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Strictly Smartz - previously Davies Dance Centre.

The studio has been teaching Ballroom, Latin American and Freestyle dancing for the last 30 years under the name of Davies Dance Centre.  We have taught dancing to a very high standard - whilst maintaining a friendly, and family atmosphere.  We recently had a complete refurbishment -  updated the name to Strictly Smartz, making it more like a club atmosphere, spending £40,000.00 to bring the studio into the 20th century, and at the same time obtained an alcohol license - We have maintained the friendly atmosphere - and are continuing to teach all types of dance, and the studio is also available to hire out for parties, and functions.

Phone: 01702 715361



Instagram: strictlysmartz

FaceBook: smartdance1a

Twitter: @StrictlySmartz

Opening Times

Monday        10:00-22:00

Tuesday        10:00-22:00

Wednesday   10:00-22:00

Thursday        10:00-22:00

Friday           10:00-22:00

Saturday         10:00-22:00

Sunday          10:00-22:00

Strictly Smartz

1A Elm Road,



Classes are available in Ballrom, Latin American, Argentine Tango. - they are available for Children and adults of all standards.  Whether you wish to learn to a very high competitive level - or just want to be able to get round the floor and perhaps start a new social life - we can accomodate you.  All classes are taught by experienced dance teachers.


For the competitors, we attend regular competitons throughout the year - and infact I personally organize five competitions at the Paddocks - Canvey Island. These competitions are for all levels of medalist dancers, and again, are good for beginners as well as the experienced - the competitions are graded.  We also attend Blackpool once a year - when everyone that wants to has the opportunity to dance at the Blackpool Tower, and the famous Winter Gardens.  Exams are organized through the U.K.A. which enables competitors to take part in Blackpool.


Social Dancers:  We have many classes, covering all grades from Beginners - to experienced social dancers - some classes are run during the day to cover people retired or shift workers - as well as classes during the evening for those that have to work during the day.  We reguarly run Fish and chip supers, which provides a good opportunity for social dancers to put their dance routines to practise.  And now we have the bar - these evenings are extremely socialable.  Great atmosphere.


Childrens classes:  These classes combine learning Freestyle as well as ballroom and latin.  They all work towards exams, and are offered the opportunity to compete if they want to.  Dancing with a partner, offers great opportunities, besides the obvious learning to dance.  They also learn how to work as a couple, give and take, when competitng they have to learn to lose gracefully, whilst experience the joy of winning. The dancing gives them great confidence, and they mix with all different age groups.  It really is like one huge family.


Private Lessons:  are availabel for all - once again the competitors to learn advanced technique - but also they are very good for the shy beginner - that would like a little knowledge before joining a class.  Some people just learn better on a one to one - and private lessons are available at any time - so if you cannot make a class - a private lesson may be the way forward.  


There really is no excuse - you can all learn - especially if you have two left feet.


Toddlers:  We have several parent and toddler classes - these are extremely good for the child to learn to enjoy music - learning with the parent - they dance to nursery rhymes - fun party dances, using lots of props - musical instruments - soft toys - and shakers.  A great opportunity for quaiity time with your child.


All our classes are pay as you go - although there is discount should you wish to pay by standing order.


Functions and Parties:


Toddler and Childrens parties can be hosted.  The entertainer of the childrens parties is excellent, they are usually an hour and half session, wherein the children are entertained and once the party is finished we will clear up - so no mess to worry about.  Parties can be themed - and the entertainer is always happy to work with any special ideas you may have.


The venue is ideal for small parties 50/100 people.  The inclusive price for hire includes bar staff - and the tables and chairs can be put out to your own design, by us, and once again once the party is finished we will clear up - so no mess to worry about.  There is also an amplifier built in - so should you wish to plug your own Ipad - with your own playlist you can do so at no extra cost.  Should you wish to view the venue with a booking in mind - we are happy to arrange an apoointment.  Once again - if you have any special ideas, we are happy to work with you - to make your party - special to you.