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About Our School


Established in 1995 as The Shoreham School of Dance, Brooks Dance Academy flourished under founder Jacqueline Brooks, an
ex-professional dancer and Arts Ed graduate (ISTD CDE Dip).


Through her years of hard-work, we have evolved into a dynamic academy, based in our own studio in Lancing, West Sussex and at Sir Robert Woodard Academy.

We cherish creativity, dedication, discipline, joy, and self-expression.


Our experienced instructors not only teach ISTD ballet and tap but also engage with diverse syllabi such as Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility, Progressing Ballet Technique, British Ballet Organisation and Rambert Grades.


Join us in a journey where passion and expertise meet, creating a vibrant dance community in Lancing, West Sussex.

Explore a diverse array of dance styles at the academy, including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary, acro, lyrical, street/hip-hop and commercial.


We conduct regular exams with the ISTD, offer various classes, and boast a dynamic competition team.

Join the excitement of our
bi-annual dance shows, previously hosted at ACCA, Brighton.


Students are encouraged to participate in local pantomimes, festivals, competitions, and shows.


Seniors are motivated to audition for pre-vocational programs, paving the way for further education and potential entry into professional dance colleges.

Our students pursue pre-vocational courses like The Place CAT, Trinity Laban CAT, English National Ballet Associates, Central School of Dance Ballet Associates, Performers Elite, Prima Associates, Ballet Boost, and Ceyda Tanc Youth, opening doors to diverse opportunities in the dance world.

Embrace the opportunity to join our elite performance troupes, reserved for the most dedicated and talented students. Engage in choreographed routines spanning Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, and Street, showcased throughout the year.

To participate, students commit to a minimum of three weekly classes in relevant styles alongside their troupe class.


Our presence extends to local Competitions, Youth Platforms, and Festivals, where confident performers may evolve into soloists and compete with solos, duets and trios.

Explore the Competition Team section for further details on this exciting journey.


Our focus extends beyond creating well-trained dancers; our primary goal is fostering fitness, enjoyment, creativity, friendship, and confidence.


We encourage students to explore their unique strengths, celebrate their love for dance, and embrace creativity.

Previously we have organised Choreography Competitions, allowing students to craft group dances. Awards were based on idea, creativity, and execution, with all participants recognied for their contribution.



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