I trained at the Hammond School in Chester and Stella Mann’s where I obtained my teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National Dance. I was then a professional dancer in the West End for 5 years, danced internationally (Japan, the Middle East and Europe) before setting up The Slater School of Dancing 25 years ago.


I went on to go to the London Contemporary Dance School, and am now a professional dancer, so I needed to have a very good technical base just to be able to audition there. I got that all from the Slater School Of Dance…So whether you want somewhere where your child can get a fantastic technical base in dance, or if it’s just somewhere for your child to go for fitness and fun, you’ll find it all here and won’t be disappointed!


The Barn Church is in Kew, near the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens. Atwood Avenue, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4HF

I went to 4 different dance schools before starting with Helen. Helen is a wonderful teacher, definitely the best I ever had, and you won't find anywhere better for after-school dancing.