Welcome to LHTS

Welcome to LHTS

We are Leighton Buzzard's largest independent Dance and Theatre School, with children accepted from 3 years old



Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance, Pointe Work, Singing and Musical Theatre.


New Premises

You can now find us at our brand new premises on Enterprise Way, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard

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Latest School News

  1. Prize-Giving 2011

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    Prizegiving 2011 Prize-giving was held on Sunday September 11th at Vandyke Upper School There was a really lovely showcase and...
  2. Summer School!!

    Summer school 2011 was a huge hit. A group of about 20 LHTS students had a great week at summer...

Welcome to the Leanne Hughes Theatre School

Dance and Theatre Classes for Children and Adults in Leighton Buzzard

Dance School Bedfordshire
All England Gold Medal Winners 2015!

We are Leighton Buzzard’s largest independent theatre school, offering classes in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern as well as Street Dance, Jazz, Contemporary,Musical Theatre and Singing Classes.  Adult classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern are also available. With a great local reputation we also attract pupils from further afield in Bedfordshire and nearby Buckinghamshire as well as local pupils from Leighton Buzzard and surrounding villages. As one of the top dance school in Bedfordshire we are very proud of our local, regional and national reputation. We also have pupils who attend from the nearby towns of Dunstable, Milton Keynes, Woburn and Woburn Sands and Aylesbury and we perform annually at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable and at The Venue, Milton Keynes.

Classes are held Monday to Saturday in our own premises. Children are welcome from 3 years old.  All of our professional staff are fully CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) checked.

Since our inception in September 2002, we have achieved a 100% pass mark in examinations taken. Pupils from the school have successfully auditioned for, and accepted places at The Royal Ballet, London Senior Ballet School, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Tring Park School, Tring Park Classical Academy, Laine Theatre Arts, Performers College, Italia Conti, Bird College, Laban, Urdang, Masters and Stella Mann College-several of them with full or part scholarships.

In addition pupils from LHTS have appeared in professional productions including in the last couple of years Billy Elliot, Oliver! and also Chitty Chitty Bang Bang all in London’s West End. We have also had students who have auditioned for and performed in the London Children’s Ballet production of Ballet Shoes and the English Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker and Coppelia-four again with scholarships. Over the last ten years the school has also supplied the dancers for several professional pantomimes alongside stars from the stage and screen, including the pantomimes at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable and The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury.

The school also enjoys continued success in dance festivals throughout the country and in the All England Competition including winning 1 Gold medal and 3 Bronze medals at the National Finals in London 2015 and we qualified 28 of our dances to perform there. In the last eight years we have succeeded in getting many of our dancers to the National Finals in London to dance on a West End theatre stage in the highest level of amateur dance competition and thereby achieved a name for ourselves both within Herts, Beds and Bucks and nationally too.