Tel: 01353 661919


It is with the upmost sadness that we will be temporarily closing our doors after classes on Saturday 21st March. Although this is the correct decision it is a very sad and difficult decision for many reasons. Mostly because we will miss seeing the faces of our extended dance family over the coming weeks. Sharing our passion for dance and the performing arts is what we love to do so we will be running a timetable of online classes, starting from next week (23rd March). More details of these classes will follow shortly!

During this very difficult time we ask that you continue to support us and every other small business as much as possible. The Performing Arts sector is made mostly of the self-employed, most of which will now be out of work for a while.

Although we may not be opening the studio, we would love to know that you are still practicing at home so please post your photos/videos to our social media pages.

We send much love at this time and hope that we will be seeing you all back in classes in the near future!

Welcome to Octagon Studios!

Octagon Studios is Ely's Performing Arts Centre, founded in 1997 it has proved to be a very successful venture. With hundreds of pupils of all ages the centre provides pre-vocational training in the Performing Arts for all abilities and ambitions.

We teach classes in Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Tap, Drama, Musical Theatre, Singing and Music. The Studios also teach GCES Dance, Drama and Music. We are members of NATD and ISTD.

All staff our have up to date police checks and the Studios are fully insured.

Our aim is to look to the future in the constantly changing world of performing arts and help you to achieve your ambitions and enjoy your classes.

Watch videos of our performances Timetables for our classes
Watch videos of our performances! Timetables for our classes


Entrance to Octagon Studios from the High Street

Latest News

We have introduced some amazing new classes on Fridays - Aerial Hoop and Acrobatic Dance - suitable for ages 6 years right up to adults. Taught by Hannah Pyrah and Belinda Howe it is essential to book in advance for these and all our new classes as places are filling up fast!

Hannah Pyrah is an ex-student of Octagon Studios who has returned to teach here after training and dancing professionally. Hannah has re-launched ‘The Elysian Dance Company’- the professional company based at the studios and is looking for professionally trained local dancers to join the company. Contact or Tel. 01353 661919 to apply for an audition.

New classes have been added to the timetable.

Csilla Waterfall, Cellist with the London Hungarian Symphony Orchestra is now offering CELLO LESSONS at Octagon Studios for ages from 5yrs to adult. With a young, lively style you will enjoy these lessons. To apply Tel 01353 661919 or 07526570646 or email or

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