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Inspire Academy of Dance was founded in 2011 by Joanna Mortimer

with only a handful of students. The academy is now over 13 years old and spreads the love of dance to more than 800 children every week.

Hi, From Miss Jo!

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Please get in touch if you have any questions

Over the last 13 years Inspire Academy of Dance has grown to over 800 students dancing and performing in over 7 different locations including our own Dance Studio in Copthorne.

We know that not every dancer will turn their love of the art form into a career, but every one of them will take the lessons they have learned in their training, choreography and performance to improve their quality of their life.

At Inspire Academy of Dance, we aim to:

  • Understand each child as an individual

  • Nurture self-confidence

  • Facilitate the children with the best possible training alongside enjoying every class;


  • Provide a happy and safe environment

  • Engage young minds with fun and creativity;


  • Encourage the love of dance and watch Our students flourish with confidence;


  • Achieving the best they can, alongside enjoying themselves


  • Get to know every child as an individual and enable the children to feel happy and comfortable in our presence

  • Build strong relationships with both our students and families, that we remember each child and they know us too.

Fun & Enjoyable Classes for all!

We know how important it is for each child to feel comfortable in their environment so that they can enjoy themselves and flourish.

Highly Trained Dance Teachers

Our amazing team of teachers have trained at some of the premier dance & stage schools across the country, as well as the West End!

Children &

Adult Classes

From Ballet to Contemporary to Tap and Modern. We have classes from 2 years to adult - no previous experience needed.

Birthday Parties & Holiday Clubs

Alongside our timetable of classes, we also offer birthday parties and holiday clubs during school holidays and half terms.

Most of our classes follow the ISTD syllabus – one of the most prestigious dance exam syllabus there is. The classes that follow the ISTD syllabus include our Ballet, Tap and Modern Classes. 

We are pleased to offer all new students a free trial class before they enrol as we know how important it is for a child to feel comfortable in their environment so that they can enjoy themselves and flourish. If you have any questions about our classes, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us either via email or phone.


"Absolutely amazing dance school. Both my daughters absolutely love it here and would do every class if they could. The teachers are so kind and patient. Couldn't ask for more!"
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Danni G

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