Tradition. Precision. Grace.

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About our school

Sunbeam Dance Academy was founded in 2010 by the principal, Cathy O'Shea. Cathy is proudly registered with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London and the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). The academy has a 100% pass rate with all RAD and IDTA examinations and operates in various studios and afterschool curriculums throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Here at Sunbeam Dance Academy we aspire to ensure that the joy of dance, both amateur and professional lives on in our students long after the classes end. Learning the skills of Dance and Musical Theatre helps to build confidence and inspire the love of Dance.

We are proud of the professional success of our students both past and present having gone on to several professional Dance schools, such as Tring Park, Laine Theatre Arts and English National Ballet Youth Company. 

Darcey Bussell

Dame Darcey Bussell with Cathy O'Shea at the Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters in London.

"What if I fall ?. Oh my darling what if you fly?".  


 - J.M Barrie

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What people are saying

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Ellie Grove

Miss Cathy is so warm and welcoming, her classes are fun, nurturing and the progress the children make each term is incredible!


My daughter has been dancing and training with Miss Cathy for 4 years and has improved in leaps and bounds. Could not recommend her classes enough. Much love.

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Becky van Wyk

Our son found a new outlet to express himself and is thoroughly loving his Musical Theatre classes. We have enrolled him now for tap classes as well. Thank you. 

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Sally O'hara

Our daughter has recently been accepted at the Tring Park School  for Performing Arts all thanks to all her hard work and the guidance, support and training from Cathy.  Best dance teacher around.

Kyla Abbey

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