Simply Dance Academy was founded in 1981.

Susan Bentley

Susan Bentley

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.

Susan Bentley