Dalton Street, Hartlepool
01429 295946 07840 554755


Carol Hammond Dance Studio


The Benefits of Dance

There are many benefits of dance. Ballroom and Latin American classes are held in the Studio on a weekly basis offering a safe environment for both children and adults. A great way to improve your health as well as making new friends. The physical benefits helps strengthen muscles, improve stamina improves posture and flexibility. The psychological benefits help with co-ordination to keep the brain active. Socially it’s a way of meeting new friends!

It is never too late to start! 

Health Benefits of Dance

Boost Memory

Improve Flexibility

Reduce Stress

Diminish Depression

Help your Heart

Balance Better

Increase Energy

Lose Weight

Make Friends




We offer a wide range of classes to suit every interest in dance. Whether you wish to learn a new hobby, for a dinner dance or going away on holiday.

If you are an absolute beginner or wish to take it further for more in-depth technique there are plenty of opportunities in the Studio.  We follow the syllabus of the International Dance Teachers' Association and cater for children from 3years and over in Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence and Freestyle/Streetdance.

Adult dance classes range from beginner's Social Ballroom/Latin classes, Sequence, Swing Jive, Rock 'n' Roll, Line Dancing and Fun Tap. There is a licensed bar on the premises for members to relax and enjoy a drink and make new friends during their evening to our Studio. We also offer Latin Workout exercise class.   Private tuition and small group lessons are also available at a time convenient to you. 

Wedding packages are available to make your first dance special and unique to you for your Special Day.


Carol Hammond

Carol is the highest IDTA qualified professional in the Tyne Tees region to date. She is a Fellow and Examiner in Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence and Freestyle Dance of the International Dance Teachers’ Association. 

She enjoys lecturing and examining both in the UK and abroad, and has travelled both sides of the Atlantic to examine and adjudicate both amateurs and professionals in exams and competitions.

She feels lucky to have the strong sense of community here in Hartlepool behind her in building a business in the town and it remains important to her to give back to that community and share the joy of dance as widely as possible.  She has taught dance in Primary Schools, both mainstream and additional needs, to enable children from all backgrounds to enjoy the art of dance and has delivered numerous dance demonstrations and performances for the Council and various community groups.

She is an active organiser and promoter for local charity events involving dance, and her school always supports charities close to their hearts.  Throughout the 30 years of owning her own school she has always actively supported the Hartlepool Hospice and to date has raised over £35,500 for them.  This simply will not stop.  The Hospice is as much a part of the dance family as anyone else.

She has taught so many children over the years both for recreational and competitive hobbies.  Before 2020 adult classes were full to capacity every night!  She is very honoured that some of her original child members are still attending the Studio as adults and, two of the original 7 pupils from her very first class now bring their daughters to class.   It is so gratifying to see children grow from their baby ballroom class to taking the stage at the famous Winter Gardens to competing now in the adult sections.   One of her baby ballroom pupils not only competed as a child and adult but then continued to study for her professional qualifications and is now one of her teaching team.    

Carol has trained many professionals and several of her pupils have been recognised by receiving top national recognition by IDTA.