Happy 5th birthday to us!

April 17, 2020

Happy 5th birthday to us 🥳🥳🥳 on Saturday 18th April 2015 Miss Sarah taught Pendle Academy’s first classes! Thank you to every single student and parent both past and present for being a part of our dance family!

Student Success!

March 29, 2020

A huge congratulations to Nicole who has been offered an MDS (Scholarship) at The Hammond School and also a full-time place at Moorland International Ballet School!
We are so proud Nicole, well done!

UK Dance Class Championships

March 08, 2020

What a lovely day we had at the UKDCC today! Well done to Emily who competed for her first time at the Championships !

Nelson Dance Festival

March 08, 2020

A huge congratulations to Nicole who has been at Nelson Festival this weekend. The standard was extremely high and there were some huge sections! She came away with:

🥇1st B Open Modern
🥈2nd B Open Character
🥉3rd B Open Song & Dance
🥉3rd B Open Greek
🏅4th B Open Ballet

Well was also awarded 2 trophies 🏆 Aggregate Classical Award and Aggregate Stage Award 🏆 
Also how great does our new uniform look!

Fantastic Nicole! Well done!

Morrison's Fundraising Bag Pack

February 23, 2020

A HUGE thank you to Krissy, Nicole, Emily, Val and Estelle who were bag-packing for us today at Morrison’s in Nelson and managed to raise £239.03 which will go towards renovating Studio 1!!!
We will be looking to hold a few more events over the coming months and will hopefully be ready to start work on studio 1 over summer!

AcroDance UK Competiton

February 23, 2020

Wow that a day at the AcroDance UK competition today! Everyone placed in at least one of their dances which was fantastic! We came away with:

🥇Emily - 1st - Lyrical Dance 1 Age 6
🥈Emily - 2nd - Up Tempo Dance 1 Age 6
🥈Cara & Suzie - 2nd - Duet 1 Age 12+
🏅Zofia - 4th - Up Tempo Dance 1 Age 10
🏅Libbie - 4th - Lyrical Dance 1 Age 12+
🏅Cara - 4th - Lyrical Dance 3 Age 12
🏅Halle - 4th - Lyrical Dance 3 Age 14+
🏅Millie - 5th - Up Tempo Dance 1 Age 7
🏅Emily & Isabel - 5th - Duet 1 Age 6 & 7
🏅Zofia - 5th - Lyrical Dance 1 Age 10
🏅Halle - 5th - Up Tempo Dance 4 Age 13+
🏅Suzie - 6th -Up Tempo Dance 2 Age 12
🏅Suzie - 6th - Lyrical Dance 1 Age 12+
🏅Ruby - 6th - Up Tempo Dance 2 Age 10
🏅Ruby & Erin - 6th - Duet 1 11 & Under
🏅Cara - 7th - Up Tempo Dance 3 12 & Under
🏅Erin - 7th - Lyrical Dance 2 11 & Under
🏅Millie & Zofia - 7th - Duet 1 11 & Under
🏅Erin - 8th - Up Tempo Dance 3 12 & Under
🏅Ruby - 8th - Lyrical Dance 2 11 & Under

Well done everyone!

ISTD Ballet Exam Results

January 27, 2020

Well done to all our Ballet exam candidates who took their exams before Christmas. We cam away with a 100% pass rate with 8 Distinctions and 5 Merits! Well done everyone!

Calling U Out Acro Comp

January 26, 2020

We took part in our first Calling U Out Competition today in Accrington...all the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we came away with:

Four 1st's

One 2nd

One 4th

ISTD Modern and Tap Exam Results

January 18, 2020

Congratulations to all our students who took their Modern and Tap exams before Christmas!  We had a 100% pass rate with all Merits and Distinctions!

Morrison's Bag Pack

December 15, 2019

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time yesterday to help out at our fundraising bag pack at Morrison's...the total is in and we raised a fantastic £348.16!!! Well done to everyone and the biggest thank you must go to Krissy for organising and running the event!

Lancashire Dance Festival

December 15, 2019

Halle has had a busy day today, competing at Lancashire Dance Festival and also taking her Grade 5 Ballet exam! Halle placed 1st in E Novice Ballet, 3rd in E Open Lyrical and 3rd in Senior Lancashire Dancer. We are so proud of you Halle!

ISTD Ballet Exams

December 15, 2019

ISTD Ballet Exams done! A huge well done to everyone who took their exams today!You have all worked so hard and we are all extremely proud of you!

