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.

We are currently taking new bookings for the new term. Contact Claire now to book your free trial!

Latest News & Events

New Term Starts
Friday 7th January 2022
Annual Show 2022
Our posponed annual show is in the diary!
Sunday 20 Feb 2022
at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts
Term Dates
Spring Term 2022
Fri 7 Jan 2022 - Sat 3 Apr 2021