About Us

Miss Sutcliffe is a fully registered Dance Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance gaining all her teaching certificates with Distinction. Miss Sutcliffe is also fully qualified with the I.S.T.D. teaching Tap, Modern, Jazz and Ballet, again passing all her teaching qualifications with distinction.


When Miss Sutcliffe left Deanery High School 29 years ago she spent three years training to be a dance teacher at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester ,upon her graduation she was awarded with the prestigious Northern Ballet School Diploma.

After gaining her Diploma Miss Sutcliffe went to Norway to teach for 6 months before coming back to Wigan to open her own dancing school at Mount Zion in Pemberton.

"Just imagine opening the school that very first Saturday in 1990 not knowing if anyone would be interested in dance. I opened with no Dance Students at all to now having over 190 students currently at the school."

The school continues to grow and produce students of such a high standard that many are successful in auditions for vocational schools and colleges (5 students have been successful in auditioning for the Royal Ballet School in London) and many pursue a career in dance.

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The Dance School

The dance school has moved the from Mount Zion to New Premisies at 2A Alpha Business Park, Leopold Street (off Brook Lane), Pemberton, WN5 8EG.

Miss Sutcliffe Academy Of Dance now has:

  • 2 Mirrored Studioss with maple wooden sprung floors
  • a Coffee Bar Area
  • Changing Rooms