Emma Brewer (Director of FDS) and Katie Brewer (FDS Ballroom Guru) have been dancing from a very early age as their grandmother ran the Jeanne Brewer School of Dance in Woking for nearly 50 years until she passed away in 2000. They had to keep the Brewer legacy going somehow!
In December 2004, Emma found an empty unit at The Mayford Centre where she was already teaching at Woking Dance Space so she put together a business plan, made an appointment at the bank and 40 minutes after the meeting, the bank called to give the green light to renovate the space and make it in to their 1st studio. That was Christmas Eve 2004.
I had my first dance class in 5 years tonight and it was so nice to get back into it with First Dance Studios. It was inclusive, fun and everyone was so kind! Thank you so much!
Vicky – Ballet Class
I loved my class there with Karen today!
Ruth – DOAD Class
I feel so so good after Street class. I always leave feeling so confident and with such an ownership of my body, but getting to share the with so many new people was just amazing. Thank you s much for having such an amazing and welcoming space where we can come and move our bodies without judgement and for no one else’s pleasure but our own!
Amelia – Street Class
Oh my goodness I absolutely loved it. Everyone was so kind and the routine was so much fun!
Rachel – Street Class
With lots of help from friends and family, the works started underway and the studio opened on 7th March 2005 with a Tap class at 9.30am. It was more celebratory drinks and cake than tapping, but the studio had officially opened!
In 2009, they opened “Studio 2”, a smaller studio next door to the main studio and this was perfect for private lessons and first dances for weddings and celebrations.
In 2016, they moved from The Mayford Centre to Prime Acrobatics in Horsell and in to a brand new centre with a brand new studio. The studio at Prime is part of the Heather Farm Wetlands that also has a cafe and parking for all. So you can enjoy a dance class or two, go for a walk, grab a coffee and come back for another class. Spend the day dancing with us at First Dance Studios! For a full view of the classes please see this page here.