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Innovation, creativity and passion are key elements of our dance courses.

Whether it’s a 3 year old trying out their first class or a 19 year old thinking about a career as a dancer, we are confident you will enjoy being part of our vibrant and exciting school.

At the heart of the NAPA’s dance department are 3 main subject areas: Ballet, Tap, and Modern which all follow the ISTD syllabus. We offer regular opportunities to take part in examinations which gives students a chance to gain nationally-recognised dance qualifications. In addition, NAPA also offers classes such as Contemporary, Pop, Commercial, Limbering, and GCSE/A level Dance.

When you are not working towards an exam you may be rehearsing for one of the many shows NAPA stages each year, or a public event that NAPA has been asked to take part in, or perhaps even mastering a routine for a dance festival. NAPA likes to keep students busy and give them as many opportunities to perform as we can, developing not only their dance techniques but also their stage craft.

The faculty of tutors, led by Julie Lovewell call on their own training and experiences in the professional world to ensure every student gets the most out of their time at NAPA. You will be constantly challenged and encouraged to aim for the highest standards.

Class Timetable

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5.00pm - 6.00pm Intermediate Tap
5.00pm - 6.00pm Senior Tap
5.00pm - 6.00pm Advanced 1 Ballet
6.00pm - 7.00pm Intermediate Ballet
6.00pm - 7.00pm Advanced 1/2 Ballet
6.00pm - 7.00pm Senior Ballet
7.00pm - 8.00pm Intermediate Modern
7.00pm - 8.00pm Advanced 1 Modern
5.00pm - 6.30pm Elite Tap
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 4 Ballet
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 5 Ballet
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 6 Ballet
5.00pm - 6.00pm Senior Troupe
6.00pm - 7.00pm Grade 4 Modern
6.00pm - 7.00pm Grade 5 Modern
6.00pm - 7.00pm Inter Foundation Modern
6.00pm - 7.00pm Senior Contemporary
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 3/4 Tap
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 3/4 Tap
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 5/6 Tap
7.00pm - 8.00pm Senior Pointe
8.00pm - 9.00pm Senior Commercial
8.00pm - 9.00pm Elite Tap
5.00pm - 6.00pm Intermediate Troupe
5.00pm - 6.00pm Junior Troup (A)
5.00pm - 6.00pm Junior Troupe (B)
5.30pm - 6.30pm Adult Tap
6.30pm - 7.30pm Junior Ballet/Acro (A)
6.00pm - 7.30pm Junior Ballet/Acro (B)
6.00pm - 7.30pm Intermediate Contemporary/Commercial
7.30pm - 8.15pm Intermediate Pointe
7.30pm - 8.15pm Junior Commercial
8.15pm - 9.00pm Intermediate Acro
8.15pm - 9.00pm Junior Elite Tap
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 2 Tap (A)
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 2 Tap (B)
5.00pm - 6.00pm Grade 3 Tap
6.00pm - 7.00pm Grade/level 2 Ballet (A)
6.00pm - 7.00pm Grade/level 2 Ballet (B)
6.00pm - 7.00pm Grade/level 3 Ballet
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 2 Modern
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 3 Modern
7.00pm - 8.00pm Grade 4 Modern
9.00am - 9.45am Baby Tap
9.00am - 9.45am Pre Primary Tap
9.00am - 9.45am Primary Tap
9.45am - 10.30am Baby Ballet
9.45am - 10.30am Pre Primary Ballet
9.45am - 10.30am Primary Ballet
10.30.am - 11.15am Grade 1 Modern
10.30.am - 11.15am Grade 2 Modern
11.15am - 12.00pm Pre P./Primary Acro
11.15am - 12.00pm Grade 1 Tap (A)
11.15am - 12.00pm Grade 1 Tap (B)
12.00pm - 12.45pm Grade 1 Ballet (A)
12.00pm - 12.45pm Grade 1 Ballet (B)
12.45pm - 1.30pm Junior Acro
1.30pm - 2.15pm Junior Commercial

Dance team

Julie Lovewell (Head of Dance), Katy Ayres, Becky Bennett, Charlie Jagger, Sarah Sidaway


  • Julie Lovewell, Head of Dance

    After studying Dance at a local dance school for 13 years I then studied the ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern, National and Greek syllabuses with Miss Gaynor Owen and her team in Liverpool for 3 years where I qualified as a Teacher for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
    In March 1991 I started teaching a few classes at The Northern Academy of Performing Arts (now NAPA) and the rest, as they say, is history. My passion for teaching and choreography has given me so many amazing opportunities including work for ITV (This Morning, Heartbeat) BBC (Children in Need) and Billy Elliot the Musical (West End cast). NAPA is the most magical place to work and inspire all the children who come through the doors. I have been so fortunate to work with many incredible staff and students over the years and am still amazed by my job every day!!