About Brooks Dance Academy

We plan to return to our studio classes after Easter on Mon 19th April. Please get in touch if you'd like to enquire about joining our school. Please note that we do have a waiting list for some classes. Priority in our classes goes to dancers who take multiple styles of dance. Email our Principal Jackie for more information: jackiebrooks@hotmail.com.

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 celebrates it's 25th anniversary in 2020/2021, and is now a successful, dynamic dance academy with it's 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 3 & up in all dance styles, as well as offering a high-achieving competitive programme for all those who want to enjoy a fun and 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.  Other syllabus our teachers 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

Contact Us

Phone: 01903 816003  

Mobile: 07910 681902


Studio Address

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

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