Chritsmas Party 2019

December 08, 2019

What a great way to celebrate 2019...we welcomed students, friends and family to the ACE Centre where we had games, prizes, exam presentations, teacher awards, secret santa, raffles and much more! Merry Christmas everyone!

ISTD Modern & Tap Exams

December 07, 2019

A huge well done to everyone who took their ISTD Modern & Tap exams today!

Burnley's Gotta Dance

November 25, 2019

What a great night at Burnley's Gotta Dance! Well done to all the girls who represented us so professionally and a big thank you to SSPA Events for the opportunity to perform!

Lancashire Dance Festival

November 23, 2019

A huge congratulations to Halle who placed 1st in E Novice Ballet today in her first time out with her Ballet solo at Lancashire Dance Festival!

Tapathon 2019

November 17, 2019

We had so much fun taking part in this year's Tapathon for Children In Need! We're hoping to break the world record for the most number of people tap dancing at the same time...fingers crossed we break the record and raise lots of money for Children In Need!

Wharfedale Festival

November 02, 2019

Congratulations to Nicole who placed 2nd in B Bllet and 1st in B Greek today!.

ISTD Junior Ballet Awards

October 26, 2019

Wow! I could not be prouder right now! What a wonderful day at the ISTD Junior Ballet Awards, both Emily and Nicole danced beautifully and Nicole was awarded 3rd place in the Grade 2 class. This is a fantastic achievement and both girls were a credit to the school!

Ballet, Tap and Cheer Competiton

October 19, 2019

A huge well done to the dancers who represented us so brilliantly at the Ballet, Tap and Cheer Comp today at the Burnley Mechanics! Especially proud that we placed 1st-3rd in all of the Ballet solo's we entered! We came away with:

Eight 1st's

Five 2nd's

Three 3rd's

ISTD Modern & Tap Exams

October 18, 2019

A huge well done to Emily, Chelsea and Hebe who took their ISTD exams this month! We received 3 Distinctions and 1 Merit with 2 high marks of 91 and 92 for the Primary Modern students!.

Four Season's Grand Final

September 21, 2019

What a fantastic weekend ate the Four Season's Grand Final. Nicole was representing us and came away with an amazing 7 first places out of 7 sections entered...she also came 3rd in the Four Season's Star Final and received the B Aggregate and highest Character mark trophies!..

Acro Dance UK Competition

September 07, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Acro Comp today! Everyone danced brilliantly! We came away with:

Four 1st's

Two 2nd's

One 5th

One 6th

ISTD Teacher Summer School

August 10, 2020

This week Miss Sarah and Miss Ronnia have been attending the ISTD Teacher’s Summer School in Chichester to refresh their Ballet, Modern and Tap training. We’re very inspired and are looking forward to bringing lots of new ideas to our classes in September!

Fundraising Bag Pack

July 13, 2019

A huge thank you to Emily S, Emily L, Nicole, Chloe, Val and especially Krissy for organising the bag pack today! we raised £227.74 towards the renovation of our 3rd studio! We will be looking at more bag packs throughout the year and we would love to see more volunteers next time, as we  could have made 2 or 3 times as much today with more help!

Lancashire Dance Festival

July 06, 2019

For our final festival of the season we had Nicole coming away with an incredible seven 1st places for all of her solos, a 3rd place for Junior Lancashire Cabaret Dancer as well as 4 trophies and Estelle came 4th in B Tap! Well done to you both!

Burnley's Gotta Sing

June 24, 2019

Nicole was representing us at Burnley's Gotta sing the week - performing Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray. Thank you to SSPA Events for inviting us to take part!

Acro Competition

June 22, 2019

A huge well done to these girls who competed at the Acro competition today! We came away with lots of trophies and medals - all your hard work paid off! Congratulations everyone!

ISTD Ballet exams

June 14, 2019

What a lovely day for our ISTD Ballet exams today! A huge well done to a selection of our students who took their exams and all looked stunning! I'm thrilled to announce that all the students received a distinction! Wow! What a fantastic acheivement!

Colne Dance Festival

June 01, 2019

What an incredible weekend at Colne Festival this weekend. Nicole came away with a 1st and four 2nd's and Halle came 1st in Senior Novice Modern. We also won the Local dancer Classical trophy, local dancer cabaret trophy, B aggregate trophy and highest novice mark trophy! So proud of you both!

