Dance Academy Basingstoke

THE M&M ACADEMY OF ARTS

We believe that dance allows individuals to build confidence, self-esteem and self worth whilst learning to dance.  Our aim is to create a safe and stimulating environment where dancers are supported and encouraged to develop at their own pace. Our professional approach is supported by our ethos of fun, friendship and a commitment to allowing each and every dancer the opportunity to achieve their true potential.  All our teachers believe that hard work, discipline and determination are essential and we encourage all our pupils to believe in themselves and to strive to be their very best. The aim of our classes is to enjoy the magic of dance.

Your adventure begins here…

2.5 – 5 year olds

Performing Arts School Basingstoke Hampshire

6 – 19 year olds

Performing Arts School Basingstoke Hampshire
  • Laura
    This is an amazing dance school with a great family atmosphere. My daughter is very shy and lacks confidence and the team here are doing amazing things to boost her up and so she feels good about herself- and seeing her smile while dancing is just fabulous!! She loves going, has made great new friends and really found a love of dancing again.
    Laura
    Student
  • Mrs O'Neill
    My daughter has been dancing at M&M Academy since she was 4yrs old. Over the years I have seen my daughter overcome her shyness,her confidence has grown with her from dancing. I have watched her go from strength to strength on the stage being it in a dance show or at dance completions. One of the biggest achievements that my daughter has won was at a dance competion where she was presented with The judges most promising dancer. This was only acheived through the ongoing teaching,support through the dance school. My daughter has made Best friends at this school to where I would say we are like one big family the support is there when needed. I couldn't of wished for a better dance school than M&M and I would highly recommend this dance school.
    Mrs O'Neill
    Parent
  • Kristina
    My twins been going to this school since they were 4.A wonderful environment for kids to learn and develop. The last show was a brilliant experience and we were taken back by the performance, hard work and dedication of the kids and the teachers. My girls absolutely love the dance family and they can't wait to go back to September.
    Kristina
    Parent
  • Lily
    My daughter is a shy girl but dancing at M&M Academy hasn't only given her a wonderful hobby but has also given her confidence that has helped her in her school life too. The teachers are kind and care about their pupils. Would highly recommend this dance school
    Lily
    Parent
  • xx christina xx
    I have been part of various dance schools over the years with my 2 older daughters and knew I would struggle to find somewhere suitable for Christina. However, the moment we walked in M & M I just knew they were 'the one'! Christina settled straight in and was soon taking exams and became part of the junior competition team. Every member of the M & M team are so friendly and supportive, they really are one big family and we are so proud to be a part of that. We have both made some fabulous friends here and cannot recommend the school enough. Julie
    xx christina xx
    Student
  • Becky
    I cannot recommend the M and M Academy highly enough! I have a 6 year old boy who has been dancing with the school for 2 and a half years and he thoroughly enjoys his classes and loves his teachers. He takes part in a mixed age musical theatre class (amongst others) and the older students are just as lovely with him as the teachers are. He has recently participated in a spectacular show and his confidence on stage was just awesome. I hope he enjoys dancing with you all for many years to come.
    Becky
    Student
  • Gina
    My daughter started her dancing adventure with M & M Academy 18 months ago at 2.5yrs and she LOVES it! When she was new and nervous, the teachers were wonderful - patient, encouraging and accepting to her feelings. Now nearly 4 she runs in and comes home practicing what was learnt. The recent Summer show was simply spectacular. All the kids got involved and the show was a brilliant showcase, of not only talent from the kids, but dedication, commitment and love for dance from all involved at M & M.
    Gina
    Parent
  • Gemma
    My daughter started as a painfully shy 3 year old and is now an 8 year old bursting with confidence and takes part in such a wide variety of dance styles and musical theatre. She has made some amazing friends and equally amazing bonds with her teachers and she really knows that her teachers believe in her. Her passion and dedication are all down to the wonderful experiences everyone at M&M have provided. Not only has Evie made friends but I've also made some lovely friends and it's wonderful being a part of this dance family. I can't recommend The M&M academy enough. ❤️
    Gemma
    Parent

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7 Day Class Pass

New students grab this offer FREE 7-day class pass to try our classes.

Interested in finding out more about our classes but unable to decide which classes would be best?  We want to help make this decision as easy as possible, which is why we are offering new students a 7 day class pass. You can try any age appropriate classes within one week, giving you the chance to ‘try before you buy’.

*All our classes are limited in numbers so we are unable to offer spaces in any classes which are full although we would be happy to add you to the waiting list

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OUR JOURNEY
The M&M Academy of Arts - Performing Arts School

OUR JOURNEY…

The M&M Academy was the dream and passion of two dancers who had started their journey together long before the school opened. Miss Maxine & Miss Mandy met in their local Basingstoke dance school and trained alongside each other from the tender, cheeky age of 5. They grew and flourished as dance partners and friends over the years, sharing their love of all things all dance. Trained by their highly respected dance teacher “Miss Joan”, they went on to grow as performers, appearing and winning titles at dances shows and competitions Nationally. They both also additionally studied part time at the renowned Sylvia Young’s Stage School in London. Shortly following their training, they both commenced dance contracts overseas in Japan, Belize, Caribbean Cruises, Germany, Italy, and Nationally in the UK. They learnt many additional skills like fire eating and aerial rope which added to a very fulfilling career which they both cherish dearly

Miss Mandy & Miss Maxine value the memories they have been given through dance as young children and we will always have respect for those teachers who supported us on our journey, including our parents. We realise how lucky we were and this is what made us want to be able to offer the same opportunities to others. After travelling worldwide Miss Mandy & Miss Maxine completed their teacher training exams with BTDA and still holding the passion to dance wanted to pass on their knowledge and decided to set up a dance school. This school has seen hundreds of students pass through its doors. Some leaving to further train at prestigious colleges in London whilst some took the stage professionally nationally and in the West end. Others choosing others career lines but always leaving as confident young individuals with many memories to cherish. All of which they are proud of to this day.

The school was set up on a friendship of dance and this has remained for over 40 years. It’s this bond between dancers who sweat, work hard, accomplish challenges, and bond together whilst making lifetime memories that makes our school so special. We love our dance family and know its a very special place to be a part of.