Classes start from £2.50


One of the best, registered and qualified performing arts schools in Kent. Established in 1960 with branches in Chatham and Sheppey for children aged two and a half through to 18 years.

Starquest Performing Arts is a qualified and registered school. We teach all forms of dance and performing arts styles and our classes start from as little as £2.50.

Children can take part in shows, pantomimes, cabarets, examinations, festivals or just come along for fun and to make new friends!

We are also a member of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) which is an Ofqual, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and Qualifications Wales recognised awarding organisation and a member of:

Congratulations to our Starz UK winners!

We have something to celebrate as some of our pupils were crowned champion of champions at this years 2018 south east area Starz UK. See who are winners are here.

We also have another 3 pupils nominated and chosen for the International Theatre Awards 2019 in Manchester. Last year we had 7 nominations. This is where 500 nominees are chosen out of 7,500 international dancers. Another great achievement for our schools. Also, out of 220 school exams taken in June 2018, 204 were high distinctions and the rest high merit.

“Dancing is a great way for your child to get active and develop physical co-ordination skills, strength and concentration. It’s also great fun and a good way to meet other children and their parents”
Netmums October 2016. Read the full article here.

Some parents emailed and Facebook comments which we hope will help you choose Starquest for your child.

Just got back in from watching this year show Hollywood Nights. Well done to everyone a magical evening. Thoroughly enjoyed it. So much commitment, hard word put in by one and all.”

“Best dance school… my 6 year old loves it here! All the staff are brilliant.”

“My daughter absolutely loves attending Starquest. All have chance to perform in shows and exams.”

“Just seen Legends on Broadway…..brilliant, fantastic, energetic…..well done to all the pupils and the teachers and all the helpers. Fantastic school.”

“Well Done everyone. Another fantastic show. We absolutely loved it. Its great to see how the girls and boys are progressing, we are very proud parents. Thank you Craig and EVERYONE involved in Starquest. We appreciate all your hard work, time and dedication you give.”

“My daughter has attended Starquest Sheerness for the past 3 and a half years and thoroughly enjoys the variety of the classes especially participating in the end of term productions. It has helped her with confidence building, making new friends and gaining new experiences. She looks forward to taking part in exams, where she achieves very good grades, thanks to the professionalism of the teachers and staff of Starquest. Starquest is a welcoming and friendly school where children are encouraged to fulfil their potential.”

“The children are taught to a high standard which really shows when they are on stage”

Another great pantomime this year, great dance school, great people, my daughter loves it and you can see just how much she has progressed from being in the baby class to now being a junior.”

“My sister comes to this school and she loves it! Their shows are spectacular and very professional and a wonder to watch! Would definitely recommend this school!”


Who we are and our curriculum

line up of Starquest dancers

We are one of the largest and longest running dance schools in the area.

The Jackie Lynn Dance Studio

The Jackie Lynn Dance Studio runs all the examination and stage festivals.

Check out our school locations

Our schools are based in Chatham and Sheppey in Kent.

Our successful students

Many of our students have gone on to successful careers in the world of Performing Arts.

Productions and Events

We offer a wide-range of tailor-made entertainment suitable for for a wide-range of events.

Starquest Performers College

We also have a professional full-time vocational performing arts college for students aged 16 and over.

Starquest is a multi functioning company that provides everything in the World of entertainment. It is made up of five companies (the school, the college, production, events and promotions company) all rolled into one.

In conjunction with:


Established 1960

Head Office: +44  (0)1634 400177
Starquest Hotline: +44 (0)7970 585427


Member of the International Dance Teachers Association
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Royal Academy of Dance – Registered Teacher
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Member of the British Ballet Organisation