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View our 2022 timetable here

BROOKS, based in Lancing, sets out to create versatile, technical, passionate dancers. We provide a comprehensive dance education in all styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, acro, street, commercial and PBT (progressing ballet technique). We also offer many performing opportunities for dancers who join our troupe and companies. Brooks is a perfect home for the training dancer who is considering going on to vocational training in contemporary, ballet or a performing arts college, as well as for young people who love to dance and perform as a hobby.

We are accepting new pupils now! 

Email to enquire about joining the school.

Age 3-10? Join our beginner/junior classes. We have spaces for beginner students to join our classes in: Ballet, Tap, Acro, Jazz and Street.
Age 11-18? Email us with information about your current level of dance or gymnastics experience and we will discuss the best options for you!

Audition for Brooks Dance Troupe! Find out more here

If you love performing and want high quality and versatile training in dance, as well as to be cast in a variety of creative dance routines, pop us an email. Dancers in our troupe are allocated first-choice places in many of our classes throughout the week to support their training. Some classes are mandatory such as ballet, jazz, contemporary and acro. Entry by audition only. 

All new students get a free week-long trial before committing to signing up for the term.

About Us

Brooks Dance Academy was founded in 1995 under its original name The Shoreham School of Dance by ex-professional dancer and Arts Ed graduate Jacqueline Brooks (ISTD CDE Dip). The school grew to become a successful, dynamic dance academy with its own studio space in Lancing, West Sussex, a stones-throw away from the beautiful Sussex coastline. Brooks is also currently part-based at the new state-of-the-art dance studios at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing.


We offer a full timetable of classes in all styles for children aged 3 & up in all dance styles, as well as running a high-achieving competitive and elite dance programme for all those who want to enjoy an exciting hobby in dance. Many of our students perform and compete at local dance competitions or festivals, and many students perform in our bi-annual show. Our most recent show in 2022 was held at The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at Sussex University campus in Brighton.


The school offers ISTD syllabus classes in core styles such as Ballet & Tap, as well as a bespoke dance programmes in styles such as Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Commercial, Lyrical and Acro. Along with ISTD, other syllabi our teachers work with also includes: Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility, Progressing Ballet Technique, British Ballet Organisation & Rambert Grades.

At BDA we value creativity, dedication, discipline, joy & self-expression.


Joining the school

New students can benefit from a week-long free trial before signing up for a term. We prioritise places at the school for dancers who want to take 3 or more classes a week and who show adequate level of commitment to the school. We believe we offer a comprehensive timetable, suited to those who are interested in pursuing dance as a career, or who wish to train to a very high standard.

Distinctive style and unique training

We strive to teach our dancers expressive and creative choreography, explore modern dance disciplines and encourage dancers to be unique. We have been described by dance adjudicators as quirky, unique, distinctive and classy – we feel that this sums us up perfectly.

Student pre-voc and vocational audition success

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary, Performers Elite & Performers College, Laban School of Contemporary Dance, National Youth Dance Company, London Studio Centre, London School of Contemporary Dance, Royal Ballet Summer School, Tring Park Summer School, Wilkes Academy, Rambert Pre-Vocational, Central School of Ballet Associates, London School of Russian Ballet, Sol Dans Company, Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance, English National Ballet Youth, CAT at The Place & Laban, Brighton Academy, Chichester University & 3Fall Dance Company, Roehampton University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Watch us in action

Watch our Teen dancers perform at DANCE WORLD CUP in 2020 where they won GOLD MEDAL with our jazz routine VOGUE!



See our dancers in action


Email or phone today to book a free trial class

Contact Us

Jackie Brooks, Principal


Phone: 01903 816003  

Mobile: 07910 681902

Studio Address

Brooks Dance Academy Studio

339-341 Broadway Court,
Brighton Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8JT

SRWA Dance Studio 1 & 2

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Upper Boundstone Ln, Sompting, Lancing BN15 9QZ


Mrs Jackie Brooks CDE Dip

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