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Bedford Academy of Dance

Miss Hannah

Mrs Hannah D’Arcy LRAD RTS RAD, Principal of Bedford Academy of Dance, started dancing at the age of 3 studying ballet, tap and modern dance achieving Intermediate in Ballet and Advanced Tap and Modern.

Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher

Hannah completed her dance training with the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Out of thousands who auditioned for the college of The Royal Academy of Dance, Hannah was granted a place for 3 years where she was awarded a Licentiate of the Academy and had reached her advanced level in ballet.


Hannah graduated from The Royal Academy of Dance in July 1996 with Honours in both children’s grades and major work: which is to a professional standard. Hannah achieved the highest grades possible in both these teaching awards.

Hannah has recently become an Approved Tutor with the Royal Academy of Dance to provide the new Assistant Teacher Award aimed at students from age 14 upwards.

Bedford Academy of Dance was opened in 2004 with 27 pupils and has expanded rapidly to over 200 students aged between 1½ and 18.

We study the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for ballet in our ballet lessons, which is the highest in the country and is recognised worldwide. Children work towards each examination through their weekly classes. Your child will be encouraged to take examinations but it is not essential and extra tuition is available if required in order for your child to be of the required standard before entering the examination.

Bedford Academy of Dance offers fun, stimulating classes where the children are encouraged to express themselves in dance and movement and provides a safe and exciting environment for your child to enjoy themselves.

We also have classes in ISTD Tap  (Imperial Society of Theatre Dance which is a recognised teaching syllabus) contemporary dance, hip hop and acrobatics.

Bedford Academy of Dance
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