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Footlights dance school was set up by dance teacher Michelle Handley, a Shrewsbury based mum of two and primary school teacher.

Classes are held at Mereside Community Centre and the United Reform Church in Shrewsbury, and at Merridale primary school in Wolverhampton.

Students can join Footlights from the age of three. Classes follow the IDTA and ISTD syllabuses with exams taking place twice a year. There is also a Footlights dance show, which takes place every two years at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.

Footlights offers opportunities to perform throughout the year, including: 


Theatre Severn

Shrewsbury Bookfest

Young Voices,

Dance at Disneyland Paris and many more


The school has six fully trained and qualified dance teachers working alongside Michelle, all supporting the 160 plus pupils currently at the school.

Footlights Dance School

is run by people who are passionate about dancing. This passion is transferred to the students, so that they learn to dance and

above all, ENJOY dancing.


Let's talk

Michelle: 07946 630963