Are you 50 years and over and looking for some gentle exercise to beautiful music? Our popular and friendly Ballet...
Samantha Wood Theatre Academy
Qualified and highly experienced, DBS certified teachers offer more than singing, dancing and acting; we enable students of all age groups (from 2 years to adults) to unlock their potential, build confidence, make new friends and have fun! Whether for recreation or vocation, come along and join our inspirational classes: Musical Theatre, I.S.T.D. Ballet and Tap (from Pre-Primary through the grades), I.S.T.D. Tap Dance, Jazz Performance & Technique (incl. Street Dance, I.S.T.D. Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Fosse, Musical Theatre Jazz….and much more), Street & Commercial Dance, Little Stars, Pre-School AcroDance and Acrobatic Arts. We also offer Private Tuition (Singing or Dance). Come and join us for your free trial session and be inspired.
Boys bring a power and a force to dance that can feel different than the gifts that girls bring. Boys...
We are amongst the first 50 dance schools IN THE WORLD to have access to this new Pre-School AcroDance programme...
From toddlers to 4yrs – Little Stars is an action-packed, 45 minute class full of enthusiasm and energy, where we...
From 4yrs upwards – In our Musical Theatre classes pupils will learn to perform songs, scripts and dance routines from...
Ballet is a graceful dance style that encourages the development of concentration, core strength, agility, balance, alignment and poise. Tap...
We offer older students classes in ISTD Tap Dance and they can either work towards their graded examinations or just participate...
From 4yrs upwards – Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to...
Jazz and Body Conditioning classes is aimed at teenagers (14yrs+) and focuses on many forms of jazz dance, including technical...
Dance is wonderfully creative, confidence building, team building and fun! fun! fun! It develops individuality, flexibility, core strength, co-ordination and...
Senior Street & Commercial Dance is aimed at teenagers (14yrs+) and is great fun and full of explosive energy. ...
Acrobatic Arts classes are held at the Women’s Institute Hall, Chinley on:
4:00-4:45pm for school years 1-3
4:45-5:45pm for school years 4-6
6:00-7:00pm for school years 7 upwards
4:45-5:30pm for school years 1-3
The programme is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive programme.
We focus on technique because we want our dancers to excel! Join us and we guarantee you will LOVE it. We are taking names now as class numbers will be limited so every student can receive the right level of training and the right amount of teacher time. Students can work through the various progressive levels and can also take examinations if they wish. We are waiting to hear from you… contact us and book a place soon!
N.B. We also offer a Pre-School AcroDance programme for students of 3-5 years of age. This is an excellent development programme and leads nicely on to Acrobatic Arts. Contact us for more information.
My 3 girls aged 6, 10 and 15 absolutely love dance and musical theatre and have come such a long way, their confidence has grown immensely, thanks to the dance teachers.
My daughter absolutely loves going to her Musical Theatre class! Sam is amazing and has helped with my daughter’s confidence. I’m so glad she enjoys her class xx
Excellent dance company, brilliant for all ages, with calm and patient teacher who can even deal with my autistic boy. Cam enjoys coming each week hoping to start my youngest in September.
Amy loves coming to dancing every week; she always looks forward to it and has learnt lots of new things since she started xx
Amazing quality of teaching!!! Super good fun and excellent shows!!! xx
My two girlies love coming to all their dance classes. I have seen them both improve a lot over time and Sam and Georgie are just so lovely, welcoming and helpful. Literally couldn’t ask for a better place for them to attend xxx
Elena has enjoyed all the classes that she has managed to squeeze in. She would love to do more! The workshops have been excellent and I was brought to tears by Elena’s solo at the Christmas concert. Can’t wait for the 3-day workshop in the summer.
This academy is amazing; it’s sooo good. The teacher is ace too, my little girl loves it and it has helped her with her social and physical development xxxxxxxx
Love it! So good and taught me so much x