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Charles Academy of Dance is a Devon-based dance school delivering fun, friendly and high quality teaching to students of all ages and abilities, with venues based in and around the Crediton area (just a 15 minute drive from the City of Exeter). Proud of our reputation as leaders in dance excellence, the school boasts an impressive portfolio of outstanding exam results and student success. From our very youngest pre-school students, through to our adult dancers and intensive programme students, there really is something to suit everyone...from recreational classes purely for fun and enjoyment and suitable for beginners, through to classes designed for the more serious dancer training on a professional, advanced level!


Through our commitment and passion for dance, we promise to deliver the highest levels of teaching,with professional care and attention given to all our pupils. All teachers are fully qualified, with training and examinations taken in accordance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

Since opening in 2009, the School has grown from strength to strength, and now has approx. 100 pupils, all of which took part in our last biennial show 'Rhythm of the Night' at Exeter's Corn Exchange Theatre. Students have achieved outstanding marks in all ISTD and RAD dance exams and have been selected to dance at projects such as the All England National Dance Finals, Tap Attack, English Youth Ballet, the RELAYS Festival at the Eden Project, U Dance 4 Devon, RAD ACE Associates and the Royal Ballet Junior Associates Scheme. Senior students have gone on to secure full-time places at the top Vocational Dance Colleges and pupils regularly become involved in shows, workshops, festivals, exams, trips, summer-schools and many other exciting projects.


"Crediton has a reputation for having produced some fine dancers in its time, but now students of a dance school which meets at Crediton’s old Town Hall are set to take the dance world by storm. The students, from the Charles Academy of Dance, demonstrated their exceptional skill and talents when they presented The Energy Express at Exeter’s Corn Exchange. It was obvious that the students had put in hours and hours of work to prepare for their show... There were no faults, it was a polished performance much to the credit of the students, school principal Amy Charles, head of ballet Cassie Hill and all those involved in the production. The school opened in September 2009 and has made a huge difference to the lives of so many young people from the Crediton area." 
Alan Quick, Editor Crediton Courier, 2013.



A fun and popular class, that combines the funky, trendy use of isolations found in street dance and jazz, with the solid, technical training of ballet.... find out more


Often described as 'the key dance discipline', ballet teaches grace, poise, musicality, correct posture, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility.... find out more


Our street jazz class offers a combination of styles – we will loosely follow the ISTD Bronze, Silver & Gold Jazz Exam Awards, but will also include a street dance sequence each week. Fun and high energy!.... find out more


From the funky 'Stomp' style of tap, through to the West End 'top hat and tails' variety, there really is something to suit everyone....
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