• The Chantraine School of Dance offers a distinctive approach to dance, which includes elements from the familiar styles of ballet, folk, contemporary and jazz plus dances from other cultures. Its aim is to help students of all abilities to understand and develop in all aspects of dance through rhythm, interiority, technique, creativity and choreography, so going beyond style alone. In the Chantraine approach these are known as the ‘Five times of life’. The classes offer an exciting repertoire of choreographies by Alain and Françoise Chantraine, and the chance for students to create their own dances. There are no exams, just joy through movement.

“I breathe, I let go, I discover”

Françoise Chantraine


Photo by Mervyn Archer