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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Move

Dance Focus Academy is a dance school based in its own dedicated studios in Albert Street, Fleet. We offer dance classes to all ages, covering diverse genres. As principal April Timpson says "My aim at Dance Focus Academy is to provide an environment that is both safe and enjoyable for children and adults alike, where learning dance can develop the mind and life skills as well as the body, whether it is to pursue a career in the performing arts, or just for fun."

Ballet School

Our Story

Dance Focus Academy was formed in 2003 by April Timpson, initially operating from halls in Fleet, Rotherwick, Heckfield and Elvetham Heath. In 2019 we moved to our own dedicated studios in Albert Street, Fleet, where we offer two distinct studios. Studio 2 is a large multi purpose studio including mirrors and removable acro mat. Studio 1 is predominantly designed for ballet with a sprung wooden floor, barres and mirrors.

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Meet The Team

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April Timpson

Principal

April Timpson is the founder and principal of Dance Focus Academy. She currently heads up the ballet faculty but also teaches modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre and acro.

qualifications include-

AISTD/FDI/CDE/DDP/LISTD.

AAC1

AfilPTD

Trained at The Centre for Performing Arts.

Choreographer and performer.

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Jade Fitchett

Modern, Tap and Latin Teacher

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Harriet Sage

Acro Teacher

I’m Harriet, one of the acro teachers at Dance Focus Academy. I have trained at Dance Focus Academy since the age of 2, taking examinations in ISTD tap, ballet, modern and jazz, and in 2022, I graduated from Arts University Bournemouth with a first honours in dance and choreography. I have been a qualified acrobatic arts teacher since Easter 2022, using my prior gymnastic experience and dance training to fuse the 2 styles.

I have been dancing since the age of 3 and have taken exams in RAD ballet, ISTD tap, modern, jazz and IDTA street. I have been dancing with DFA since 2009 and teaching and choreographing for shows and exams since 2014. I completed my DDE Teaching qualifications in Tap in 2018 and Modern in 2019 I completed training in Contemporary in 2017 and dancing and competing in Latin since 2007.

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