Petersfield Academy of Dance

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PAD has classes that run in Petersfield, Sheet & Steep.

We have classes to suit all abilities & we take pupils from 3 years through to adults.


Our students that have wished to pursue a career in dance have been accepted at top Ballet/Stage Schools such as the Royal Ballet's White Lodge, Laine Theatre Arts, Performers, Rambert, Tring, Urdang, The Place, Wilkes Academy & Masters to name but a few.

We also have students that have represented England & won medals at the Dance World Cup & the Tap World Championships.


All students have the opportunity to take ISTD examinations if they wish & all are invited to take part in our school show that takes place biennially at the Festival Hall, Petersfield. The show is so much fun & everyone has their chance to shine.........


We offer some of our talented students the opportunity to perform & compete at competitions around the country. We belong to the All England Dance Association which organises local dance festivals where students compete in a variety of dance genres. Marks are awarded & students achieving high marks are invited to enter the Regional Finals & from there some get to compete at National level in London for the finals. We also enter the Marjorie Davies Tap Awards, a very prestigious competition held in London & the ISTD Ballet Awards. We have had finalists at both & awards won.


The teachers at the school are:

Donna Claffey (Principal) - Tap/Modern/Jazz/Choreography

Teresa Butcher - Ballet

Debra Knights - Ballet

Rosie Nash - Modern

Bethany Town - Tap/Modern

Laura Bristow - Modern/Stretch/Jazz/Acro/Choreography

Twain Brighton - Contemporary

Hayley Mayfield - Ballet

Chancey Gregory - Modern/Tap/Stretch/Jazz/Ballet

Jasmine Pearce - Tap/Modern/Choreography

Amanda Gardner - Tap/Modern

Jo Durow - Assistant Teacher


Guest teachers we have are:

Kerry Newell

Sarah Louise Jones

Imogen Weatherhead

Saffron Armstrong

Monique Young