The Chiltern Academy was established in 1973 by Elaine Anderson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.The Prestwood studio opened in 1976 and continues to expand.
The aim of The Chiltern Academy is to run happy classes with the accent on quality teaching and discipline and to encourage children to realise their potential.
Our classes are held at the Methodist Church Hall, Prestwood, HP16 9EY
At The Chiltern Academy, we hold the following classes:
- GCSE Dance
- Musical Theatre
- Ballet Technique
-Specialist classes for Boys
Students are accepted from 2 ½ years and we also run adult classes in Tap, Jazz and Ballet.
We are proud that all our teaching staff are fully qualified at The Chiltern Academy in order to maintain high standards and ensure the safety of our young and adult students.
Our students are prepared for:
- ISTD examinations
- Competitions and festivals
- Theatre performances
- Entry into full-time Dance colleges
"Charlotte has loved her years of dance at Chiltern Academy and so have I. I will always be grateful for the opportunities you have given her and the excellent training and discipline in dance. A big thankyou to you Jane and your staff and I wish you many continued years of success."
"Jasmin has had a fantastic time and learnt so much. Lots of thanks Jane for a fantastic dance school."
"Chiltern Academy has given me and many other people something really special, skills, memories and a passion for dance that I will genuinely treasure for the rest of my life!"
"Thank you for having me at CA since I was tiny! I never realised quite what I had, but coming back made me appreciate it hugely"
"I am so pleased that Prestwood Junior School can be associated with such a wonderful organisation, providing and encouraging healthy lifestyles, community spirit, opportunities and memorable experiences."
"Congratulations in producing such a successful event.It was fantastic to see so many children and families of all ages from the community coming together and sharing such an enriching experience"
"Congratulations, the show was spectacular - absolutely fantastic. Your production was a really high professional standard, and how you organised so many children was unbelievable ! WELL DONE."
"I haven`t seen such slick well rehearsed performances in ages - original ideas, costumes and choreography and such lovely dancers"
"Thank you all so much for the fantastic show on Sunday. The choreography was brilliant and I was so impressed by the professional way the performers came on and off the stage,used the space, danced together and performed without any hitches."
"Thank you so much for everything you have done for me over the 17 years I have been at Chiltern Academy. I am very sad to be leaving but will always consider myself to be part of the Chiltern Academy family"