Welcome to Patricia Veale – York’s finest and most established dance school

Training children to adults in classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance

The Patricia Veale Shool of Dance is one of the most established schools in York, with an excellent reputation of producing highly trained dancers in classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance.

The main focus of the school is about learning in a positive and friendly atmosphere enhancing a professional and high standard to all pupils in every genre.

Young children from two and a half years to all ages, students and adults, progress and develop skills in technique, knowledge, and artistry, in many areas of dance. The first steps of a little ballerina starts here, with the nurturing and careful training for young children that develops into many exciting years through a life of a dancer.

The dance school is situated in the heart of Acomb York, and has it’s own premises. The school is accessible to all areas in and out of York, with free parking. The school is a clean and safe environment with changing facilities, office and a fully equipped dance studio with ballet barres, mirrors, music system and a professional dance floor.


Classes for all ages

The Patricia Veale school of dance caters for all ages from tots through to adults with classes arranged by age/ability to provide a friendly and appropriate learning environment.


R.A.D. Examination

The schools is an R.A.D. examination body to enhance the training of a classical dancer and has a recognised high standard in qualifications. Pupils are encouraged (optionally) to work towards examinations as the school believes there are huge benefits which students will find very rewarding. The school covers all examination classes in children and vocational levels.



The pupils in the school demonstrate their dancing skills in stage performances and charity events. Theatre performances are one of the highlights of the school and are a very exciting time for all involved.