Welcome to Lisa Dance Dubai

Lisa Payne

My school opened in 2008 with classes operating from Emirates Golf Club and Exhale in Jumeirah Beach Residence.
In 2010 classes commenced at Exhale in Motor City and the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa.

I believe that performing is an invaluable part of the dancer’s education, therefore performance opportunities are offered to all students. Opportunities are available to take ballet and tap examinations with internationally recognised organisations, and parent observation classes are scheduled each term.

I learned ballet from the age of seven, subsequently studying tap, national, modern, and contemporary dance. Graduating New Zealand School of Dance with a Diploma in Dance Teaching, I toured with Dance South Ballet Company before teaching dance in Auckland, Norway and Dubai.

Dance is both my career and my passion and I feel privileged to be able to share my love of dance with others.

Lisa Payne

Dance styles taught

Lisa Dance Dubai conducts professional, fun classes for children and adults. Details of classes may be viewed on the Timetable page, please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.


Adults and children from 3 years

Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) syllabus

Examination and class presentation opportunities from 5 years


Adults and children from 5 years

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.) syllabus

Examination opportunities from 6 years


Children from 5 years

Energetic, fun dance to pop music

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.) syllabus and examinations from 10 years

ISTD Tap and Modern exams

date to be confirmed soon

Adult Classes Cancelled

I am no longer teaching adult classes. Please contact the following schools. www.sharmiladance.com, www.balletcentredubai.com, www.jamesandalex.com, www.cdd.ae Happy dancing

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams

RAD ballet exams are April 27 - 29th. 71 students are participating. Good luck everyone!

If you are inspired to join Lisa Dance, please bring the completed registration form to class. Thank you.