Students who demonstrate high levels of technical competence can also be nominated by examiners to attend the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards in Ballet.

Examination courses consist of 34 classes over three terms and an additional class per week in the summer term so that students develop to performance standard required for the examinations. Our dancers always achieve the highest levels in examinations as a result of this careful preparation.

The Academy is led by Margaret Thomson and Lorraine Hancox who are both professionally trained and highly qualified IDTA teachers.

The Academy examination results have been consistently excellent and we are well known for creating a caring and supportive atmosphere in which children are able to feel confident as they learn.

Lessons are taught in such a way that children are encouraged to achieve their best by focussing on positive corrections and praise rather than criticism.

Teaching and Standards


Single Dance will receive a mahogany coloured plaque with engraved name plate and space for an appropriate medal with decal.

The medal decals are mounted on mahogany coloured plaques, increasing in size as the grades progress

The award is supported by a detailed examiners report.