Within the dance school there are many opportunities available, from recreational classes, show performances, exams and competition squads.
Our recreational classes include numerous dance styles such as Commercial, Jazz, and Lyrical. Classes are also available that focus primarily on developing style, technique and flexibility; essential components for all classes. Classes are available for all ages, including Adults dance and Zumba exercise classes. Students in these classes train for fun but have also been offered the opportunities to perform at many prestigious venues such as The London Palladium, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells Theatre, International Cruise Ships and Disneyland Paris. During 2004 the school also attended a dance festival in California and gained 2nd place. The dancers also have the opportunity to take exams with the International Dance Teachers Association and perform in our annual Christmas show.
Dancers who develop a high skill set are also offered the chance to compete with our 4 competition teams who compete at regional and national competitions. The Academy competes in the Jazz division for mini, youth, junior and senior age groups. Our senior jazz team have been highly successful and have achieved two At Large bids to attend the Dance Worlds in Florida, where they have competed against the best Jazz teams in the world. In 2013 the squad gained a 9th place and positioned England 5th in the nations cup and in 2014 we achieved 10th place.