EXPRESSATIVITY 7 was founded in 1987 by Christine Turner and is now a well established thriving theatre school in East London / Essex, which has gone from strength to strength in the last 30 years.


Our classes are currently held at the Dagenham Park Leisure Centre each Saturday, with extra classes on weekdays when needed at Barnards Farm, West Horndon, where we have a fantastic purpose-built studio. 

We pride ourselves in using purpose built studios which have suspended floors, fully mirrored walls, barres and air conditioning, meaning that our pupils work in the safest environment for the best results.


EXPRESSATIVITY 7's classes are focused on teaching and developing dance and performance skills which in turn help to improve co-ordination, posture, discipline and social behaviour. Our classes also help to increase confidence and allow each of our pupils to reach their full potential in a fun, exciting and inspiring way.   


We accept children from as young as 3  and have no upper age limit. We offer both examination and non syllabus classes in a wide range of subjects. 

EXPRESSATIVITY 7 follows the British Association Teachers of Dancing (BATD) syllabus, which is an organisation that has been in existence for100 years and is very well respected in the world of dance.  


Classes offered include:









As well as all of our exciting classes, we also hold WORKSHOPS with external choreographers and performers from different backgrounds, whether that be the WEST END or the COMMERCIAL  dance industry.  We also actively encourage our pupils to use the skills learnt with us on the stage.   


EXPRESSATIVITY 7 also has outstanding success in our exams. 100% of students since 2012 have passed exams undertaken in various subjects. Some EXPRESSATIVITY 7 students have also been selected by the BATD scholarship which is only open to candidates who attain the highest level in their work. Furthermore, students have previously been given the opportunity to perform and train with very prestigious companies and organisations, such as: the English Youth Ballet, long running family pantomimes across Essex and also the Royal Ballet and their principle artists, in a new opera at the grand opening of the Royal Opera House's Purfleet facility.

We also hold showcases, such as our 2016 Christmas Showcase, 'The Night Before Christmas', which featured ballet, tap, jazz, street and musical theatre numbers to a range of Christmas songs. You can see pictures of the beautiful costumes and fabulous numbers on our 'Gallery' page.

With experienced industry professionals, a successful heritage, and a fun place to learn and develop, EXPRESSATIVITY 7 is the best place to choose for your child's dance and theatre training.