Why choose

Our School

Qualified Teachers


Full range of class

Accredited examinations

​High Student exam scores 


​Bi-annual Full School Show

Summer Workshops​


​Vocational Classes​

Friendly Atmosphere

About Us

The Geraldine Lamb Dance School (GLDS) was founded in 1918 by the late Geraldine Lamb. Three generations later her granddaughter, Sue Cook carries on the family tradition of teaching the performing arts.

        Sue started her training at 18 months old in the family dance school, at the age of 11 she successfully auditioned for a place at Elmhurst Ballet School, one of the country’s leading professional dance schools. After graduation from Elmhurst Sue followed the family tradition eventually becoming director of the GLDS .Sue Cook holds the Teachers Certificate and Diploma of the Royal  Academy of Dance. 

Wayne returned to Plymouth to celebrate our Centenary with us.

        We offer a variety of classes including ballet, tap, modern jazz and street with examinations taking place twice yearly in all disciplines. We are proud of the fact that over the years 
we have constantly achieved very good results.

        Students also get the opportunity to perform in the schools annual pantomime  Along with many other
performances. These including dance festivals,our Summer show, and local community events.Our performances at Disneyland Paris have been the
highlight for many students over the years.

Former pupils of the school include Wayne Sleep, Angela Rippon, Fern Britton, Judy Spiers, Geoffrey Cauley (dancer and choreographer with the Royal Ballet Company). 

       In 2004 former pupil of GLDS Kirsty Nicholson joined the teaching faculty having trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, where she gained the Licentiate of the RAD along with her teaching qualifications.

        Our aim is to encourage all students to dance to the best of their ability
which will build their confidence, fitness and enhance a natural love of moving
to music. This in turn will develop their performance skills. 

Geraldine Lamb Dance School 

​​Classes Held in

Plymouth & Saltash

​01752 417135

  Students of GLDS have successfully auditioned for places in the country’s top vocational dance schools including; 
The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Laine Theatre Arts and Hammond to name a few. Some students have then continued to professional performing careers. in the West End, Broadway, Disney and numerous professional ballet companies around the world.