We recently fitted some beautiful shutters in a local Community Dance Studio just down the road in the bustling community of Barnes…

If you happen to live in South West London and have driven, walked, or enjoyed a bus ride into Barnes, there is a very good chance that you might have stumbled across, one of the ‘Seven wonders of Barnes’, Clifford Dance Studio, that caters for adults and children alike.

As an adult, you naturally can practise a range of style from Barre to Tap, but also High-Intensity Power Pilates. Jo and her multi-talented team of tutors keep the classes full to the brim with beginners through to advanced. When not dancing, reaching for the sky or doing the ‘downward dog’, Jo is running a wonderful business, always happy, nothing is ever too much trouble… even spotted her hoovering at 10:00pmn in preparation for the next busy day.

Rob James: “I would like to suggest that I became acquainted with the Jo as she taught me Tap or I was part of a Pilates class… alas, not. One morning, I spotted a very “adequate” white linen curtain covering the shop window… was I really going to walk past this for the next 5 years and not say anything?”

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It was indisputable that the studio required assistance from Plantation Shutters, and it took very little to persuade Jo that this would greatly enhance the look from outside as well as in. The proposal of full height shutters for the front-facing window and internal solid panels acting as a room divider proved to be an excellent suggestion for the team and well-suited for their requirements. Wander past the lively studio, and you will see Plantation Shutters framing the studio window itself, a flawless fitting, a fait accompli!

From inside, the shutters provide well-needed privacy as well as controlling the light entering the room, with such a large south-facing window, Plantation Shutters help insulate from the sun’s rays in the summer and insulate during the winter (preventing shivering during Pliés!) the slat size chosen was a large contemporary slat that highlights the area inside. The fitting of beautiful solid panel shutters internally created a separate waiting area from the studio, adding more vital privacy, perfect for the end of classes when parents arrive to collect their little darlings, avoiding distractions!


Jo and the team have not looked back and have highlighted their happiness and contentment with Plantation shutters. What a fortunate stroke of serendipity that Plantation Shutters came across this flourishing Dance Studio!

We gave top customer service from order placed through to delivery, the Plantation team ensured that Jo and her team’s expectations were met; we do hope they continue to enjoy and treasure their new shutters.

Plantation shutters were the perfect choice for a busy dance studio as they are durable, easy to maintain, offer privacy, light control and of course are very stylish! For all your plantation shutter queries please call us now on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today.