Occasional Dance

Occasional Dance in Upminster was originally set up to help couples prepare their wedding dances for their big day, making sure they felt confident to get up and dance at their special occasion.

We then thought we needed to spread the dance joy locally so everyone could be involved, we wanted to create as many opportunities for people to express themselves through dance and performing.

Occasional Dance, as well as Wedding Dances now offer;

 Theatre School & OD Management Agency

A brilliant fun environment to learn the arts, singing, dancing, acting, performance skills, gaining confidence within a friendly atmosphere.

For the more serious performer we have OD Management to gain West End Roles and TV Work.


Adult Tap Dancing

Channel that inner dancer with a new skill, revisit your old dancing days or continue your love for Tap in these weekly classes.  Great routines, fab music, lots of fun,  great  your mind, body and balance.

No exams or shows just weekly fun for all to enjoy.

Adults Fitness Classes

Dance Fitness based classes suitable for all no previous dance or fitness experience needed.  Zumba a Latin based dance fitness taken at your own level.  Disco Diva’s all your fav hits from the 70’s and 80’s, dance like there’s no one watching.

Both alot of fun to take away the stresses of life.

Group Dance Lessons

A big family & friends dance for a wedding or special occasion, impressing other party guests with your show stopping routine to your chosen song

Hen Dance Party 1

Hen Dance Parties

Fab dance session for the those Hen’s looking to shimmy and twirl to their chosen theme/song for their Bride to be’s special time

Wedding Dances

Helping you to step out in confidence on your wedding day for your first dance, guidance lessons or full routine, the choice is yours

First Wedding Dance Lessons Essex Occasional Dance

Why Choose Occasional Dance?

Wedding Services

Small personal service listening to your needs, to create exactly what you require for your special day

Adults Dance & Fitness

Helping you on your journey of fitness, friendship, health & well being, stress relief and all round good fun

Theatre School

18 yrs experience in the dance/performing industry, creating an interest in the performing world for local youngsters looking to expressive themselves through Drama and performing arts


Occasional Dance have certifications in First Aid, AISTD, DBS, Chaperone Licensed, Zumba, Safe Guarding, fully insured.

What Our Clients Say:

“The dance went down really well, despite a few errors due to nerves but I think that added to the fun! We had a little practice on the day but my bustle on the dress broke, so I had to dance with the train in full flow, it wasn’t too bad though! Thanks again, best wishes for the future.”

“Ah Tina, thank you so much! Jasmine ADORED last night.  I can’t believe she came without knowing anyone else there.  We have only moved to Upminster in the last year and Jasmine is still at her old primary school so this is her first interaction with the local community.  Thank you so much for making it such a great experience for her.”
“Thanks Tina. Can’t believe how that all came together in 2 days! It was great to see all the kids had their chance to shine too. Ella thoroughly enjoyed it and rated it 10/10. See you next year!”

“Enjoyable way to keep fit and toned. Started going Zumba nearly 3years ago once a week, now I’m doing it twice a week plus Clubbercise. Tina makes her classes enjoyable, with no added pressure, you do what suits you. Also a nice friendly group so is easy to fit in.”

My daughter has been going to OD for the last few years. She loves it. She has made friends of all ages from different schools. Gained confidence through performing. It’s a great weekly exercise too. She is also progressing through her Lamda exams. Tina does a great job.

Contact us today for more information

For further information on any of our classes please don’t hesitate to ask