The Déda|Academy is a centre for excellence and engagement for children and young people aged 18 months – 19 years.

Children are introduced to the fundamental principles of dance through play and creative movement activities alongside their grown-ups in our Déda Minis classes. Children can then progress to attending classes on their own from the age of four progressing through our Deda|Kids and Déda|Juniors class programme.

The Déda|Academy enables children and young people to develop their skills in improvisation, choreography, performance and dance appreciation.

The classes are a mixture of drop-in and pay termly sessions in a range of styles and techniques. Young people aged 10years + can also attend one of our Déda Youth Performance Companies, which are linked to U.Dance performance opportunities regionally and nationally. 

Déda also has two gifted and talented youth performance companies linked to the Dance4 Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), Bounceback and Derbyshire Youth Dance Company. Entry to both companies is by audition (held annually).

For more information, please contact the Box Office on 01332 370911.