ELEV8 STUDIOS is led by industry professionals from the full spectrum of dance and theatre arts. This enables us to offer the widest range of class options throughout our Dance Academy's. From Glow Babies to Silver Swans & everything in between, there really is something for everyone!
We moved to our studios in Bedford in 2019. Formerly known as Brocklesby Academy of Dance, our school maintains a friendly, family ethos and having our own premises has given pupils a real sense of ownership and community. Located on St Loyes Street, it's easily accessible from all areas of town. To allow for more space, our main Bedford Timetable is currently running from the fantastic facilities at Bedford Heights.
When the opportunity to spread our wings and expand our dance family in Ampthill arose, we jumped at the chance. Maurice Kachuk had decided it was time to hang up his teaching hat and we were thrilled to take over his lovely studio. We will be integrating some exciting new subjects to the existing timetable an have loved meeting everyone in face to face classes this Spring.
ELEV8 STUDIOS DANCE ACADEMY teachers are registered with the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and International Dance Teachers Association, enabling them to offer examinations in RAD Ballet & ISTD Tap & Greek, LAMDA S&D and IDTA Modern Jazz. Angela & Sarah were amongst the first teachers in the UK to train and become certified teachers with Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique. Additional classes include Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre and Lyrical Dance.
We have regular performance opportunities in regional and national venues. Our bi-anual showcase at The Venue, MK gives pupils the opportunity and experience of performing in a fully operational working theatre.
ELEV8 students have the option to take exams or maybe join our comp team if they are looking to take dance as a vocation. The mix of students we have who love dance as a hobby or wish to pursue it more seriously is the perfect blend and The ECP compete regularly at All England Dance and have recently taken home gold & silver medals from the finals at the Hackney Empire in London. With students selected to join Team England in the 2017,2019 & 2020 International Dance World Cup! Despite a difficult year, in 2021 a whopping 40 students qualified for Team England and came home as World Champions, winning 11 Medals for England!
At ELEV8, our team members are all experts in their field and passionate about sharing their knowledge with our students.
Dance bodies we are qualified with include: Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, International Dance Teachers Association, Acrobatic Arts, Progressing Ballet Technique, Silver Swans, DDMIX, Glow Babies... the list goes on!
At ELEV8 we offer a large selection of classes in varying styles and your child can do as many or as few lessons as they choose. We encourage all new pupils to try as many subjects as possible, with FREE TRIAL classes, it means they can have a go at anything or everything! This offer also applies to existing pupils when debating over an additional class. Click to explore what each class is about or download our current timetable!
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Delve a little deeper and take a look at our students in action! The Gallery offers an insight into life inside classes and the studios, as well as how they take their skills to the stage.
We enjoy sharing these lovely photo's and precious memories. Dance is a safe place, away from school and outside influences to be with your dance family. Where dreams become reality and reality fades away in the joy of movement.
Our prices are extremely competitive and there is a package available to suit every budget!
We run our terms alongside Bedfordshire schools for 10 - 11 weeks. In the current climate, whilst we are on zoom only, PAYG options are also available.
We will confirm Autumn Timetables and price options toward the end of the Summer .
What's behind the door at number 54? Take a look the video to see a sneak preview our Bedford Studios on St Loyes Street.
Our weekday Bedford classes now run from several large spaces at Bedford Heights on Brickhill Drive.
The Studio, Ampthill is located at Kings Arms Yard. It's in a lovely location right next door to Cake Stand & Crumb - yummy!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Don't take our word for it, hear it from our dance family...
Elev8 Studios Dance Academy have the most dedicated teachers you’ll find anywhere! I think they even teach in their sleep. They care so passionately about every dancer that comes through their doors; from those who are 17 and well on their way to becoming professional, to the delightful 3 and 4 year olds who are just discovering dance for the first time. My son joined in 2017. It’s not easy being a boy who thinks he might like dance. But all the pupils are very welcoming and the teaching is inclusive. We’re so happy we chose ELEV8 Studios as our ‘dance family’. The teachers have encouraged my son so much, and he’s really progressing in a way I truly believe he wouldn’t have anywhere else. Lorna D.