Join Our Established Dance School 
in Carolgate, 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

From the 12th April we shall be moving to a NEW TEMPORARY STUDIO - The Time Machine Family Centre, Chapel Gate. This will be until we can move into our new studio which is currently being renovated! We are so exited to share more information with you all very soon!

COVID-19 Precautions 

At SDA we are very cautious of our students saftey! Click the youtube link below to see how we are keeping your children safe!

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Returning to the studio!

According to the most recent announcement we have our  provisional dates as to when we can reopen and welcome you all back to the studio!

These will be as follows: 

Children - 12th April 

Silver Swans (adult class) - 17th May 

We can't wait to welcome everyone back!

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