Jazz dance gives you the freedom to let loose and express feelings and emotions through the art of dance. This style improves a child’s sense of performance and is excellent for developing co-ordination, balance, style and confidence. If you enjoy moving to music and getting creative, Jazz dance could be the style for you.

Express yourself

The freedom which comes with Jazz dance is the main attraction for dancers who prefer to create their own steps and interpret music. Classes are taught to current chart and dance music. Regulated Grade Examinations are available.

Our Jazz dance classes take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Newtownabbey, Belmont, Holywood and Lisburn. For a full list of days and times click on the icon to view our dance timetable.

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Get started with
Jazz Dancing

In addition to attending numerous National and International dance conferences, Gillian pursues a programme of Continuous Professional Development, which includes attending the annual summer school held in London at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. We provide dance classes in Belfast, Newtownabbey, Holywood and Lisburn.

Benefits of
Jazz Dance

Better balance
Improves strength and flexibility
Increased physical
Better social skills.
Improves your posture

My daughter Anna, now aged 10, first started at Gillian Jones Dancing when she was 4. I have watched Anna blossom under Gillian's teaching. Her school has the perfect balance of professionalism and fun. Gillian's approach ensures that the atmosphere at every class builds self-esteem and confidence in a safe happy environment. The annual shows show the skills that have been taught and create unforgettable memories.

L. Matthews - Belmont Class


Going to Miss Gillian’s dance class is the highlight of my three girls’ week. The classes are n equal mix of great fun and discipline as the girls learn jazz, tap and ballet. A particular favourite of my daughters is the musical theatre element of the classes. They cannot wait to tell me which musical has been chosen for new choreography. As a parent the absolute treat of the dance year is the annual “Dance Extravaganza” at Lisburn Arts Centre where over 100 children put on a full afternoon of dance in a most spectacular show. How Gillian and her assistants coordinate so many dances and costume changes for children from 3 to 18 years is unbelievable!

C. Carton – Belmont Class


I love to dance with Gillian. I love being successful at my dancing exams, I love the friendships that I have made at class and I adore the costumes and makeup at our shows.

A. Matthews – Belmont Class