Plymouth Dance Academy

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About Us 

Our mission is to provide dance training at the highest standard in a safe, fun and friendly environment for children and adults. We cater those who would like to follow a professional career in dance as well as those who would like to dance just for fun and pure enjoyment. We nurture and encourage students to their full potential no matter their age or ability trying to transmit our passion for dance. 

We have three branches Plymouth, Plympton and Totnes offering classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. 

We hold our school show every year and exams once or twice a year. Our exam rate is 100% pass with very high results. 

Our children start training with us as young as 18 months of age in our Ballet Bunnies class and they progress to Pre Juvenile, Preparatory and Primary before they enter graded training. Exams are not compulsory, so those who chose not to take an exam route are also very welcome and trained at the same standard as those who opt for the exam route. 

Ballet Bunnies a new and exciting dance program for children from 18 months designed to teach children basic dance skills through imagination and play and design by Mrs Hawkins.

Our sister company Plymouth Dance Parties specialized in First Wedding Dance and Theme Dance Parties for children and adults. We trained an amazing amount of couples for their first wedding dance every year and we are often invited to organize events for charities, etc. 

School Principal Mrs Carmen Hawkins is an ex professional dancer, choreographer, company director and teacher with extensive international experience. Mrs Hawkins has been teaching for over 20 years and holds a high level of qualifications and is a member of the 3 main examination boards in England ISTD, IDTA and RAD. 

We hope your child enjoys dancing with us and you stay with us for many years to come.