Welcome to Arabesque Dance Academy!

The school offers professional training in all aspects of Theatre Dance and takes great pride in providing expert tuition for all its pupils, whether dancing as a hobby or choosing it as a profession.  Every pupil is offered the opportunity to take qualified exams with A.B.D as well as competitive festival work (at teachers discretion), either as a soloist or together as a troupe.                        

The school has currently had many recent success stories including Scholarship Winners, Miss Dance finalists, Teachers Award for highest exam results and acceptance into Vocational colleges such as “Laine Theatre Arts”, “Urdang”, ”London Studio Centre”, “Elmhurst”, “Phil Winston’s Theatre Works” and"Renaissance Arts”.                                  

The Academy boasts no fewer than 4 A.B.D Examiners on its teaching faculty and is a “Centre of Excellence” for the” Board of Dance Qualifications and Training”.

Meet some Of Our Students

Lewis Smallman

A huge 'Congratulations' to Lewis who is playing the role of Billy in the Billy Elliot UK and Ireland Touring Musical

Check out our news feed to see Lewis in action.

Matty Millard

A 'Fantastic Well Done to Matty who

appeared recently in the Birmingham Royal Ballets production of 'Nutcracker' and has successfully gained a full time place at Elmhurst Ballet School.

Well done Matty

New Classes

Irish classes now available for all ages

Commercial Class

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Come and join us!



“Arabesque Dance Academy” as it is now known, was founded by Jaqueline Loats (A.R.A.D. F.A.B.D) under its original name “The Circle School of Dance”.

Jacqueline has taught in the local area of Great Barr for over 50 years enabling many of her pupils the opportunity to follow their dreams and attend full time, vocational Theatre Schools in London. Her two daughters were both able to pursue a career in the“The business” and when her youngest daughter Joanne joined forces with her mother and opened their new premises, they re-named the school in its present name.