Formerly The Kathryn Hurley Dance Academy & The Ruth Osborne School of Dancing

About Us




ROKH Dance celebrates a combined history of 49 years of dance enjoyment!

Formerly The Kathryn Hurley Dance Academy and The Ruth Osborne School of Dancing, ROKH Dance represents our long established and successful history but also our modern, up to date teaching practices and vision for the school. We are very committed to providing the best dance training for our students and also to continue to seek further exciting opportunities which will develop them as dancers and creatives within the theatre industry.

ROKH Dance offers high quality training in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street, Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts and Drama. The Academy has four branches based in Iron Acton, Frampton Cotterell, Charfield and Wotton Under Edge.   In 2016, we were delighted to be Finalists in the prestigious Dance School of the Year.

Our Philosophy


 A  welcoming and enthusiastic school, we aim to inspire our students with a joy in movement and a love of theatre. Through courtesy, discipline, motivation and dedication, a confidence develops which our students can apply to all aspects of life.   

About Us



Pre - School classes exploring music and movement, developing the children's joyful imaginations, are offered to children from the age of 2.5 years.

Captivating classes following the ISTD  (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Syllabi lead to graded examinations for children aged 5 years  and upwards.   

Examinations are not compulsory but offer a measure of progress and reward the children for their hard work and dedication and commitment.

The bi-annual Academy show delights all pupils giving them the exhilarating opportunity to perform in costume, on stage in a professional theatre, whilst building confidence. 

There is also the opportunity to perform and compete at a number of competitions around the country. The annual summer school brings West End performers to Iron Acton to share their talents and inspire the students.  

ROKH Dance also perform at various community events throughout the year, with an annual highlight being 'Proms in the Meadows' and the Actonians Pantomime. 

Our on-site shop is open once a month during term time. We supply all the required ROKH Dance Uniform. Any additional items can be requested on special order.