Performing peeps 2021-22

Adele Stitch School of Dance

Ballet, tap modern. Various North Somerset classes at Nailsea Methodist Church, Nailsea School dance studio, Backwell WI hall and more. Call Adele on 01934 513505 or click HERE for more details


A ‘complete theatre experience' for children at Backwell Playhouse, Mariners Drive. Call Susie on 01275 791275 or Ali on 0791 762 6388. For more details or go to the Facebook page or

Beats Dance

This troupe train and rehearse in Long Ashton village hall. Email Hayley Grant on for more information or go to its Facebook page

Bristol School of Dancing 

Currently running three classes in Nailsea - see more here

Egyptian belly dancing

  • Nailsea dance studio, Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road BS48 2HN; or

  • Backwell WI Hall, Station Road BS48 3QW

Call Saeeda on 01275 855016 or click HERE for more details


Gemini Gymnastics Club

Blackfriars Rd, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4DJ. A well structured and supervised gym club for children aged from six months to 18-years run by BGS qualified coaches, Phone:01275 866419 or click HERE for more details


Footlights Studios

Footlights Studios for dance and performance classes are at Blackfriars Road, Nailsea, BS484DJ​. Call 0781 806 5015, email: or click HERE to go to website

Michell Bedord Dance Studios

Incorporating Jazz on Tap dancing for fitness and fun and Bedford Performers charity shows. Tap, ballet and jazz dancing classes people of all ages from three upwards some held at Holy Trinity church hall and 1st Nailsea Scouts HQ. Call Michelle Bedford on 0797 690 6821 on or click HERE for more details and see VIP for Tapathon details HERE

Nailsea Choral Society

Musical director Tom Williams Email or click HERE for more details

Nailsea Folk Club

Events at Grove Sports & Social Centre, Tithe Barn and Ring O’Bells Call David Francis on 01275 540231 or click HERE for more details

Nailsea Scout and Guide Band  

Call 01275 857901

Sequence dance

  • Backwell WI Hall

Every Tuesday evening
Call Paul Williscroft on 01275 794790 or 0771 046 0550 for more details

  • Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Every Tuesday afternoon

Call 01275 872230 or click HERE more more details

Strictly Come Flamenco

Backwell classes for adults. More details by emailing or calling 0780 655 9207

Theatre Sphere

This is an inclusive performing arts company. Classes at Grove Junior school, Nailsea, on Wednesdays 6.15-7.45pm for ages 11+. Email for more details



run by Ian Woolley, Rob Nash as Chloe Wilde at The Link, the community part of Nailsea School. Training in dance studio for students aged four-18.. For more information go to

Tillie's School of Performing Arts

Various classes Nailsea and nearby. Call Tilly on 0794 352 9980 or click HERE for more details

TLF (Two Left Feet)

Special Needs Groups for adults on Tuesday afternoons at Tithe Barn. More information here


Keep dancing Nailsea classes

Looking to the future for your son or daughter?

Bristol School of Dancing, formally The Western Stage School, has been teaching in Nailsea continually since 1965 providing friendly, encouraging, dedicated and consistent training for the older student.

With 100 per cent success in Vocational Royal Academy of Dance examinations, 90 per cent of its pupils in Nailsea gained Distinction or High Distinction.

Former students are currently in London’s West End taking major roles in Mamma Mia and Legally Blonde.

Former students have also graduated from BSD and are currently attending The Royal Ballet Upper School; Elmhurst Ballet School; Urdang; Bird College; Tring Park and Laine Theatre Arts.

Bristol School of Dance also runs classes in Clevedon at the Community Centre every Saturday..

For further information please email


Festival is all-singing, all-dancing and more

Nailsea Festival of Music is back.

With classes for singing, piano, and speech & drama the annual event stalled during Covid but for 2022 will be at Nailsea School on Saturday, November 26.

The syllabus is on its website and the closing date for entries Saturday, October 15.

Spokesman Marianne Kent said: "We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to a live festival this November at Nailsea School."

Entries are now open, and details of the classes and online entry are available here

Tap Dance Photoshoot

TIP TAP: Michelle Bedford Dance Studios has started rehearsals in early summer for Children In Need 2022 Tapathon. Young people aged four plus can get involved if they sign-up to one of the classes. More information on our Performing Peeps page HERE

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  • TAP DANCE: 1.15pm Bedford Performers Tapathon record attempt raising money for Children in Need. Photos HERE on our VIP charitable peeps page 


Sparkle belly dancing class

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This class will bring in elements of bellydance and tribal fusion, expect sensual movements with an emphasis on fluidity throughout the body

Come and join us to enter the beautiful world of bellydance and learn some beautiful arms, undulations and hips in this two hour affordable workshop.

