Moonglow Origins

Moonglow first opened back in 1974 and has been running successfully for over 40 years. Originally based at premises in Harrow, the school built up a worldwide reputation for Ballroom and Latin training, largely due to the success of founders Ernie and Myra Chatt, both World and Olympic Champions. Then, disco came on the scene – thanks to the success of the movie Saturday Night Fever – and Moonglow’s first class in this style saw well over 120 people pass through the doors. 

A wide range of classes

Developments in many areas mean that nowadays, Moonglow offers a wide range of dance styles to its students. The school, now based in Watford, is renowned for the standard of its teaching, attracting industry professionals from all over the world. Moonglow has an excellent reputation for Freestyle, Disco, Street and Rock’n’Roll, training award-winning teams and solo dancers. Our team, ‘Dazzle!’ was chosen to represent the ISTD at their 2011 Congress at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. The school regularly achieves extremely high exam results and actively promotes the students through newspapers, displays and competitions, where the squad consistently takes home first-place trophies in both local and national events. With a firm emphasis on achieving the best you can while having the maximum amount of fun, our younger pupils regularly stay at Moonglow until they have to leave for university and many have then trained to become teachers at the school.

Our brand new facilities

Moonglow has recently moved to our impressive new premises at the Watford UTC on Colonial Way. This brand new facility is situated less than ten minutes’ walk from Watford Junction Station, the location could not be more ideal with free parking for all parents. The venue offers students;

  • Free parking 

  • High quality music and lighting system

  • Cafe facilities

  • Waiting area for parents & guardians

  • High security throughout the building

  • Male & female changing rooms


A family environment

From the moment you enter the Moonglow doors, you can sense the family environment. Students are supportive of others’ achievements and older, more experienced pupils are encouraged at all times to help the younger, newer performers. The help of our Moonglow mums and dads is invaluable and the whole Moonglow family comes together as much as possible for medal presentations and parties!


Medal examinations 

On reaching the required standard, Moonglow students are given the opportunity to take dance examinations in Disco Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll with the ISTD. 

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