Miss Sutcliffe Academy of Dance

Miss Sutcliffe Academy Of Dance was established in 1990 and has now expanded into a Dance School with over 180 students ranging from 2 ½ years of age up to adult.

Children of all ages love to dance and at our Dance School - we are dedicated, hard working and energetic; we inspire and encourage our students to enjoy Dance and to work to nuture their abilities; and to progress in order to be the best they can be.

I am very proud of all the Students achievements since we opened in 1990 which include students from Miss Sutcliffe Academy of Dance successfully auditioning and accepting places at the Royal Ballet School in London as well as other students successfully auditioning for other top vocational schools.

All classes are taken by fully qualified teachers whom are registered with the R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance) and I.S.T.D ( Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dance). Dance Teachers are also training in Health & Safety, first aid and lifespan and development and we are all CRB checked.

Examinations and Shows

Examinations are held on a regular basis throughout the year in all dance genres. Pupils are entered for the Royal Academy Of Dance exams and the Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dance exams and I am very proud that the Academy boasts a 100% pass rate for all examinations.

The Dance Spectacular Shows are held every 18 Months at the Theatre Royal St Helens. The people who were involved in Dance Spectacular 2014 "All About Tonight" will know what a fantastic success it was and probably the best and most professional show the School has produced. We now look forward to our next Show in February 2016.

The School has now got a reputation of producing some of the best shows in the region. We believe that Stage experience is a vital part of a dancers training so please come and join us and find out what we are all about.

Dance Genres

We follow the Royal Academy Of Dance Syllabus. This includes Classical Ballet, Free movement and Character. We accept Students from the age of 2 ½ years and up and we teach all grades from Pre-Primary up to and including Vocational Grades.

Ballet is the base of all dance and is essential for any dancer. Pointe work is taught from grade 4 / 5 depending upon the strength of the student and also their development.

We follow the I.S.T.D Modern, Jazz and Tap syllabus classes again are available from the age of 2 ½. Examinations are taken from Primary to Advanced levels.

We offer Limbering classes for various age groups, these classes are specifically designed to help improve the students flexibility and strength