Bede's Legat Dance Academy

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Bede’s Legat Dance Academy is a dance school designed for talented and passionate dancers who are aspiring and committed to pursuing a career in dance.

Pupils are taught by world-class industry professionals with vast experience in their field as performers and teachers.

Our priority is to support and align the dual demands of dance training alongside a high-quality academic programme, preparing the next generation of dancers, choreographers, producers, teachers and creative leaders. 
They can audition to be part of a unique, versatile and specialist dance programme.

We offer a professional, intensive dance training in the core subjects of Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, with supplementary training in Creative, Strength and Conditioning, Tap and Musical Theatre.

Pupils are provided with regular opportunities to perform, whether that be at the annual Legat Showcase or as part of Bede’s hugely popular Cabaret show. 

As well as our regular team of professional teachers, we value highly the contribution of a range of visiting experts and professionals from the West End as well as more classical dance groups, who visit Bede’s to hold workshops as well as invite our pupils to participate in masterclasses in London and beyond. 

Pupils have the opportunity of taking exams in RAD Ballet and studying the Rambert grades as well as the option of choosing BTEC Level 2 or 3 Performing Arts.

Our students have gone on to study around the world at prestigious dance colleges and universities, including: Arts Ed, Rambert, Elmhurst, Central School of Ballet, Ballet West, Ballet Theatre UK, Doreen Bird, Laine Theatre Arts, Tring Park, Laban, The Place, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Boston Conservatoire.

Open to all dancers throughout the local area is our Saturday Associates Programme (ages 10-17) and Pre-Associates Programme (ages 7-9). For more information, email

About Legat

time to dance

Our Performances

Time to Dance - 2021

Once Upon A Time - 2022

What A Wonderful World - 2023