Barnsley Youth Dance Academy

Founded 2012


BYDA classes were created with the same aim in mind as StarMovers – to provide quality dance training whilst still remaining fun & enjoyable for all. The approach of BYDA classes is from that of a professional dancer, where the aim is to educate our dancers about their bodies & develop an understanding of dance technique rather than just teaching steps to young people. We have always felt that examinations are a simple box ticking exercise (as well as an expense to yourselves) that creates dancers void of expression & results in a loss of real enjoyment for dance as an art form. We want our dancers to flourish without undue pressure that exams & competitions place on children.

BYDA encourages active engagement – we want our dancers to be ‘thinking dancers’ who create & explore dance in a professional setting.