The school provides classes in ballet, tap and jazz dance. We combine these dance elements under a Musical Theatre Dance umbrella, choosing excerpts from the popular West End, Broadway and Disney shows to eventually showcase our student's talent in our annual Dance Extravaganza Theatre Show.

A great way to learn

Creating a performance goal for our students provides a wonderful incentive to learn, which builds throughout the school year. By end of year show they are absolutely itching to perform their show routine in a professional stage setting, in front of a large audience with lavish costumes, lighting and wonderful sound. The show is a fantastic confidence building experience even for the shyest performer.

Our Musical Theatre 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.

Musical Theatre Dance Classes

Fun-based musical theatre
classes in Belfast

Our musical theatre school is great for the all-round performer. You can learn different styles of dance genres like Ballet, Tap, Modern & many more. We also offer of services in areas including Newtownabbey, Holywood and Lisburn.

Benefits of Musical Theatre

Enhances creativity
Improves communication
Develops coordination
Trains the
brain in language
Develops concentration
Builds social interaction

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