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You’re in Great Hands

Kerry Davies

Principal dance teacher

Daniella Whittaker

Ballet Teacher


Accent28 Dance Academy

Friendly purpose built dance studio offering classes for children and adults from 18 months old. Classes available in ballet, tap, modern jazz, pop dance and acrobatics.


Who We Are

Don’t Think. Just Dance.

Accent28 Dance Academy has been running for 8 years. Our principal teacher Mrs Kerry Davies is a fully qualified teacher with the International Dance teachers Association, and a certified teacher with the Acrobatic Arts. Kerry is first aid trained and all our teachers are DBS checked. Kerry started dancing at the age of 3, upon leaving school she studied contemporary dance and gained a BTEC national diploma in Dance and performing Arts. At the age of 18 Kerry was awarded a full scholarship award for SLP performers college. Kerry went on to teach in many different dance schools and worked as a dance teacher in a secondary school before opening her own dance school. She has a wealth of knowledge of how to train dancers safely with 20 years teaching experience. "We love seeing our pupil’s progress and feel proud to maintain our 100% pass rate for examinations. Dancing is more than just leaning the moves; it’s a place to make friendships that will last a life time, a place to build confidence that will help throughout every aspect in life and a place where you are part of a team". Here at Accent28 Dance Academy we believe in all our pupils and encourage them all to be the best that they can be.

We are excited to welcome Daniella to our team, Daniella will be bringing her knowledge and experience of ballet into our classes. She is fantastic with the children and we believe will be a real asset to our school. Daniella started dancing at the very young age of two years old and took part in lots of competitions and dance shows as a young child. When she was eight years old she auditioned for the royal ballet junior associates. At the age of 11 she was accepted and awarded a full scholarship for Elmhurst school of dance (in association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet). In her second year at the school, she was chosen to dance with the Birmingham royal ballet company The school offered her many opportunities including performing for royalty, meeting lots of inspiring people and being a part of many performances.

Come learn with the best at Accent28 Dance Academy. Whether your focus is technique, flexibility or you’re just looking for a fun hobby, you can find it here. Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with questions.


Classes We Offer

Join Our Dance Family

Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz

Let’s Do It

These classes are a favourite among our students. In these classes we focus on IDTA examination work, while exams are not compulsory we do encourage our pupils to take exams. Classes are available in three genres of Tap, Ballet and Modern jazz. In these classes pupils get the opportunity to explore new dance moves, while mastering classic techniques. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.


Leap into the air

We are now an Acrobatic Arts certified studio. Dance Acrobatics focuses on building strength and flexibility to help pupil’s to gain the necessary skills needed to fully execute dance Acrobatic movements. Acrobatics compliment and enhance dancer’s skills. Each session is differentiated to meet all levels of abilities with one to one support. We have a variety of gym mats and a brand new Air track for tumbling.

Parent and Toddler class

Twinkle, little star

Led by a dedicated instructor, this class will have you on your feet in no time. This class is specially designed to help our youngest dancers learn the basic movements of dance and coordination through fun and imaginative ways. We use familiar music and varying props to help keep our classes exciting. Parents are invited to join in all the fun too. Interested in learning more? Get in contact with a member of our team, we’re happy to answer any questions.

Private tuition

Shine like a star

Private tuition is available for pupils who show potential to be part of our competition team. This is a great way to build confidence and pupils are given lots of performing opportunities. Through private tuition our instructors can focus on giving each student the attention needed to develop technical and performance skills. These classes do require a higher level of commitment.

Adult tap

Tap tap tap

Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or hone in on an existing talent this is the right class for you. Our adult classes are designed to be fun and friendly whilst learning the basics in tap technique. All levels and abilities are welcome.

Pop dance

On Your Feet

This is one of our new fun classes and is a popular choice for our students. If you enjoy dancing in your front room, copying the dance moves to your favourite chart hits music videos then look no further. This class is designed to have you on your feet, dancing to all the latest pop song.


Opening Hours

Come Visit

Mon: 4:00pm - 8:45pm
Tues: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed: 3:45pm - 7:30pm
Thurs: 10:00am - 10:30am and 4:00pm - 8:45pm
Fri: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Sun: Closed



You will find us at Unit 1 on the 2nd floor above the Davy lamp cafe. Our entrance is around the back. We look forward to meeting and welcoming new dancers into our studio. If you would like more information on Accent28 Dance Academy, we’d be more than happy to help. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

424 Carlton Rd, Barnsley S71 3HX, UK



Our classes

Mon: 5:30 Ballet/tap/modern - Age 9+ Inter Acrobatics - 7:00pm Age 9+ 
Tues: 5:30 Ballet/tap/modern - Age 5-8 Junior Acrobatics - 4:45pm Age 5-9, 6:15 ballet/tap/modern Age 8-9 
Wednesday: Pop Dance - Age 5-10 4:15 - 4:45, Junior Acrobatics 5:45-6:30 Age 4-9
Thursday: Parent & Toddler Dance Age 18 months - 3 years 10:00am - 10:30am, 5:00 - 5:45 Ballet/tap Age 3-5 years
Friday: 5:45 - 6:15 Ballet technique (must attend other ballet classes) 

6:15 Pointe class (experienced dancers)
 Saturday: Parent & Toddler - Age 18 months - 3 years 9:00am - 9:30am, Ballet/Tap - Age 3 - 4 9:30 - 10:15, ballet/tap Age 5-6 10:15-11:00, Junior Acrobatics - Age 4 - 8 11:00 - 11:45, Ballet/tap/modern - Age 6 - 8 11:45 - 1:00


Please ask for details about our prices. Classes are pay as you go for the first month after this time they switch to monthly payments, we offer 5% discount for payments made on time and 10% discount for families where numerous children attend. We like to keep our prices affordable to make dance accessible for everyone.

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