The school has a long respected history, going back to before the 1970’s. At this time the school, which was originally located in Victoria Road, had been taken over by Paddy and Susan Hurlings. They ran the school extremely successfully from the Southsea Community Centre in Paul Street until 2008. At this time, two ex students who had trained there from the age of 7, took over as the principals of Victoria School of Dancing. Alison Forrester is now the principal. It continues to teach the ISTD syllabi, enter local festivals and competitions, and produce local school productions.