Inspire, Nurture and Support

Join the Joco Family!

We have a simple ethos at Joco – we combine a friendly, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere with highly accomplished tuition. We often hear from students and parents/carers alike that they feel like a part of the “Joco Family”, and that’s something that makes us very proud. This approach has led to countless friendships made, mountains of confidence built and amazing achievements in exams and shows over the years.

We offer annual IDTA examinations, where our students regularly achieve outstanding results, and our wonderful Joco Shows where all our Performing Arts students have a chance to perform on stage at the Leatherhead Theatre in front of friends and family – a real highlight of the year! We also offer a fantastic medal scheme for our gymnastics students with progressions throughout the year, and at the end of every term family members are invited to “Watching Week” where you will be able to see your Joco-er in action!

Do it big.
Do it right.
Do it with style.

Fred Astaire

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Jo Clarke

Jo has immersed herself in the performing arts and dance since the age of 4, ultimately achieving a scholarship with the prestigious ‘London Studio Centre’ where she gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Dance. Subsequently she qualified as a dance teacher with the I.D.T.A. gaining extensive teaching experience all over London and Surrey in schools, dance schools and colleges.

Jo taught Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Social Dance and Musical Theatre Styles at PPA College in Guildford and has tutored in the West End for Working Title Films, a British film and television production company.

After a number of years dancing professionally both here and abroad, Jo decided to open a dance school to pass on her knowledge and love of dance and performing arts.

Our Teaching Team

Our highly qualified teachers hail from such institutions as London Studio Centre, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Central School of Speech and Drama, Laine Theatre Arts and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, to mention but a few. All have proven backgrounds in performance and instruction. They are hand-picked to be friendly, approachable, excellent with all ages and exemplars of the ethos of Joco Dance and Theatre Arts. We also provide high quality dance, singing and drama tuition in nurseries in Wimbledon, Teddington and Ashtead for children from 18 months.

Our Classes

Ballet

Ballet is a perfect introduction to dance for all ages, and good ballet technique underpins all other dance styles. At Joco we teach excellent technique in fun lessons, using both classical and modern music.

Tap

One of Jo’s favourites, Tap is a fun and rewarding style to learn! At Joco we draw from both Broadway Tap and Rhythm Tap.

Modern Jazz

A creative and energetic form of dance, combining Ballet technique and modern and progressive styles including high kicks, turns and expressive choreography. At Joco we teach commercial and lyrical Modern Jazz.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a deeply expressive style which combines elements of several others including Ballet, Modern Jazz and Lyrical. Contemporary dance is holistic, combining the body and mind through fluid movement.

Street Dance

Always popular, this fun and energetic dance style is less formal but is just as expressive and enjoyable to learn.  

Musical Theatre

At Joco our Musical Theatre classes combine singing, drama and dance in both solo and group work. Great for building confidence, our classes draw from West End and Broadway shows as well as popular music, film and theatre – prepare for show tunes at breakfast!

Gymnastics

With expert tuition from Coach Beccy, gymnastics is a fantastic way to burn off some excess energy while learning excellent technique and gaining confidence.

Tom R

Awesome Group! Loved the Joco show! Beautifully executed, such a lovely bunch of fun people!