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Ballroom Dance Academy

Professional Ballroom Dance Classes in London

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Welcome to Live 4 Dancing!

Where your Dancer is Nurtured & Celebrated

We are London’s premier dance school for Ballroom Dance classes. Parents see the difference in their child’s dancing in just 4 weeks! Our goal is to create a positive and happy Ballroom dance experience for all of our students. We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of Ballroom dance.

We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.

Our Ballroom dance classes promote improved coordination, correct posture, strength, flexibility, improved self-confidence and body image, teamwork, and discipline. Our dance school offers excellence in Ballroom dance training and students have the option to take exams assessed by world’s leading exam body, the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and sparkle on stage in performances.

All our teachers are trained dancers, qualified and professional teachers, and DBS checked.

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Our Dance Services

Group Classes

Our structured Ballroom dance syllabus teaches students the Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble, Samba in Latin, and Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango in Ballroom. We also teach Salsa and Bachata. Our classes are filled with friendly little Ballroom dancers who are so excited to welcome new students in class!

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Private Dance Lessons

A great choice to fast track your Ballroom dancer’s progress. The lesson plan is tailored to the student’s pace and unique goals. Private dance lessons can be taken individually or shared between 2 students.

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School Clubs

Interested in adding something different to your school programme? We work with schools around the Muswell Hill and Crouch End areas, delivering their school Latin and Ballroom dance club.

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How To Join Us

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Upcoming Theatre Shows

Stage Performances

Watch our Ballroom Dancers performing on stage

Cha Cha Cha Showcase

A showcase by our Technique & Performance Level 2 students (Ages 10-16)

Salsa Showcase

A showcase by our Ballroom Ninjas & Divas Beginners Class (Ages 5-8)

Jive Showcase

A showcase by Our Technique & Performance class Level 1 students (Ages 9-14)

Solo Showcase

Watch what your dancer can achieve in one-to-one dance lessons

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Live 4 Dancing is the most wonderful highly skilled, professional dance school. I have watched my daughter’s skills and confidence blossom under Maria’s excellent tuition.

Margot L

A massive thank you for the wonderful show you and your team put together yesterday. It was lovely to see all groups perform at such a high level.

Tamas D

I wanted to write to say how professional, glamorous, entertaining and just AWESOME the show was this year. The quality of the clever choreography was absolutely superb.

M Leeming

My daughter joined Maria’s class in January after her trial. Maria has been amazing since. Thank you for your spotless professionalism and kindness. A very happy mum.

Stephanie B

My son loves dancing and the teachers are amazing with him. They are patient and encouraging and have a brilliant relationship with the kids.

Brenda S

Thanks so much! Florence has been practising her arms when we got home last night. So impressed with how well she’s coming along. A testament to your teaching.

Emma A

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Our Founder

Maria Kyriacou

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Maria is a dance artist, Ballroom dance teacher and choreographer. She graduated from the World Renowned Royal Academy of Dance with a Distinction in Dance Performance & Teaching. Maria was also a Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she obtained a Doctorate in Child Development.

Maria started her dance training at the age of 7 in Classical Ballet. Growing up, she received intensive training for competitions in Ballroom dancing and Latin American dancing from some of the world’s best teachers in the industry, receiving highly commended awards. As a teacher, Maria has a wide range of experience with students aged 5 to 16 as well as adults, training them for exams or simply teaching them to dance.

In 2018, Maria decided to dedicate her time and experience on what she believes can make a real difference in the lives of people and those in their environment. Live 4 Dancing was inspired not only by her passion for Ballroom dancing but also by the lifelong physical, social, personal benefits that it has to offer.

Live 4 Dancing has an impact on the lives of hundreds of students (and their families) in London, UK, and was born to nurture and celebrate the next generation of dancers.

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Our Journey

LIVE 4 DANCING is a place where students of all ages, shapes and sizes learn to Ballroom dance and perform. This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression are encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about the performing arts.

Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all of our students. We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of dance. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves

We Are Committed
  • We are committed to high quality dance teaching.
  • We are passionate about creating and inspiring the next generation of dancers.
  • We love seeing our students’ confidence grow as they develop their dance and performance skills.
We Promise
  • We promise to deliver the best possible service to our clients.
  • We value and promote individual talent.
  • We focus on each student’s individuality and nurture this through dance.
We Embrace
  • We embrace students with various learning styles, backgrounds, and levels.
  • We stand for inclusion, creativity, and a passion for dance.
  • We listen to the needs of our clients and staff with care, and strive to meet these.
We Care
  • We share our students’ dreams and give them the tools to meet these.
  • We care about our students’ progress.
  • We appreciate and reward commitment and hard work.
  • We prioritise the wellbeing of our clients and staff.


It is our goal to give back every year with a spectacular show dance fundraiser in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (Reg Charity no. 1160024). This cause is very dear to our hearts.

This year we raised £933.33 for this amazing cause through our theatre show BROADWAY 2023, which was sold out in 48 hours.