About Us

“Arabesque Dance Academy” was founded by Jaqueline Loats (A.R.A.D. F.A.B.D) under its original name “The Circle School of Dance”.

Jacqueline has taught in the local area of Great Barr for over 50 years enabling many of her pupils the opportunity to follow their dreams and attend full time, vocational Theatre Schools in London. Her two daughters were both able to pursue a career in the “The business” and when her youngest daughter Joanne joined forces with her mother and opened their new premises, they re-named the school in its present name.

Arabesque Dance Academy offers examinations and medal tests in the following:

Ballet, National, Modern / Jazz, Tap, Soft Musical Comedy, Acrobatic and Contortion, 
Song and Dance, Musical Theatre, Lyrical. Contemporary, Commercial, Irish Dancing - Hard shoe, Light shoe.
PRIVATE LESSONS Available by invitation only.

Located in the Birmingham area, the school offers professional training in all aspects of Theatre Dance and takes great pride in providing expert tuition for all its pupils, whether dancing as a hobby or choosing it as a profession. Every pupil is offered the opportunity to take qualified exams with A.B.D as well as competitive festival work (at teachers discretion), either as a soloist or together as a troupe.

The school has currently had many recent success stories including Scholarship Winners, Miss Dance finalists, Teachers Award for highest exam results and acceptance into Vocational colleges such as “Laine Theatre Arts”, “Urdang”, ”London Studio Centre”, “Elmhurst”, “Phil Winston’s Theatre Works” and"Renaissance Arts” .

The Academy boasts no fewer than 4 A.B.D Examiners on its teaching faculty and is a “Centre of Excellence” for the” Board of Dance Qualifications and Training”.