Welcome to
Next Generation Dance Studio

 Next Generation Dance Studio is family style Dance School in Wincheap, Canterbury providing a class to suit everyone.
Dedicated to providing safe and professional training where students are encouraged to develop their unique and individual potential while exploring the joy of dance!

We follow the carefully planned and well-tried I.S.T.D examination syllabus, which includes Modern Dance, Tap and Classical Ballet. I.S.T.D have the ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance but most importantly enjoying their classes and having fun!


We are back in the studio!

** Covid 19 prepared along Government Guidelines **

Our Classes include

Nursery Ballet/Dance

Modern & Tap

ISTD Ballet


Musical Theatre

Adult Balletonercise

Dance Lessons in Canterbury include –  ISTD Ballet,Modern, Tap and Nursery Ballet, Baby Tap .

NGDS run their own fast track Talent Quest Programme (TQP) covering various genre including Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

The school competes in local Dance Festivals and performs a biannual Show along with other local performances.

Adult Class – Balletonercise (Unique Ballet/Toning/Fitness for Health and Well Being).

Next Generation Dance Studio recognises the ever evolving world of dance. Pupils will be the given opportunity to perform in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary and Musical Theatre, participate in Shows, Local Dance Festivals and London Venues such as Her Majesty’s along with local Charity Fundraising Events.

In July 2017 NGDS performed in Disneyland Paris. We encourage performances and workshops outside of NGDS but also invite Professionals to come and visit with their West End experience.


All pupils have the opportunity to perform in our bi-annual show at The Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury.

Here are highlights from our last show

NGDS2018 highlights

What they say about us!

Little did we realize, when my four year old daughter asked to “try some dancing”, that 8 years later, Next Generation Dance Studio would remain such an important part in our weekly lives! Daughter #2 joined in too and they have both LOVED the classes, summer schools, exams, festivals and shows, not to mention the friendships forged at this friendly school.


My daughter has been attending NGDS now  for nearly 4 years. When she wanted to dance I went straight to NGDS after being taught by Debra and our patron Mary in my childhood. My daughter has loved learning new routines for festivals, shows and has grown into such happy, confident performer who enjoys going to class each week.


Miss Debra is a dedicated and passionate teacher and Principal, supported by such a talented team. They all worked really hard to deliver virtual classes throughout the lockdown and my daughter is so looking forward to going back to real lessons in the autumn.


NGDS is more than just a dance school, its a family. My little girl joined at 2 and a half, she is now almost 7 and we haven’t looked back. The teachers are amazing and nurture her love of dance fantastically whilst ensuring that she builds upon her technique consistently through fun, engaging and memorable lessons. I could not find the words to recommend this dance family enough


My daughter has always loved to dance and joined NGDS to give it a try…7 years later she doesn’t just love dance – it is her life! She joined the Talent Quest Programme as it began and hasn’t looked back. She has made some of the best friends of her life; danced all over Kent and Paris (at Eurodisney) and grown in self confidence.


Debra and her amazing team of teachers have such a vast knowledge and experience that they can harbour and develop a talent for all forms of dance and performance. We both LOVE our dance family. Thank you


Where to find us

We are close to the A2 and A28 (near to Morrisons and Wincheap Industrial Estate)  serving Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Faversham, Ashford, Deal and Dover. We also cover the villages of Chilham, Chartham, Boughton, Selling, Wye, Bridge, Barham, Adisham, Aylesham, Shepherdswell and surrounding areas. Click the FIND US link for more detail and a map.

We are proud to be members of the ISTD.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available.

They are a registered educational charity, supporting and training their members through a wide variety of courses, teaching syllabi and techniques.