Why Choose LDA

THE STUDIOS

Our Academy is designed and maintained to accommodate a multitude of performance requirements. Clean uncluttered space available 7 days a week. Two large 65sqm studios and one 20sqm more intimate room. All with floor to ceiling mirrors and a choice of lighting options. We are conveniently located 7 minutes from Old Street roundabout in Central London.

 

THE TEACHERS

Having been at the forefront of establishing the first school in London to bring Pole Fitness into the mainstream and first independent school in the UK to offer AntiGravity® Yoga, we have naturally attracted the best and brightest teachers in the industry who share our devotion. From taking numerous titles at national and international competitions to being the most highly accredited instructors outside of the USA, we have truly the most experienced and technically proficient teachers on board. Our teachers will feel like a second family in no time.

 

THE CLASSES

At London Dance Academy, there are over 200 classes a week for you to choose from!

We can take you through every step of your pole journey. Starting with ‘Discover Pole’ for complete beginners through our 5 levels from Foundation to Elite. We offer many complimentary classes which assist your progression, so whether you are looking to strengthen and condition to advance your tricks, to master the key transitions when putting combos together or add a exotic layer of sensuality to your ‘classic’ choreography we can help you structure your routine to become the dancer you wish to be.

In addition to the thorough pole curriculum available, we also offer an array of other unique classes including Anti Gravity Yoga, Splits, Extreme Stretching, Contortion, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks & Ropes, Body Building, Suspension Fitness, Russian Gymnastics, Liquid Motion and Twerk.

Our teachers are also happy to teach on a one-to-one basis for anyone with more specific goals such as Professional Artists, competition prep or those looking for a crash course in a particular discipline.

 

THE HISTORY

Best friends and accomplished dancers Alexe & Melissa set up London Academy of Pole Dancing in 2005. The early incarnation of LAP was born with the pair hosting classes in gyms and clubs across London.

Offering pioneering innovative dance & fitness classes, the company quickly grew, especially with the runaway success of our Hen Party packages. LAP became one of the first pole dancing schools in London and the UK. Catering for all skill levels from complete beginner to professional artist, the demand for classes grew. Soon the need for a permanent home became a necessity.

In 2012 Melissa & Alexe renovated the studios on Central Street and LAP became the London Dance Academy, now offering more than just pole. With the popularity of our team of instructors, the loyal following of students continues to increase. Our teachers are not only qualified fitness professionals, but also some of the best teachers and performers in their fields.

In fact, over the last 11 years we have taught over 25,000 students; many coming for classes on a daily basis! Having already notched up a number of impressive affiliations including:

Stella McCartney & Adidas, BBC (Strictly Come Dancing & The Apprentice) ITV, Nike, Samsung and even The Mayor of London, London Dance Academy has both the experience and reputation to meet any demand and continue to grow and thrive - and perhaps conquer new worlds!

 

THE ETHOS

Our aim has always been to challenge the way people view fitness, focussing on individual needs rather than mass stereotypes. We used our experience to design enjoyable & creative ways to stay in great shape, mentally, physically & emotionally.

Crucial to our culture at London Dance Academy however has been the principle inclusivity. We welcome students coming from all walks of life with their own unique reasons to dance. No matter your age, size or style, we are certain that you will feel relaxed and empowered as you learn.

With the understanding that everyone is unique, we strive to promote a healthy & authentic lifestyle which caters to a variety of alternative dancers. We work to support and enrich the alternative dance/performance community by ensuring a safe and welcoming creative space for artists, dancers, and fitness enthusiasts—both newcomers and professionals—to explore, train, and grow.

Our mission is to provide a fun framework for efficient learning, so you can progress at your own pace. With clear instruction and honest encouragement, we want to motivate you to surpass your own expectations. However, if your body is not ready for a particular move yet, we won’t push you there. Step-by-step, move-by-move we will see you reach your best without feeling out of your depth or incurring injury. We are keen to open minds & challenge what's possible. If this resonates with you then you will feel right at home.

 

UNIVERSITY SOCIETIES

We provide both onsite and offsite classes for a number of university societies including Kings College London, University College London, Imperial, Barts, and UAL. For our pole society students, we offer a discount on class prices as well as bespoke sessions for each society.

 

FREE TASTERS

Several times a week, for new students. Just contact bookings@laphq.co.uk or 020 3490 1018 for more information.