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Based in Cornwall

Falmouth - Penryn - Redruth - Camborne

Acts Dance UK offers dance classes and dance parties for students from as young as 18 months to adults. We offer classes such as Ballet, Ballet Appreciation, Ballet Fitness and Freestyle Dance Movement.

Acts Dance UK follows the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK (ISTD) syllabus.

Students participate in competitions and exams (optional). 



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LATEST NEWS

NORTH CORNWALL DANCE FESTIVAL 2020

4 students from Acts Dance UK between the ages of 8 and 21 will be representing the school in competing at the North Cornwall Dance Festival in 2020. 


- Lara Cruz (Senior Ballet Solo Category)

- Eli Pond, Teyoni Stevens & Lilly Morris (Junior Street Trio/Quartet Category)


All of us from Acts Dance UK would like to wish them all the best at the competition!


More information about the event can be found here  https://northcornwallfestival.wordpress.com/ 

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ABOUT US

Acts Dance UK

Acts Dance Academy was originally founded in 2004 in Malaysia offering Music and Dance classes such as Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop, Modern, Tap, Violin, Piano and Guitar for students as young as 3 to adults. ADA follows the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK (ISTD) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, AU (CSTD) syllabus. Students are sent for the yearly exams achieving results from the Top 2 category; Distinction and Merit. ADA also sends students for dance competitions. The company won First Runner-Up at the Michael Jackson's Flashmob Dance Competition in collaboration with the prestigious West End London.

 More information about the school can be found here: https://actsdance.wixsite.com/actsdanceacademy 

In 2019, Acts Dance UK opened in Cornwall, UK by co-Owner of Acts Dance Academy, Hillary Tan. The school started in May 2019 with only 3 students and it has now grown to 45 students in a period of 4 months. We offer dance classes such as Ballet, Ballet Appreciation, Ballet Fitness and Freestyle Dance Movement. Dance parties are also available here! Classes are open to students from as young as 18 months to adults. ADU has a highly qualified team of staff who have undergone DBS checks and obtain the Public Liability Insurance as well as the registered teaching certification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK (ISTD). 

Photo: Ballet Appreciation Students

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18 months to 6 years

GOOGLE & FACEBOOK REVIEWS

GRETA JANUSAITYTE

Super fun, super sweet and easy going person. As we just moved to Cornwall and my daughter was very shy, also couldn't speak English, Hillary was the one, who found her way to communicate with my 3 years old daughter and have made the lessons fun, useful and easy to get my daughter along with other children. Highly grateful for her support and will definitely recommend her and her classes!  <3

JAKE SMITH

Wanted to try something new to improve my flexibility. Since the very first lesson, it has been great. Fun, interesting and welcome to beginners, I wouldn't recommend anywhere else.

KYMM SANDUM

I am 51, unfit and over weight, i never thought i would find myself doing ballet for exercise! Hillary has been fantastic and very patient with me. It is so much fun for any age.

OUR CLASSES

Falmouth

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Classes are held at King Charles Hall, TR11 3HX

 Monday

Ballet Appreciation @ 3.30PM - 4.00PM

Children's Ballet @ 4.00PM - 5.00PM

Freestyle Dance Movement @ 5.00PM - 5.30PM


Tuesday

Ballet Fitness @ 5.30PM - 6.30PM

Penryn

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Classes are held at Stuart Stephen Hall, TR10 8EX

Thursday

Freestyle Dance Movement @ 3.30PM - 4.00PM

Ballet Appreciation @ 4.00PM - 4.30PM

Redruth

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Classes are held at Old School Centre, TR16 4BB

Saturday

Ballet Appreciation @ 11.15AM - 11.45AM

Ballet Appreciation @ 11.45AM - 12.15PM

Children's Ballet @ 12.15PM - 1.15PM

Freestyle Dance Movement @ 1.15PM - 1.45PM

NEW LOCATION

Camborne

Classes are held at Camborne Wesley Methodist Church, TR14 8EG

Wednesday

Ballet Appreciation @ 3.30PM - 4.00PM

Ballet Appreciation @ 4.00PM - 4.30PM

Ballet Appreciation @ 4.30PM - 5.00PM


OUR TEACHERS

Founder/Owner of Acts Dance UK, Hillary Tan

HILLARY TAN (AISTD/RAD) FOUNDER/OWNER OF ACTS DANCE UK

 

