Michelle Sidwell Academy of Dance


The Michelle Sidwell Academy of Dance has been operating from Chislehurst since 1999. We offer high quality training in all aspects of the performing arts.

The Academy is a small friendly school where students are taught in a caring, encouraging and professional environment.

We teach a wide range of dance disciplines to pupils from the age of 2 ½ years old.

All pupils are given the opportunity, to perform in our annual production held at The Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham, as well as other performances and regional events throughout the year. Our prices are very competitive, offering good value for money. We also offer a very generous 20% discount for all siblings.

Examinations follow the World-renowned ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) syllabus. They are a high standard faculty which is regularly monitored and audited by OFQUAL to ensure that standards are maintained. This stamp of approval reassures parents that the ISTD qualifications are comparable to those that your children study within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at school. Examinations from Grade 6 upwards also offer UCAS points, towards your child’s application form for university.

If there is a class here that interests you then please feel free to come along and try any class FREE OF CHARGE.

We also hold an annual summer school during July or August each year. This is available to pupils, siblings and friends of pupils who do not currently attend.

Our summer school is lots of fun with everyone taking part in dance, singing and drama classes as well as lots of other activities such as Arts & Crafts. All summer schools culminate in an end of course performance which we invite family and friends to attend.