The County Dance Centre

Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Fitsteps and Freesyle For Adults and Children 
     Teaching in Bedford for over 40 years 

Why Choose Us?

* Over 40 years of Experienced teaching in Bedford

* Fully Qualified Teachers with the International Dance Teachers Association

* Social classes from absolute beginners to advanced


* Medal Classes to learn technique and style and to take a test at the end

                                                * Children's classes

                                                * Sequence classes

                                                * Private Lessons

                                                * Social events and dances

We like our classes to be relaxed and fun whilst learning seriously. Our emphasis is on making learning to dance fun!

Meet our team of Teachers and Helpers

Making learning to dance fun

Megan Fage


Megan took the school over in April 2020 after teaching alongside her mum, Angela, for 15 years.

Megan did some dancing when she was younger but then moved on to become a sprinter. After University she went back to dancing and due to not having a partner, fell into teaching.

She qualified with the IDTA with her Ballroom Associate in 2007 and has now completed her Latin Associate as well. She is currently working towards her Ballroom Licentiate and wants to do her associate Freestyle as well. She eventually wants to be an examiner.

Megan Loves to see absolute beginners go from not being able to dance a step to being confident on a dance floor no matter what level they choose to get to. She also enjoys dancing with people for their medal tests.

Megan has introduced children's classes to the County Dance Centre and wants to expand these over time. She is fully DBS checked.

Angela Higgs

.Angela started to dance as a little girl in Yorkshire and learnt Old Time sequence to start with. We now call this Classical Sequence.

After getting married and moving to Bedford she found herself teaching at The County Dance Centre. She then qualified in 1984 with the IDTA with her Ballroom Associate and went on to take over the school, which she ran for nearly 40 years. She also took her Latin Associate exams and qualified in the Latin in 2018. She handed the school over to her daughter Megan in April 2020 but still does some teaching.

She loves organising our many social events that go on in the school which include things like our Summer dance. trips to Blackpool to dance in the tower ballroom and more recently, dance holidays to Spain. 

Keeva O'Donnell

Ex Competition Dancer & Trainee Teacher
Keeva first started ballroom dancing at the age of 7 after visiting a dance exhibition at the Corn Exchange where she met Matthew Cutler from Strictly. Amazed by the glitz and glam, her mum quickly signed her up for classes. At the age of 11, her and her partner were selected as one of the top four couples in the UK to represent Great Britain at the Junior Blackpool Dance Festival as a member of the British Team. 

At the age of 16 she was crowned City of Birmingham Amateur Champion and Midlands Youth Champion with her then partner. She's had partners from Birmingham, West Bromwich and Reading meaning she spent lots of time traveling after school and at weekends for practice, lessons and competitions. She even had a partner from Denmark who came to live with her and her family! 

Keeva made the decision to give up competitive dance at the age of 17 to focus on her studies but have continued her dancing through helping out with classes at County Dance School.

We are hoping Keeva will become a fully qualified Teacher with us and will be teaching her own classes very soon. 
Member of the International Dance Teachers Association