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

* Recommendations and Reviews

* Referencing carried out independently by Epsom and Ewell Families

  1. “Helen and Cass from The Jam Place offer amazing and high-quality dance classes in an inclusive environment.

    They have provided amazing dance classes for our daughter from a toddler through to a teen. We’ve been dancing there for 10 years and we wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Our daughter has grown in confidence, made great friends and is continually developing and improving her dance skills. A true highlight of each week and she absolutely loves it.

    The Jam Place is a safe, encouraging and happy environment for children and teens to learn dance, develop their confidence and make friends. I truly could not recommend them highly enough. Our daughter commented recently, ‘Helen and Cass don’t just teach us how to dance they teach us how to be good people’.

    If you want your child to keep healthy, grow in confidence and learn new skills this is the place for you.”

    Linda Smith, Epsom

  2. “Helen and Cass from The Jam Place are experienced performers and teachers who nurture their students in a way that makes them want to go back for more, term after term!

    The classes are excellent value for money, keeping costs low but never compromising on the excellent content and dedication to all their students.

    My son was able to be himself, make new friends and develop his confidence with Helen and Cass, thank you so much, he needed it at that particular time.

    Every week the Musical Theatre class was full of content, skills and the end of term video that was created was absolutely fantastic!”

    Katie Taborn, Banstead

  3. “Cass and Helen from The Jam Place are an incredible team and show the fun in everything.

    They work so hard to ensure every single pupil is reached and included and leaves feeling incredible about themselves.

    It is the best of these groups out there; run by two amazing positive, professional women who are also mums with heart and experience.”

    Roz McLeod

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