Cumbria Dance


Cumbria Dance 
Atlas Works
Nelson Street 
CA2 5NB 

tel: 01228 599440

Welcome to Cumbria Dance

Studio - Cumbria Dance

Cumbria Dance offers regular weekly classes in Ballet, Modern and Tap for children from pre-school to 18 years. We also have Junior and Senior Drama groups. In addition, we run GCSE and AS/A Level courses in Dance and Drama. Adults can join one of our popular short taster courses.

Cumbria Dance recognises the value of live performance. Students are given the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues across the community. At the studio ‘Sharings’ offer students and parents an insight into the development of dance training and enable all pupils to perform in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Students have continued on into fulltime training at vocational dance and performing arts institutions and at a number of leading universities including Northern Ballet School, Arts Educational School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Surrey University, Middlesex University, Bretton Hall, Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, Roehampton Institute, the Laban Centre and Rambert School.

Cumbria Dance is a recognised ISTD teacher training centre and a registered AQA examination centre. We have specialist dance teachers available for INSET and curriculum development work in schools.

As an accredited dance school we aim to provide high quality dance education and training for all students, increase access to training and bridge the gap between education and vocational dance training.

Teachers working at Cumbria Dance have nationally recognised teaching qualifications and are registered with the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET). The CDET is the leading independent body in the United Kingdom representing dance training. The register's aim is to ensure and maintain good standards of teaching practice.

Debbie Marper
AISTD Dip., Cert. Ed., RAD (Teaching cert)
Barbara Renel
BA (Hons), PGCE, LISTD Dip., Cert. Ed.
Rachel Gordon
BA (Hons), QTS, AISTD Dip.
Council For Dance