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 our brand new bespoke dance studios in Shaftesbury: 14a Wincombe Business Park, we offer a variety
of classes for all ages and abilities. TLW Dance prides itself on it’s quality training and classes, offering an eclectic timetable as well as high class performance opportunities. Students at TLW have the opportunity to take nationally recognised qualifications with the R.A.D, I.S.T.D, as well as LAMDA, equally we also have classes that are more recreational
providing the perfect balance for students.

Whether your child would be interested in taking 1 class or 10 we have a variety of classes to choose from , with reasonable and convenient monthly payments. We also run a unique pre-vocational training programme for children aged 7 plus, with our renowned youth dance company offering a platform for our older students. Students from TLW Dance have been successful in gaining classes at many prestigious dance schools and  programmes including The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst, Tring Park for the performing arts and Alvin Ailey to name just a few.
Take a read through our Student Achievements page to find out more...
 
Whether you are 3 years old or 18, we have a dance class for you…we look forward to welcoming you!

The TLW TEAM


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.
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  Martyn (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 DDE qualified ISTD Tap Teacher. Erica is currently taking time out from teaching due to a complicated foot injury however will still be assisting with her Tap students development during her recover alongside various creative duties at TLW including Graphic/Web design, Dance Photography, Costume/Prop Making and Hair/Make up.
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 returned to work at TLW in 2018. Emma has recently qualified with Acro Arts to become one of their instructors and teaches Musical Theatre, Acting, Acro and covering Erica's Monday and Tuesday Tap classes whilst she is in recovery alongside various administration duties.
Alex Wedgwood
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 alongside holiday Musical Theatre
Courses.
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 has recently taking time out from teaching her Contemporary classes at TLW due to the birth of her daughter, however will be covering Erica's Friday Tap classes whilst she is in recovery.
Helen Watts

Originally from Shaftesbury, Helen is Artist Director of The Dorset Corset Corset Theatre Company and a freelance teacher, writer and director. She has worked at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a visiting tutor at Arts University Bournemouth. She is currently writing a musical adaption of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ for the National Youth Music Theatre at The Other Palace In London and a new musical called ‘Mrs Beeton Says’ for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Helen will be teaching students at TLW Acting classes with the LAMDA syllabus.
Felicity Wilson

Felicity trained at Elmhurst Ballet School before changing direction to pursue a career as a barrister. Her love of dance carried on, however, and she continued studying with various teachers in London. When she and her family moved to the South West Felicity began taking classes with Tiffany Longley at TLW Dance. Felicity has found a new love of teaching at TLW Dance in the last few years and has been assisting with various children’s ballet grades over the past years. Over the past year Felicity has been studying with the Royal Acadmey of Dance to become a fully qualified Ballet teacher.