Ripon Dance Academy opened its doors in September 2013, taking over the reins from Grace Player who taught ballet in Ripon for several years.  Since then the school has gone from strength to strength and become a "one-stop-shop" and now offers classes in classical ballet, modern jazz, tap, contemporary, freestyle (commercial), acrobatic dance and musical theatre.  We have over 150 pupils taking classes across all genres.  We hold regular IDTA exam sessions and our 'Squad', which is our 'elite' dancers compete in dance festivals all over Yorkshire and beyond.  


All our teachers are qualified with the IDTA, hold current first-aid certificates and DBS checked.

Dance lessons in ripon

At Ripon Dance Academy we aim to provide high quality dance training for all; for those children wishing to take exams and perhaps consider performing arts as a career path or a challenging environment for those who wish to take classes just for fun.

We present a biannual full-school show at Harrogate Theatre as well as several in-house performances throughout the year, including our annual "Presentation Day" where pupils are recognised for hard work, progress and excellence.

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At Ripon Dance Academy we strive to create a friendly atmosphere where pupils challenge and encourage each other.  We welcome everyone with a smile and give regular feedback to parents.  Our younger pupils particularly enjoy the "Star of the week" certificate which is given at the end of each class, from Preparatory Grade to Grade 2.

We hope to welcome you to RDA soon!