Classes During the Crisis

We plan to be able to offer nearly all of our regular timetable, with a few alterations to allow for social distancing. Full information has been sent out by email to dancers.  

We have lots to look forward to and we are so proud of how all our dancers have kept going during the past months showing determination and commitment. You are all superstars! This half term ends on 24th October. There are classes on this day.


Marta Beccatini - 11th Oct Contemporary Workshop

Well done to everyone who took part. There is a video of the afternoon up on YouTube now!

Christmas Orders need to be in before Oct half term

Our Christmas order will be sent off during half term and after that you will not be able to order merchandise until the new year, so please don't forget to look at the merchandise page and get organised early this year :-)

Tues 27th October - Private Lessons for Solos at the Roecroft Centre

Please see emails.

Ballet Intensive - Six week course for all ages and abilities - 2nd Nov - 7th December

We are thrilled to have Olivia Wright taking this intensive course. Classes will be split to suit age and ability. This course is open to all and must be booked in advance. Cost £36 (Monday evenings). see emails.

Filming Day -7th November - Comp Squad

At the Greenacres - please see emails 


Competition Squad - 25th June to 28th June 2021

EVERYONE in the Competition Squad needs to keep these competition dates free 

Grand Prix Opening Ceremony Performance - 10th July 21

We have been invited to dance at the opening ceremony, but it is essential that you let us know if you are interested in being part of this amazing event as soon as possible. Age 10 + at time of the event

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Class Prices Explained:

2019/2020 Prices can be found by clicking on PDF

All choreography taught or created in our classes with the coaches assisting is the intellectual property of Gifford Dance Academy. Both the club rules and the competition squad contracts state that dancers should not

perform our choreography in shows, competitions or at public events without both permission from and credits to GDA. Thank you.


At the end of February 2020, Gifford Dance ‘mixed age’ competition team were in the GRAND FINAL of THE LARGEST GROUP DANCE COMPETITION IN THE UK. They performed at LIVERPOOL M&S ARENA which is a huge and prestigious venue. There were 22 heats, 4 all day semi-finals at Blackpool Opera House and approximately 220 routines in the Grand Final. Our team came 3rd in genre and 6th overall for their age out of everyone in the UK!!!!!!!  Our dancers are absolutely excelling and what an outstanding achievement this is for them. Videos were tricky to film in such a large venue, so please don’t let the quality of the video put you off. We hope you will take a moment to appreciate the quality of the dancing instead. Three of these talented dancers are only age 10! We are just beaming with pride. Well done!


The next planned SSA performance - TBA