Hillary started Ballet at an early age of 2. Later part of her dance career, she took up other dance styles such as Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Contemporary. Hillary was taught and trained in Malaysia at her mothers' dance school, Acts Dance Academy. Being trained under her mother, she has achieved the Top Grade; Distinction in all her dance exams. Later on, Hillary trained in several other prestigious dance schools in London & Swindon such as Danceworks London, The London Russian Ballet School and The Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama. She focuses mainly on Ballet, Modern, Tap and Contemporary and has completed her Ballet exams with the Royal Academy and Imperial Ballet (ISTD) until Advanced 2 .

In 2016, Hillary gained registered and certified dance teacher status with top marks under ISTD and has been sending in students from Acts Dance Academy for yearly exams. All her students have achieved excellent results; Distinction and Merit. Besides exams, she has also participated in several dance competitions; Malaysian Dance Carnival, 18th Dance Society of Malaysia Solo Classical Ballet Competition and the ISTD Summer School. One of which was in collaboration with West End London where she competed in a FlashMob Dance Competition and won First Runner-Up and was invited to attend a dance workshop in Malaysia taught by the cast of West End London.

​Due to her relocation to Cornwall in 2018, she was given many dance related opportunities such as leading a dance workshop at Jubilee Pool, Penzance on Flamingo Day 2019, training soloist dancers from Scruffy Mutt Dance Company part time for dance competitions, being a judge for a dance competition held at The Poly in Falmouth for Scruffy Mutt Dance Company and participated in several dance photoshoots with numerous photographers.

Currently, Hillary is working towards a BSc in Business and Digital Marketing at Falmouth University and keeps herself updated with the dance syllabus by actively participating in teachers courses by the relevant examination board.

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King Charles Hall, TR11 3HX, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

+4407594930980

Opening Hours

Open today

15:00 – 18:00

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Ballet

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Ballet Appreciation is designed for infants 18 months to 6 years. This class focuses on dance and movement to music. The teacher demonstrates basic ballet and freestyle techniques. This family friendly class encourages parents to join in and dance along.


Ballet is designed for students from the age of 7 and up. Students are trained under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK (ISTD) syllabus. Competitions and exams are optional.

Freestyle Dance Movement

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Designed for children aged 3 onward. This class is a mixture of Ballet, Hip-Hop and Stretching to help improve the flexibility and music awareness of children.

Ballet Fitness

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Designed for teens and adults. This is a full body workout class for people of all levels of fitness and dance. The class equally combines strength, cardio and flexibility. Even if you're not a professional dancer, all are welcomed to join! 

Dance Parties

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Acts Dance UK teachers will come to you and your party! Dance fun with our Director in Street/Hip-Hop. Only £7 per person. Book your dance party now!

ACTS DANCE UK FEES

* Ballet Fitness for University students is £5 only

GOOGLE & FACEBOOK REVIEWS

LARA CRUZ

Super fun and super lovely person running the class, great way to keep fit and get back into dancing.

                                                                    

LOUISE PERRY

Amazing teacher for all ages!! My 5 year old has come on leaps and bounce!! X

JOANNA RULE

Great class, lovely teacher! Great at explaining the different techniques and how to improve!

CATHERINE COCK

Great little ballet class. Evelyn absolutely loves attending, it's the highlight of her week! Hillary is lovely too 😊

KAYLEIGH GENT

Brilliant teacher, well structured but fun lessons for my 3 year old. Would highly recommend Hillary!

Micheala Burgess

My daughter is incredibly shy with new people, but loves dancing and always asks to go “ballet shoe dancing.” Our first experience really didn’t go well, but Hilary’s friendliness over messenger made me try once more. Within 10 minutes my daughter was in her element and absolutely loved the class, has asked to go again nearly everyday this week. Hilary is really gentle in her approach with the children and interacts wonderfully. Her class set up with little burst of activity then a stamp was really lovely also. I would definitely recommend🌟