Evening dance classes at GSA

Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded locations for delivering musical theatre training. As member of GSA Evening Dance Classes you will be inspired by industry-leading professionals and be a part of the vibrant community of performers. We offer evening classes in Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Tap, Pilates, Contemporary and Tumbling.

Our classes aim to introduce and develop a secure and consistent technique in dance and physical skills, and expand existing knowledge and ability. All of our classes are led by industry experts who have danced professionally and bring a wealth of experience to the Evening Dance Classes.

Class details

GSA offers evening dance classes to anyone over the age of 18 with some dance experience, and adults that also have some knowledge in dance or movement. These classes run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 to 21:40. All evening dance classes are 1hour 20 mins long and take place at the GSA main building on the Stag Hill campus at the University of Surrey, where there is free parking located next to the main GSA building.

Safety and Security

The main doors to the GSA building are swipe only after 7pm, after this time the front desk is only staffed from 8pm until 8:30pm for members taking the second class.



Term dates

Week 1, 8 October 2018

Week 2, 15th October

Week 3, 22nd October

Week 4, 29th October

Week 5, 5th November 2018

No classes due to University Reading Week 12th November


Week 6, 19th November

Week 7, 26th November

Week 8, 3rd December 2018

Week 9, 10th December

Winter vacation: 17th December 2018 to 4th January 2019

Week 10, 7th January 2019

Week 11, 14th January

End of Semester 1 Evening Dance Classes

Week 1 11th of February 2019

Week 2 18th of February 2019

Week 3 25th of February 2019

Week 4 4th of March 2019

Week 5 11th of March 2019

Week 6 18th of March 2019

25th of March no classes due to University of Surrey reading week


Spring Vacation: 1st April-26th of April 2019


Week 7 29th of April 2019

Week 8 6th of May 2019

Week 9 13th of May 2019

Week 10 20th May 2019

Week 11 27th of May 2019


Semester 1

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Semester 2









7pm start

Beginners Tap
Jay Hardy
Intermediate Jazz
Jo McShane
General Pilates (1hr)
Tania Whatley
Beginners Ballet
Jay Hardy
Body stretching and conditioning
Jo McShane
Simon Williams
Commercial/ Street Dance
Alice Walker
Founders 1 and 2

8:20pm start

Advanced Tap
Jay Hardy
Intermediate Tap
Jo McShane
Robert Crissal
Intermediate Ballet
Jay Hardy
Advanced Jazz
Jo McShane
Beginners Jazz





Trial class



One class



Unlimited classes





Not available

Stretching & bod con

Free of charge (registration needed)

Not available

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Tania trained at Laine Theatre Arts, studying all aspects of Musical Theatre.  Her theatre work includes, Sunset Boulevard (Frankfurt) playing a Beautician, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing Narrator, Barnum as cover Jenny Lind, Great Expectations playing Clara, Robin – Prince of Sherwood playing Maid Marion, and Patsy Cline – The Musical playing Loretta Lynn. Tania’s television appearances include, Happy Birthday Peter Pan, playing Mrs Darling.  Die Another Day, Holby City, Home and Away, The Bill, Little Britain, One Chance and various appearances in Law & Order and Midsomer Murders. Pantomime appearances include Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, the title role of Aladdin, Cinderella and Dick Whittington at the theatre. Royal Bath, and again at the Anvil, Basingstoke. This year she appeared in an Ident for Lorraine GMTV advertising Dove and appears regularly in Murder Mysteries. Tania now teaches L.A.M.D.A/Musical Theatre in schools and Pilates at Health Clubs.


Michaël began his formal training at The Paris Opera Ballet School at the age of ten for six years and went on to train at the National Conservatoire in Paris, where he gained his Baccalauréat in Arts and Dance and Unités de Valeurs in anatomy , ballet history and music. 

On completing his training Michael joined the English National Ballet for their worldwide tour of Swan Lake then became a permanent member of the company, performing corps and soloists roles worldwide. Michael has taught ballet classes, workshops and summer schools across the country to students of all ages and backgrounds for a wide range of organisations. He also helps ice skaters with ballet training and choreography for international competitions. Michael just obtained his Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with the Royal Academy of Dance


Luke began his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA (Hons) at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined EDge dance company at The Place/LCDS. Luke has performed for H2 Dance, Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland, Angela Praed, Charles Linehan, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Rosemary Lee (rehearsal director), Punchdrunk, Florence Peake, Rahel Vonmoos and Saffy Setohy. He has also worked on visual art projects with Pablo Bronstein, Martin Creed and Aya Kobayashi for Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and a restaging of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and the Mirror City exhibition at The Hayward Gallery. Luke has a passion for teaching and has taught for Greenwich Dance, The Place, Circus Space, Independent Dance, Laban, Stavangar University (Norway) and Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance.  Luke is an Associate Lecturer at Surrey University and London Studio Centre


Robert trained at the Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Centre. Where he trained in all pieces of Apparatus but specialised in Tumbling. He competed and won at the British Tumbling Championships in 1989 and then began training for the Olympic team in 1991 at age 17. Robert toured international during that time and was also trained by members of the Russian Gymnastics team. In 1992 Robert decided to concentrate on Power Tumbling and competed in National and European Championships. In 1995 Robert's career changed direction as he decided to go to GSA where he obtained a BA in Musical Theatre.


Jo is from Liverpool and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She has been part of the teaching faculty at GSA since 2009. In her professional career she has worked in Musicals such as Cats, Blood Brothers, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Legally Blonde, Chicago, Sister Act, Grease, Singing in the Rain, Chess and South Pacific. She has recently been a finalist for Best Choreographer at the Off West End Awards, for her work on Bad Girls the Musical and Soho Cinders both at Union Theatre. She has recently choreographed Salad Days the Musical which will be going on a UK tour in the New Year. She is passionate about teaching here at GSA and is dedicated to helping students grow and achieve.


Since graduating from Bird College in 2004, Jay has performed in shows and at corporate events around the world. He was the lead tapper in the UK, South Africa and Canada tours of Strictly Tap Dance Fever. He was also one of the creators and choreographers of Tap company Solidfeet, who started busking in London's Covent Garden and carried on to perform at corporate events across Europe. Alongside performing, Jay has also taught and choreographed at many colleges including Guildford School Of Acting, Bird College, Arts Ed, MADD, Masters Dance College and has also taught master classes at Pineapple Dance Studios, Move It and IDTA events.


Alice Walker has been dancing professionally for over 10 years.  She has performed all over the world doing everything from cruise ships to bollywood movies.  Her credits include Rita Ora Tour, London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony- Jessie J, One Direction, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah and The Petshop Boys. She has choreographed for The Vamps, been dance captain for the Adidas Fashion show and featured in TV commercials such as the Health Lottery and DNRC. Alice loves teaching and seeing pupils progress, she specialises in Commercial/Street Dance styles as well as Jazz and Contemporary.