The Story So Far......

The Theatre & Dance Academy was established in 2008 by Principal Gemma Fisher after returning home from a professional dancing career travelling the world as the lead role in Spirit of the Dance. Gemma trained at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and Laine Theatre Arts and is a fully qualified Dance Teacher, gaining her Level 6 Teaching Diploma with bbodance with Distinction. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the industry as well as a plethora of qualifications that ensure she can deliver the best teaching practices. These include; Fully accredited Acrobatic Arts teacher, Level 3 Diploma in Child Psychology, & SEND Qualifications. TDA also benefits from an ever growing qualified group of teachers that understand pedagogy and don’t just deliver a syllabus. We understand Dance Science and are invested in continued professional development.

There are a million stories to tell, drama and gossip that surround every dance school including ours but TDA is growing and evolving every year and it keeps getting better. Progress and development is key! We reflect on our teaching practices and what we provide for our pupils. Wellbeing and enjoyment for parents is also important and we have expanded our facilities to provide a better total experience at dance class.


2020.....TDA has hit the reset button due to the life altering affects of Covid19. Our next chapter aims to be our best yet....

Classes At The Academy


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First Steps Ballet Age 18 months - 3 years

Preliminary Ballet Age 3 years +

 Graded Ballet Age 5 years +


bbodance Ofqual Examinations 

Vocational Exams

Progressive Ballet Technique 

The Principal trained at The Royal Ballet School,

White Lodge and has extensive knowledge 

of classical ballet technique.  

With a wealth of experience in training 

young children who dance for fun

to those that go on to train professionally.

Ballet at TDA is not only taught correctly it is fun and rewarding.

Ballet is the foundation of all styles of dance.


An additional subject for students enrolled in

Classical Ballet or Contemporary Classes.

Modern Dance at TDA includes a progressive method of study towards kicks, spins & splits.

Styles taught include Matt Mattox & Fosse 


Suitable for Children aged 5+

Mini Modern

Preliminary Grades

Grades 1 - 7

Intermediate & Advanced

Musical Theatre

Combines three disciplines in one lesson: 

Dancing, Singing & Acting

Mini Musical Theatre Aged 5+

Levels 1 - 5

Intermediate & Advanced

Advanced Performers Group

To enhance training in Musical Theatre TDA recommend taking Contemporary Dance & additional voice training.


We teach ISTD and bbodance Syllabi at TDA

Tap is an exciting additional subject that enhances

an individual's rhythm, timing, dynamics and style.

Not to mention the health benefits.

Beginners Tap Aged 3+

Preliminary Grades

Grades 1 - 7

Intermediate & Advanced Grades

Adult Tap

Acro is suitable for dancers who want to increase flexibility, build strength, agility and progress through a programme of study to achieve dance tricks. Such as aerials and walk overs.

Suitable for ages 4+

Levels 1 - 7

Acrobatic Arts