The Performance Academy is based in New Mills, conveniently located on the A6. Our studios are of the highest quality, very spacious, extremely safe and friendly, allowing you to dance like a true professional.

Our evening classes are open to children and adults starting from the age of 2 upwards with all abilities and backgrounds. We offer classes including ballet, tap, modern, street dance and musical theatre, plus the option to have private singing or dance lessons. There really is a class to suit everyone!

If you would like to find out more please do get in touch.

My son Ethan joined The Performance Academy when it first started nearly 6 years ago doing Street dance. He’s always loved dancing and was keen to join. He loves his weekly dance practices and he makes me so proud when I watch him perform in the annual show at Buxton Opera house. He gets better every year and gets more confident. Laura is a great teacher and all the kids work so hard to put on a great show. We look forward to it every year.Joanna Ferguson

We really appreciate the hard work that we have seen Laura and all of the teachers put into ensuring that all of the children not only enjoy the lessons, but improve from week to week. The students are treated like they are one big family and they interact so well together. We have been ecstatic and overwhelmed with the performances not only by my children but all the students over the past 6 years.Tracey Croasdale