Protegem Dance / Dance School

Hi I’m Gemma Principal and Founder of Protegem Dance School and Youth Dance Company.
We celebrate 15 years of dancing success!
Our aim has always been to provide a relaxed, fun and welcoming environment to nurture anyone who want to learn and develop their love our dance.
We provide dance classes for ages 2+ in Ballet, Tap, TheatreCraft, Street Jazz and Musical Theatre.  We also have boys only street/break classes.
We follow the IDTA exam syllabus.
Our dance company pupils gain their place by audition only.  Over the years they have performed at Disneyland Paris, Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesties, Shaftesbury Theatre, Alton Towers and numerous local events and theatres.

* Recommendations and Reviews

* Referencing carried out independently by Epsom and Ewell Families

  1. “I have 2 boys who were interested in dance but I found it difficult finding a dance class that is suitable for boys. A friend recommended Protegem and after a trial lesson both my boys loved it and still do! The classes are very reasonable priced and as a parent you can’t put a price on your kids happiness and to see them excited to go to their street dance class every week is amazing!

    To sum it up it truly is an amazing dance company. The staff are very welcoming, all the children are very happy in their dance classes and for my children personally it has brought out their confidence and imagination. It’s also great discipline and they have met lots of other amazing kids! Very good value for money and the staff look after your children impeccably!! Would highly recommend.”

    – Nicola Minnett, East Ewell

  2. “Both of my children love to dance, I found Protegem through my sons school, he joined and absolutely loved it! I spoke to Alison his dance teacher about my daughter who was turning 2, I asked about ballet and tap which is also a class available in the company, my daughter started the term after her 2nd birthday, she loves every minute of it, it has helped to boost their confidence and perform on ‘the big stage’ as they call it! Ollie joined the boys squad after Alison advised she thought he was ready to move up. He never looks back now! They have both found a real passion to dance and the confidence that comes with it.

    I am thankful to Gemma, Alison and all the teaching staff for all their effort and commitment especially in the recent stage performances at Epsom Playhouse. It was well organised, professional, looked amazing and the kids absolutely loved it! They all worked so hard and pulled off an amazing show and we are very proud of everyone involved. Well done all!”

    – Louise Harman-Andrews, Epsom

  3. “I was looking for a dance school for my daughter and subsequently, my son. I found some dance schools to be old fashioned and unfriendly. Protegem was like a breath of fresh air. Every child feels valued and accepted. There is a huge range of abilities. Children always look like they’re having fun and getting the most out of their time there. Gemma and her team have given my children the extra boost of confidence, fitness and harnessed their love of dancing and music. Protegem has exposed them to so many different musical styles and genres and they accept these as ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ more readily than if they came from me or indeed most parents. Recently, my daughter passed her audition to get into the Company dance group. This has given her and me an enormous sense of pride and responsibility. Both children have just completed three shows at The Epsom Playhouse. They loved the experience of performing and being part of something bigger. Protegem provides the whole package as you can buy uniform from Gemma at reasonable prices and of excellent quality. Gemma answers queries very quickly so you feel valued as a customer and very much part of a team.”

    – Samantha Jansz, Epsom

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