Adult dance classes

For people with dance experience, specialising in classical ballet, contemporary technique and improvisation in South and East London, run by teachers Beatrice Ghezzi and Orley Quick.


By this we mean:

 - You may already have a lot of training in the styles we teach

 - Be very competent in a style we don't teach

 - Know your body well through other physical forms

 - Have an excellent attitude to learning when being challenged

All sorts of people come to BOTH: professional dancers, dancers in training, dancers who are coming back to dance, musicians, actors and dance fanatics/hobby lovers from a range of professions. We have a wide range of ages and people from all sorts of dance disciplines and styles accessing the classes for a range of reasons.


As long as you know what you want from the classes we should be able to support you. Any uncertainties do ask us!

NB: we do offer some beginner classes in our weekly teaching elsewhere.


B for Beatrice
O for Orley
TH for Thursday

Beatrice and Orley trained at Trinity Laban in the same year and then spent many years teaching alongside each other at Lewisham College. We found ourselves to share a complementary formula that worked, enabling students to go on to prestigious dance schools, dance employment or to build fabulous life skills through dance. 

We share a deep respect for each other and enjoy being students in each others classes as well as building on a shared-practice that we enjoy developing and researching. We love teaching,  we love the people we meet in our classes and ultimately we love working together. 

BOTH is our teaching initiative that is the result of these years together as fellow students, performers and teachers. BOTH has been running since October 2018.



Beatrice is a London-based Italian teacher and dancer. In 2016 she completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at the LCDS. Alongside performance experiences, Beatrice has been teaching ballet and contemporary dance classes for the past 8 years in several vocational and community settings. In particular, she has been working for Balle4life® and the Charity Move Into Wellbeing®, teaching adult ballet and contemporary classes at all levels and movement classes for people living with Parkinson’s. Her teaching emphasises coordination, timing, use of space and dynamics. The main aim is fluidity and flavour, with a research and care for movements transitions as opposed to aesthetic forms.


Orley is a London-based dance artist and teacher who started out as a primary school teacher before starting formal dance training. She is a key promoter of life-long learning, revelling in teaching those who think it’s too late to start dancing. She has taught dance in a range of vocational and community settings for many years, specialising in contemporary dance, improvisation and choreographic approaches. Alongside her teaching, Orley performs and choreographs, with a particular interest in collaboration. Her teaching style is playful, sensory and energised.

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