Welcome to CSDD

Welcome to the CSDD, a long established dance school – a family concern spanning over 50 years. 

The school was started in 1963 by Pat Shannon, a former Tiller girl at the London Palladium and Blackpool Circusette.


The school was formally taken over by Claire Cain, Pat's daughter. Claire, a professional dancer in her own right, with a strong performance and teaching background, now continues the family business. 

Based in 4 locations, Anerley, Dulwich, Sydenham and West Wickham, we offer a variety of dance and musical theatre classes to children and adults of all ages and abilities.


Classes include Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatic, Acrodance and Musical Theatre.

Latest News & Events

Reopening on Saturday 17th April 2021!
We are so excited to announce that the CSDD are reopening in Dulwich, Anerley & West Wickham from Saturday 17th April 2021!
Term Dates

Summer Term 2021

Sat 17 Apr 2021 - Sat 24 Jul 2021

Autumn Term 2021

Sat 04 Sep 2021 - Sat 18 Dec 2021

Exam dates

MASD Examinations

Dates to be confirmed

Annual Show 2021

Sat 04 Dec 2021