The Jam Place / Dance school
The Jam Place is an independent dance school in Epsom run by Helen & Cass.
We provide classes for children aged 2.5+ to come and enjoy the beauty and fun of dance without the pressure of exams.
Our intimate family feel “Jamily” means we get to know the children and their parents/carers well.
And it’s not just about the steps. It’s also about poise, eye contact, rhythm, friendship, connections, hearing new kinds of music, different dance styles, finding their inner confidence and finding out what they’re capable of if they give it a go.
As a Community Interest Company we are able to gain funding for a specialised classes like Jam SENsations. A class tailored to suit children who are neurodivergent.
Did you know?!
- Helen and Cass started The Jam Place in 2007.
- They became a CIC (community interest company) in 2019 so that they could gain funding to make classes available and affordable for all.
- The Jam Place is affectionately known as the “Jamily” as we are small, independent and have a family feel.
- Even though they both grew up taking exams during their dance training, they wanted a school where children could embrace the joy of dance without the pressure of exams.
- Between them they have 3 daughters.
- The SEN class at Jam started because Helen’s daughter has Kabuki Syndrome and is autistic. There weren’t any classes in our area for children with special needs so they started one of their own!
- Helen is an actress and model and has appeared in many tv commercials over the years. She was also West Midlands Ballet and Tap champion in the 1980s!!
- Cass is a model whose yellow hair means you never lose her in a crowd! She has choreographed for many corporate events and flashmobs for companies such as John Lewis.
- Both Cass and Helen write and create pantomimes which have been used by other schools around the country.
- Helen and Cass helped ‘Eastenders’ Brian Conley prepare for Strictly Come Dancing!
- Helen and Cass want nothing more than for the children to go home at the end of the class feeling like they’ve achieved something, whether it be big or small.
Everyone is welcome at Jam. Contact us to find out more or visit our website www.thejamplace.com