Footlights Dance School

Does your child want to dance?

Footlights Old Trafford would love to have your children to join us for a FREE trial at St John’s Centre. There really is no better time to get your child involved in the start of their stage school journey.

For more information or to book, contact Khara on 07389838910 or [email protected]

Class times

Every Friday (term time only)

Minnie (aged 6-9) : 5-6 pm

Main (aged 10-16) : 6.30-8pm

During the classes, the students learn a mix of multiple, dance styles such as Jazz, ballet, street, Commercial musical theatre junior dance and Inter/Senior dance and gymnastic lead by our amazing qualified teachers all in a relaxed environment so they feel engaged and able to join in.

What to wear and bring

Please could your child wear loose clothing suitable for dance, and trainers, pumps, converse-style or jazz shoes. Please also pack them a small snack and drink for break.

Our team

We have a superb team at Old Trafford on Fridays and Saturdays; all our teachers are professionally-trained and carry DBS certificates.

About Footlights

Our office is based at Footlights House, MediaCity, 6 days per week so we are a full time educational performing arts establishment. We began in 2005 and still maintain a personal yet professional approach in our teaching style.

Footlights teach children, young people, and adults transferable performance skills in acting, singing and dance through our stage school and extra classes, we find the discipline they learn with us transfers to their everyday life.

We also encourage them in stage production, stage management and most of all working as a team. The art of performance can be fundamental for a growing child, to assist them with the ability to communicate effectively, have confidence in themselves and support them in their personal development.

Many of our students have progressed onto performing arts courses, drama schools, major tours and we even have one ex-student we know of at Cambridge!

Our professional work, linked to the industry, includes all aspects of theatre, television, and radio.

Our previous credits include but are not exclusive to All Creatures Great & Small (Ch5), The Book Thief (Bolton Octagon), Matilda the Musical (West End and UK tour), Les Misérables at the Lowry, Disney’s Cruella, CBBC’s Almost Never and other ground-breaking BBC children’s drama series. Our students have also featured in various commercials including United Utilities and Alton Towers (both 2022-23). We also have a 100% pass rate for the students who choose to sit their LAMDA exams with us (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).

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