Canterbury Academy

Cascade delivers a range of activities at the Canterbury Academy with a residency on the campus. Alongside primary, youth and graduate classes we run the Dance Academy programme for 16 +

Cascade Dance Academy
The Dance Academy is a training program for gifted and talented students aged 16- 19, providing weekly technique, performance, and choreography classes, alongside a range of academic & applied qualifications delivered by The Canterbury Academy.

The dance programme is aimed at students who have completed their GCSE's and are looking to study at A-Level, BTEC or National Diploma Level. The Academy provides students with up to 7 hours of dance training a week in contemporary , ballet, jazz, physical theatre and urban styles plus strength and conditioning training with professionals.

The Dance Academy is a stepping stone for students looking to pursue a career in dance. Previous Academy students have been accepted into The Centre, Laban, Urdang, Performers College and London Studio Centre.

Since founded in 2009, The Dance Academy has performed at:
  • U Dance 2013 Leeds Festival
  • U Dance 2013 South East (Regional winners)
  • Youth Sport Trust National Conference 2013
  • Kent Schools Games 2012 Opening Ceremony
  • Olympic Torch Relay Event in Dover 2012
  • Festival for Stars Competition (Regional winners) 2011
  • Arts Awards South East Conference 2011
The dance programme is part of the Canterbury Institute for Performing arts

Dance Academy Enquiries

Contact Tony Greenlaw, Director of Performing Arts for all enquiries :
For more information about this programme click here

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A massive thank you to you, your young performers for travelling to be a special part of the Youth Sport Trust’s conference in Telford

Tracey Healey, Research & Innovation Development Manager, Education TOP Foundation