Four Seasons Festival

May 18, 2019

A huge well done to Estelle who performed at the Four Seasons Festival this weekend and came 4th in B Tap - well done Estelle!

Darwen Four Seasons Festival

May 11, 2019

Congratulations to Erin who placed 2nd in C Novice Character today and then rushed straight to Bunley to compete in the Ballet and Tap competition! Well done Erin!

Ballet, Tap and Cheer Competition

May 11, 2019

Wow! What a fabulous day we had at this competition! Well done to all our students for representing us so brilliantly and professionally! We cam away with 9 first's, 7 second's, 3 third's, 2 fourth's, 4 fifth's, 6 sixth's and a 7th place±

ISTD Modern & Tap Exams

May 04, 2019

A huge well done to everyone who took their ISTD exams! We had another 100% pass rate! Congratulations everyone!

Coastal Dance Festival

April 06, 2019

Well done to Estelle who performed her new Tap solo today and came 4th for B Tap!

Festival Of Spirit Performance

March 24, 2019

We had a lovely morning performing locally ate the Festival OF Spirit event at the Muni Theatre. It was great to get out into the local community and showcase what our school is all about! 

Preston Four Season's Festival

March 23, 2019

Well done to Emily who competed in the Tiny Tots section at the Preston Four Season's festival and came 2nd in both her Song & Dance and Character! Well done Emily!

Nelson Dance Festival

March 09, 2019

Another weekend of festival fun! This weekend we're at Nelson festival and Nicole came away with 1st for B Greek,  3rd for B Song & Dance, 3rd for Junior Impromptu and with 86 marks therefore qualifying for the All England finals, 2nd in B Modern! Halle also placed 1st for Senior Novice Modern! Well done girls!

Blackpool Dance Festival

February 23, 2019

A huge well done to Nicole and Erin who were representing us at Blackpool festival today! Nicole came 3rd for Junior Own Choreography and 4th for Junior Lyrical, and Erin got 2nd for Junior Novice Character! It has been such a high standard at this festival and we are proud of all our students who took part!

Acro Dance Competition

February 17, 2019

We had lots of fun at the Acro Dance competition today! It was great to have so many students taking part, a lot of whom were competing for the first time! We came away with 5 x 1st places, 2 x 2nd places, 7 x 3rd places, a 4th place, 5 x 5th places, 4 x 6th places, a 7th and an 8th place! Well done everyone!

Panto - Dick Whittington

January 20, 2019

Four of our lovely students took part in this year's panto Dick Whittington with PMA Productions. They all had an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable 2-week run at the Muni Theatre!

Exam Success

January 20, 2019

A huge congratulations to the following students who took exams at the end of last term and ALL received distinctions! Grade 1 Tap - Emily & Estelle, Grade 2 Modern - Nicole & Erin, Grade 2 Ballet - Nicole. Well done girls!

Funtropolis Christmas Party

December 22, 2018

Congratulations to 5 of our students who performed at the Funtropolis Christmas party!

Christmas Party

December 16, 2018

What a great way to end the year! Lots of fun was had at our Christmas Party which included games, secret santa, a raffle plus prizes and presentations! Merry Christmas everyone!

Nutcracker Cinema Trip

December 03, 2018

We had a lovely experience watching a live stream of the Royal Ballet's 'Nutcracker' from the Royal Opera House in London - simply stunning!

Burnley's Gotta Dance

November 27, 2018

A selection of students were involved in this year's Burnley's Gotta Dance showcase at the Mechanics Theatre in Burnley. We loved every second of it and the students performed brilliantly!

Tapathon 2018

November 18, 2018

Twelve of our students (and Miss Sarah) took part in a World Record Attempt Tapathon for Children In Need. We all had so much fun learning and performing this routine and though we just missed out on breaking the world record, we managed to raise £180 for Children In Need!

ISTD Junior Ballet Awards

October 27, 2018

A huge well done to Nicole for getting through to the final of the Grade 1 ISTD Junior Ballet Awards in  Milton Keynes - you danced beautifully and were a credit to the school!

Four Seasons Autumn Festival Darwen

October 27, 2018

What a busy weekend! Well done to Emily S and Erin who travelled to Darwen to compete this weekend - Emily came 1st for Teenie Song & Dance and Erin came 2nd for B Novice Character!

Funtropolis Halloween Launch Party

October 26, 2018

We loved performing our Thriller routine at the launch party! Happy Halloween! 

