Simply Dance Academy was founded in 1981.
RAD Teacher Dip. L.I.D.T.A, F.N.C.D.T.A & Examiner
Originally named The Susan Bentley School of Dance, the academy opened its doors in 1981 under the directorship of Mrs Susan Bentley.
Children from as young as three years old to professional dancers are encouraged to take their first dance steps or prepare for their teaching examinations or auditions in a friendly atmosphere. All of our pupils are prepared for recognised exams of the IDTA and NCDTA, this encourages a gradual progress and a opportunity to achieve according to their talents and abilities.
Simply Dance Academy sets a high standard and several of the pupils have gone on to the professional stage.
Learning Commitment, Discipline and Determination.
At Simply Dance Academy, first and foremost we want our students to enjoy dancing and gain a lifelong love of dance and an appreciation of the art. Developing skills that will help in all walks of life, such as teamwork, respect for teachers, themselves and other students, learning commitment, discipline and determination.
Over the past 30 years, many students have passed through the school. (Some are still here!)
We’re very proud of all the former students. We have Barristers, Doctors, Teachers, Dancers, Estate Agents and Mums, all staying in touch from all over the world.
All our teachers are qualified, insured and have been D.B.S. checked. They all participate in an ongoing career development programme.
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
At Simply Dance Academy our Pupil to Teacher Ratio is excellent this allows pupils to develop their skills quickly.
Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress by appointment, telephone, or email.
All teachers are qualified, insured and are C.R.B. checked. All participate in ongoing career development training.
Children are admitted into the academy from the age of 3
If already training with a dance teacher, permission must be sought so no conflict of interests may arise.
Class fees are payable at the beginning of each lesson for the first terms attendance, subsequent terms are paid in 10-week blocks.
Any illness, disabilities or learning difficulties must be disclosed.
To gain admission and for class place availability, please visit our contacts page.
Thank you for all your support and loyalty.
Simply Dance Academy is grateful for the loyalty shown by its pupils, parents, and staff over the last thirty-five years.
It has been an absolute joy and a huge privilege to have been given the opportunity to teach thousands of pupils during this period of time and to have been part of theirs and your lives.
We now look forward to another 35 years of fun, achievement and great shows!
SIMPLY DANCE ACADEMY
Church View, Earsdon,
Whitley Bay NE25 9JY