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BROOKS, based in Lancing, sets out to create versatile, technical, passionate dancers. Dancers at our school are all encouraged to take ballet, jazz and contemporary styles as a minimum, but many also take tap, acro, street, commercial and PBT (progressing ballet technique) classes. We also offer many performing opportunities for dancers who join our troupe and companies. We provide 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 their main hobby. We are accepting new pupils now!
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Age 3-9? Join our beginner/junior classes. We have spaces for students to join our combo classes in: Ballet & Tap, Acro & Jazz and Street.
Age 10-18? Email us with your current dance or gymnastics experience and we will invite you to take part in a trial class.
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. 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.
All new students get a free week-long trial 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 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 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 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 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, 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, and 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
Check out this music video for local artist Yumi & the Weather, put together by our choreographer
Lucy Brooks and associate youth company of talented young dancers aged 14+, Brooks Dance Company.
See our dancers in action
Email or phone today to book a free trial class
Jackie Brooks, Principal
Phone: 01903 816003
Mobile: 07910 681902
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