About Us

Brookes Dance Academy is a friendly, fun and professional school.

Students are encouraged and nurtured to reach their fullest potential. 

Lessons focus on technique, musicality and creativity and help develop confidence.

The academy is proud to follow the ISTD syllabi in Ballet, Tap and Modern classes and is certified in the Acrobatic Arts Program.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance exams are recognised by OFQUAL.

Emma Brookes A.I.S.T.D. DBC Dip

The principal of the school, Emma Brookes trained at The Royal Ballet School and Bird College of Performing Arts. She had a 10 year professional dance career encompassing Classical Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Street genres.

Work in the dance world of theatre, variety shows, pantomime, film and television has given her a wealth of experience in England and across the world.

 She is a fully qualified ISTD teacher and has taught Ballet, Modern and Tap as well as Street and GCSE dance for many years. Her pupils have consistently had excellent exam results.

Emma’s teaching expertise covers very young children through to adults with many of her students going into the dance profession.

What people say about us -


  • "Professional teaching with a fantastic atmosphere and great communication. We love it. Perfect." - Emma Abbott

  • "Emma is incredibly professional and highly skilled which comes across in her teaching. I can happily recommend Brookes Dance Academy for all levels of Dance training and all ages." - Samantha Billingham

  • "Emma’s experience within both the professional industry and years of teaching have given her a vast range of skills and knowledge that she is able to adapt for students who want to dance for fun once a week, to students looking to enter the professions industry themselves. This not only means she has been an excellent teacher, but also a mentor to me, helping me with everything from technique, to finding dance schools, to giving me teaching experience to help kick start my career. Emma has inspired me in so many ways and I cannot recommended her teaching enough!" - Hannah Smith

  • "I hugely recommend this Dance School. Emma has a fabulous rapport with the children and my daughter always comes out of every lesson with a beaming smile. Great techniques taught in a really fun way 10/10" - Josephine Clark


  • "Both my children are loving their dance lessons with Miss Emma who runs the Academy. She is an excellent teacher who knows how to encourage the children to be the best that they can be. Her wealth of knowledge in dance; guarantees professional teaching in a fun and challenging way! Highly recommend this dance school for any age and ability!" - Melissa Carter