Founded and run by Dawn Payne an ex-professional ballet dancer, The Dawn Payne Academy of Dance offers professional dance classes for children and adults at various locations throughout the Dengie peninsula. Accredited as a fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (the highest teaching qualification awarded), Dawn has the skill and experience to offer dance tuition in a variety of genres. Having taught throughout Essex for over 25 years, Dawn has had many pupils go on to study at full time dance colleges such as Stella Mann and Laines Ballet School; ultimately leading them on to careers as professional dancers or teachers.