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DANCE for everyone


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DANCE for everyone


DANCE FOR EVERYONE

Dancing Academy offers excellence in dance and performing arts training. with classes in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Street, Singing and Drama.  

Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire in purpose built facilities Dancing Academy has three dance studios fitted with barres, mirrors, sprung floors, changing rooms and plenty of free parking in the centre of town close to Chippenham train station and the M4.

 Dancing Academy has an excellent reputation for the quality and standards of it's training. We pride ourselves in our exam pass rate of 100% with high numbers of students achieving distinctions. Students under the direction of the Dancing Academy team are able to realise their true potential and many of our students have gone on to train at some of the country's most renowned vocational dance colleges. 


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dancing - it's what we do!


 

We welcome everyone from newcomers to adults - just for fun or nurturing talent.  

Dancing Academy is dedicated to every kick, leap and turn.  

Every one of our dancers matters. 

Many of our students have gone on to train with some of the country’s leading vocational colleges and have gone on to have wonderful experiences working in dance and performing art’s. 

Don't just take our word for it. See what our dancers and parents say!

 

dancing - it's what we do!


 

We welcome everyone from newcomers to adults - just for fun or nurturing talent.  

Dancing Academy is dedicated to every kick, leap and turn.  

Every one of our dancers matters. 

Many of our students have gone on to train with some of the country’s leading vocational colleges and have gone on to have wonderful experiences working in dance and performing art’s. 

Don't just take our word for it. See what our dancers and parents say!

 

I will never forget my first ballet lesson with Miss Samantha, she wore purple tights, a pretty long ballet skirt. Miss Samantha inspired me from the moment I walked in and still does today. The training I have received at DA was outstanding, the professional environment is truly inspiring with an incredible teaching faculty. While training at Dancing academy, I gained 1 scholarship to Primo Balletto, 3 Scholarships to English Youth Ballet, Competed at the All England Dance Final, been invited to perform at the Molly Lake awards at Elmhurst, gained all gold medals at the Weston Super Mare Competition in 9 categories, then successfully auditioned at Performers, Laine, Bird, Urdang, Tring and The Northern Ballet school - all on fully funded 100% scholarships. DA has given me a portal to the real working world and I can confidently say I am more than prepared, ready and hungry to succeed because of DA.
— Katie D - ex Student
My daughter has been going to Dancing Academy for over 4 years and the team has been really supportive and welcoming. They are somehow able to conjure a wonderfully supportive and family like atmosphere whilst maintaining terrific standards of dance with the utmost professionalism. The owner Sam always goes the extra mile and always without doubt puts your child’s best interests first every time. Absolutely brilliant dance school for all ages and an absolute asset to the local and wider communities! Thanks DA!
— Mitchel Watts - Dance Dad
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May 2017 - Brilliant Dance school with Amazing Teachers and such a high standard of teaching! So many dance classes to choose from and something for both young and old to try. My daughter loves it here so much and her confidence just grows every week.
— SUSAN "DANCE MUM".
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My daughter has danced here for 7 years and the support we’ve had has been beyond the call of duty. My daughter has been encouraged when she’s lacked confidence, praised all the time, and when she was off dance for 6 months with an injury (not caused by dance!), she still felt welcomed at every class. I find Dancing Academy so inclusive, and the teachers are always happy to discuss anything with parents. Amazingly they’ve enabled my daughter to win a place at full time dance school now she’s 11!
— Clare Boldon - Dance Mum
Amazing show! What happy, talented children you have there! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done!
— Ursula Leighton - Dance Mum

... And many more reviews on our Facebook page.


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DANCE TOGETHER


 Offering a range of classes for everyone from toddlers to adults & seniors.

TIMETABLE

 

DANCE TOGETHER


 Offering a range of classes for everyone from toddlers to adults & seniors.

TIMETABLE

 

EXAMS                                               SOCIAL

COMPETITIONS                                     EVENTS

Dancing Academy strive to provide students with not only the highest level of dance training but also very importantly we aim to provide students with many other life skills that hopefully leads to success in whatever their chosen vocation maybe. Dance or not.

