Welcome to Hilary Thomas Dance

Putting it quite simply, I love to dance, I love to teach and I love living in Sussex by the sea!

I started ballet class when I was  three years old but was far too interested in swinging on the ballet barres at my godmother’s dance studios than actually trying to learn anything.  So back I went at four years old with a little more concentration and a tummy full of excitable butterflies and that was it, I was hooked!  I was a fairy, a ballerina, Little Miss Muffet, a mouse!  A world of imagination and beautiful music was opened up to me with a little bit of discipline thrown in without me even realising it.  I was a very happy girl.  I went on to learn ballet, tap, modern, jazz, contemporary and national dance and take advanced exams in many of them.  During this time I also danced in a cabaret to get my provisional equity.  I went on to study at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and performed professionally as a contemporary dancer and also taught and choreographed before regrettably having to give up due to injury.

Then came the office years in fundraising, events and sales but never satisfied and always distracted I was drawn back to my first love and decided to teach again.  And what a wonderful decision I made.  Dance makes me happy and I love sharing my passion for dance and teaching others how to walk that little bit taller and feel good about themselves.

I teach adult and children’s classes and I have also created some lovely children’s parties.  Take a look!

9 thoughts on “Welcome to Hilary Thomas Dance

  1. Love your biography and your passion. Keep excitement in the adult classes, they need the support. Keep dicipline with your little ones, this will prove them to be fine dances as they progress…I will be following : )

  2. II would like to
    I would like to know if you do ballet classes for oap ladies. I have had 2 hip ops in past three years and now that it seems better I need to builf=d up my leg muscles. I used to do ballett as a kid but got to big (weight wise) to enjoy it.

  3. Hi
    Do you hold any classes for toddlers aged 3? My little girl has just turned 3 and keeps asking to go to a ballet class!

  4. Hi! Last year you taught my two girls isabelle and daisy. We left your amazing dance classes as the girls had lost interest. Since then my youngest has expressed an interest in rejoining your classes. Do u have any spaces left after school in the week please?
    Thank you
    charlotte (writing on behalf of daisy adams)

    • Hi Charlotte, yes I remember very well, hope you are all well and happy. I’m full at the moment (just filled my last space) but as soon as I get a space I’ll let you know, I’ll see if anyone leaves at half term. Hilary x

  5. Hello
    Do you run any adult beginner ballet classes
    Pls ? I studied ballet from 5-11 years.
    Thank you

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