About Us

Welcome to Bolton Dance and Performing Arts College.

The College has two areas of training one is for children from three years and all ages up to and including adults and the other a full time Professional Musical Theatre and Dancer training course for students of 16 years or older. The evening classes are lively, frendly and enjoyable and are for children and adults who wish to take exams, to dance for fun or to take part in the many shows, cabarets or other events the college produces.The Full time course is a professional dancer training course for students wishing to persue a career as a dancer or dance teacher

Please look throught the relevant pages below showing details of the different classes and options available.

Special Offer for new starters! Try as many classes as you wish for four weeks totally free!


Bolton Dance and Performing Arts College has been established since 1991 and formed when Miss Teresa Harper (A professional Dancer for many years in both this country and abroad and a highly qualified Dance Teacher) and Mr Chris Anderton (A professional stage crew member and Stage Manager with many years experience of hundreds of shows) joined forces to open a dance school in Bolton. Together their contrasting theatrical backgrounds and years of experience made the school an instant success. The college has three studios. With full theatrical sound and light systems available, a snack bar, drinks machine, seating area, car park and is close to the town centre.
The College produces a major show each year in which all its children, teenagers, adults and full time students can be in. The College also runs several cabaret evenings per year and is associated with several amateur societies in the local area. The college also holds the contract to supply dancers and chorous members for Boltons largest Christmas Pantomime at the Albert Hall, this allows both children and teenagers as well as students to mix meet and perform with Television and showbiz personalities.
The children are taught by the same teachers that instruct on the student courses and are some of the highest qualified and experienced teachers in the northwest. Our children obtain excellent exam results everytime in all forms of dance.
The College Follows the syllabi of the I.D.T.A. (International Dance Teachers Association) I.S.T.D (The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) and the U.K.A. (United Kingdom Allience)