We provide wonderful friendships, great memories and a fantastic work ethic which is useful in all vocations in life. Our students make goals and with good work habits achieve those goals. Many of which carry educational value that can be useful in educational settings such as applying for University. Students learn values such as teamwork, punctuality, responsibility and respect. These skills are useful in every aspect of life. 

At Dancing Academy we have high expectations and as such our students experience great success. 

We have opportunities for students to take part in exams, performance, local and national events, competitions and much more. Our students learn that hard work pays off and in return they gain life skills, confidence and self esteem. 

It’s a wonderful place to be!

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THE TEAM


THE TEAM


THE TEAM

Samantha Reed and her highly qualified team at Dancing Academy have been training dancers and teachers for over 10 years.
Dancing Academy has an excellent reputation for the quality and standards of its training. Dancing Academy teachers are all professionally trained to advanced levels. Teachers have attended some of the most renowned vocational dance colleges in the country such as The Royal Ballet School, London Studio Centre and Italia Conti and hold some of the highest teaching qualifications in the local area. Teachers have trained with the Royal Academy of Dance, The Imperial Society of Dance, Cecchetti Classical Ballet.

 
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SAMANTHA REED RAD RTS, ISTD DDE

PRINCIPAL

Samantha’s love of dance began at the age of three when she attended her first ballet class and it quickly became apparent that she had a real love of dance and the theatre. At four Samantha also began tap and modern dance and soon knew that dancing would be her career.

At the age of sixteen after many years training with Lorna Timms Theatre Arts in Surrey Samantha auditioned successfully at the prestigious London Studio Centre. There she was offered a place on their three year performer’s course.

Later on Samantha studied with the Royal Academy of Dance & ISTD on their teacher training course and is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance & Cecchetti Ballet Teacher. Samantha is currently continuing her Classical Ballet journey and is studying further with the ISTD on The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP) teaching Classical Ballet Technique. Samantha hopes to complete the course next year and gain the highly esteemed Licentiate of the ISTD status as well as the Level 6 DDP.

AMY VAN MARIS

VICE PRINCIPAL

Amy van Maris has been performing since the age of 3 within the musical theatre industry and teaching since the age of 17. As a teenager she found a passion for Latin American dance and was trained by the one and only Len Goodman. She studied musical theatre for 3 years at Reynolds performing arts during which she was fortunate enough to be asked to perform in a brand new musical 'The diary of Anne Frank' to west end producers. After finishing her course she traveled abroad to Greece where she choreographed and performed in musicals and evening entertainment for 3 years.



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JULIE CLARKE

BALLET TEACHER 


Julie is a former principle ballerina and received her training from The Hammond School & the prestigious Royal Ballet School. From 1981-1986 Julie toured Great Britain as a professional Ballerina with the Royal Ballet. She has danced various leading roles, in ballets such as – Swan Lake, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee and The Nutcracker, to name a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE TAYLOR

DANCE TEACHER


Nicole began dancing at the at the Millet Page Academy of Dance in Weston. Nicole loved dancing so much that she soon took up just about all styles dance Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National continuing on to advanced and then going on the train professionally at Italia Conti. Nicole dance professionally around the UK and now enjoys teaching. 

 

 

 

 

MIRANDA BURTON

DANCE TEACHER


Miranda began dancing at the age of 3 and continued to take classes in Tap, Ballet & Modern until the age of 18. Later Miranda embarked on ISTD teacher training through Bristol College of Dancing. On achieving her full qualifications in all genres she took over as Principal at Bristol College of Dancing, a role she continues today. She continued her advanced teacher training through the ISTD gaining Licentiate in Modern and Tap and is now an approved tutor and delivers all units of the DDI & DDE teaching qualifications. 

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LAURA

ACROBATICS TEACHER


Laura began gymnastics at the age of 4, and at age 6 was selected for the competition squad. Laura joined Swindon school of gymnastics squad and trained 6 days a week and competed for the South West in national competitions. Later Laura qualified as a general gymnastics coach and taught for several years across 4 of North Wiltshire's leisure centres. Laura is now also qualified with Acrobatics for Dance. 

 

 


JODIE JOYCE

DANCE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Jodie helps run and manage the day to day activities of the dance school such as enrolling new students, organising exams and managing the everyday schedules of the team. Jodie's previous experience in the corporate work environment brings strong organisation to Dancing Academy the team.