Not Just Another Dance School.

Castielli School of Dance have been providing children’s dance classes in Aylesbury for over 30 years.  These classes have the ability to bring out the best in the children.  Alongside learning the art of dance, it enables confidence to grow, long-life friendships and memories that stay with them for a lifetime. Parents will notice the differences in a short period of time, suddenly their child is practicing what they have learnt in their front room, in the school playground, excited to be part of their new found dancing family.
We have also had dancers that have excelled to such a level that they have had the opportunity to take their dance training to professional dance colleges / universities and are now professional dancers.

disco set line

The I.S.T.D. produces new set
dances for each age and medal category every year. These dances are then performed at area competitions throughout the year., with the Grand Finals Competition held every October, to find the Winners of each age/medal event. Our dancers love these dances and look forward each year to see what dance they have been given.

disco freestyle

Disco Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. The music is fast and rhythmic allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style. In our lessons we prepare dancers to create solo and pairs routines which they can also use at competitions.


Street dancing is a versatile form of dance that originated in streets and school yards. Introduction to this form of dance is now found in dance studios. This helps to improve fitness, learn to move in time to the music, and have some basic moves and routines to create your own style in the future. Unleash your attitude!

slow dance

Lyrical dance with flowing movements to expressively capture the feeling of the slow music. Usually using arm lines, kicks, steps, turns and floor work to create the shapes. It is more fluid,  smoother and faster than ballet.

rock 'n' roll

Rock and roll dance is one of the most popular forms of dance today. It is usually a partner dance, but some of the moves can also be learnt as a solo routine. Lots of lively kicks and jerky movements marking out the rhythm of the music. Knowing how to put some basic steps together always makes an impact on the dance floor!

fun dance

For our youngest dancers we start with easy dance routines and popular fun  “Baby Shark” or “Superman”. This gives them the confidence to enjoy their 1st dancing experience and hopefully form a love for dancing for the rest of their lives.
Competitions are available for all of our dancers who have taken their ISTD exam within the last year.  They are able to compete in Freestyle, Street, Slow and Rock n' Roll genres.  We attend our area competitions and Nationals at Guildford.  This gives our dancers the opportunity to show off their skills and if successful they are awarded trophies and medals.
When our dancers meet the required standard, they are given the opportunity to take dance examinations in Disco Freestyle and Rock n' Roll with the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance.  These exams will be offered at least once a year.

Join Our Team

We welcome new pupils from age 2 to adult, at anytime during the year. We run many classes to suit all levels. So please see our class timetable and get in contact to discuss what class would be more appropriate for you or your child. Once decided, click the button below to arrange your free trial or book lessons. We look forward to welcoming you into our dance family.
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We've been with Castielli School of Dance for 14 years.  It's not just a dance school, it's a family.  It's been great to see the dancers grow and develop over the years and make great friendships (this goes for the parents as well).  Thank you Janet and Chrissy for all you do (oh and Jason) X
Both my girls joined Castielli School of Dance when they were 3 years old and have loved it ever since (they are now 10 and 7).  They say it is a great and fun place to learn and practice dancing.  Everyone is so friendly which makes it feel like a big dance family, and they have made some great friends.  I have seen my children progress not only in their dance techniques, but their confidence has grown as well.  Thank you Janet and Chrissy Xx
I danced with Castielli from a young age and enjoyed many years of competing and made some friends for life! I am proud now to watch my daughter Ren competing and finding the same love for dance. She’s grown so much in just a year and absolutely loves it! Thanks Janet and Chrissy xx
Dance school with passion, love, fun & desire to give their pupils the best of dance.  #TOPSCHOOL
I'm a dancer at Castielli and it's most fun am loving the place to dance and also couldn't ask for a better dance school than Castielli.  I love everything about it and my teacher, can't wait to see what the future holds for me here x
Look the Part
Uniform Order
Class Timetable
Please take a look below to find out what days the different classes are and allocated times. Hope to see you all there.
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Under 8yrs
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Under 10yrs
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Under 8yrs
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Beginners / Improvers
Over 8yrs
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fun Dance
Under 6yrs
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Under 8yrs
4:15pm - 5:00pm
5:15pm - 6:00pm
Over 14yrs
FOUNDER & teacher
Janet McDonnell

Janet is the Principal and founder of Castielli School of Dance, She has been a qualified Associate teacher with the ISTD for 32 years. Janet has extensive experience with bringing out the best in young children and teaches them the fundamental basics of dance, always ensuring every dance class is filled with fun.

Christina Stratfull

Christina is Janet's daughter and has been a member of Castielli School of dance since it first began in 1987.  She has since furthered her qualifications by studying NVQ level 2 teaching & coaching exercise and fitness to music, BTEC sports science, Foundation degree in Dance teaching, BA(hons) degree in Professional dance development and Post Graduate Certifiacte in Education. Christina, works closely with Janet and teaches our competitive dancers and choreographs and trains our competition teams.

Get in Touch
For People That Dance Together, Stay Together
We welcome new pupils from age 2 to adult, at anytime during the year. We run many classes to suit all levels. So please see our class timetable and get in contact to discuss what class would be more appropriate for you or your child. Once decided arrange your free trial. We look forward to welcoming you into our dance family.
07825 415339
Studio address listed below:-
Stoke Mandeville Stadium
The Studio, 1st Floor
HP21 9PP