Ballet & Tap Competition

October 20, 2018

What an incredible day ! Well done to all the girls who took part for all their car work - you were a credit to the school! We came away with:

1st places x 12

2nd places x 4

3rd places x 6

4th places x 3

6th places x2

All students who entered came away with a trophy or rosette for placing in at least one of their sections! Amazing!

Four Season's Autumn Preston Festival

October 13, 2018

What a great dweekendat this festival! A huge well done to Emily S who competed for the first time in the Teenie Song & Dance section and came 1st! Well done Emily! Other results from Nicole, Erin, Emily L and Estelle totalled four 1st places, four 2nd places, five 3rd places and a 4th! We placed for every dance we performed and Nicole came away with 5 trophies including winning the Autumn Star section! 

Mini Portfolio Photoshoot

September 08, 2018

What an incredible day! We were so lucky to have the fabulous David Taylor at the school for a Mini Portfolio Workshop! The students all worked incredibly hard and learnt so much! Photos are available to view in our gallery!

Launch of Acrobatic Arts pre-school classes!

September 07, 2018

This week we launched our brand new pre-school acro classes! Lots of dancing, stretching and tumbling fun was had! Our Saturday class is currently full but there are still spaces in our Tuesday and Thursday classes!

A Night To Remember

June 29, 2018

Wow!!! Wat a fantastic day! Our second ever school show and the first time we have put on two performances! A huge thank you to Miss Lauren and Miss Ronnia for all their fantastic choreography and support, and also to everyone who volunteered to be a chaperone! We hope you all enjoyed it!

Burnley's Gotta Sing

June 18, 2018

A huge well done to Nicole who was singing 'Hard Knock Life' from Annie at the Burnley's Gotta Sing event this evening!

AcroDance UK Competition

June 16, 2018

Wow! Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the AcroDance Competition today! I am so incredibly proud of you all - you danced beautifully and all exceeded my expectations!! For most students competing is completely new to them and yet they were professional, hard-working and a joy to watch! Thank you all for making me so proud!

We came away with a 2nd place, four 3rd's, three 4th's, three 5th's and a 6th place!

Well done everyone!

Luther Greenwood Festival

June 02, 2018

Well done to the girls who represented us at this weekend's Luther Greenwood Festival in Colne! We came away with a 1st place and four 2nd places! 

Pendleside Hospice Charity Evening

May 18, 2018

Congratulations to some of our Inter and Senior students who performed beautifully at this evening's charity performance in aid of Pendleside Hospice!.

Junior Showtime

April 27, 2018

Extremely proud of these students who were representing us at a charity evening in Bolton last night! IT was an incredibly long and tiring evening but they were all extremely professional and danced beautifully! Thank you to Miss Lauren for the fabulous group choreography and to the parents who helped with lifts, hair and chaperoning!

Happy 3rd Birthday to us!

April 17, 2018

3 years ago Miss Sarah took the first Saturday classes at Pendle Academy! So Much has changed since then...we now have two more fabulous teachers as part of our team, the addition of so many more classes including Acro, Lyrical, Jazz, pre-school and adult classes!

In the pipeline for the future are drama and singing classes, street/commercial classes, dance parties, many more opportunities for external performances, workshops, theatre trips and much more!!!

Thank you to every single student, parent and teacher for being part of our fantastic family!

Darwen Spring Festival

April 14, 2018

A huge congratulations to Estelle, Emily and Nicole who were at the Darwen Spring Festival today! We came away with a 2nd place, two 3rd places and 3 fourth's! Well done girls!

Nelson Dance Festvial

March 25, 2018

Well done to Estelle and Emily who danced beautifully in Junior Novice Tap & to Nicole who came 2nd with her new Ballet and 3rd for Greek and Character

ISTD Ballet Exams

February 25, 2018

It was lovely to welcome Miss Jones to the school to examine our Ballet students...well done everyone!

ISTD Modern & Tap Exams

February 24, 2018

Well done to everyone who took their ISTD Modern & Tap Exams today with Miss Langley!

Four Season's Festival - Preston

February 18, 2018

Congratulations to Nicole who cam away with an amazing five 1st places, three 2nd places and a 3rd place! On top of his she also won the "Adjudicator's Choice' trophy for the second year running!.

Launch of our Little Acorns Pre-School classes!

