Tiffany Longley and Lynne Wilson founded TLW Dance in 2010 with the vision of creating a dance school with opportunities for high quality dance training that could serve the  whole of the local community. 

Based in Shaftesbury, North Dorset, TLW Dance is the leading dance school in the area. It boosts its very own 1000sq ft studio, complete with wooden floors, a wall of mirrors, state of the art ballet barres, tumbling mats and a spring board. This space provides the perfect arena for all types of dance and creates an inspiring environment for students to learn. TLW has a foyer where students are able to do their homework in between classes and parents can wait for their children during their lessons.

TLW Dance provides a variety of classes for children of all ages and abilities.  With an eclectic timetable of RAD Ballet, Street Jazz, ISTD Tap Dance, Contemporary, Jazz Technique, Acrobatic Arts, Musical Theatre and TLW Performing Arts, classes at TLW run during term time for 36 weeks of the year. Outside of the timetabled classes, TLW Dance also offers students the opportunity to take part in additional workshops throughout the year, a summer intensive and performances every 1​1/​2 - 2 years.
Most TLW Dance students take 1 or 2 classes a week; however some students take dance and performing arts more seriously and have the oportunity to take multiple classes a week on TLW's specialist 'Dance Programme'. The older students on this programme also have the
opportunity to audition and be invited to specialist classes to further their dance training and develop their performance experience with the TLW Dance Company. 

TLW Dance is proud of all their students and has a great number of student achievements. TLW Dance positively encourages students who show the talent to audition for outside courses at some of the top dance schools not only in this country but worldwide. TLW Dance students have been succesful in gaining places with The Royal Ballet School, Tring Park, Elmhurst, The Hammond School, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, The Urdang Academy, Sylvia Young,  Jofferey Ballet (NYC), Centre for Advanced Training (CATS) and Alvin Ailey in New York. To read more please visit our STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT page.

We hope you enjoy looking around our website and look forward to welcoming you to TLW Dance in the near future.

Tiffany Longley - Principal

Tiffany trained through a scholarship at London Studio Centre and went on to perform professionally in the UK and Europe. With a passion for teaching, Tiffany has  taught and choreographed across Europe including Greece, Southern Italy and the UK at renowned dance schools such as the London Studio Centre, Liberatus School of Performing Arts, Bodyworks and the Aberdeen International Arts Festival. Tiffany is the Principal at TLW and teaches RAD Ballet, Jazz Technique and Contemporary classes alongside running the TLW Dance Company. Tiffany is currently  finalising her training to become a mentor for trainee teachers.
Lynne Wilson - Director

Lynne studied Sport Science and Administration at Nottingham Trent University and is also a qualified gymnastic coach and Hatha Yoga teacher. After working in the health and fitness industry for 11 years, Lynne was able to convert her business and health knowledge into running TLW as Company Director. Lynne has more recently qualified in Acrobatic Arts, allowing her knowledge of gymnastics to be introduced into Tiffany's world of Dance with Acro classes and continues to study in Children's Yoga and Advanced Hatha Yoga.
Erica Phillips

Erica trained at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre  alongside studying in Theatrical Costume in Liverpool and worked for theatre/television after graduation. Erica later qualified as a fitness/personal trainer and class instructor working for a variety of health clubs as a studio co-ordinator. Combining her dance/costume experience, Erica also ran an Adult Dance Company and worked as a graphic designer for a property developer over a 7 year period in Greater Manchester. After re-locating to Dorset, Erica continued to study with The Judith Hockaday School of Dance to become a fully qualified ISTD Tap Teacher. Erica teaches tap dance and assists in the seniors Acro classes at TLW alongside various creative duties at TLW including dance photography, graphic/web design, costume/prop making and hair/make up. Erica will also be developing and running the TLW Performing Arts School which is due to launch in 2018.
Alex Robertson
Alex trained at the Italia Conti Academy and since graduating has travelled around the world dancing and singing. Alex has taught dance since the age of 16 whilst performing; she teaches jazz, commercial, street, ballet, tap, and musical theatre. Alex was a dancer for P&O and Celebrity Cruises where she toured the world performing shows from the West End and Las Vegas. She lived in America being a showgirl in Atlantic City, Niagara Falls and for a US tour. A highlight of Alex’s career was dancing in the film ‘The Look of Love’ with Steve Coogan. Alex toured the UK in a girl band where they performed at festivals such as the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. She has performed shows in Toronto, Dublin, Germany, Monaco and Singapore to name a few. She now runs her own company Allure Dancers. Allure is an elite female dance group for luxury events. She has recently taken her dancers to perform at events such as the Monaco and Singapore Grand Prix and The Blue Marlin Ibiza and Ibiza Fashion Festival. Alex loves teaching dance and passing on what she knows to students of all ages who are wanting to perform as a career and those who are there for fun and fitness! Commercial dance is her favourite style which she currently teaches in Street Jazz classes at TLW to the Intermediates and above.
Emma Pike

Emma is a former pupil at TLW Dance and original member of the TLW Dance Company founded in 2010. Emma continued her training at Chichester University in Musical Theatre and after graduating, worked in Spain as a performer for Thomas Cook in 2016 and toured the UK with Image Musical Theatre in 2017. Emma has continued to work at TLW assisting with examinations, TLW performances and the TLW Dance Company during her time away and shall now be returning as a member of the teaching faculty in December 2017 and will be assisting in the development of the Performing Arts School which is coming in 2018.
Suzie Sheard

Suzie trained at London Studio Centre where she gained a Degree in Dance Theatre.  After graduating,  Suzie went on to perform as Dance Captain with Costa Cruises and as a dancer with Spirit of the Dance in America.  On her return to England, Suzie began as a dance teacher at Liberatus School of Performing Arts and later became Director, Head of Contemporary Dance, Course Co-ordinator for the BTEC qualification and Suzie gained her PGCE. Suzie currently  owns a Yoga and Pilates studio and also works as a freelance dance and fitness teacher, specialising in Horton technique, Yoga and Pilates. Suzie will be teaching the new Contemporary classes for TLW Dance from September 2017, which will be held at St Mary's School in Shaftesbury.
Sasha Johns - Student Teacher

Sasha has eighteen years of dance training in Classical Ballet, alongside with experience in African dance, hip-hop and a variety of other dance forms. After graduating with distinctions in Dance, Sasha went on to teach private ballet classes to assist students in preparing for RAD ballet exams and dance competitions. In addition, she taught Classical Ballet at Westlake Community Dance Project in South Africa. With this experience as a foundation, and with an increased affinity for health and fitness, she went on to complete her Yoga Teacher’s Certificate. In addition to teaching, Sasha still has a passion for performance and has performed in many musical theatre productions including Oklahoma, Hope Street, and My Fair Lady. Sasha is currently enrolled with the Royal Academy of Dance, pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a qualified RAD ballet teacher.