3 purpose built fully air conditioned studios, with mirrors, ballet barres, piano and sound systems. Recent addition of solar panels and lower energy lighting throughout. At the end of November 2005 First Stage achieved the long awaited move into the school’s own studios featuring both lower and upper dance spaces. In 2016 we also completed our 3rd studio space.

For the safety of pupils, parents and teachers the studios also have intercom access.


The Mayor of Derby, Cllr. Roy Webb, formally opened our studios on 15th January 2006 and stayed to watch many pupils perform for him during the day. The Mayor also requested First Stage student Jade Ashmore perform her Championship Tap Dance at his Service Of Thanksgiving, held at Derby Cathedral, to mark his mayoral term in May 2006.

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