Dance-Beat Limited

Company Registered in England No. 07094383 | Registered Office: Unit 1b Focus 4, Fourth Avenue, Letchworth Garden City, Herts. SG6 2TU

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 Dancing for the fun of it since 1994

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Hertfordshire Business Awards 2010


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Dance-Beat Ltd was formed in 1994 and is operated by Amanda Hughes. Amanda is a Fellow and Examiner for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, one of the biggest professional dance bodies in the UK. She is also a Championship adjudicator for the A.D.F.P.

We have a phrase within our School: where Dance should be FUN and EVERYONE is welcome! No matter of size, shape or ability, we work hard and are successful, because everyone should be able to come to Dance-Beat and enjoy our classes, whether it be for just once a week exercise, or to enjoy the many opportunities we can offer through our experience and constant training.

Quote by Amanda Hughes, founder and operator of Dance-Beat

The School

Dance-Beat is the place to be if you want to dance for FUN, make new friends, to compete in championship competitions and perform in shows. The pupils attend once a week for fun classes, or have private lessons or technique orientated tuition to improve their dancing skills.

The dance school caters for a mixture of ages and dance styles with classes to suit pre-school age up to adult classes. Their aim is to offer excellent dance training and technique in a fun and sociable environment in classes such as: DISCO, FREESTYLE, STREET DANCE, ROCK N ROLL and LATIN AMERICAN, as well as Pre-School music and movement, holiday workshops, children's parties, QCA grade and professional training.

Our Mission

To provide excellent quality training for all ages in Dance and exercise through constant training and highly qualified staff. To grow and educate recognising current trends and allowing pupils to enjoy dancing in a safe environment.

All Dance-Beat staff have achieved a high level of training through guidance and are continually take professional examinations.

Our Reputation

Dance-Beat have an impeccable reputation spanning 16 years within the industry, but this has only been achieved by a continual acceptance and understanding of students and their expectations, staff and customer needs and the ability to adapt to changing times and ensure all classes are full of fun!


Principal Amanda Hughes

Amanda Hughes is the principal and I.S.T.D Fellow and Examiner of Dance-Beat.

Following a successful professional dance career, Amanda channelled her own talents and experience to create a dynamic dance school to teach and nurture children (and now adults) of all age, shape and ability.

Dance-Beat were the FIRST pre-school music and movement class launched 15 years ago with Tiny Moves in conjunction with Welwyn and Hatfield Council.

As well as running a very busy dance school Amanda also does work for various community projects, including special needs, the over 50’s and pre-school classes.

Amanda is now a successful and well-known dance school operator, examiner, lecturer and choreographer and was awarded Finalist for ‘Business Person of the Year’ 2010 due to all her hard work and tremendous dedication.


All teaching staff are highly qualified and experienced, such as Emerald Lutkin (pictured) who is the Streetdance teacher.

Trained under the guidance of Principal Amanda Hughes and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, staff carry out continued training to continue to offer excellent dance techniques to their students.

Laura Davies is an ISTD Associate and dance teacher of Dance-Beat.

Laura DaviesLaura has been dancing since the age of 8 and after competing in many competitions and taking part in shows she decided to develop her love of dancing by training as a dance teacher. Now Laura has gone on to develop her dance career by opening dance classes in Sandy, setting up afterschool clubs in Wheathampstead, developing dance classes in Hatfield and also running workshops for Local Councils. Laura is always improving her dance knowledge and new techniques to teach to her pupils and continues to pass on her love of dance.

Nicola Hughes

Nicola has been a dance teacher for over 15 years. She is constantly updating her skills and attends courses to ensure the best information and teaching knowledge to pass on to the pupils. Nicola is a licentiate member of the I.S.T.D and qualified in Disco Freestyle, Rock n Roll and Ballroom and Latin. Nicola has over the years trained many successful winning competitive teams and she also teaches pre-school dance classes. She is extremely proud of her achievements in Ballroom and Latin, where her pupils have qualified for the Blackpool Grand Finals – an amazing event to be able to attend.  Nicola runs classes in our Arlesey, Hatfield and Hertford venues.

Nicola has been with Dance-Beat the whole of her dance career and is proud to be a teacher at a very professional and well established dancing school.

Nicola says, "Dance-Beat is a modern and forward thinking school, always willing to try new ideas; supportive of pupils, teachers and trainee teachers."