School of dance in Kettering


The Jane Tyler School of Dance provides outstanding training for those students wishing to dance for recreation and fitness or those who wish to pursue a career in dance. Established in Kettering for 10 years, we offer classes in a variety of dance disciplines for children of all ages and abilities, from 3 years to professional and teacher training.

All classes are led by fully qualified and experienced professional teachers with the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, who are all DBS checked and covered by Public Liability Insurance. Principle Jane Tyler has been fully qualified and teaching since 1982. She has also completed her Safe Guarding and Safer Recruitment Training, during her role as Chair of Governors at her children's primary school!

Children are encouraged to study for their National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) graded, vocational and medal examinations and we are very proud of our 100% pass rate in all disciplines. The NATD are an OFFQUAL regulated organisation.

Pupils are given the opportunity to perform in our biennial school production at the local Theatre and all proceeds are donated to charity.

Children are accepted from the age of 3 for pre-school classes and will then be invited to move onto study the NATD Limited Ballet, Modern Stage and National Tap syllabus when their teacher feels they are capable. Early dance helps to encourage balance, co-ordination, spatial awareness and social skills in a fun ‘play’ atmosphere. Pre-school dance will develop the basic technique and explore the creative world of moving to music.

Children are encouraged to try out a class before enrolling. Please phone to book your free lesson. Class numbers are limited to ensure individual attention. Therefore, some of our classes may have a waiting list.

La Escuela de Danza Jane Tyler ofrece clases en Distintas disciplinas para niños de todas las edades y habilidades, desde los tres años y también ofrece enseñanza profesional y para profesores de baile.

Todas las clases son dirigidas por personal cualificado y con gran experiencia

Se recomienda a los niños estudiar para los exámenes y medallas de la Asociacion Nacional de Danza (NATD), con un 100% de aprobación en todas las disciplinas de danza.

Los estudiantes tienen la posibilidad de participar en una producción que tiene lugar dos veces al año y también pueden participar en eventos para recaudar fondos.

Se admiten niños desde los 3 años para clases de pre-escolar y después tienen la posibilidad de estudiar en las Asociacion Nacional de danza (NATD), Danza Moderna y programe de estudios de claque cuando el profesor considere que están preparados.

En la actualidad, el miembro mas famoso de la Asociacion Nacional de Danza(NATD) es Len Goodman (Strictly Come Dancing). Esta asociación fue creada hace mas de 100 años.

Танцевальная Школа Джейн Тайлер предлагает занятия в различных видах танца для детей всех возрастов и способностей от 3х лет до профессиональных и педагогических.

Все занятияя проводятся квалифицированными, опытными и профессиональными учителями (с проверенными рекордами на криминальные осуждения).

Дети поощряются заниматься для их экзаменов и медалей Национальной Ассоциации Танцев и мы очень гордимся нашим 100% рейтигом в танцевальных дисциплинах.

Ученикам дается возможность выступать в нашей школьной постановке (дважды в год), и принимать участие в мероприятиях по сбору денежных средств.

Дети принимаются с 3х лет для пре-школьных уроков и будут приглашены продвинуться на учебу Национальной Ассоциации Учителей по Танцам (НАУТ) на программу обучения балета, сцену модерн и чечетки, когда их учителя почувствуют, что дети готовы.

Szkoła Tańca Jane Tyler oferuje zajęcia z różnych dziedzin tanecznych dla dzieci wszystkich grup wiekowych i umiejętności, od 3 lat do profesjonalnego poziomu i nauczycieli tanca.

Wszystkie klasy prowadzone sa przez w pełni wykwalifikowanych i doswiadczonych nauczycieli, którzy sa wczesniej sprawdzeni przez CRB.

Dziecisązachecane i wspierane do dlaszegostudiowania wNational Assisiation of Dancing (NATD).

Otrzymuja nagrody i medale. Jesteśmy bardzodumni z naszej100%zawalnosci egzaminow wdyscyplinachtanecznych.

Uczniowie mają możliwość wystapienia w naszej corocznej be-produkcji (wystepie) szkoły oraz w roznych wystepach orgaznizowanych lokalnie.

Dziecisąprzyjmowane juz w wieku od3doklasyprzedszkolnejisa zachecane do kontynuowania nauki w NATD Ltd Ballet, Modern Stage and Tab sylabussw przypadku kiedy ichnauczycielezdecyduja ze sa gotowi.


