Waltz ~ Quickstep ~ Foxtrot ~ Tango

Rumba ~ Cha Cha Cha ~ Jive ~ Samba ~ Paso Doble

  Come Dance!  

Welcome to the Kallen Dance School website! We are a South-East based dance school catering for all levels and all age of dancer, teaching Ballroom and Latin American dancing. 

Whether you are looking for a fun social activity or if you want to take it further to exams and competitions, we can help.

Use the links above to find out where we teach and how to find us / contact us.

We look forward to seeing you!!

Ballroom dancing is a form of dancing for couples (although you don't necessarily need to come as a couple to learn to dance as the teachers and other students will partner you if you come on your own), which is enjoyed both socially and competitively around the World. More recently made popular by the emergence of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, ballroom dancing has actually been around since the 16th Century. It traditionally comprises 5 ballroom (waltz, quickstep, ballroom tango - as opposed to argentine tango, foxtrot and viennese waltz) and 5 latin american (cha cha cha, rumba, ballroom jive - as opposed to rock-n-roll / ceroc / leroc, samba and paso doble) dance styles. At the Kallen Dance School we primarily focus on 4 of each however (excluding viennese waltz and paso doble other than for competitive couples).

The classes, run by Keith Allen and his assistants, are primarily social evenings where we teach set routines that you can gradually build up for your own repertoire. Apart from the classes, where you can practice the moves that we teach, there are several social Saturday evening dances, particularly in Crowborough and Wadhurst, that you can attend to show off your moves! But if you want to take it further to take medal exams or compete we do this too.

Ballroom dancing is for all age groups and all abilities. Why not try one of our classes to see if we can't get you spinning around the room!

Unlike some other classes, with us you don't have to book a season of classes, you can just show up when you want to (do keep an eye on our facebook page to check that classes haven't been cancelled - this doesn't happen very often but occasionally weather prevents Keith getting to the venues or another group takes our usual slot on a one-off basis). It is always a fun evening, whether you come on your own, with a partner or in a group.

Learn to Dance!

Weekly Ballroom Dance classes

Mon - Fri from 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Also private lessons and children's classes available

Monthly Saturday Night Social Dances


on the last Saturday of every month

at Uplands Community College

Wadhurst, East Sussex

Also now with dates in Crowborough...