About Us

Platinum Dance Academy began in 2010 when Principal Lorna Thompson recognised the lack of Street Dance training available in the area. 

PDA quickly grew from 1 class a week in a hired hall, to having our own studio and classes 6 days a week.

Many of our Street Dance students have competed at World Championship level. We offer all of our dancers the opportunity to audition for our Elite Teams where they have the opportunity to enter competitions across the country. Our Elite Teams have had great success at regional, national and world championship level bringing home trophies in solos, duos, and teams.

From Street Dance we have expanded into also offering classes in Contemporary Dance, Acrobatic Arts, Musical Theatre and we now also offer Aerial Hoop.

We are one of the only studios in the UK to offer the Aerial Arts syllabus. Aerial Arts is run in association with Acrobatic Arts and teaches dancers to become strong and confident aerial artists through the use of carefully structured progressions through levels to build strength, flexibility, and confidence in the aerial hoop. Aerial hoop students have the opportunity to take examinations as they progress through the levels.

We pride ourselves in offering high-quality classes and providing as many opportunities to our dancers as possible. We put on annual showcases for all of our students to have the opportunity to perform on stage as well as offering further performance opportunities throughout the year.

Performances to date include:

Silvertone F1 Grand Prix opening ceremony

o2 London

SECC Glasgow

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Apex Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Ipswich Regent

and many more.

We also regularly have outside professionals teach our dancers so that they have the opportunity to learn from a wide range of talent and can have an insight into the professional industry.

Our dancers have had the opportunity to train with:

Diversity

Twist & Pulse

Lukas McFarlane

Joshua Base Pilmore

Jasmine Meakin

Benjamin Mulan

Ainsley Ricketts

and many more

 

This is only the beginning!

We are now building a brand new, purpose-built, dance facility! Once in our new premises, we will also be offering classes in Ballet and Cheerleading. Register your interest now to get first dibs on the spaces!

We plan to open in October 2021 and until then classes will continue at our Eastgate Street Studio.

 

We are always striving to provide our dancers with new and exciting opportunities and the same level of training they would expect in London studios.

Please email platinumdancebse@gmail.com if you would like to know more