Where every child gets the chance to shine!

Starlight Academy is a dance and performance school based at The Dance Mill, a purpose built dance and fitness centre in Guiseley, Leeds, founded in 2008 by Melanie Hadfield-Walker and Christine Cade.

We offer a full range of classes, helping to build confidence, strong dance technique and training for the stage, we have classes suitable for all age groups, from pre school to adult.

Exams can be taken in tap, modern and classical ballet through the ISTD syllabus. Acro exams are offered through Acrobatic Arts, and Musical Theatre Exams with ABD.

We are an accredited Acrobatic Arts school, offering Acro classes from age 5 with Miss Mel, who is one of only 5 UK Acrobatic Arts examiners, or Miss Christine who holds her module 2 qualification.

Other classes include cheer, commercial jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, showstars, Ballet Tots and Funky Monkeys, our specially designed Pre-school program.

We have a successful festival team, competing regularly up and down the UK, and who are currently training for the Dance World Challenge to be held in Portugal, representing Team England.

Starlight Academy has 3 fully equipped studios, reception with coffee lounge, 2 changing rooms, large car park, a lovely friendly atmosphere and professional enthusiastic staff.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Acrobatic Arts Certified Studio Associated Board of Dance