About Us

We are a friendly dance school based in South Ashford who strive to create a fun, challenging and creative atmosphere for our pupils.

We take pupils from 2.5 years upwards and welcome both girls and boys, teaching Ballet, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Tap and Technique & Flexibility. 


Pupil input is important to us and at our dance school, pupil's ideas are valued and encouraged, creating a supportive atmosphere where they can flourish.

We regularly hold events where the pupils can showcase their talents. These include annual shows, public displays, charity events and opportunities to work with professional choreographers.

With members of the academy gaining entrance into University to study dance, employment as dancer's and the chance to perform with local dance companies, the Young Performer's Dance Academy strives to provide experiences in performance, with the structure of syllabi.

Download Our Timetable Here!



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Millie Bacon
Katie Metcalfe

Principal & Owner of The Young Performers Dance Academy. 

Millie has been dancing for over 15 years, with 9 of those years spent teaching at The YPDA.


In 2017 Millie graduated from Middlesex University after studying Dance Performance.

Assistant Teacher


Katie has had a passion for dance from a young age and trains in The YPDA Senior classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Street and Modern Jazz.

Katie is now our assistant dance teacher on a Wednesday.

Lacy Swan

Assistant Teacher


Lacy has been dancing with the YPDA from a very young age and continues her development in The YPDA Senior classes in Ballet, Contemporary and Street.

Lacy is now our assistant dance teacher on a Tuesday.


Contact Us

The Young Performers Dance Academy

Stanhope Parish Hall, Otterden Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5SH

Tel: 07725 991270

Email: milliebacon@hotmail.co.uk

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