The Academy was founded in September 1978 by its principal, Janine Clark, as her Mother closed "The Grace Freeman School of Dancing" in the March of 1978, Janines Aunt Kath was also a dance teacher and examiner with the AAD. The dance school has a 3rd generation of teachers with Janines daughter Victoria teaching too.
Our parents welcome the "old school" stype of teaching. Dance is a disciplined art and is vital,
this shows exceptional standard achieved by all who dance at the LAD. We were honoured to be chosen from all AAD accredited schools nationally to work on a new ballet syllabus which has formed the AAD examinations qualitification.
The Academy has received numerous trophies and accolades from the Director of the AAD for reaching an exceptionally high standard in examinations, medal test work and at the Awards Day held in Blackpool annually.
Members of the Academy have had sucess in gaining places at the following institutions:
Our aim is to provide enjoyable tuition in a safe and friendly environment. Teaching in the subjects of Tap, Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Acrobatic and Musical Theatre; for pleasure, examinations, medal tests, displays, shows and festivals.
Children are accepted from the age of 18 months and at the other end of the scale classes are available for adults too.
We have danced in Disneyland Paris, Her Majesty's Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall in London (to name a few).
Stella Mann Stage School
Bird Theatre School
The Royal Ballet School Associates
The Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama