Canterbury Academy

Cascade has delivered the Elite Dance Programme at The Canterbury Academy since 2009.  This Programme is part of the Canterbury Institute for Performing Arts delivered alongside a range of academic qualifications at the Academy.

Dance Programme
This Programme provides weekly technique, choreography and performance opportunities to gifted and talented students 16- 19.  It is aimed at students who have completed their GCSE's and are looking to study at A-Level, BTEC National Diploma Level. It provides up to 8 hours of dance training a week in contemporary techniques, ballet, jazz and physical theatre, plus weekly strength and conditioning training with professionals.

The Programme is a stepping stone for students looking to pursue a career in dance. Previous students have been accepted into The Centre, Bird College, SLP College, Chichester Uni, Laban, Urdang, Performers College and London Studio Centre.

Previous Performances Include:

  • MOVE IT 2014, Olympia, London
  • U Dance 2013 Leeds Festival ( Regional Winners & National Festival)
  • Youth Sport Trust National Conference 2013
  • Kent Schools Games 2012 Opening Ceremony
  • Olympic Torch Relay Event in Dover 2012
  • Festival for Stars Competition (Regional winners) 2011
  • Arts Awards South East Conference 2011

Dance Programme Enquiries
Contact Tony Greenlaw, Director of Performing Arts:
For more information click here

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A massive thank you to you, your young performers for travelling to be a special part of the Youth Sport Trust’s conference in Telford

Tracey Healey, Research & Innovation Development Manager, Education TOP Foundation