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The North's Leading
Junior Dance Academy

About the academy

We believe that all children should be given an equal opportunity to shine
always moving forward

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.
The Ballroom

11 professionally equipped studios including The Grand Ballroom.

Studio 5

Our new dance studios have Harlequin sprung floors.

Studio 7

Enjoy a hot drink and socialise in our cafe area.


Parents can enjoy ample free parking in the College car park.

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Our Faculty

We only employ the very best in teaching talent to nurture our pupils.
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Sandra Reid
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’.
Hannah Rooke
Vice Principal
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.
Daisy Jones
RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap & Modern, Grades & Majors
DDI, DDE, ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern, National, Disco and Freestyle, Lamda teaching certificate. Miss Jones has joined the Academy from SLP College and is an experienced teacher of Ballet, Tap and Modern (ISTD & RAD). She spent three years teaching both young students and adults at LlarDansa in Palma De Mallorca, where she was responsible for entering RAD ballet grades and majors and ISTD Tap and Modern up to and including Advanced 2. Miss Jones is thrilled to be joining the Academy as she loves teaching children.
Kate Linley
Teacher of Tap, Lyrical and Technical Jazz and Musical Theatre
Laura Carnaby
PGCT BA (Hons) LRAD ARAD RAD RTS, Teacher of Ballet
Jessica Mais
BA (Hons) LRAD ARAD AIDTA QTS, Teacher of Ballet
Damien O’keeffe (MA)
Acting Course Leader
Louisa Scott
Acting Teacher
Charlotte Wheatcroft
BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance (Vocals), Teacher of Singing

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