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Starlight Academy

Starlight Academy is a dance and performance school based at The Dance Mill, a purpose built dance and fitness centre in Guiseley, Leeds, founded in 2008 by Melanie Hadfield-Walker and Christine Cade.

We offer a full range of classes, helping to build confidence, strong dance technique and training for the stage.  We have classes suitable for all age groups, from pre school to young adult.

Exams can be taken in tap and modern though the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus  classical ballet through the Associated Board of Dance (ABD) syllabus. Acro exams are offered through Acrobatic Arts, and Musical Theatre and Contemporary exams with ABD. Cheer classes following BGU.

We are an accredited Acrobatic Arts school, offering Acro classes from age 5 with Miss Mel, who is one of only 5 UK Acrobatic Arts examiners and course conductors, or Miss Christine who holds her module 2 Acrobatic Arts qualification, or Miss Alison who holds her module 1 AA qualification.

Other classes include Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, Singing, Contemporary, Lyrical, Showstars, Ballet Tots and Funky Monkeys, our specially designed Pre-school program.

We have a successful festival team, competing regularly up and down the UK.  Including students who have qualified to represent Team England in the Dance World Cup, and to compete at the Miss Dance Grand Final, and the World Performers Grand final, both to be held in Blackpool later in the year.

Starlight Academy has 3 fully equipped studios, reception with coffee lounge, 2 changing rooms, large car park, a lovely friendly atmosphere and professional enthusiastic staff.

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