Ballet is the basis of all dance disciplines and all pupils are encouraged to study this genre. Our classes follow the NATD syllabus and develop a sound strong classical technique.
Ballet es la base de cualquier disciplina de danza y a todos los estudiantes se les recomienda estudiar ballet. En nuestras clases se aplica el programa de estudios de Asociacion Nacional de danza (NATD)
Balet jest podstawa wszystkich dyscyplin tanecznych dlatego tez zachecamy wszyskich uczniow do nauki baletu. Program zajec NATD uczy rozwijajania dźwięku techniką klasyczną.
Современный этап
Following the new revised NATD syllabus, Modern Stage classes incorporate various different styles including lyrical, jazz, and street, to name but a few. Modern develops flexibility, strength and stamina as well as an understanding of movement. This discipline is open to children from 5 years old.
En nuestras clases se aplica el programa de estudios de Asociacion Nacional de danza (NATD). Este tipo de danza incorpora distintos estilos, incluyendo lirica, jazz, danza de la calle. Este tipo de baile desarrolla la flexibilidad, fuerza y el aguante y también ayudar a desarrollar el movimiento. En esta disciplina se admiten niños desde los 5 años.
Nasz programu nauczania opiera sie na programie NATD, Nowoczesne klasy scenicze prowadzone sa różnych stylach: lirycznym, jazzowym, ulicznym oraz innych. Nowoczesny taniec rozwija elastyczność, wytrzymałość oraz zrozumienie ruchu. Ta dyscipline oferujemy dla dzieci od lat 5. Nowe klassy (strength and conditioning) oraz współczesne klasy beda dostepne wkrótce.
Again, our classes follow the NATD syllabus. Tap encourages a greater understanding of music, rhythm and control and the use of the feet and ankles. Above all else, it is great fun!
Dzieci ucza sie programu z NATD co pozwala osiagnac im lepsze wyniki na egzaminach. National TAP umozliwia lepsze zrozumienie muzyki, rytmu i kontroli oraz umiejetnosci uzywania stopy i kostki. Przede wszystkim, jest to świetna zabawa!
Прочность и кондиционирования
Our strength & conditioning classes are run by Miss Sophie who is also a fully qualified personal trainer. This discipline is a fabulous addition to our programme and helps to strengthen and condition the body for all of the above disciplines.
One of our pupils completed her 3 year degree course in Contemporary at University. She has also completed her contemporary training with the NATD and their new contemporary syllabus and has now joined our team of teachers. Welcome Abbie.


Lessons run through the week and on Saturdays during term times. For child protection purposes, we do not display our class times. This information can be obtained through Jane Tyler. For term dates, Examination and Show information please see our Correspondence page.


Please click on the image of one of our past pupils to read more about their success.

Emma Hatton

Emma trained at The Jane Tyler-Jarrett School of Dancing and London School of Music Theatre where she graduated with distinction. Previous to this, Emma graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in English and Sport Science.

Emma has appeared in the following theatre productions: Standby ‘Elphaba’ (for which she now has the full time role) in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Understudy ‘Scaramouche’ and ‘Meatloaf’ in We Will Rock You (Dominion); originated the role of ‘Donna’ in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK tour, Savoy and Playhouse); ‘Twyla’ in When Midnight Strikes (Finborough) and ‘Fairy Godmother’ in Cinderella (Harlequin, Redhill).

Emmas recording experience include: Dreamboats and Petticoats original cast recording; When Midnight Strikes cast recording and It’s Just the Beginning: The Songs of Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds.

Other work includes: Presenter for British Heart Foundation and Youth Sport Trust promotional and educational DVDs, regular jazz soloist for Bateaux London and regular solo vocalist at Ronnie Scott’s and The Savoy Hotel.

Emma is thrilled to be continuing in the role of ‘Elphaba’ and would like to thank all those who have supported and encouraged her so far, especially her amazing friends, her brilliant agents and wonderful family who keep everything in perspective.


Jo Loake

Jo has always loved dancing ever since she was 3 years old and her mum sent her to ballet classes at school. At an older age, Jo started going to dance classes after school on weekdays with Miss Jane and through Jane’s teaching expertise she really developed an understanding and love for dancing.

Jo says “After the school day, dancing was my favourite place to be and I had so much fun taking part in all my classes and shows that we performed as a dance school. When I decided I wanted to pursue dance as a career, the teachers were so supportive and went above and beyond to help me reach my goals. They encouraged me to join as many classes as possible to improve my technique and ability, giving me brilliant teaching in ballet, tap and modern. Even going as far as driving me to my exams so I could pass the necessary qualifications to apply for dance schools!”

At 18 years old Jo was offered a place at The Urdang Academy in London to study professional dance and musical theatre for three years where she had an incredible time and was able to hone her technique and performance as a dancer. After graduating she was lucky enough to fly straight out to Florida to start rehearsals for Jean Ann Ryan Productions where she would then perform on a Regent Seven Seas Cruise ship for the next 8 months travelling the world whilst dancing and performing in the Productions shows onboard.

