About First Dance Studios

The Award Winning Artistic Director 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.

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. 



Discover our top teachers and their disciplines. From ballet to tap, jazz to contemporary, Zumba to street jazz, dance workshops and masterclasses these dance teachers create combinations that make you want to dance all day long.

Some of our teachers have taught royalty and others have performed for royalty singing and dancing on stages such as at the West End and beyond!



Since 2006 we have a “Friends” scheme. The Friends get a few benefits by being a monthly member.

Being a friend makes sense for discounts on classes, cards, classes, workshops, merchandise, and studio hire.

They also get;
• Preferential booking on outings and workshops
• 1-2 soirees a year
• A Xmas gift at the AGM each year
• Christmas Get Together
• A chance to be in the Friend’s show number!


In the Press

We’ve been featured in a few local Woking publications and on radio Woking over the years. Please have a look at some of the places where we have featured.

If you are local to Woking then you will know the Woking News and Mail as well as Radio Woking and Radio Brooklands. We have been lucky to have some of our performances featured in them from time to time.

Read our local Press Here

Move It Videos

Want to take us with you when you pop away from the studio? Then take us on holiday, move along when you need some you time.

Check out the Video Gallery here. 

Check out our classes here

Whether you fancy a bit of tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, Barre Fitness, Contemporary, Choir, Commercial/street jazz and so much more – check it out here.

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

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