Welcome to the wonderful world of Footlight
Established by Nina Thompson 32 years ago.
Footlight is synonymous for quality training in dance and performing arts throughout the Wimborne area.
From toddlers through to adults.
We have classes in RAD ballet, ISTD tap and modern, LAMDA Drama, LAMDA Singing, Acrobatic Arts and DDmix for adults.
Their future is our passion
Footlight has been a huge part of my life and has helped me in so many ways and that's mainly down to Nina. Everyone looks up to her and respects her and is an amazing dance teacher. Footlight would not be Footlight without her, an incredible dance teacher and principal!
I have known Nina Thompson for 25 years since I started dancing at her school Footlight at the age of 4. She is a wonderful nurturing teacher, who knows just how to get the best out of everyone. Nina is encouraging and helps everyone to achieve their potential. She has always supported my career choice and helped me to believe that I could achieve my dreams. Her support has been never faltering, she keeps in touch with her past pupils and has been to see me in many of my professional shows, I owe this lady a great deal. She is an inspiration to all who know her. Not only is Nina extremely qualified as a teacher, but she is also a great friend and a fantastic pastoral figure to her pupils.
Nina taught me dance from the age of four and is an absolutely fantastic teacher, always creating a very happy and relaxed environment for children to learn and above all have fun! Nina always encouraged me to reach my full potential with my dancing throughout my time at Footlight and for that I cannot thank her enough! As I got older Nina became a great friend as well as a teacher and has had a huge part in all that I have achieved!
Footlight has helped a very shy and timid little girl start to grow into a much more confident and happy child
Well footlight is like a second home and the minute you join you become part of the family. It’s something you can’t experience anywhere else.
All at Footlight show great warmth, encouragement and friendliness to the children and parents, we really have chosen the best Dance school, Thank you
My daughter has been dancing at Footlight for 8 years. I have watched her grow in confidence, gaining not only ability but a strong and lasting friendship group. We both look forward to many more years to come.
Footlight have 11 convenient locations across Wimborne & Poole
Merley Community Centre
Merley First School
St Michaels Church
Colehill Methodist Church
St Nicholas Church
30 Warhead Road,
Corfe Mullen Village Hall
Leigh Park Community Centre
St Barnabas Church
King John Avenue,
Bearwood Community Centre
King John Avenue,
Broadstone Scout Hall
Broadstone War Memorial