about us

Basic facts

Pupils -  boys and girls from two and a half years old

Location -  various locations in Ipswich and Somersham

Subjects -  ballet, tap, street, hip hop and modern dance; musical theatre and contemporary dance 

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Our students come to us for many reasons - some are looking for a new interest or hobby, some are with us training for what they hope will be their future career as performers and others are looking to complete their qualifications to enable them to teach.

Whatever a student's reason for coming to the Academy, the emphasis is on enjoyment and equal encouragement for all.  All the teachers at the Academy are committed to encouraging and supporting students in achieving personal goals as well as learning to work together as a team.

Extensive performing experience.
As well as many local performances at theatres, including the Ipswich Regent, school fetes and fun days, a number of our students have performed with us at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre in London and have worked with professional companies and big name stars in local theatres. 

 We offer workshops taught by a variety of teachers, in many different subjects. These provide students with the opportunity to experience new forms of performing arts , new ideas and different ways of working - thus giving fresh inspiration and motivation.

Why Dance?

For individuals, dance and performing arts encourages: 

- creativity 

- new skills

- confidence

as well as being very social activities that enable and encourage people to make new friends.

Being a student at the Academy also gives them a common interest and sense of belonging.

The self-confidence and self-discipline that such training gives to students will transfer into their everyday lives, whatever age they are.

In any activity that people do it is important that they are happy with the environment that they are in. This is a key factor in the success of the Academy. We work on the principle that people should feel that they are welcome to be involved and that they, as individuals, are an important part of what is happening. If this is achieved, then the best form of recommendation for anywhere will result - word of mouth - and this is how we now gain many of our pupils.

Don't just take our word for this - have a look at what parents and pupils think of us on the 'what people think of us' page, and you can see our pupils in action on the our gallery' page.


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