At the heart of our mission for each Pupil is enjoyment, excellent technique and self-discipline in dance.

Our highly-trained and experienced teachers provide fun and quality classes in Ballet, Modern and Tap for all levels, age 3 to adult. Formed in 1981 and members of the British Ballet Organization, our School’s philosophy is to provide all dance disciplines for all ages and abilities.

Our School has more than 350 dancers, who are given opportunities to perform in examinations, shows and displays – take a look at our Gallery for some examples. Whether your desire is to progress on to a vocational school and a career in dance, or want to dance for a hobby, we can nurture your love of dance.


Meet the team

Megan Nicholson

Megan Nicholson
M.A. PGCE QTS MBBO BAHons

Megan became the Principal dance teacher in 2021. Megan has a passion for teaching, enabling each individual pupil to strive to achieve their absolute best and to take pride in their achievements. Her previous teaching roles and education: Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), Head of Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music),Visiting Dance and PE Lecturer, Masters in Education, Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Qualified Teacher Status, Dance degree and British Ballet Teaching Qualification, have allowed her to have a vast breadth of knowledge and this experience has motivated her to encourage and inspire passion in her pupils.

Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray
MBBO BA Hons

Lisa comes from the Bottesford area and is married to Iain and has a son, Samuel and a daughter, Ava. A former Pupil of Bingham School of Dance, Lisa is a fully qualified teacher holding a Diploma in Dance Teaching. Although Lisa teaches all disciplines of dance, she predominantly teaches Tap and also runs the Orston School of Dance. Lisa is also Secretary of Bingham School of Dance and can be contacted on any administrative matters.

Fran Knight

Fran Knight
MBBO, QTS

Fran is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has a Theatre-dance teaching Diploma with the BBO. She has attended Bingham School of Dance since the age of 4 and now teaches at the school, specialising in Tap. As a teenager, Fran was an associate at the Urdang Academy, London and whilst studying for her degree, completed the BBO's Advanced 1 and 2 Tap exams.

Bethan Hall

Bethan Hall
MBBO, PGCE, QTS

Bethan is a qualified teacher, with a vast amount of teaching experience in both primary and secondary Physical Education. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education (specialising in Dance) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a PGCE in Sport and Physical Education from the University of Bath. Bethan currently teaches Nursery, Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet at Bingham School of Dance where she encourages Pupils to develop their imagination and creativity. Bethan lives in Bassingham with her husband Jonny.

Shan Jones

Shan Jones
MBBO ODTS

Shan is the former Principal and founder of the School and lives with her husband Chris in Bassingham. She has two grownup daughters, Bethan and Megan, Megan has now taken the role of Principal since Shan retired and Bethan teaches the junior ballet classes, keeping the business in the family. Shan’s love for dancing started at an early age and never waned through her progression and training in Ballet, Modern and Tap with the British Ballet Organization. Bingham School of Dance was formed by Shan in 1981, with a small class of beginners.

Alison Wallace

Alison Wallace
MBBO ODTS

Alison lives in Harmston just outside of Lincoln with her husband Paul and son John. A qualified teacher with the British Ballet Organization, Alison moved to Lincoln after training in the Midlands. Alison runs Hykeham School of Dance and thoroughly enjoys guest teaching at Bingham School of Dance.

Emma Parker

Emma Parker
BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS, MLDP

Emma began dancing at Bingham School of Dance at age 3 and has reached Advanced 1 Level Ballet (BBO), Advanced 1 Tap (BBO) and Grade 8 Modern Theatre (ISTD). She gained a BA (Hons) in Dance Choreography from the University of Northumbria and a PGCE in Dance Education (RAD). Emma currently works in a Leicestershire Upper School, teaching Dance, Media and Business Studies. At Bingham, she teaches Junior and Intermediate Modern and Intermediate Tap. Emma continues to gain successes with her students and hopes to inspire more children to love dance.

Victoria Phillipson

Victoria Phillipson
Adult Modern Teacher

A former pupil of Bingham School of Dance, Victoria reached Advanced 1 Level 1 Ballet, Advanced 1 Level 1 Tap and Intermediate Modern. Victoria runs the Adult Modern classes and aims to make the sessions exciting and fun with lots of laughter to be heard from outside.

Claire Hopkins

Claire Hopkins
Adult Tap Teacher QTS, MBBO

Claire was a former pupil of Bingham School of Dance and had a clear strength in Tap and Modern, her passion for dance shines through when teaching and is a fun bubbly teacher full of life.

Victoria Baggaley

Victoria Baggaley
Dance Teacher Assistant

Miss Victoria continues to dance at Bingham School of Dance at Advanced Ballet and Advanced Tap level. Victoria is fantastic with the students and her knowledge of the British Ballet Organisation Syllabus is fantastic. Victoria has a calm effect on pupils and pupils are at ease with her and listen to her for guidance.

Emma Farrell

Emma Farrell
PGCE QTS BAHons

Emma is a former pupil of Bingham School of Dance and teaches Modern on a Tuesday evening. Emma is a trained Performing Arts and Dance teacher receiving her BA Hons and then continuing to accomplish her Dance PGCE in 2019. Emma wants to pass on the passion that was instilled in her as a student for her love of dance.

Eloise Warriner

Eloise Warriner
Dance Teacher Assistant

Miss Eloise continues to dance with Bingham School of Dance at Advance Ballet and Tap level. Eloise has always had a passion for dance and wishes to pass this love of dance to the pupils. Eloise continues to challenge those she teaches to develop their dance skills.