Mercury Dance Academy (MDA)

Chapel Lane, Upwey, Weymouth.



Tel : 01305 814700 or 07867 785589

Email : jenny@pilatescentreweymouth.co.uk

Mercury Dance Academy was founded by Jenny Glover in 1999


The dance school was started in St Paul's Church hall, and in 2006 moved to bigger premises in Chapel Lane. We offer the students the use of 2 studios, fully equipped with mirrors and harlequin sprung floors, warm changing facilities, a fully equipped shop for all their dancing needs and off road parking.


The instructors at MDA are qualified professionals who not only deliver the highest quality of teaching but also create a positive environment where students can enjoy dance and reach their full potential, growing in ability and confidence.

Jenny Glover : Principal


Trained at Legat School of Russian Ballet and London Studio Centre


MRB Soc (Adv), AISTD, RAD, BTDA, Member of BCPA, REPs, BBO

Sports, Swedish and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Pilates level 3 Instructor

Qualified Osteopath (MOst)


Jenny has a first-class training in dance which she started at a young age. She received a top scholarship to the Legat School of Russian ballet (MRB Soc Adv); here she studied classical ballet to Ballerina level, and also the disciplines of pas de deux, character, contemporary, jazz, tap, modern yoga and drama.


At 17 years old, Jenny auditioned for the London Studio Centre. She was awarded the GBL Wilson Award, which was presented by Wayne Sleep to the most promising student in open competition. She then gained a Diploma in dance taking further exams under the Royal academy of Dance, studying RAD Advanced and Soloseal.


Jenny has studied under many prestigious teachers, including Miro Michael Zolan, a former principal dancer of the Sadlers Wells Theatre, She was also taught by Natalie Krassovska (Ballet Russe), Marion Lane, Robert Mead (Principal of Royal Ballet), Donald Maclenan (now principal of Millenium) Michael Pink and Anya Evans (soloist at the Royal Ballet).


After training, Jenny went on to perform in professional dance companies, touring through Europe and the USA, culminating in principal solo performances.


Jenny first discovered pilates through her ballet training. She was taught by Conchetti del Campo and went on to earn a scholarship to study and teach pilates at Pilates Centre Ltd (now Pilates International Ltd).Her pilates training provides her with a deeper understanding of posture and alignment, which benefits her dance teaching.


Jenny's knowledge as an Osteopath gives her the ability to see changes in the body and avoid uneccesary damage which could have an impact on childrens progression if not treated with caution at an early age.