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We are a family friendly dance school with caring and fully qualified teachers. All pupils are given the opportunity to participate in exams/medal tests in Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and street dance following the Professional Teachers of Dancing (PTD) syllabus. Pupils are also encouraged to take part in our shows, as performing is a fantastic confidence builder as well as great fun!!

At DJDA we are committed to encouraging all dancers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey along the way! Our goal is to provide quality dance instruction through caring, professional teachers in a friendly, non- competitive, family orientated atmosphere.

Correct technique is taught in a fun, relaxed but controlled class. We have great relationships with all our fantastic and very supportive parents and the success of each dancer is the result of great team work between the dance studio and our dance studio families.


The Debbie Jay Dance Academy is a well-established family friendly dance school in Formby that was founded in 2000. All Classes are held at the Dove Centre by Formby train station. Initially the school was set up by Jean Berel in 1965, then when she retired the reigns were passed over to Debbie.

Since 2000 classes have gone from strength to strength and pupil numbers have increased. Initially only Ballet, Jazz and Tap were on the timetable with Debbie being the only Teacher but now we offer Streetdance, Progressing Ballet Technique, Showgirl Academy, fitness classes on mini trampolines, Tinies Ballet, Tap and Bop classes, Pointe Strengthening, Broadway Babes Adult Class and Musical Theatre  Dance Classes. In addition to Miss Debbie the other faculty are Miss Suzanne and Miss Kate, plus we have numerous teaching assistants.


We have been established for over 20 years and in that time we have helped hundreds of children and young adults to learn new skills. Why walk when you can dance?


5,6,7,8…. Dance Perform Create! The teachers at DJDA are all fully qualified and have first hand knowledge of performing within the industry


We are a family friendly, supportive and caring dance school . We offer excellent tuition at affordable prices and have a great relationship with all our parents

  • "My daughter first started DJDA when she was 3 years old and returned 3 years later and we haven’t looked back!!! Everyone that has taught Lily has been amazing helping her show that its OK to be herself and express herself through music and dance. Thanks to these guys she has oodles of confidence".

  • "My Daughter has attended DJDA for the last 9 years. During that time she has had the opportunity to learn a range of dance and take exams. The teachers make learning dance fun and enjoyable and she loves going every week. She enjoys the dance shows which are rehearsed and performed every two years".

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