceworks is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as a Short Course Provider.

Meet Sophie from Chicago who completed a 6 months programme. Here she gives us an insight into her experience!

“Danceworks is so friendly, they’re really welcoming. Whatever level you’re at they can definitely tailor make a mentored programme to fit your needs.”

– Jo

“The intensive mentored dance programme was an incredible experience and I will always be so thankful to the entire Danceworks team! My dream just came true and I feel that it was the experience of a lifetime.”

– Angela


“I had the privilege of taking part in a 4 week “Intensive Mentored Dance Program” at Danceworks. It was truly one of the best experiences and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested. I was returning to dance after an injury that prohibited me from training for almost 2 years. I was apprehensive about returning to a studio or class as I had lost all confidence in myself as a performer. The Danceworks team listened to all of my concerns as well as my goals and tailored a perfect class schedule for me. As well as pairing me we a phenomenal mentor. I loved every class and every teacher inspired me in a different way.

The Danceworks team welcomed me with open arms and put a smile on my face every time I entered the studios. As a team the were also incredibly understanding when schedule conflicts arose and did everything they could to make sure that I was still able to achieve everything I had set out to accomplish by the end of the program.

I can honestly say this program helped me in so many ways, as it helped me to take the steps towards my end goal. The biggest thing this program did for me was, it helped me rediscovered my love for dance and I will never forget that.

I can’t wait to do another IMDP with Danceworks in the future.


“I took part in the Intensive Mentored Dance Programme for 4 weeks and it was fantastic! I learnt so much from my mentor and the other teachers, and improved a lot in such a short space of time. I would really recommend if you are looking to improve quickly or challenge yourself! Had lots of fun as well!”


“I took an intensive mentored dance programme of 3 weeks there, that was one of the best experiences of my life!”

-Amandine C

“A BIG THANK YOU for putting together such an amazing programme for me. The past three weeks of the Intensive Mentorship Programme have a been a dream. I’ve enjoyed every class, I have an immense amount of new knowledge, and I have been deeply inspired by the teachers and participants! The street and afro blended really well and I found out from my Mentor’s assessment that I have a natural “groove”, which is great to know. Contemporary has been eye-opening and a truly emotional experience. What a magical place! I will be coming back, no doubt!”

– Oana

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Danceworks Intensive Mentored Dance Programme?

Since 1982, Danceworks has been providing a friendly and inclusive environment for all forms of dance and fitness of the highest quality.

Danceworks attracts renowned teachers from across the UK and internationally, with a wealth of experience and teaching expertise. Many are working professionals in the dance and entertainment industry We also hold regular Masterclasses and Workshops taught by top companies, dancers and choreographers.

We are located in the centre of London, providing the opportunity for our participant’s to experience all that city life has to offer, whilst being in one of the dance capital’s of the world.

Do I need to have previous dance experience?

No you do not need to have any experience with dance. We will tailor the programme to your level and have a variety of beginners classes which you can take as part of the programme.

Please let us know your level on application and we will propose a schedule of classes for you.

What about housing and insurance?

Please check our Useful Information page, for all the details regarding housing and insurance.

Can I extend the programme once I started?

The programme can be extended at any time.

Are scholarships available for the IMDP?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer any scholarships on the programme.

I cannot speak English, am I still able to attend?

Yes, we can arrange interpreters for an additional fee.

Also, if you would like to take English lessons alongside your dance studies, we can recommend local language schools in the area.

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