The Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama
13 Prospect Place
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From small beginnings in Purton, the Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama has grown and developed to be a school of notable excellence both in the local area and in the dance world in general. Former pupils and students of the school can be found performing and teaching not only here in the UK but across the globe. In 2006 the Principal, Miss Judith Hockaday, was awarded the prestigious Imperial Award of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for her services to dance and dance training, and as a Fellow and Major Examiner of the ISTD travels widely both here in the UK and abroad examining, coaching and inspiring young people keen to explore their own love of dance as well as actively teaching and choreographing within the JHS itself.
The School moved to its head quarters at ‘ Bali Hai’ in Swindon’s Old Town in 1964 and opened its second building, the Prospect Court Studios, again in Old Town, in 1997.
In 2004 the Judith Hockaday College was added offering full time dance and teacher training. The Stratton and Highworth branch schools have been established since 1977.