Expression... Experience... Excellence
We offer an exciting range of classes from Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet to Boogie Babies, Hip-Hop Street dance and everything in between!
Ripley Academy of Dance prides itself on quality tuition led by highly qualified teachers at a very reasonable cost. Classes are always fun and are designed to encourage individual talents. All members of staff are highly qualified, DBS checked and supplementary to this hold a Child Chaperone licence with Derbyshire Education Authority.
Unlike other schools, Ripley Academy is uniquely situated close to Ripley town centre on it's own beautiful land at The Beeches. This creates a friendly family atmosphere and a safe secure place for children to enjoy their time. There are two studios equipped with Harlequin sprung floors, huge mirrors and the latest sound technology, ample free parking, a refreshment area to enjoy a drink or snack, shop to purchase Academy uniform and changing facilities all on site.
As an approved examination centre for R.A.D, ISTD, N.A.T.D and L.A.M.D.A all students may work towards examinations if they so wish or purely dance for fun and fitness!
Miss Diane Fleming became Principal of Ripley Academy of Dance in 1970. It has been at it's home at The Beeches since 1971. Former pupil of the school and teacher Miss Felicity Cutting bought the school in 2010. She had trained under Miss Fleming's tutorage from the age of 3 years old.
The school is now entering it's 50th year and is going from strength to strength with Miss Cutting bringing fresh new ideas. She hopes to forge a new era in the development of the school.