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About Us

Your quest for the perfect dance, singing or drama class ends here!

Initially established over 75 years ago,

Buckley Theatre School continues to thrive and expand under the skilled guidance of an expert teaching team.

Moving to new upgraded premises in 2013 has provided us with even better facilities to do what we do best! 

Our extensive range of classes ensures there's an ideal option for you to access the best professional training in all of the Theatre Arts.

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Trials

If you'd like to book a trial before you enrol please click the link below.

There's no uniform required for trials, just comfortable clothes and clean pumps/trainers .

 

OUR CLASSES

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Tiny Tots

So much fun and props galore!

Hop like a bunny, march like a soldier and flutter like a butterfly...an adventure every week!

Walking to age 3

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Ballet

From little ballerinas twirling to the strength and technique needed for pre-professional dancers.

Achieve a strong foundation for all dance.

 

Classes for age 3+

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Street 

Learn the foundations of hip hop, funk and break. Creative and social,

street dance is lively, energetic

and fun!

Classes for age 4+

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Tap

Make some noise!

Train your musical ear as well as your feet and produce dynamic sounds and rhythms.

Classes for age 3+

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Modern

Cute and bouncy for our minis then full of solid technique, power and expression.

Leap, turn & jump!

Classes for age 3+

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Commercial

Dream of being in a music video?

Current and popular this style will have you moving like the professionals.

Classes for 8+

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Acro

Learn to balance, tumble and flip, developing control and flexibility.

Fantastic tricks and skills to add into your dances.

Classes for age 4+

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Contemporary

Fluidity and a feel for the music here.

Tell a story and express yourself whilst experiencing the freedom of movement.

Classes for age 8+

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Musical Theatre

Dance and sing with style to songs from the musicals.

Get your expressions out there and have loads of fun!

Classes from age 7+

Children Singing in a Choir

Singing

Improve your singing voice by learning about correct breathing and voice control. Sing songs from the charts and from the shows.

Classes from age 7+

Drama Students

Drama

Improve confidence and learn life skills with our active and fun drama classes. Play games, perform and enjoy!

Classes for age 4+

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Dance Foundation

Just what is needed for a slightly older beginner. All the dance basics to develop some solid technique.

Classes for age 5+

And more.....

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Meet The Team

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Louise Hawkes
Principal

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Having trained at The Buckley School of Dance as a child, Louise gained her first teaching qualification in 1995 at the age
of 17 and then continued on teaching at the school .......

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Hannah Ward-Jones
Drama

 Hannah studied for her Masters Degree in Musical Theatre at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, one of the top 10 drama schools in the UK....

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Katie Arkwright
Dance

Katie trained at Buckley School of Dance as a child, and after training professionally at Phil Winstons' Theatreworks she began her career as a choreographer for UK theatre before moving onto...

Susan has been a singing teacher for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance from RCS (Royal Conservatoire Scotland). 

She trained at Conservatoire as a....

Having also been trained at The Buckley School of Dance as a child, Gemma Butler qualified with BBOdance in 1999.

Tap is Gemma's passion and she has danced and trained with many ...

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Kate Twist
Street

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Susan Hayes
Singing

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Gemma Butler
Dance

As a child Kate attended The Buckley School of dance and then went on to train at Bretton Hall College, where she gained a BA Hons in dance. Following this she gained a PGCE from the University of Manchester...

Our Home

Our stunning purpose built studios have sprung maple flooring, full length mirrors, wall barres and so much space! 

 
 
 

FAQ's

I'm not sure what class my child will enjoy. Can I trial more than one?

Yes! You can have a trial lesson in as many different classes as you like before you enrol. Just use the button at the top of the page to book or contact us if you need more help choosing.

What should my child wear for a trial class?

Any comfortable clothes and clean pumps/trainers or bare feet.

Once we enrol, what if we miss a class?

You can attend another class as a replacement. Just contact us and we will help you with a suitable choice.

Are you open during school holidays?

No, we are only open during term term although we often have summer camps during the 6 week break.

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Do you have parking at your studios?

Yes we have a car park directly outside.

How many shows do you do each year?

We do one show every 2 years with performance opportunities in between. We also offer competitions and exams.

Which dance syllabus do you use?

We use BBOdance for Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary and Musical Theatre.

Acrobatics Arts for Acro and UDO for Street Dance.

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Children's Birthday Dance Parties

Children’s Birthday Dance Parties are so much fun; it will be a party to remember! 

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Contact

Unit 8 Tower Enterprise Park, Great George St, Wigan. WN3 4DP

07709315584

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