Dance School of the Year Award 2016, 2017 & 2018 WINNER!


Dance School of the Year Award 2017 WINNER!


“Hello! And a very warm welcome. I’m so happy you are here and considering First Position as part of your son or daughter’s dance journey…

We are a Bournemouth based dance school working with children age 2 right up to early adulthood. Our core classes are in RAD Ballet & ISTD Modern, which help your child to develop a high level of dance technique.

Alongside this we have a keen focus on developing your child’s natural self-expression & musicality through our unique Groove Child classes, as well as Contemporary and Commercial Dance.

At First Position, children (and parents) become immersed in a wonderful and down-to-earth dance family, whilst learning at a high standard and being encouraged to express themselves within a safe & structured environment.

It is my deepest honour to have had the school recognised for this, by being awarded GOLD in our category at the Dance School of the Year Awards 2016. And it is my personal mission to continue to nurture young children and teenagers to be the best they can be – not only as performers, but as human beings.”

Miss Natalie, Principal

Why Choose First Position?


With a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both pupils and parents, FP strives for excellence in a positive, fun and uplifting environment…


With highly creative and ambitious themes, an FP performance is second to none and aims to highlight the strengths of all it’s dancers, young and old…


GOLD Winner at Dance School of the Year Awards 2016, and a high level of Student Success – many FP senior dancers go on to professional careers…

"Natalie has been a fantastic teacher and mentor to me, highly knowledgeable in both technique and performance style. She always reiterated that correct technique was very important, but so was personal style and performance. Due to my high-quality training with her, I was well prepared for the step up when I started at London Studio Centre and her advice and help continues even now. I appreciate all her wisdom and I am forever grateful for everything she taught me."

Hattie Palfrey

Professional Dancer, and Past FP Student

Dance Proms News

After being selected form hundreds of schools the best of the best performed at The Royal Albert Hall 2107 Dance Proms.

Project B

The RAD’s Project B is a range of initiatives that aim to inspire boys and men of all ages to dance and encourage them to take up ballet.

First Postion Summer Events

Throughout the summer our dancers performed at various events across Bournemouth and Poole area starting with the Seven Seas Festival at Baiter Park and then onto the Shake and Stir Vintage Festival.

Dance School of the Year Award 2017 WINNER!

First Position are so proud to announce that once again they are finalists at this year’s Dance School Of The Year.

Kitty's New Chair

First Position as so proud to announce that once again they are finalists at this years Dance School Of The Year.

Dance School of the Year

First Position as so proud to announce that once again they are finalists at this years Dance School Of The Year.

Dance Proms 2017

It is the biggest honour to out of hundreds of dance schools across the world to have been selected to perform at the Dance Proms and The Royal Albert Hall 2017.


An original dance production inspired by musical ‘We Will Rock You’ and The Beatles.


How much did we raise…?


First Position absolutely rocked this year’s ‘So You Wanna Dance’ competition…

Contact Details

Winton YMCA, 7 Jameson Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2QD

07867 808703



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