Emboîté is a classical ballet term meaning 'fitted together'

It is pronounced ‘ahn-bwah-tay’.


a humble heritage

Emboîté was officially established in 2015, although the beginnings of the school started a few years earlier with a handful of small private classes. These classes grew and naturally evolved, ‘fitting together’ to eventually form Emboîté.

big ambitions

Our aim is to inspire enjoyment through dance by focusing on creativity, confidence and sound technique. The school's nurturing ethos focuses on the physical development of coordination and strength, whilst also developing students' self-assurance - inspiring them to fulfil their individual potential.

outstanding opportunities

Examinations are held regularly with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for Ballet and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) for Tap and Modern. Both dance societies are international organisations, and their qualifications are recognised around the world. Examinations are not compulsory; however, they are encouraged, as they give the students a sense of achievement and greater belief in themselves.

Students are also given the chance to participate in various performances, including a full-school show and some smaller events within our local community.

Emboîté Dance School works with musicians from the local area, giving students the valuable opportunity to perform on occasions with live music. This is great for the students’ social skills, musicality and emotion - but most of all, it's exciting!

supportive staff

The school is run by Kelly Payne, or 'Miss Kelly' as she is known to the students. With over 10 years' experience teaching various ages and abilities, Kelly is well equipped in guiding students on their path of creativity. Making classes friendly and explorative, she helps to nurture the students' passion for dance and build their morale. Miss Kelly is registered with both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and is committed to ensuring her skills are up-to-date by attending regular CPD courses. Teaching has always been Miss Kelly's main passion, with the exception of one dream, which came true: after auditioning, she received a place to perform in the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.