Since opening in 1995, The Valerie Brown School of Dance and Drama has become well established in Hamilton. The school now provides tuition in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, streetdance, acrobatics, musical theatre and drama. They offer classes suitable for the beginner to the more advanced and experienced dancer. Children from 3 years of age (or 10 months in our Parent and Child classes) are welcome. They are proud to teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabi as well as SQA national qualifications. Pupils are encouraged to be presented for examinations with the RAD and ISTD when they reach the required age and standard. However these exams are optional. For older students, they offer training at vocational level. Former students have gone on to have successful careers in dance both as performers and teachers. So if you’re a student thinking about a career in dance, an adult interested in dance fitness or a parent of a child who just loves dancing, The Valerie Brown School of Dance and Drama is the place for you!