Do you want to teach dance?

Train for your professional qualifications at your own pace… even at your own place!

The North West Vocational Dance Centre offers friendly and flexible ISTD approved training and qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National dance genres.


We provide coaching at several venues across the North West of England or – to suit your individual requirements –  can offer flexible private training using short, intensive courses and, in some cases, distance learning.


The academy operates under the experienced leadership of ISTD and RAD qualified vocational dance specialist, Heather Burns – who has a distinguished training career which includes a lengthy period as Head of Dance at Preston College, as well as being a guest lecturer and examiner at several institutions and running her own school of dance for school-age children.  


Courses are tailored to fit around students’ other educational and working commitments, previous experience and prior qualifications. You will never be asked to take an unnecessary exam or to pay for a full term of study if it’s not required.


Take a look at our Courses page for more information and – while you’re here – why not take a look at some of our Student Stories and find out what it’s like to train with us?