We offer Ballet examinations in Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) and Tap – Modern/ Jazz – Disco Freestyle and Rock N Roll examinations in the Imperial Society of Teaching Dancing (ISTD).

We also offer classes in Acrobatics from beginners up to advance and are in association and fully qualified with the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum.

We hold stage medal tests annually which are always fun especially for the under 5’s.

The Academy enters pupils into area Disco and Rock N Roll Competitions Culminating in the Grand Finals held in Guildford.

We take part in open classes which are always most enjoyable, the last being with Diversity winners of Britain’s Got Talent.

Many of our pupils have gone on to National Stage Schools and others are now dancing in Professional shows all over the world.

The Academy has taken pupils to dance in variety shows in London Theatres including Her Majesty’s London, The London Palladium, Saddlers Wells, The Adelphi Theatre and many more.

We danced at Disneyland Paris; another great achievement for the academy.

However the highlights so far this year are that three of our pupils who recently auditioned and were successfully picked to dance in the English Youth Ballet. A big congratulations to them.

Our own Academy’s show which we produce every 2 years will be held at the Lighthouse In Poole.

Andrea Knowles, Principal – Andrea Knowles Dance Academy

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