Established in 1993, the school has over 300 pupils and a 100% pass rate in RAD, IDTA and ISTD exams

Drawing pupils from Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham, Isleworth, Whitton and beyond, the school prides itself in providing a happy and caring environment for its pupils.

Starting as early as 18 months now in our Tiny Tots Ballet, many students progress right through the RAD and ISTD Grades, graduating at the age of 18. Whilst some leave for university, others have graduated to vocational dance and musical theatre schools, including Laine Theatre Arts, the BRIT School, London Studio Centre, Italia Conti, Central School Of Ballet, Millennium Performing Arts, Centre PAC, London Contemporary Dance School and Bodywork Company. We are always very proud to see our alumni performing in London's West End, touring with professional dance and ballet companies, working in film and television or qualifying as dance teachers.

Ballet is the basis from which all other dance styles stem from here. Dance styles covered at Twickenham Academy include ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, street / hip hop, lyrical and musical theatre.

We love dance and our classes aim to be a positive learning experience for each chilld, building confidence and sociability, improving flexibility, working on strength, technique, poise and coordination. Increased self-discipline, respect, team work and creativity are all benefits of our classes. We look to improve our students and fulfill potential, whether their dance studies are a hobby, or in serious consideration of following dance as a vocational subject.

All pupils have the opportunity to participate in shows, exams and workshops. Selected pupils compete in regional festivals, often getting through to national finals. Senior girls can become teaching assistants in the younger classes. This is a high honour for our pupils and it is great experience for them and their personal development. Having teaching assistants benefits the younger pupils tremendously as well, giving them inspiration as to what they could achieve and another friendly face to interact with.


Exam results at Twickenham Academy of Dance are consistently outstanding:

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet examination results

Exam Session Number of pupils achieving grades
  Distinction Merit 0
March 2019 16 14 0
December 2018 44 7 0
March 2017 24 12 0
March 2016 42 14 0
December 2015 22 3 0
March 2015 24 0 0

ISTD Modern & Tap examination results

Exam Session Number of pupils achieving grades
  Distinction Merit Pass
March 2019 20 13 0
December 2018 16 9 0
December 2017 43 0 0
March 2017 15 2 0
December 2016 19 2 0
June 2016 20 9 0

A free trial class is offered to all newcomers - contact us now.


  • aboutTestimonial1

    "I just wanted to say thank you and what a fantastic show you produced! Talia enjoyed every minute of it and said how she ‘loved to dance’ on stage! Any nerves disappeared! All the girls were amazing, such talent!"

  • aboutTestimonial2

    "Being a teaching assistant has taught me so much and is genuinely one of my favourite things that comes with being a part of Twickenham Academy. It is so rewarding to see all the children learn so much from you, Charlotte and Louise and how much fun they have . . . thank you for giving me the opportunity to become as involved in the dance school as I am."

  • aboutTestimonial3

    "Thank you so much for being the best dance teacher and I will never ever forget you and Twickenham Academy"

  • aboutTestimonial4

    "There hasn't been one day that Bella hasn't wanted to go to dance class. She has made great friends, been a part of a fantastic community and it's always been a space away from everything else which has been a brilliant support . . . I don't think many dance teachers achieve that balance which is why TA is a special dance school."

  • aboutTestimonial5

    "When you first started rehearsals a year ago none of us parents could believe how complex the choreography was . . . We were sceptical you would manage to pull it from the girls given their young age . . . And yet you did and not only that, they achieved 90% in their very first festival! Wow! It was a wonderful lesson in the power of aiming high and practice, practice, practice!"

  • aboutTestimonial6

    "I wanted to thank you for the show and the opportunities Millie had to perform. It has had a big impact on her self confidence and I have seen her try new things this summer that I don't think she would have tackled before."

  • aboutTestimonial7

    "I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for the amazing support and kindness you have continued to give Harriet and for the wonderful show. You and your team created a wonderful safe and happy place for our girls and have given us all a memory to treasure."


Twickenham Academy of Dance (the school) collects, stores and uses personal data within the category of “legitimate interests”.

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of parents and pupils are required for the school to properly function and therefore provision of such details are a condition of enrolment.

In addition any medical conditions must be advised.

Having supplied your details, on a day to day basis your information will, in the main, be used for the following:

Whilst supply of full contact details is compulsory, the school will allow you to refuse permission of photography of your child. Permission is granted or denied on enrolment and is deemed to be ongoing. If at any stage you would like to update this permission, please email

Information is required and kept by the school for the duration of a pupil’s attendance and thereafter for a period of no longer than seven years. We are always keen to maintain relationships with alumni, especially those who go on to professional performing arts training. In such cases we may request a prolonged saving of your details.

If your child is entered for examinations, their personal data will need to be shared with the relevant board, currently these include Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA).

We do not and will never sell or share your personal data to any third party for marketing purposes.

Any information submitted via our website is regularly cleaned and will be held within its content management system for no longer than six months.

At any time you may contact the school to ask what information is being held by emailing

With the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ you may request deletion of your details from all methods of contact. We do reserve the right to hold details on invoices for accounting purposes for the minimum required period of three years. Please note that deleting your information will mean your child can no longer attend the school.

Twickenham Academy of Dance
The Studio
Haliburton Road

Last updated 20 November 2019.

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