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An established dance school, Dance Scene runs classes at Churchgate School, Old Harlow and Harlow College. Students from both Essex and Hertfordshire attend classes throughout the week.

Dance Scene offers classes in hip hop/commercial, ballet, tap, modern and jazz with regular performances and I.S.T.D exams during the year.

Lorraine Hodges – Principal
DDE qualified in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National

Lorraine has been teaching for 30 years in Harlow and the surrounding areas. Her vast experience in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National has given many students the opportunity to train as dancers from 18 months to adult!

Many students have gone on to vocational performing arts colleges and are having very successful dance careers.


Lorraine trained at The Arts Educational School in London where she gained her professional teaching qualifications.

Lorraine’s career started as a professional dancer. Her professional credits include various pantomimes in the UK as well as being dance captain on various touring shows.


Lorraine founded Dance Scene to share her experience and knowledge of dance with everyone who comes through her doors from children to adults. One of Lorraine’s greatest achievements is her adult tap class that she has been running for 30 years and it’s still going strong!


Kate Tozer

DDI qualified in Ballet, Tap and Modern

Kate Started dancing at the young age of 2 with Lorraine! Her love of dance has lead her to train professionally at The Centre Performing Arts College, London. Here she gained a performing arts diploma and 3 full DDI qualifications.

Upon graduating Kate went straight into professional dance work by joining Costa Cruise Lines as a production dancer. Kate continued her career with various other work including:
Dancer – Trident commercial for Beyonce
Various Pantomimes – UK
Hair shows and various other performances.

TV and Film credits include:
The Basil Brush Show – BBC
Various Bollywood movies as a dancer and supporting artist.

Kate also reached the final stages for the west end musical Flashdance.




After beginning her love of dance with Lorraine, Kate is very excited to be working alongside Lorraine at Dance Scene.

Lorraine and Kate are very experienced highly professional dance teachers who work very hard and are dedicated in their aims to help all their pupils realise their aspirations.


Becky Oliver

I am a professional singer and musical theatre performer & teacher. After graduating from the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in London with Honours, I toured Germany in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ understudying and playing the role of Christine.

Since then I have appeared in numerous productions including: ‘Cabaret’, Union Theatre, London, ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’, London and Herts, ‘Tonight’, Peacock Theatre, London. I have also appeared in many pantomimes up and down the country playing principal girl and more recently the Wicked Witch!

I have been a session singer and vocalist for various bands & even toured the UK and Ireland as a dancer and Magicians assistant!



I began teaching in my last year at Italia Conti and am very lucky to be teaching music and performing arts at several different schools in Essex and Herts to students aged 5 months – adult and love being part of the Dance Scene family.


Courtenay Dunn

Courtenay started dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Scene with Lorraine. She passed all of her ISTD examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern with excellent grades. She began assisting classes as a student teacher until the age of 18 when she decided she wanted to study for her teaching qualifications.

Courtenay is now working towards her DDE examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern.