About Us

The Performance Academy was founded in April 2012 by current Principal, Laura Maguire. Her vision is to provide the highest standard of training in dancing, singing and acting and we are extremely proud of our reputation. We are known for being a very approachable school that runs up-to-date and professional classes, with teachers who are patient and friendly. We offer over 20+ classes a week including private dance and vocal lessons and have classes for performers who choose to perform recreationally as well as those who want to pursue a vocational career.

We love our students to feel inspired, so we run various workshops and summer schools throughout the year. These workshops have included: Shrek the Musical, Hairspray, Wicked, Grease, Mary Poppins, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake (to name but a few)!

The school also prides itself on being one big family. As well as maintaining strong bonds with our students we also take the time to build a strong relationship with our parents. We are always on happy to discuss any issues or questions parents might have and are always on hand to offer any advice.

In April 2016 we moved into our very own studio. We are proud to offer the following for our students;

  • Fully equipped dance studio with sprung floors, mirrors and barres
  • “To The Pointe” our on-site dance and uniform shop
  • Waiting area/Reception
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Tuck Shop/Refreshments

Our son loves the Funky Monkeys Dance sessions. The fun yet structured classes have helped both his focus and confidence. We would highly recommend.”Stephanie Oakley

Fantastic dance school! Professionally run and great communication with parents/carers. My shy young lady who has little self confidence attends street dance and in a very short space of time has flourished. Can’t recommend enough.”Liz Wood