"At A.D.A. every student is welcomed and encouraged. Our dance instructors are committed to developing your ability and guiding you with care and kindness. We provide the highest level of teaching in an enjoyable and creative environment inspiring the next generation of young dancers. Learn with us and love dance with us."
Lucie and Charlie - PRINCIPALS
Aspire. Dream. Achieve.
Ashley Dance Academy is run by Lucie Ashley and Charlie Ashley-Burnett, a sister team of ballet teachers who have danced since they were young girls. Both highly trained and experienced and incredibly passionate about dance, they have joined forces to create a dance school that provides the best of dance education to both children and adults.
A.D.A. provide Royal Academy of Dance syllabus ballet classes in a friendly and professional environment. Students can attend a weekly class with the option to work towards RAD Examinations, which are encouraged, but not compulsory. Fun movement classes are available for Pre-Schoolers; building confidence, coordination and introducing very young children to the wonderful world of ballet. Adult Ballet, Jazz and Tap are excellent for toning, strength and stamina and both classes welcome beginners as well as more experienced dancers.
We also hold Musical Theatre Jazz classes for ages 5 and above. This is a wonderful contrast to our Ballet lessons and these classes place more emphasis on learning new choreography and styles week to week. These inspiring classes, taught by West End professional Charlene Ford, really aim to develop performance skills and personality.
All A.D.A. teachers are fully qualified, highly experienced and hold enhanced DBS checks.
We can also provide private tuition, choreography services, dance parties and workshops.
Please contact us for further information.
THEN AND NOW
WHAT PARENTS SAY
“Miss Lucie is the gold standard of ballet teachers. Over the past 6 six years, she has imparted her love of dance to my daughter whilst providing individualised focus and technical advice to her and each and every girl in her class (whatever their level). Most importantly, her teaching technique has allowed the girls to flourish in a warm and safe environment where kindness and humour is key. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model!”
"Lottie loves Charlene’s classes and always comes out smiling and positive. She has grown in confidence with her dance and really looks forward to her classes."
"Our daughter loves her ballet class and will never miss it. Miss Lucie has an incredible talent to inspire little ballet dancers to learn, have fun and enjoy the marvellous experience of dancing!"
Lucie has taught my daughter for years. Lucie manages to achieve wonderful results whilst making the classes fun and welcoming. My daughter wouldn't be with any other ballet teacher. I cannot praise Lucie enough.”