About the academy
We believe that all children should be given an equal opportunity to shine
SLP Junior Academy provides a high level of training in Dance and Musical Theatre. Our focus is on progressive teaching within a fun and safe environment.
We offer classes in RAD Ballet as well as ISTD Modern and Tap for children aged 3 and above in a safe and caring environment a variety of other classes are also available including Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Jazz and Street Dance.
All of our pupils benefit from state of the art facilities designed for both Dance and Musical Theatre. We have eleven professional studios, changing facilities, Café area, “Dance Gear” shop and ample free parking in the college car park.
We have over 50 years industry expertise
All our teachers carry the highest qualifications
We offer a complete and diverse range of courses
We have amazing facilities
We provide state of the art facilities for both Dance and Musical Theatre with eleven professional studios, changing facilities, a café area, a Dance Gear shop and ample free parking in the College car park. Click on any of the images to see a short video about our facilities.
11 professionally equipped studios including The Grand Ballroom.
Our new dance studios have Harlequin sprung floors.
Enjoy a hot drink and socialise in our cafe area.
Parents can enjoy ample free parking in the College car park.
We only employ the very best in teaching talent to nurture our pupils.
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Teaching in Garforth for 45 years, Miss Reid opened the building on Chapel Lane in ’91 with a vision to enable children to dance in safe professional studios regardless of financial status. Although retired from mainstream teaching, Miss Reid enjoys overseeing the development of children through all the wonderful classes here at SLP. A passionate believer in equality for all, with the mind-set that all children are important and should be able to experience the ‘joy of dance’.
Miss Hannah studied at SLP College graduating with her teaching qualifications in ISTD Tap Modern and national as well as IDTA Ballet. Hannah taught throughout the North of England both syllabus and Freestyle classes, choreographing Musicals, Festivals and Pantomimes. Her exam results at SLP College and Junior Academy have been exemplary with pupils, winning the class prizes at the London ISTD Janet Cram Awards and the boys’ junior section.
Miss Lucy trained at the Royal Ballet School where she developed a passion for choreography alongside dancing, winning the SIr Kenneth MacMillan competition and second place at the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition. Having gained her PDTD with distinction Lucy has since taught for the Norwegian National Ballet School, Norsk Balletinstitutt and Oslo National Academy of The Arts as well as for the RAD at their summer school in Norway.
Charlie attended SLP College and graduated in 2012. Since graduating, Charlie moved down to London and worked within the commercial industry, choreographing and performing for 3 years. Miss Charlie now teaches throughout the age range of the Academy as well as the College. She specialises in competition pieces, acro and limbering along with supporting the Children throughout their early training. She is delighted to be a part of the Junior Academy team and is looking forward to a bright future.
Adam graduated with an MA Distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is now a successful lecturer, acting coach, teacher and director. He has delivered classes in Acting Techniques, Physical Theatre, Voice and Musical Theatre. Adam specialises in the Meisner Technique of acting and is on the audition panel for the MA Music Theatre course at RCSSD. His directing credits include Seussical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Witches of Eastwick.