North Liverpool Dance Academy was established in 1993. It was originally set up in a Community Centre in Bootle, Liverpool. Its purpose was to offer the expert tuition of Principal Cathi Conroy-Jones to the general public in the heart of a working class area. Cathi brought the expertise and experience of having worked at the Northern Ballet, Manchester and The Hammond, Chester to her own hub and it has continued to thrive, progress and develop over the last 22 years. NLDA has become well respected and has a reputation as a centre of excellence.
Today, North Liverpool Dance Academy is based in Walton, Liverpool and occupies 2 floors of an early 1900’s Art Deco Building. Our 3 studios are spacious, light and airy with semi-sprung floors, full length mirrors, barres and heating. Each floor features changing and washroom facilities and we welcome students to use either of our 2 kitchens with hot and cold water, kettle, toaster and microwave facilities. Our school is easily accessible by car or public transport as it is on a main route to Liverpool city centre.
The ethos of the school is ‘to nurture’ – this is our prime intention when teaching our pupils, young and old. All staff are caring and understanding to each individual as well as being highly qualified and experienced in their field. All staff hold current DBS checks and are monitored by the Principal.