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Our pupils have the option to take a recognised exam in all genres. Beginners of all ages are welcome to all of our Brighton based dance classes.

All teachers are fully qualified trained dancers/teachers and are passionate about sharing their love of dance with our pupils. Your child can progress with us until they are 18. Many of our dancers have gone on to study dance and performing arts full time at dance colleges or dance degree courses at university.

We teach and hold exams in the I.S.T.D syllabi which are fully accredited by the Dance Education of Training UK. UCAS points are awarded for these exams from Grade 6.

Our classes are enjoyable, social, stimulating and taught to a high standard in a modern and creative way. We believe that all ages can relate to our inclusive teaching style, whilst appreciating our traditional dance class methods.

Staff are First Aid trained and DBS checked. Teachers attend regular teaching courses to ensure all pupils receive excellent training and well balanced, interesting lessons. Principal, Lynda Forster also teaches full-time at Dance Art Studio. 

Our Team
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School Principal, AISTD (Dip) DDE Ballet, Modern Theatre & Tap. PBT cert.

Lynda Forster

Lynda trained at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts. She started dancing at the age of 5. After graduating she worked professionally in the UK and abroad and undertook a teaching post-training student dance teachers in Athens. Since returning she taught freelance in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz to children and young professionals before founding Dance Art Studio in 1995.

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DDE Ballet, Modern & BA (Hons)

Vicky Moteane

Vicky trained through ISTD as a child, completing Advanced Ballet and Modern. She discovered a love for Contemporary whilst studying A'level dance and so continued in her training to complete a degree in Dance and English at Middlesex University. Vicky has featured in many music videos. She established a successful school in London, before moving to Brighton.


DDI Modern Theatre, Tap, Street, Contemporary,  Flexibility, Choreography

Tiffany Wells

Tiffany has danced from a young age. Since graduating from Performers College Tiffany has been fortunate enough to secure many wonderful professional experiences, I including; Cinderella under the direction of Bill Kenwright, Carnival Cruise Line Production Shows and Jack and The Beanstalk (Cambridge Arts Theatre) This year she has done some exciting work with a company called The Meyer Dancers.


FISTD Ballet P.T.T.L.S. PBT cert.

Robyn Baker

Robyn was awarded a full scholarship at 16 to Elmhurst Ballet School where she completed her training. She travelled extensively performing. Robyn is currently head of ISTD Ballet on the foundation degree dance course at Creative Academy, affiliated with the University of West London. She is also the director of Sussex Youth Ballet and a qualified Pilates instructor.


DDE Tap, DDI Modern & BSc Sport and Exercise.

Tabitha Mcconnell

Tabitha has enjoyed dancing form a young age: attaining all her vocational
examinations. Her sport and exercise degree helps assist her dancers. She has
choreographed from a young age which is what inspired her to teach and share
her knowledge with children. Tabitha’s passion is Tap!


FISTD - Advance 1 & 2 - Tap Teacher

Kay Shepherd

Trained at Laine Theatre Arts and has enjoyed a long and varied career as a teacher, choreographer and movement director. She has taught for many schools including The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Academy of Dance, Bush Davies and Laine Theatre Arts. She has lectured and examined for the ISTD. She has choreographed numerous projects both large and small in scale, including musicals, plays, operas, pantomimes and community theatre. She previously enjoyed a long association with the NYMT. Kay is currently Head of Tap at The Brighton Academy.

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