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Welcome to Spotlight Theatre Arts & Dance School, Penrith

"Young people now need more skills, more qualifications, more training than ever before."
Sir Michael Wilshaw Head of Ofsted                                        Facebook-Icon                                                              

Dance and theatre are fun. Spotlight classes include RAD Ballet, Modern Jazz and Contemporary Dance, Tap, GCSE and A Level dance coaching. Classes in Penrith, Cumbria are for children from age 3 onwards and students of all levels from beginner to professional level, so that young people can have fun and make progress.  Spotlight theatre dance students make new friends, learn the value of teamwork and enjoy themselves. Click on any of the short film interviews on these pages and you'll see enthusiasm and pride in achievement shining through. Spotlight students speak for themselves.

Dance and theatre are educational too. Young people face a competitive world where they need the kind of skills that help them get on – communication, teamwork, critical thinking and the ability to present well. Spotlight provides a happy, supportive environment where students of all ages and backgrounds can build on their talent and develop those skills. UCAS points can be gained in Ballet Dance, Tap and Modern Jazz at both Intermediate and Advanced level.

Fun, education, support – the foundations of Spotlight's success.

Free Taster classes are available in any subject most weeks of the year. Classes are held throughout the week in Penrith and beginners are welcome at any age. There are no auditions, or pressure to take exams. If students wish, qualifications can be taken through the International Dance Teachers Association or the Royal Academy of Dance.

Spotlight has a Child Protection Policy authorised by Cumbria County Council. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone 07970030640 Facebook-Icon