Join Our Established Dance School 
in Retford


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Choose Our Dance Classes

Put on your dancing shoes and take part in our extensive range of dance classes. Whether you enjoy the discipline of traditional ballet or love the creativity of modern theatre, our lessons are suitable for all ages, grades, and abilities.

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Meet Our Teachers

At Staples Dance Academy you’ll be taught by dance teachers who are the best in the industry. Our instructors have trained in the most prestigious dance schools and have danced professionally with established theatre companies.

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We Are Moving 


We are currently waiting for our brand new studio to be renovated.

We cant wait to share more info with you soon! 


Until then we are currently holding our classes at Sturton le Steeple Village Hall:

Sturton le Steeple,
DN22 9HQ

  Covid-19 Precautions 

At SDA we are very cautious of our students saftey, In accordance to the national COVID-19 restrictions we have made several changes to insure our childrens safety aswell as keeping our high standerds of teaching.


Click the youtube link below to see how we are keeping your children safe!

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About Us 

Make your dancing dreams a reality by joining our established dance school. At Staples Dance Academy based in Carolgate, Retford, our dance teachers specialise in providing students with an extensive range of professional dance classes. Backed by more than 30 years of teaching experience, our school consists of:

Classical Ballet

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Modern Theatre

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Tap Classes

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Jazz Classes

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Pointe Work

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In addition to classes, we also perform in festivals, pantos, and shows throughout the year. At Staples Dance Academy we’re proud members of the Royal Academy of Dancing, Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dancing.

Star On The West End

We’ve successfully helped a range of students reach their goals of performing on the West End. In fact, both of our principal’s sons are currently involved in musicals and shows on the West End. The aim of the school is to train our pupils and get them to the highest level that will enable them to go on to performing arts and dance colleges.

Focus On Excellence

We are a family-run business that’s known among the arts industry for focusing on excellence. All students are given the same amount of attention and support, and we are constantly pushing them in the right direction to ensure they reach their full potential.

Our Principal

When it comes to exams Dawn has an excellent reputation for receiving high merits and distinctions across the board. Dawn has such an influence on local people that we are constantly supporting local charities and making an impact among the community.

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Free First Class For New Students

£5 per class 

£15 for private lessons

Discount for boys avalible

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School wins numerous trophies, medals and awards at dance festivals each year. 


SDA also has a 100% pass rate for graded exams in RAD and ISTD