Welcome to Footlight Performance Academy
Dance classes for children walking through to adults
Footlight Performance Academy, incorporating Born2Perform, is a long established organisation offering dance and musical theatre training to a variety of ages throughout the local area.
The Dorset based theatre school was established in 1987 and the school offers many years of experience in the performing arts profession from it’s many locations around Wimborne.
Classes are available in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern, LAMDA drama, singing and DDMIX for adults.
Footlight offer a warm and nurturing environment for all ages, and many of the footlight students have gone on to work in musical theatre and with professional dance companies.
Their future is our passion.
Don’t just take our word for it…
My daughter has been dancing at Footlight for 8 years. I have watched her grow in confidence, gaining not only ability but a strong and lasting friendship group. We both look forward to many more years to come.
Sally Weaver (Parent)
Well footlight is like a second home and the minute you join you become part of the family. It’s something you can’t experience anywhere else.
Luke Pay (Student)
Footlight Performance Academy has done such a great job in providing me with a variety of professional and friendly dance classes, teaching strength, technique and performance whilst still having endless laughs! It has also offered me a place to express my personality in a safe environment whilst gain other valuable life lessons, such as working as a team, boosting my self esteem and giving me great social skills!
Natalie Taylor (Past Pupil)
My daughter has been attending Footlight Performance Academy for seven years. She began with the Little Cygnets ballet class at 3 years old and has blossomed into a confident young dancer of 10 years old. She has had first class teaching from qualified dance teachers throughout and has had the opportunity to join the Born to Perform group learning acting and singing skills. From excellent shows to fantastic exam results her teachers are a credit to their profession. All the children love coming and learn more and more each week and parents and children have made some long lasting friendships. What a fantastic school.
Victoria Hepburn (Parent)
All at Footlight show great warmth, encouragement and friendliness to the children and parents, we really have chosen the best Dance school, Thank you
Anna Faulkner (Parent)
Footlight has helped a very shy and timid little girl start to grow into a much more confident and happy child
Sam Thompson (Parent)
Footlight have 11 convenient locations across Wimborne & Poole
Merley Community Centre
Merley First School
St Michaels Church
Colehill Methodist Church
St Nicholas Church
30 Warhead Road,
Corfe Mullen Village Hall
Wimborne (Leigh Park Community Centre)
Leigh Park Community Centre
St Barnabas Church
King John Avenue,
Bearwood Community Centre
King John Avenue,
Broadstone Scout Hall
Broadstone War Memorial