About Brooks Dance Academy
We are accepting new students! We offer classes in the following styles for age 4-18+: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Street, Commercial, Acro & PBT. Our new term starts from Mon 13th Sep, (except our Saturday troupe classes which are not starting until 25th Sep.)
Join our beginner/junior classes. Email us to enquire about spaces.
Chat to us about entry to the school via a trial class – for those who already have some experience in dance, or show potential.
Join our 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 to arrange a video audition. Dancers in our troupe are allocated places in many of our classes throughout the week to support their training.
All new students get a free week-long trial in the first week of September before committing to signing up for the term.
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 celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, and is now 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 a 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 4 & up in all dance styles, as well as running a high-achieving competitive & 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 the whole school performs in our bi-annual show. Our most recent show in 2019 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 and Modern, as well as a bespoke dance programme in styles such as Contemporary, Street, Commercial, Lyrical, Jazz and Acro. Along with ISTD, other syllabus we work with also includes: Acrobatic Arts, Progressing Ballet Technique, British Ballet Organisation & Rambert Grades.
At BDA we value creativity, dedication, discipline, joy & self-expression.
A rewarding hobby, or a potential career
We believe the discipline of traditional Ballet is very important. We encourage all dancers to start training in ballet, as well as modern and tap from the age of 3/4. As students get older we offer additional classes in Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Lyrical, Street and dancers who show potential may be invited to join our Troupe/Companies that take part in extra training at weekends. Most of our pupils train in dance with us between 3–10 hours a week.
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 the right level of commitment to the school.
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, and we feel that this sums us up perfectly.
Watch us in action
Check out this beautiful lockdown dance project, put together by Lucy Brooks and our associate youth company Brooks Dance Company...
See our dancers in action
Email or phone today to book a free trial class
Phone: 01903 816003
Mobile: 07910 681902
Brooks Dance Academy
339-341 Broadway Court, Brighton Road, Lancing, West Sussex, England UK, BN15 8JT
Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Upper Boundstone Ln, Sompting, Lancing BN15 9QZ.
Mrs Jackie Brooks CDE Dip
Address: 15 Roman Road, Steyning, BN44 3FN