The academy

Looking for a dance school in Chester? Well since it's beginning in 2011, SGDA continues to grow in student numbers and by reputation being recommended by one of the top vocational schools in the UK.  The academy prides itself on the welcoming, warm, caring family atmosphere which no doubt brings out the best in the students.


SGDA provides excellent training in classical ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and contemporary. Ballet provides a strong foundation for other dance techniques so great emphasis is placed on the importance of this technique, students are encouraged to enrol in a ballet class where possible, alongside other dance techniques.


The RAD syllabus is followed with aspects of the ISTD Tap, ATOD Jazz & Contemporary & Acrobatic Arts Syllabus incorporated into timetabled classes. Examinations are available for RAD Ballet students, however, that is not the sole focus of the training which takes place at the academy. Click here for more information on examinations.


Training at SGDA goes beyond that of an ordinary dance school, Miss Gallie strives to provide students with a well-rounded dance education, students are encouraged to work with professional production companies, take classes with staff members from the top vocational dance institutions in the UK and to benefit from workshops taken by current dance industry performers.


Students with the required ability are encouraged to audition for associate and/or full-time places with other reputable schools and performance companies, for example, The Hammond School, Elmhurst School of Dance, The Royal Ballet School, National Youth Ballet, English Youth Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet.


Miss Gallie fully understands the importance of each student and so strives to provide the best learning experience for each individual child whether that be vocational or recreational. Children gain confidence and self-assurance throughout the varied classes and develop musicality, friendships, memories and an overall enjoyment of dance.


If your child wishes to pursue dance professionally, Sophie Gallie Dance Academy is the stepping stone that your child needs.

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