On her return, Jo spent a few months dancing as a freelance performer for companies Showgirl Entertainments and R&R Productions at different corporate events across the country. Jo is now thrilled to be starting her next contract as a dancer at The Benidorm Palace in Spain and looks forward to the rest of her career as a dancer and performer.


Kurt Nagy

Kurt joined the Jane Tyler School of Dancing at the age of 19, having no formal training in ballet or modern stage. He instantly showed an ability in both disciplines and was encouraged to take his grade 5 exams with the NATD. He did exceptionally well and passed both exams with high distinctions. Kurt was then invited to join the advanced groups to push his ability on even more. At 21, Kurt went to Roehampton to pursue a 3 year dance degree. He graduated from Roehampton with a first class honours, proof of his natural ability and hard work.

Currently, Kurt is signed with two commercial dance and modelling agencies. He is also training with a commercial dance company called Infinity 8. He has performed with Adventures, Rebecca Ferguson and Sinitta. He was also in Matthew Bourne’s production of Lord of the Flies at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Good luck for the future Kurt!


Sarah Fletcher

Based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Sarah grew up in a small village. She experienced dance from a young age at Jane Tyler-Jarrett School of Dancing attending classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern, completing her Advanced 1 Ballet exam before leaving for London in 2010. She also attended workshops with Gloucestershire Dance and progressed on to further training at the Centre for Advanced Training located at Swindon Dance.

In 2010 she moved to London to continue her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance in 2013. During her time at Trinity Laban Sarah worked with artists including Kerry Nicholls and Gary Lambert. Later in 2013 she joined Transitions Dance Company to complete an MA Dance Performance, touring across the UK and Europe. Graduating in 2014 with Distinction. Whilst studying, Sarah also worked as a teaching assistant for the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban.

After returning home Sarah is interested in delivering contemporary dance to rural and less accessible communities as well as working with the older population using dance for health, with a specific interest in Parkinson's and Dementia.

Sarah is also a dancer and Education Outreach Leader for FlickerrDance Company, based in Taunton, South West. With connections in Gloucestershire and the South West, Sarah is hoping to expand her aim of delivering dance across rural communities whilst working alongside FlickerrDance Company to deliver educational workshops and performances.

Tom Davis

Tom Davis, now performing professionally as 'Jev Davis', began training with Jane Tyler-Jarrett at the age of seven, which led to him subsequently training with The Royal Ballet, the Urdang Academy in London and the Swindon Centre of Advanced Dance Training.

After three years of professional training at The Urdang Academy and graduating from their new Musical Theatre Diploma specialising in Acting and Singing, Tom went straight into work on board The Crystal Cruise Ship, Symphony. Here he enjoys performing the role of Marius in Les Miserables as well as Singer/Dancer positions in Cats, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Evita and many other popular shows. He is thoroughly enjoying his time aboard and eventually hopes to work on the West End alongside other Jane Tyler-Jarrett Alumni.


Other Pupils

Below is a list of pupils who trained with Jane under her Jane Jarrett School of Dancing or her Jane Tyler School of Dancing since they were young.

Through Jane’s training, they gained their Associate Teaching qualifications, without having to go to full time dance school or University. Some of the results are with the old NATD marking systems which is why it reads Honours. Since the change to our marking system, 80% and above is the new Distinction.

All the students had to gain their Intermediate qualification before they could go on to study for their Associate Teaching examination.

Miss Nicola Bevan – A.N.A.T.D. BALLET – 90% DISTINCTION
Miss Tammie Hale – A.N.A.T.D. BALLET – 88% HONOURS
Miss Laura Boyle – A.N.A.T.D. BALLET – 88% HONOURS
Miss Rachel Warry – A.N.A.T.D. STAGE – 90% DISTINCTION
Miss Nikki John – A.N.A.T.D. STAGE – 89% HONOURS
Miss Adele Allen – A.N.A.T.D. TAP – 86% HONOURS
Adele then went on to study dance at Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she graduated with a degree and now teaches in Oxford
Miss Carrie White – A.N.A.T.D. TAP – 94% DISTINCTION

The following ladies trained as children at another dance school and returned to dancing with Jane as a hobby whilst working full time in their chosen career. They then decided they might like to try training for a teaching qualification, so were put through their Associate exams by Miss Jane (as she likes to be known).

Miss Carole Walton – A.N.A.T.D. TAP – 90% DISTINCTION
Miss Tracey Holman – A.N.A.T.D. STAGE – 86% DISTINCTION
Joanne Incles – A.N.A.T.D. TAP – 90% DISTINCTION
Miss Louise Ann Slaven – A.N.A.T.D. STAGE – 88% DISTINCTION