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Emma Pilling Dance Academy (EPDA) was established in 2008, founded by the owner and Principal, Emma Ellam after many years of hard work and dedication to the dance and performing arts profession. Since 2008, the dance school has gone from strength to strength and its up to date facilities create an excellent environment for students to learn in.

Superb facilities with two dance studios and high quality sound system
State of the art dance equipment, Harlequin dance floors, Ballet Barres and full length mirrors
Seperate music room
Reception area, waiting room and ample free parking
Excellent customer service with desk staff available during class times for assistance
100% pass rate in all examinations
A non competitive environment - we prefer to focus on technique and performance over dance competitions


Outstanding dance and musical theatre training

bbodanceballet / bbodancetap / bbodancemodern / bbodancemusicaltheatre

EPDA is an approved bbodance (British Ballet Organization) dance school. bbodance is recognised worldwide as one of the most prestigious dance examining societies offering examinations in classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern and musical theatre. You really can't get better training than bbodance.

bbodance is an awarding body whose qualifications are recognised by the regulatory authority for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority / OfQual). bbodance is a validated organisation of the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET). At EPDA we support the unique bbodance 'family ethos' by providing support and encouragment to dance students of all ages, experience and abilities. EPDA is a friendly, fun and disciplined environment for students to develop and learn in.


Music and singing

At EPDA our singing, piano and music theory lessons follow the syllabus set out by the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year. Its mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, ABRSM supports high quality music making and learning around the world.

We have excellent facilities at our studios with a seperate, dedicated music room that provides the perfect environment for students to learn and progress. We offer pathways and resources for learners that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.

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