About Us - Musical Theatre Schools in Reading, Berkshire

Call us on 07758 412 854 to book your free introductory trial class.

The Lodge theatre school, formally known as Beryl Jarvis School of Theatre Dance, offers a full spectrum of theatre and dance classes and performing art qualifications to enable students to gain entry to colleges of further education. All of our professional dance and drama classes cover an extensive range of styles and disciplines, and are taught in the South of England in Reading, Berkshire.

Why Choose The Lodge? When Choosing a Musical Theatre School

Our fully-qualified, DBS checked teachers provide an outstanding standard of training to all ages in small, intimate dance classes so that each student receives the upmost level of attention and care.

Ranging from dance classes to drama and singing lessons, our expertise covers all genres of the theatrical world!

We are proud of our 100% entry success rate for students going into competitive colleges of further education, many of who obtain full funding or scholarships. As well as this, we are an International examiner of the I.S.T.D.

We teach a range of different classes to children of all ages here at The Lodge School of Theatre Dance, from drama lessons to classical ballet dance classes and more, across all levels of experience - from beginner to intermediate - so whether your child is just starting out or has years of experience, we'll have the right tuition to suit!

Our theatre and dance classes in Reading, Berkshire include:

  • Classical Ballet Dance Classes
  • Tap Dance
  • Modern Dance
  • Jazz Dance Lessons
  • Limbering Sessions
  • Drama Classes
  • Singing Lessons

Train for one of the world's leading dance examination boards, ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers & Dancing) at The Lodge dance school in Reading. We offer the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)
  • Advanced 2 Tap Modern and Ballet

All of our students are trained to a high standard to give them the best possible chance of gaining entry to full-time further education, so much so that we have a very high success rate! We're with our students every step of the way at our theatre school, offering our full pastoral guidance and support.

Interested In A Dance Class In Berkshire?

Why not come along and watch an open dance class or showcase in action, and see for yourself the high standard of teaching and learning that takes place here at our Berkshire theatre school! For more information on any of our classes, don't hesitate to get in touch!


”The Lodge is a very special and unique school and I couldn't imagine training anywhere else. Not only have I been taught to best the best dancer I can be but also how to be the best version of me. The Lodge has been a family to me since my first day when I was 5 and still is to this day 13 years later. A lot of the teachers are ex Lodge pupils, as well as training to get you into colleges Miss Sarah-Jane Bullock even trains you for a life after college, helping you to get your teaching qualifications and allowing you to learn alongside her. Miss Sarah runs a very professional school and I feel like she has given me the perfect foundations for Performing Arts College, teaching me how to present myself and the right mind set to do well in any situation. There is always so much talent to look up to and aspire to be like at The Lodge that I had the pleasure to grow up with and be inspired. Miss Sarah-Jane Bullock's hard work and determination is a true inspiration and I can only aspire to be like her one day.”

- Erin Birtwhistle -

The Lodge School of Theatre Dance

8 Holmes Road





07758 412 854

07758 412 854


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