About Us

Our Story

DH Dance Academy is a dancing school based in Hertford & Welwyn. 

The school was founded by principals Hayley Driscoll & Holly Hillier; both have been dancing since the age of 3 in a various dance disciplines. Both went on to professional training together at North London Dance Studios, during this time Hayley & Holly gained teaching qualifications, performance experience and built a beautiful friendship sharing their love for dancing. 

Since graduating Hayley & Holly continued more studies for teaching qualifications in ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) & (RAD Royal Academy of Dancing). Both went on to teach children of all ages and abilities and choreograph for showcases and events. They have also worked professionally in the industry performing in west end shows, pantomimes and commercially in videos and live events. After gaining an extensive amount of experience in both teaching and performing Hayley & Holly decided to build their own school together. 

DH Dance Academy are proud to offer students excellent training in a variety of dance disciplines such as:

RAD Ballet (Royal Academy of Dancing), ISTD Tap & Modern, (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing), Street Dance / Hiphop, Jazz Technique, Contemporary / Lyrical, Acrobatics & Musical Theatre.

With classes for ages 2-18+ there is something for everyone, we have classes to suit beginners or those that want to extend or further their training.  All classes are taught by fully qualified, DBS certified, industry professionals including principals of the school, Hayley & Holly. Students are also given the opportunity to take part in exciting experiences throughout the year, such as:

RAD & ISTD Dance Examinations


Charity Fundraising Events

Festival & Community Performances

Dance Workshops

Dance Days Out 

And Many More. 

Our aim is to teach the love and enjoyment of dancing to the younger generation, helping them to grow in confidence. We ensure to give each student the attention they require allowing them to thrive and achieve their own individual potential. 

DH Dance Academy provide a welcoming, professional and friendly service and are proud to offer exceptional dance training and opportunities to our students.