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Thank you for booking a three week introductory course in one of youth classes

We can't wait to get dancing with you

You will not need anything special to get you started, just comfortable clothing to move in, no outdoors shoes and a bottle of water. 

We will drop you an email with all your booking information but If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

While you're here why not check out a few more pages of our site. You can meet some of our family below

Meet the DanSci Dance Studio Family

Miss Ava (The Dreamer): Artistic Director and Founder

Ava Started dancing at the age of three in Great Yarmouth, enjoying experiences with the Royal Ballet junior associates and English National Youth Ballet before winning a scholarship to Northern Ballet School where she completed her Advanced major examinations in ISTD Ballet, Modern, Tap, National, Classical Ballet Teaching associate and RAD Advanced Ballet., graduating with a diploma in Classical ballet.  She has danced professionally in Europe and the UK, alighting famous stages such as the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall as well as several Television and film credits. Ava is also a published author with a series of health booklets for Dancers and Models.

Mum of three; Ava Barron Thomas retrained after injury, gaining certificates in Sports Injury Prevention and her MSc in Dance Science from Laban, London. However, it was opening her babyballet Franchise in Exeter which has highlighted her passion for great quality dance instruction for all. Helping build the local dance community by then going on to create DanSci Dance studio, with her husband Anthony Thomas (the logical one in our DanSci family!)


Ava insists that Exeter deserves a professional, safe dance space to rival other major cities. She believes everyone should have opportunity to experience top quality dance classes regardless of their background or aspirations. It is really important to Ava that DanSci becomes the place to get correct, informative health information for dancers and practioners.

Hi, I'm Miss Ava

Ava, a former  Associate Lecturer at Exeter College is a registered babyballet teacher trainer, and certified Progressing Ballet Technique.. As well as overseeing all aspects of DanSci Dance Studio she teaches the Creative Ballet Programme and heads up the Dance science department. She may be the ‘Boss’ But she still sleeps with a teddy bear!


Winner of the Grow Exeter 100 Most Influential woman 2018 Winner of the Express & Echo Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award. Winner of the Mummazing Awards 2016: Mum Entrepreneur, Finalist of the Venus Awards: Business Mother of the year 2015, Dance Teachers Hub Finalist 2015:  Best New UK Dance School, Finalist of the Express & echo Business Awards: Best City Centre Business 2016,

Miss Harley

(The Hungry One!) Acrobatics Arts, babyballet teacher, youth contemporary and Street dance support

Harley started her early dance training in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, and Street dance alongside competing as a gymnast. 

She went on to gain a First Class Honours Degree in Dance Theatre at Plymouth University as well as tour professionally with her own choreography. Since graduating, Harley returned to Exeter and joined the DanSci team in 2014. Sharing her love of Contemporary with the youth dancers as well as becoming a qualified babyballet instructor in 2015 and this year is helping to expand these classes to other areas in Devon. In 2016, she qualified as an Acrobatics Arts instructor with an impressive 100% pass rate.  Harley is the only registered teacher of this demanding syllabus in Exeter. 

Miss Janine

(The suportive One!) Tap beats and Pilates Instructor

​Miss Janine has been the main facilitator of DanSci Dance Studio long before its inception!  Training from the age of 4 in ballet, tap and National. Miss Janine has always favoured Tap and National Dance styles, due to their up beat lively  nature. Her height often lead her to play the male in many productions!  Miss Janine gave up her dance career turning to roles backstage in the television and music industries while raising a famiy and studying for her Bachlour of Arts in Geology. Life has taken her on many exciting adventures but she has now returned to Exeter qualifying as a Pilates Instructor and taking up teaching. We are super glad to have her expertise and experience here at the studio as she delights the children in stage based tap beat classes. 

Miss Laura

(The bubbly one) Retail & Merchandise Manager, Admin support

Laura is our go to gal for on trend dancer wear and accessories. Managing the stock for our new dance shop and kitting out the students with all their uniform needs. Shes also a dab hand at the back office admin and can let you know the most suitable classes at DanSci Dance Studio. 

Miss Mary

(Our surrogate granny) Classical Ballet teacher, subsitute teacher

January 01, 2020

Miss Mary has recently join the faculty though she has been bringing her Grand daughters to classes for many moons! As maternity cover, show adviser and general shoulder to cry on Mary has a wealth experience and expertise. She trained with Leo Kersley in Harlow and danced with the Harlow ballet. Joining the Royal ballet upper school at 17 and working with the opera ballet. Mary became a freelance dancer until an ankle injury stopped her from dancing professionally, turning her hand to teaching which she loves. We are grateful that Mary has now come out of retirement to help at DanSci Dance Studio when needed. She also prepares a wonderful spa treatment for the Twinkle babyballet bears! 

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At DanSci Dance Studio it is our passion to bring you the best instructors from the best back grounds. We do not follow traditional British Dance Syllabus although hugely important and valued we believe that tapping in to the international studio market allows us to offer our students a range of styles not necessarily found at traditional dance schools. Just Check out our classes pages to see the diverse range of styles. We offer top quality training with our core values and participants best interests at heart.

We are privileged to not only have an amazing team but every member of staff really are part of our DanSci Dance Studio Family It is important to us that our instructors are qualified in their chosen genres and hold DBS checks. Everyone at DanSci Dance Studio is fully insured and holds a first aid certificate. We have dedicated safe guarding personnel and actively encourage teacher CPD to support our faculty in becoming the best they can be. Of course we are also tapping into the latest dance science research to ensure we are always providing the highest level of care to our dancers not just the best facilities.

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Don't just take our word for how magical DanSci Dance Studio is..Check out what some of our members have to say HERE
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Interested in teaching for us? We're always on the lookout for passionate, energetic and experienced teachers to join our rock star faculty. If you're interested in teaching please email us your CV detailing your experience. We'd also love to hear from you in at least 250 words why you'd like to join our inspiring team of teachers. We look forward to hearing from you!
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