February 12, 2018

Fantastic new addition to our timetable...Little Acorns Ballet, Modern/Tap and Street classes for children aged 18 months+

Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

January 21, 2018

6 of our students successfully auditioned for PMA Production's pantomime 'Snow White' alongside dancers from East Lancs School of Dance. They had a fantastic 2 and a half week run at the Muni Theatre in Colne working alongside the professional cast including  Anne Nolan from the Nolan Sisters.

Four Season's Spring Festival - Darwen

January 20, 2018

What's this itCongratulations to Emily who came 3rd at her first ever festival!

Christmas Party!

December 16, 2019

We had a lovely time at our Christmas party! Merry Christmas everyone!

Bunley's Gotta Dance 2017

November 23, 2017

We were thrilled to perform in the first 'Burnley's Gotta Dance showcase at the Burnley Mechanics. Well done to all the students who performed!

West End Workshop

November 05, 2017

We loved having ex West End star Mike Denman along to teach some Matilda and Chicago workshops. We were also joined by choreographer Tori Taylor who taught some fabulous jazz classes!

October Fundraiser

October 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has donated money this Halloween...we raised a fantastic £46.50! We enjoyed seeing your brilliant fancy dress outfits!

Recent ISTD Exam Success

October 31, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that yet again we have a fantastic exam 100% pass rate with all students achieving Merits or Distinctions in their recent ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern exams! Well done everyone!

Four Seaons Festival - Darwen

October 21, 2017

Nicole has been at the Four Seasons Festival in Darwen after taking her Grade 1 Ballet and Modern exams on Saturday..she went on to achieve an outstanding nine 1st places and one 2nd place!!! She was also awarded 3 trophies: highest scoring dancer in A section, aggregate A section and most promising Junior dancer!!!! Well done Nicole!


Burnley Dance Festival

September 01, 2017

Congratulations to Nicole who was at Burnley Dance Festival this weekend...in a tough competition with some large section Nicole held her own and came away with 2nd for Character and National & 3rd for Ballet, Modern & Song & Dance!.

Blackpool Summer Dance Festival

August 16, 2017

A long but brilliant couple of days over in Blackpool - we came away with four 1st places, four 2nd places and five 3rd places! Both Nicole and Amber danced beautifully - well done girls!

Elmhurst Ballet School - JA Success!

June 22, 2017

We have even more incredible news from Amber and Nicole's recent Junior Associate auditions, this time from Elmhurst Ballet School. I am thrilled to announce that both students have been offered a place on the associate programme starting in September!.

Royal Ballet School - JA success!

June 11, 2017

Just over a month ago two of our students auditioned for the Royal Ballet Junior Associate's...thousands of students applied for just a few spaces and I am thrilled to announce that Amber was successful and Nicole is on the waiting list!!! Congratulations to both girls! What an incredible achievement!

Colne Festival

June 03, 2017

A very successful weekend at Colne festival...well done to Amber who came 1st for Modern and Nicole who came away with an incredible two 1st's, two 2nd's, two 3rd's and a 4th place as well as taking home 3 trophies! 

Powder Paint Photo Shoot

May 31, 2017

A very messy but fun day at our powder paint photo shoot! Students came along to help one of our senior students with photo's for her college portfolio.

Blackburn Dance Festival

April 29, 2017

Congratulations to Nicole who took part in Blackburn Festival and came away with 2nd for her Song & Dance and 3rd for her Ballet solo. Well done Nicole!

Exam Success

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to all our students who took ISTD Ballet, Tap or Modern exams before Easter. Once again we received a 100% pass rate with all students receiving Merits and Distinctions! In fact we had 17 Distinctions and 5 Merits! A special mention goes to our Primary students who took their Ballet and Tap exams as all students received Distinctions for both exams! Well done everyone!

Four Seasons Spring Festival - Preston

April 01, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole and Amber who placed in every section they entered at this festival! Nicole came home with 3 firsts, 4 seconds and 1 third place and Amber who came away with 1 second and 3 third places! Fantastic!

Nelson Dance Festvial

March 04, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole who placed 1st in her Ballet, National, Song & Dance and Tap as well as 2nd place in her Greek at Nelson Festival. She was also awarded in Ballet trophy...Congratulations Nicole!

Exam Success

February 01, 2017

I'm thrilled to announce that our Ballet exam results from our December session are fantastic! Once again we have a 100% pass rate with all students achieving Merits or Distinctions!

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