Achieve & Perform


We are passionate about encouraging our Members to ‘Reach for the Stars’ & discover their full potential & thus a great emphasis is placed upon celebrating any progress made.

Dance & Drama Examinations

IDTA Grades & Medal & LAMDA Exams form a large part of our students’ progression and provides a positive experience for our members to develop their self-worth and confidence as well as providing an internationally recognised award.

  • Boosts Self-esteem, confidence & pride
  • Assessed by an independent Examiner from IDTA HQ
  • Each Performer receives a comment paper, certificate & award
  • Recognised by Ofqual to offer qualifications in the Qualifications and Credit Framework
  • 14years + can have their results recorded on their Personal Learning Record
  • Students can go on to Professional qualifications, achieving a Diploma & /or Degree in Dance at Life & Soul Academy

Dance & Theatre Performances

Every 2 years the whole cast of Life & Soul Dance Academy produces & performs in a vibrant Gala Production within a professional Theatre.

Each performer from the Youngest Academy Star to our Highest Trained have an opportunity to take their skills out of the studio & perform in front of a live audience.


Workshops & Industry Insights

Throughout the year the Dance Academy hosts a variety of workshops to inspire, boost skills & educate our Performing Art Students. We welcome visiting professionals (some ex-Academy Members) to share their career path, knowledge and broaden our Members horizons in front & behind the scenes.

Theatre Visits

Nothing is more inspiring than the wonder of seeing a live performance & we endeavour to seek out the best tickets for our Members.  Whether it be the West End or our local theatre we hope to feed the dream of becoming a Professional Performer, Choreographer, Director, Stage Manager or Costume Designer.

Work Experience

On request we can offer a rare behind the scenes work placement for Academy Members who wish to delve deeper into the day to day running of our Performing Arts School.  This opportunity is offered exclusively to Life & Soul Academy students & is offered on a first-come-first served basis.

We also offer dance teaching experience to trainees who are wishing to obtain IDTA qualifications & evidence of working with young dancers *

*subject to interview/DBS clearance


Life & Soul Pathway to Stardom

We understand that learning about Dance & Drama grades for Performig Arts can be quite hard to understand.
Here is our ‘stardom to pathway’ which shows how your children can start early and work there way up to tremendous success!
We include class assesments, medals and awards to make sure your child is prepped for stardom.

Print out the PDFs to keep track!

Pathway to Stardom Life & Soul Dance Academy