You bring the energy and we will bring the moves and music to help you to get your hips moving!

No experience needed, we will start with a warm up, learn some moves and put together cute combos, finish with a cool down and mindfulness to send you on your way feeling energised and refreshed!

Bring yourself and wear some leggings and a comfy top and if you wish you can layer up with coin belts! I will bring a selection of coin belts. Also bring a drink/refreshments and your yoga mat.

Limited tickets in advance via Eventbrite so book early to avoid disappointment here

Starts on Saturday, November 20, 10am-noon at Abbots Leigh village hall

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Strictly Salsa

Are there any ladies or gents looking to learn some Latin dance moves? Salsa Vida has started dance lessons on Wednesday evenings at Backwell Parish Hall.

Doors open at 7pm.

Classes normally start 7.30pm with an hour of salsa, and then an hour of another Latin dance such as Bachata, Cha cha cha or a Rueda circle dance.

£8 for the whole evening, pay as you go - bargain!

Everyone welcome, you can wear heels or trainers, it's all very informal, come on your own or with friends, and don't worry if you've never done it before.

Book your space by emailing or via FB Salsa Vida

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Young Dancers

DANCE, DANCE: On Sunday afternoon, November 7, there is a Lights Camera Action dance show from Tillies School of Performing Art at Nailsea School theatre.Tickets £8 plus booking fee for the 3pm performance from HERE

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Fame school

TheatreSphere Inclusive Arts has a new Autumn 2021 series of performing arts classes.

TheatreSphere runs three groups:

  • YOUTH 7-11 years on Thursdays from 4.30-6pm at 1st Nailsea Scouts HQ, Clevedon Road, Nailsea BS48 1EH;

  • SENIORS 12-19 years on Wednesdays 6-7.30pm at  Grove Junior School, Whiteoak Way, Nailsea BS48 4YZ; and

  • ADULTS | 19+ years on Wednesdays 7.45-9.15pm also at Grove Junior School, Whiteoak Way, Nailsea BS48 4YZ.

In these weekly sessions you will

• develop your skills in acting, dance and singing;

• devise and create new musical theatre work; and

• prepare and rehearse productions for public performance.

Cost is £35 per term (pre-paid) or £6 per session (during an optional initial tryout term).

To book your place, or for more information, contact Andrew at

And … we’re an inclusive arts company, so everyone is welcome.


Student sings with West End stars

Backwell School student Lacey Sell was chosen to sing with a Welsh choir and West End stars at Cardiff Castle this summer.
A Night Under The Stars was on a weekiend in August at the iconic venue across the bridge.
Mum Kate Francomb said: "She had to audition and beats hundreds and hundreds of other kids to get through so as you can imagine I’m super proud."
It is one year on since live performance was stopped due to the Covid19 pandemic a plethora of musical stars were in the line-up including Sophie Evans (Wizard of Oz, Wicked), Lucie Jones (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Waitress), Caroline Sheen (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins), David Thaxton (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Gruffydd Wyn (Britains Got Talent, Can I Gymru) for a one-off concert of songs and music from the West End within the iconic walls of Cardiff Castle.
Critic Andy Howells praised the production and all the performers.
He said: "The production curated and conducted by Cardiff born Matt Brind, featured musical accompaniment from The Welsh Pops Orchestra and the vibrant Bring Them Home Youth Choir, made up of youngsters from across Wales brought together for the event."
Someone needed to tell him Lacey from Nailsea was singing too!
Andy said: "The concert opened with an incredible ensemble performance of From Now On, displaying that the on-stage performers were going to deliver with energy and charisma despite the weather. 
"In fact, after a short while, the weather relented as those of us sporting cagoules literally took the spirit of Caroline Sheen’s rendition of Don’t Rain on My Parade to our hearts."
Lacey, aged 15, who is a pupil at Tillies School of Performing Arts and has won many accolades for her trampolining skills applied after mum mum spotted an article about auditioning to be part of a 24-strong youth choir.
Kate added: "Lacey was sent lots of songs to learn and then spent two intense days rehearsing in Cardiff learning songs amd dance routines and then performed Saturday and Sunday at Cardiff Castle to sold out audiences and it was just amazing we are so proud of her as she had to work super hard.
"Lacey was the only child that wasn’t from Wales to make it into the choir."