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During our 28 years, Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts has earned a reputation as a centre that not only offers a high level of quality tuition but also provides a positive, caring and friendly environment.

Whatever a student's reason for coming to the Academy, the emphasis is on enjoyment and equal encouragement for all.

The Academy teaches the Ballet, Tap and Modern syllabus of the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) and enters students for examinations. The BBO is recognised by the Government as an Awarding Body under the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. 

We also teach Street Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre Dance and students studying these are able to earn medals through assessments.

Have a look at our gallery for a little glimpse of what we’ve done in recent years!  

Have a look at our what people think of us' page to see why our students are so happy!


We’ve kept dancing throughout the pandemic by holding our classes online but we’re now back to face-to-face classes, including some new ones. We’re excited that we can invite new students to join our very successful classes. See our What people think of us page for comments on how we’ve coped with Covid-19.

See our classes page for more information. Email us by clicking here for more information on our classes or use our contact form.

The first lesson is free, with no commitment


Summer school poster 2022

Join the Circus!! We can't wait to spend a whole week working on our circus themed performance.  There will be lots of dancing and arts and crafts, as well as singing and learning circus skills.

It is a great opportunity for children to try something new, improve on skills they already have, grow in confidence and make new friends.

We'll be at Castle Hill URC Church 8-12th August from 10am to 4pm

To find out more or to book a place, contact louise@sadpa.co.uk

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