Timmins Academy of Dance offers a unique training experience for students from age three to young adults. Focusing on the versatile syllabus designed by the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), we specialise in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Lyrical & Theatre Craft, Musical Theatre, Gymnastics and Street Dance.
Examinations in all of these subjects are available from grades – majors giving children a sense of achievement as they progress through the school and a sense of focus outside of their daily academic lives. Since 2017 the IDTA examination board give UCAS points for higher grades and vocational examinations.
Our school was founded 30 years ago by Miss Lynne Fox and is regarded as one of the most established training grounds in the West Midlands for young amateur dancers with past students going onto gain entry into some of the UK’s leading classical ballet, musical theatre and teaching institutes, and have successful careers in the industry, such schools including: The Royal Ballet School, Central School of Ballet, Arts Educational, Bird College, Urdang Academy, BOA, Phil Winstons Theatreworks, Northern Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dancing.
We offer in depth approach and excellence in our teaching and work closely with the student and parents to ensure a student’s expectations are met. We encourage students to strive to be the best dancers they can be, whether they attend as a means to keep fit, to meet other like – minded children or wish to further their dance training in the future. We welcome new students into our school where classes are vibrant, positive and rewarding for each and every student and we are proud to be inspiring a new generation of young performers.
Message from the Principal
The reasons for sending your children to dance are because it helps them to learn discipline, work with others and to be a proud, supportive, kind and respectful member of a team. Dance, singing and acting is for everyone. Some may go on to have a career in Dance/Musical Theatre or some may go on to have careers in something completely different, but what each child takes with them are life-long friendships and most of all amazing childhood memories.
“Before a child speaks, it sings
Before they write, they paint
As soon as they stand, they dance.
Art is the basis of human expression”
We welcome new students
We welcome new students into our school where classes are vibrant, positive and rewarding for each and every student and we are proud to be inspiring a new generation of young performers.