multi award winning academy
Debut have a huge wealth of experienced and professional teachers, who not only have the highest level of teacher training, but also a bank of professional performance experience including West-End Musicals, Cruise Ship Production Shows, TV Shows, Commercials, Hollywood Films and Huge Music Artists.
Debut is the number one performing arts school in the North-West with over 25 years of experience and a national reputation for excellence, currently named Dance School of the Year and Best Dance and Performing Arts Academy in the North and Midlands. All classes are delivered at our purpose built studio building and with more performances and professional opportunities than any other school, Debut is a popular choice for new dancers of all abilities and those wanting to take their dance training to the next level.
Debut teaches syllabus work under the I.D.T.A (International Dance Teachers Association) and U.K.A (United Kingdom Alliance) under which, students can take exams twice a year. Students gain exceptional results, with our last set of exams seeing 94% of students gaining the highest marks possible. Senior grades also carry UCAS points and all students have the opportunity to study at sixth form level and achieve a National Extended Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts. More information on our fully funded sixth form course can be found here.
All of our teachers and staff have D.B.S certificates, First Aid and Safeguarding training. All of our Safeguarding, Policies and Procedures are available upon request including our full Covid Safe Policy.
When you send your child to a dance school, we understand that you want to see them perform as much as possible, which is why at Debut, we put on two productions per year for parents, friends and families. Our main Summer Show takes place on the first weekend of July, followed by our Christmas Pantomime in December.
Alongside our main productions and exams, we offer students the opportunity to take part in regional competitions in ballet, tap, modern and street/hip hop as a soloist, duo or as part of our elite teams.
Debut Academy of Performing Arts also holds the title of Vocational Dance School of The Year for 4 consecutive years.