THE BEVERLEY HAMMOND DANCE SCHOOL opened in May 1987 after Beverley and her family relocated from Johannesburg.
Having previously owned - together with Dave Campbell – DANCENTRE Ballroom and Latin American Studio in Johannesburg, Beverley decided to branch out into the Freestyle world.
Beverley danced with her partner, Dave Campbell, from the age of 13 and reached the Professional British, International and World Cup Finals, as well as being undefeated South African Ballroom and Latin American Champions.
Following her successful Ballroom and Latin career, it was quite a step to take on Freestyle!
After advertising in the Pretoria East Rekord newspaper, the first class started with 21 pupils ranging from 4-and-a-half to 16 years of age. In no time the classes were split into age groups and the rest is history!
In 2013 we opened a second branch in Centurion which is growing from strength to strength.
In recent years a few of our former pupils have qualified in other dance styles which prompted us to introduce Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Dancefit into the studio. We are very proud of our teachers who have grown up in our studio and are now sharing their expertise and experience with the next generation. We are equally proud of the external teachers that have joined The Beverley Hammond Dance School family. It is wonderful to have fresh and new ideas, as we constantly work to provide the best opportunities for our pupils.
During the Covid Pandemic we Launched Dance Unlimited Online, that connects dancers, studios, and trainers in an online platform accessible to ANYONE, ANYWHERE in the world! Our unique strategy of utilizing the connection between the Body, the Mind, and the Soul, while learning from world-renowned dance specialists creates an online experience like no other, leaving the dancers amazed, centered, and ready to perform. All of our trainers are available for one on one lessons as well as group classes and cover a wide range of dance styles as well as Makeup training, Mind & Body Conditioning and a variety of other Dance-related services. Our Online Dance Competition hosts entries from around the world with some of the biggest names in the industry on the adjudicating panel.
Our Garsfontein branch has been running for 33 years. It is home away from home for our pupils. We have 11 experienced teachers and 3 studios available at this branch so we really can cater for your every need.
It was with great excitement that we opened our Centurion Branch in April 2013. We offer Freestyle, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Modern,Tap, Dance Fit, Latin American and Ballroom. We have 11 experienced teachers and 2 studios available at this branch.